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League Connections - January 2009

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League Connections
January 2009, Volume 10, Number 1
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In This Issue
Learning College Summit
Terry O'Banion Technology Awards
Innovation of the Year Award
2009 CIO Survey
Bridges to Opportunity Guide
Member Spotlight: Bakersfield College
2009 Events
March 15-18
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

CCTI Summit
March 15-16
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

Learning College Summit
June 14-17
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

Conference on Information Technology
October 11-14
Cobo Convention/ Exhibition Center
Detroit, Michigan
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Call for Proposals

The League invites proposals to present at the 2009 Learning College Summit, June 14-17, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by Maricopa Community College District. The five topic areas are Organizational Culture, Learning Environments, Learning Outcomes and Assessment, Student Engagement, and Inquiry and Accountability. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2009. Click here for more information.

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The League for Innovation and Microsoft invite community college faculty and staff at League Alliance institutions to nominate two outstanding community college technology students for the Terry O'Banion Student Technology Awards. Winners will be determined through a national search of nominations from League for Innovation member colleges. Three students with special talent and interest in technology careers who demonstrate a need for financial assistance in meeting their career goals will be awarded $5,000 and copies of Microsoft software programs. Click here for more information and to view nomination guidelines.
Competition Now Open
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The League for Innovation in the Community College announces the opening of the 2008-2009 Innovation of the Year competition. League Alliance Member institutions are invited to participate in this valuable program that recognizes and celebrates faculty and staff innovation. Click here for more information and to view past winners.
CIO Survey Annual Study of Technology Leadership in Higher Education

Distribution of surveys for the 2009 study of higher education technology leadership will begin in February. Wayne Brown, who leads the study, encourages survey recipients to consider contributing to this valuable body of knowledge. Brown will present the findings of the 2008 research at the League's Innovations conference in March. Click here to download the 2008 report.
Bridges to Opportunity for Underprepared Adults:
A State Policy Guide for Community College Leaders
This new publication from the Ford Foundation-funded Community College Bridges to Opportunity initiative offers practical strategies and tools for addressing the need to provide large numbers of working-age adults with education and training that will allow them to secure jobs paying wages sufficient to support their families and have access to real opportunities for social mobility in American society. The book, which includes strategies and tools for improving outcomes of underprepared adults as well as Bridges case studies, was featured in the December 2008 issue of Leadership Abstracts. Click here to request a copy of the new publication.
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Free Flu Shots Help BC Practice for
Community Response

One hundred and fifty volunteers. Twelve partnering agencies. Three hours. Sixteen hundred citizens vaccinated. On October 24, 2008, volunteers gathered at Bakersfield College to test their ability to vaccinate the community in a Point of Dispensing exercise.  The College entered into the partnership because of the fact that if Bakersfield was ever to experience pandemic influenza or another such disaster, it might be necessary to distribute medications to many citizens quickly, and Bakersfield College would be called on to provide the service. Read more...
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