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League Connections - April 2010

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League Connections
April 2010, Volume 11, Number 4





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In This Issue
Learning College Summit Proposals
STEMtech Call for Proposals
Cross Papers Fellowship
ELI Applications Now Being Accepted
It Takes a Board
New League Report Available
Member Spotlight
iStream Sneak Peek
Member Benefit of the Month
Grants Available from Metlife & Civic Ventures
MetLife Survey of the American Teacher
Make Excelencia Awards Nominations Now
Terry O'Banion Available to Speak
Walmart Brighter Futures Project
iStream Update
Focus On
Cybersecurity in the Community College

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This issue of
League Connections
 is sponsored by

Learning College Summit 2010
League Events
Learning College Summit
June 6-9, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona

STEMtech Conference
October 31-November 3, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Executive Leadership Institute
December 5-10, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona
Project Updates
The Nature of Innovation
in the Community College

Walmart Brighter Futures
Lighting the Way for Displaced Workers
Partner Offers
Innovative Educators
Discounted webinars

Cisco Systems
Free webinars

Computer Comforts
Success story
New Publications
Leadership Abstracts
Student Success 2020: REACH

Innovation Showcase

Collaborating for Success: A Dislocated Worker Training Model

Learning Abstracts
Educating Citizens

The Nature of Innovation
in the Community College

It Takes a Board


Call for manuscripts

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LEARNING COLLEGE SUMMIT: REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!

Learning College Summit 2010Early Registration Deadline: May 3
Bring your success story or gather inspirations from others at the Learning College Summit, June 6-9, 2010. Located at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore, the Summit focuses on organizational transformation initiatives that deliver results. Click here to learn more!
STEMTECH CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE APRIL 16

STEMtechOctober 31-November 3, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando
The League for Innovation is accepting proposals to present at our new fall conference, STEMtech, an interactive learning experience with a strong focus on STEM disciplines in general education and workforce training. STEMtech continues the 25-year legacy of the fall technology conference--the place to explore the intelligent application of information technology in community and technical colleges. The deadline for submitting proposals
to present at STEMtech is April 16.
CROSS PAPERS FELLOWSHIP 2010-2011: NOW OPEN

Pat Cross

Proposal Deadline: April 30

The League invites proposals for The Cross Papers Fellowship for 2010-2011. Each year the K. Patricia Cross Endowment names a scholar/practitioner of community college teaching and learning as The Cross Papers Fellow. Read more....

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2010 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

ELI  2010Application Deadline: July 31

Community college senior-level administrators with presidential aspirations are invited to apply now for the League for Innovation's Executive Leadership Institute, December 5-10, Phoenix.

IT TAKES A BOARD

It Takes a BoardIt Takes a Board: Building a Community College Foundation, by Brenda Babitz, Is Now Available.
Babitz, president emeritus of the Monroe Community College (MCC) Foundation, offers advice on building or transforming a foundation board into a vibrant, influential, fully engaged fund-raising body that supports the foundation, the college, and the students through its work. The monograph includes practical advice and guidelines as well as an inside look at the revitalization of the MCC Foundation board. Order your copy from the League Store.

NATURE OF INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Nature of InnovationThe Nature of Innovation reports on a one-year study identifying the traits of successful innovation in community colleges and the effects of award recognition on programs, individuals, and institutions. Download the report and video.

white 3D chevronMEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Driving Success in the New Economy
Sinclair's Workforce Development & Corporate Services has launched two new strategic training programs for displaced workers through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Defense Acquisition Academy and Composite Technician Training programs will bridge the gaps in skills and workforce training to help displaced workers obtain jobs in the Dayton, Ohio, region. Read more....
GET A SNEAK PEEK AT iSTREAM'S RESOURCES

iSTREAMCheck Out the New iStream Home Page
What is iStream? What will I find in iStream? How do I use it? What do other people say about iStream? The new iStream home page answers your questions about the League's web-based, multimedia resource portal. Learn why over 160 community colleges and college systems across the U.S. are iStream members. Advance your institution's commitment to professional development and student success while meeting today's budget challenges. Contact Cheri Jessup to learn how to get iStream resources for your college.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE MONTH

The League Recognizes Innovation of the Year Recipients
Every year the League honors outstanding innovations recognized by League Alliance member institutions as Innovations of the Year. The 2009 winners were recognized during the Innovations 2010 conference in Baltimore. Not a League member? Raise your institution's profile...Get the word out...Join the League today!
GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM METLIFE & CIVIC VENTURES

Grants for Innovative Community Colleges Retraining Boomers for Encore Careers in Health and Education
Civic Ventures and MetLife Foundation announced eight new $25,000 Community College Encore Career Grants for institutions retraining 50+ adults for careers in health and education. Application deadline is April 12, 2010. Read more....
METLIFE SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN TEACHER

MetLife Publishes Parts 2 and 3
Findings from their new American teacher survey are now available in Part 2: Student Achievement, and Part 3: Teaching as a Career. Part 1 was published in February.
2010 EXAMPLES OF EXCELENCIA AWARDS

Nomination Deadline: May 7
The 2010 Examples of Excelencia call for nomination process is open through 5:00 p.m. EST, May 7, 2010.
OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS AND CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH LEAGUE SERVICES

Terry O'BanionHear Terry O'Banion Speak at Your Next Event!
In keeping with our commitment to provide outstanding speakers, the League has arranged to make nationally known speaker, presenter, and seminar leader Terry O'Banion available for your next event. Those who have heard O'Banion speak can attest that he is no ordinary speaker!

WALMART BRIGHTER FUTURES PROJECT

Walmart Brighter FuturesLighting the Way for Displaced Workers
Commun
ity colleges throughout the U.S. are challenged to meet the needs of dislocated workers who want the education and training needed to go back to work. The League's Walmart Brighter Futures project is designed to help community colleges meet these important demands. Read more in the Walmart Brighter Futures newsletter....
 
 

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