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November 2018

Yamilée Toussaint Beach, Founder and CEO of STEM From Dance, will provide the keynote address on Tuesday, February 26 at the League’s 2019 Innovations Conference. Toussaint Beach has personally experienced the extraordinary benefits of a STEM education and dance. After studying mechanical engineering at MIT and dancing for over 20 years, she switched gears to teach high school algebra in an underserved Brooklyn community. She later started STEM From Dance to help increase the number of underrepresented minority girls pursuing a STEM undergraduate education.

In her presentation,...

November 2018

The League for Innovation in the Community College announces that Doug Hall, founder and CEO of Eureka! Ranch, will provide the opening keynote address at its 2019 Innovations Conference. Hall has been named one of America’s top innovation experts by The Wall Street Journal and others. In his presentation, Hall will provide ideas and advice on how college teams can use the new field of academic study and leadership science known as Innovation Engineering to help find, filter, and fast track Big Ideas. The presentation is grounded in quantitative data and validated in real-world practice by...

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,...

October 2018

In 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College, a consortium of almost 500 community colleges dedicated to cultivating innovative practice and excellence in community colleges, established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to 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...

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...

September 2018

Technology plays an integral role in our lives and will continue to offer in-demand career opportunities to students, many of which are still emerging. Encouraging careers in STEM and rewarding students for their innovation and hard work is the basis for the League’s Terry O’Banion Student Technology Awards. This year, the League opens its 2018 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Awards with support from Innovative Educators.

The awards are presented to students pursuing their education and a career in...