December 2019

The League for Innovation in the Community College is delighted to announce its lineup of keynote speakers for the Innovations Conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, March 1-4, 2020. These dynamic speakers include the visionary CEO of an advertising agency who uses the power of marketing to make a difference; the current President of the Higher Learning Commission; and an expert policymaker dedicated to increasing college access, affordability, quality, and completion.

General session presenters include Roy Spence, Co-Founder and...

November 2019

The League for Innovation in the Community College Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jackson College to its membership. This U.S.-based institution will be represented on the Board by President and CEO Daniel J. Phelan.

"We are fortunate to have Jackson College join the League’s board of directors,” said Board Chair Dr. Sylvia Jenkins. “Under President Phelan's leadership, faculty and staff at Jackson College have become some of the most innovative and forward-thinking in the world in their support of student success."

Founded in 1968 by B. Lamar Johnson and a dozen U....

October 2019

Join fellow community college educators and leaders at Innovations 2020 in Seattle, Washington, March 1-4. The Innovations Conference, now in its 22nd year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

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September 2019

The League for Innovation in the Community College announces that Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman, GSD&M, and co-founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute, will provide the opening keynote address at its 2020 Innovations Conference. Spence is also founder of The Promiseland Project, a long-term marketing and grassroots campaign to unleash the power of Purpose.

Spence has made it his life’s journey to discover and bring to life the path to Purpose and higher calling for leaders in all sectors of society. The Promiseland Project is focused on the massive shortage of high-skilled...

September 2019

The League for Innovation in the Community College is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Awards. The awards are presented to three deserving students pursuing their education and a career in technology, and given annually in honor of Terry O’Banion, League President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow. 

Award winners are designated as Student Technology Champion or Student Developer Champion. Student Technology Champion awards are presented to students with a career...

September 2019

The League for Innovation’s Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. The awards are open to League Board and Alliance member colleges, and recipients are recognized with activities throughout the League’s annual Innovations Conference. Member institutions determine the criteria and selection of those nominated based on their ideals of faculty and staff excellence. Recipients receive commemorative medallions, award programs, and certificates in recognition of their distinguished status.   

The League looks forward to...

September 2019

End-of-semester course surveys are regularly used by colleges to gain insight into the quality of teaching and learning on their campuses. Despite this reliance, many instructors and staff recognize the limitations of this method of evaluation. Peter Ufland, recipient of The Cross Papers Fellowship 2020 and Assistant Professor of History at University of the District of Columbia Community College, will explore the use of midterm student feedback as a preferred evaluative method in The Cross Papers, Number 23.

Not surprisingly, the topic of teaching and course...