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February 2021

The League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovation Conference has a distinguished lineup of keynote speakers for this year’s virtual event, March 1-4, 2021. These dynamic speakers include Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation, who will speak about human work in the age of smart machines; Scott Jaschik, CEO and Editor, Inside Higher Ed, who will focus on higher education after the pandemic; Ken Steele, a higher education strategies and President, Eduvation, who will address the social and psychological impacts of the pandemic, the innovations it has...

February 2021

In an op-ed titled “Funding Community Colleges and Embracing Micro-credentials is an Equity Mandate” in RealClearEducation, coauthors Kathleen deLaski, Founder and CEO, Education Design Lab, and Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, assert that micro-credentials are needed now more than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community colleges serve nontraditional and underrepresented students who often struggle to attend college while also holding down a job, raising a family, and overcoming barriers such as food insecurity,...

January 2021

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020-2021 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award winners. The awards are presented to students pursuing their education and a career in technology, and given annually in honor of Terry O’Banion, Senior League Fellow and President Emeritus of the League.

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

January 2021

Established over 35 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 acknowledges 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...

October 2020

The League for Innovation in the Community College is partnering with Education Design Lab and the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland to meet growing consumer and employer demand for short-term credentials with the Community College Growth Engine Fund. This $3 million fund invests in and engages a national cohort of community colleges and systems that will partner with employers and regional stakeholders to create new pathways to economic mobility, and connect low-wage and entry-level workers to in-demand jobs that pay at or above median wage.

The inaugural cohort...