May 2019

Established over 30 years ago, the League’s Innovation of the Year award was devised as a way to recognize significant innovations at League Board and Alliance member colleges. These innovations reflect capstone achievements and the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. This award is designed to recognize innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community and to honor the faculty, staff, and...

April 2019

Twenty-one community colleges were awarded grants from the League for Innovation in the Community College to conduct activities during this year’s National Public Health Week and/or World Health Day to promote awareness of careers in public health. The grants are part of the League’s ongoing Community Colleges and Public Health initiative, which centers on education and career pathways for public health in community colleges. As part of the initiative, the League is partnering with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to focus on creating a community college...

April 2019

As observed by Steve Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” The League offers its members access to the most innovative ideas in diversity, equity, and inclusion; information technology; leadership development; learning and student success; research and practice; and workforce development. Whether meeting peers at our events—Innovations Conferences and Learning Summits—or through our online communities and programs, your institution’s League membership strengthens your skills and expands your contacts in and knowledge of the higher education profession. We offer...

April 2019

The League’s Learning Summit—Arizona, June 18-19, 2019, focuses on ways college teams can think differently about cross-college communication and collaboration to improve student learning and achievement. Participants will explore, within the context of their specific focus topic:

  • The contributions of various roles across the college in support of student learning and success;
  • Opportunities for collaboration across divisions and departments to improve and expand student learning and achievement;
  • Factors that inhibit communication and...
April 2019

The League invites proposals for The Cross Papers Fellowship for the 2019-2020 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 Papers. Each year The Cross Papers Fellowship is awarded to a scholar/practitioner of community college teaching and learning.

Since the release of the inaugural issue of The Cross Papers in 1997, community college educators have used these monographs as tools for stimulating discussion, providing orientation and training to new faculty and staff,...

March 2019

Outstanding technology students; emerging programming in public health; and significant contributions to teaching, learning, and leadership were recognized at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference, February 24-27, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

John E. Roueche and Terry O’Banion International Leadership Award

Jerry Sue Thornton, President and CEO, Dream Catcher Educational Consulting, and

President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College, received the 2018 John E. Roueche and Terry O’Banion International Leadership Award...