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The League invites proposals for The Cross Papers Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Supported by a gift from K. Patricia Cross, the Fellowship continues and builds on the outstanding success and renowned usability of The Cross...

The League for Innovation’s Faculty Voices initiative invites community colleges to submit one or more outstanding transformational practices for inclusion in the Faculty Voices collection...


April, 2017
In 2012, the League established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. These awards are open to League Board and Alliance member institutions...
March, 2017
Click here to learn how to apply for the 2018 Riegelman Awards . The Riegelman Awards for Excellence in Public Health & Health Navigation Education in Community Colleges were presented at the League's March 2017 Innovations Conference in...

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League for Innovation in the Community College

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. Founded in 1968 by B. Lamar Johnson and a dozen U.S. community and technical college presidents, the League has proudly served community college institutions for almost five decades. 

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Faculty Voices

Engaging Faculty in the National Completion Conversation

What issues, challenges, and concerns do you have about the national focus on student completion? In what ways are you supporting student success, retention, and completion? Join the conversation! MORE>

Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0

Training for 21st Century Middle-Skill Employment

Community colleges are helping low-income individuals acquire and document the 21st century skills needed to obtain middle-skill employment, and to communicate their skill level to employers. MORE>

Community Colleges & Public Health

Advancing the Community College Role in Public Health Education

Curricular resources to assist community colleges in developing programs in public health education and administration, environmental health, and health navigation are now available. MORE>


Teaching and Learning: Strategies for a Multigenerational Classroom

by Lindsey K. Dippold

Bread and Roses: Helping Students Make a Good Living and Live a Good Life

by Terry O'Banion

Toward a New Ecology of Student Success: Expanding and Transforming Learning Opportunities...

by Jim Riggs