What's Brewing, CCCSFAAA?

What's Brewing, CCCSFAAA?

"What's Brewing, CCCSFAAA?" is a podcast produced for CCCSFAAA, the California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association. Hosted by Dennis Schroeder (2020-2021 CCCSFAAA President) and Dana Yarbrough (fellow coworker at Los Angeles Mission College).... Show More

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March 3, 2021 52 min

Dana and Dennis went LIVE today at the midpoint (lunchtime) of the 2021 CCCSFAAA conference.  We talked about how the conference has being going so far, what's coming up today (and tomorrow), and more.  We were joined by many of the conference attendees for the show.

Dana's "I Dare You To Listen To" selection was Thundercat.  Dennis's "I Dare You To Read" selection was I'll Be Gone in the Dark" ...

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Today's was a shortened episode as time was tight to go over some pre-conference things.  We talked mostly about the CCCSFAAA conference starting today and some thoughts on week.  Be on the lookout for our special edition episode tomorrow, and our regular Friday episode at the end of the week.

Find out more about CCCSFAAA at cccsfaaa.org.

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We talked about a number of things, including the upcoming conference (next week!), CCCSFAAA elections, and so much else.

Dennis's "I Dare You To Listen To..." selection was the new album from Cindy Blackman Santana (drummer for Lenny Kravitz, wife of Carlos Santana).

Find out more about CCCSFAAA at cccsfaaa.org.

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Dana and Dennis started by talking about Dennis's new toaster, a conference update, and a soon-to-release update on the CCCSFAAA elections.  Then, a lot of news!

  • FSA Electronic Announcement regarding the 2021-2022 AVG.
  • Washington Post article on the changing job world, post-pandemic.
  • Update to NASFAA's State Advocacy Toolkit.  It's the addition of a link to the ECS State Education Policy Watch List.
  • An IRS Notice that cha...
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    We talked about a variety of things, including the upcoming CCCSFAAA conference, elections, a look back on the past year and Dennis's presidency, and the future of the association.

    Dana's "I Dare You To Watch" selection is Adventure Time.

    Find out more about CCCSFAAA at cccsfaaa.org.

    Follow CCCSFAAA on Twitter at @CCCSFinaidAssoc.

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    We talked about a lot of random things (CCCSFAAA conference, CCCSFAAA elections, the weather, the budget analysis of the state budget (and the ever-decreasing BFAP funding for Cali Community Colleges), and some news...

  • A University Business article on the falling FAFSA filing numbers.  Here's a link to the underlying journal article in Educational Researcher Journal.
  • An updated NASFAA AskRegs Knowledgebase article on the treatm...
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    With a four-day weekend about to descend on us, Dana and Dennis recorded a day early, which meant less prep time, which meant a more looser gooey show for you today.  We talked about Dana's midweek shenanigans with friends, the Valentine's Day/President's Day (or is it Presidents' Day?), the CCCSFAAA elections, and the annual conference.

    Dana's "I Dare You To Watch" selection was a documentary titled Th...

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    We kicked off the show talking about the Super Bowl, the CCCSFAAA conference, and the CCCSFAAA elections.  Then, onto the news we went:

  • A Wall Street Journal article titled "You've Received The College Financial-Aid Offer, Now What?"
  • FSA Electronic Announcements regarding the 2019-2020 DL program closeout process, the release of the 2021-2022 Federal School Code List, and the release of Volume 3 of the 2020-2021 FSA Han...
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    We talked about pre-recorded breakout sessions for the upcoming conference, prepwork for conference, and a number of other seemingly random topics.

    Dennis, having gone to an actual book store recently, had three "I Dare You To Read" selections for our audience:

  • Men at Work by George Will
  • How to Educate a Citizen by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • The White House Atlas by Nicole Westman
  • Find out more about CCCSFAAA at cccsfaaa.org.

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    We started the show with some homework for Dennis he didn't get to last night - creating questions for the two roundtable breakout sessions he's taping this afternoon for the CCCSFAAA conference.  After that, it was all news...

  • FSA DCL (Dear Colleague Letter) regarding Professional Judgment.
  • NASFAA's "Ten HEERF AskRegs Q&As You Shouldn't Miss."
  • Cal Matters article about the EDD fiasco.
  • NASFAA opens registr...
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    Dana and Dennis discussed the weird week of weather in California, then covered some updates on the annual conference.  From there, they went through some new news and some holdover news from our Tuesday episode, including:

  • FSA Electronic Announcement regarding tentative funding levels for 2021-2022 Campus-Based aid programs.
  • CASFAA has a webinar series on tax training in February.
  • NASFAA article on a change in the FAFSA coming in a...
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    We started off with the best intention to get to a lot of news stories, but Dennis got sidetracked talking about the recent Regions VII & VIII meeting last week and the ever-declining state funding ("BFAP" money) to support Financial Aid Offices at the community colleges.  Here's the actual news we covered:

  • FSA Electronic Announcement regarding their 2021-2022 FAFSA campaign.
  • FSA Electronic Announcement regarding th...
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    All we talked about today was the annual CCCSFAAA conference. The conference runs from March 2nd through March 4th.  Registration opens today!

    Also, the state Chancellor's Office All FA Directors training registration opens today.  The training runs from March 1st through March 2nd.

     

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    We had a lot of news for today, so let's get right into it:

  • Article on Inside Higher Ed titled Higher Ed Workers Get in the COVID Vaccine Line.
  • An article from the Public Policy Institute of California on the year ahead in higher education.
  • NASFAA U authorized training through CASFAA on R2T4.  And, training on understanding/decoding the ISIR.  The R2T4 training costs $50, the ISIR training is free.
  • FSA Electronic Announcement reg...
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    Dana and Dennis talked about the CCCSFAAA executive board meeting earlier this week, the upcoming spring conference, and FA 101 and Financial Literacy training coming later in the spring.

    Dennis's "I Dare You To Listen To" selection was the new album, III from Paul McCartney.

     

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    Dana and Dennis previewed topics to be discussed at the quarterly CCCSFAAA executive board meeting later this morning.  Afterwards, they covered number of news items:

  • A NASFAA article regarding a simulation of the distribution of new HEERF funds to colleges done by ACE and APLU.
  • CSAC released a social media toolkit for the statewide Cash for College workshops.  Contact CSAC for more info.
  • FSA put out an electronic announcement regar...
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    Dana and Dennis ruminated on when they will be able to return to working on campus, and how well they think the federal and state emergency funding has been utilized and disbursed to our students.  From there, Dennis offered a preview of next week's CCCCO* FARR** / CCCSFAAA EB*** meeting and a preview of session titles from the CCCSFAAA spring conference.

     

    * California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

    ** Financial...

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    Getting back into the swing of things, Dana and Dennis covered a number of news items:

  • An article by Mark Kantrowitz in Forbes regarding the FAFSA Simplification Act which was passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.  Lots of changes coming to the world of federal financial aid.
  • NASFAA's Twelve Tools of Compliance.
  • NASFAA's Financial Aid Administrator Certification testing window opens Tuesday, January ...
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    Dana and Dennis reviewed the many "I Dare You To Watch" and "I Dare You To Listen" selections made over past episodes, including:

  • You Made It Weird from Pete Holmes [podcast]
  • Tiny Desk mini-concert series on NPR [videos]
  • Live From Daryl's House from Daryl Hall [TV series]
  • The Capitol Studio Sessions from Jeff Goldblum [music album]
  • Good at Losing Everything from The Ghost of Paul Revere [music album]
  • The Masked Sing...
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    Dana was on vacation so Dennis did a review of the "I Dare You To Read" selections from past episodes, including the following books:

  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • One Day She'll Darken by Fauna Hodel
  • The Subtle Are of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson
  • Loserthink by Scott Adams
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Send by David Shi...
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