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League Connections - March 2010

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League Connections
March 2010, Volume 11, Number 3

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In This Issue
Learning College Summit Proposals
Have You Registered for Innovations?
STEMtech Call for Proposals
Cross Papers Fellowship
New League Report Available
Member Spotlight
iStream Sneak Peek
Member Benefit of the Month
Metlife Survey of the American Teacher
Outstanding Speakers and Consultants Available
iStream Update
Focus On
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User Tips
"When the time came for me to review available literature about the Learning College concept, I was so glad to have iStream as a resource. The information was outstanding."
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  League Events
Innovations
March 28-31, 2010
Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

Academic Impressions
Student Retention Institute

New Publications
Leadership Abstracts
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Innovation Showcase
Lessons From Successful Innovations: New Report Offers Insights and Guidelines for Community Colleges

Learning Abstracts
Outreach Efforts for Part-time Faculty at Central Piedmont Community College

The Nature of Innovation
in the Community College

Call for manuscripts

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LEARNING COLLEGE SUMMIT 
Learning College Summit 2010Deadline to Submit Proposals:
March 15, 2010

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 and submit your proposal!
HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR INNOVATIONS 2010?
Innovations 2010 logo Hear Community College Leaders Share Innovative Solutions
Innovations 2010 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. Join a diverse group of community college decision makers and influencers from around the world who are sharing innovative solutions to issues affecting today's colleges. Last day for online registration is March 27!
STEMTECH CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE APRIL 16

STEMtechOctober 31-November 3, Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin, Orlando
The League is excited to announce 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

Proposal Deadline: April 30Pat Cross

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....

THE NATURE OF INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The 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.
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SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE


College Success Program Provides Pathway for the Underprepared Students
To help underprepared students successfully manage the demands of the first-year college experience and contribute to their overall success in college, Suffolk County Community College developed the College Success Program. The program is open to students who are not qualified for any grant-supported programs that the college runs.
 Read more....
GET A SNEAK PEEK AT iSTREAM'S RESOURCES

iSTREAMStep Into iStream's eLearning Resources
Get front-row, free seating to practical and thought-provoking workshops and webinars relevant in community colleges today, such as how to use Twitter in higher education settings from the TLT Group...just one of hundreds of professional development and eLearning resources available 24/7 to everyone on iStream subscriber campuses. Contact Cheri Jessup to learn how to get iStream resources for your college.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE MONTH

Capella Announces Tuition Discount for League Members
Capella University, an accredited online university for working educators, has an alliance with the League to provide League members with exclusive benefits, including a 10 percent tuition discount. 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....
NEW METLIFE SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN TEACHER

MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Collaborating for Student Success
On February 19, MetLife published findings from their new American teacher survey in Part 1 of a three-part report. Parts 2 and 3 will be released on March 11 and March 24.
OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS AND CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH LEAGUE SERVICES

Hear Carol Copenhaver Speak at Your Next Event!
Nationally known speaker/consultant Carol Copenhaver has nearly 30 years experience in higher education and speaks on a number of key topics, including workforce development, online learning programs, and conversion from a two-year to a four-year college. Read more....

WALMART BRIGHTER FUTURES PROJECT

Lighting the Way for Displaced Workers

Community colleges throughout the United States 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 March Walmart Brighter Futures newsletter....

 
 
 

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