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July 2018

Community college faculty, administrators, and staff will take a deep dive into the process of innovative thinking at the League for Innovation’s Learning Summit in Houston, October 12-13, 2018. EdgeMakers’ Andrea Keith and Kevin Norman, recognized experts in innovation, will lead participants through EdgeMaker’s integrated practice-based and purpose-driven curriculum that teaches the how-to of innovation.

College teams will explore ways to build a culture of innovation, start the mind-shift, and inspire faculty, staff, administrators, and students to become more innovative...

June 2018

Dr. Rufus Glasper, League President and CEO, and Emeka A. Ikegwuonu, doctoral student, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, and former League intern, contributed to the North Carolina State University’s Envisioning Excellence for Community College Leadership blog on June 12, 2018, with a post focused on leading change in the dynamic climate of higher education.

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May 2018

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...

May 2018

LaGuardia Community College, a League Alliance member institution, was featured in PBS NewsHour's "Rethinking College" series on May 1, 2018. A news item from Gail O. Mellow, LaGuardia's President, has been reproduced here:

The PBS NewsHour segment on LaGuardia Community College helps us all better understand what it means to be a college student in America. The story follows up on ...

March 2018

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League), in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), aims to create a Community College Culture of Health. To launch this effort the League is encouraging community college students to hold events during Public Health Week 2019 (April 1-7, 2019) which broadly focus on “Public Health: What It Is and How To Be Part of It.”

The League will provide up to 75 small grants to community college groups to support these activities. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the...

February 2018

The League for Innovation in the Community College and Mesa Community College (MCC) co-hosted a “Day for Visionaries and Innovators: Constructing a Blueprint for Radical Transformation” at MCC on February 16. The event is first in a series of forums that will serve as a foundation for a state model.

Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., President and CEO, League for Innovation, stated, “It is evident we need a new paradigm to address the needs of those who may not be meeting their full potential within the confines of the current college system.” He continued, “Today’s activity can serve to help...