March 2019

As part of National Public Health Week, the League is partnering with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to present the webinar, "This is Public Health Education: Helping Your Students Become Part of It." 

The webinar focuses on current options for public health education at the bachelor’s and graduate degree levels. Participants will gain an understanding of the pathways to education in public health at the undergraduate and graduate levels and hear about collaborative efforts between community...

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...

February 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...

January 2019

Walter Bumphus, President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, recently said, “We need to completely reimagine community colleges for today and the future.” And that work is underway in hundreds of community colleges across the nation. Never in its 118-year history has the community college been so deeply and substantively engaged in such a period of creative transformation.

This period of transformation has, in great part, been created by a number of special circumstances. Leaders of AACC, ACCT, ATD, College Promise, CCRC, etc. together have encouraged and...

October 2018

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) and The Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT) have formed an exciting new partnership that allows us to better serve community colleges in reaching their strategic goals and their students in achieving their greatest ambitions. With more than 200 consultants from across the U.S. and around the world, CBT provides valuable services in areas such as student success, educational master planning, strategic planning, enrollment management, budgeting and fiscal analysis, human resources, organizational structure, workforce development,...

September 2018

Community colleges serve as a bridge to four-year institutions and to specific careers for a diverse student population. Community college faculty, therefore, have a unique opportunity and obligation to cultivate lifelong learners who persist through adversity and adapt to new contexts. Annie Wagganer, recipient of The Cross Papers Fellowship 2019 and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Honors Program Coordinator at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, will explore this topic in The Cross Papers, Number 22.

College success can be undermined by beliefs...