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

“Austin Community College District is addressing some of higher education’s most important challenges from a data-informed perspective, with student success as its focus, and in a way that distinguishes itself as one of the most innovative community colleges in the country,” said Board Chair Dr. Anne Kress. “Whether partnering with K-12 to...

George R. Boggs, President and CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges, and Superintendent/President Emeritus, Palomar College, received the 2016 John E. Roueche & Terry O’Banion International Leadership Award at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference in in San Francisco, California, March 12, 2017.

This award is presented to outstanding individuals whose accomplishments and professional contributions to higher education and the community college field are recognized as motivational, inspirational, and transformational.

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Jim Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College, was awarded the 2017 Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize at the League’s Innovations Conference in San Francisco, California, March 13, 2017.

Named in honor of Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize is given to an individual who has greatly influenced a transformation in teaching and learning, or to a college that best exemplifies the ideals and characteristics of a learning college as established by O’Banion...

The League for Innovation in the Community College announces a $2.9 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to develop a three-part credentialing program for retail workers. Twelve community colleges across the country will participate in the program—Walmart Brighter Futures 3.0—which will build on the success of the Western Association of Food Chains’ (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate (RMC). 

Over the 2.5 year period of the grant, the selected colleges, based in urban, suburban, and rural areas, will work with retail employers who are committed to the RMC as the credential for...

The League invites proposals for The Cross Papers Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Supported by a gift from K. Patricia Cross, the Fellowship continues and builds on the outstanding success and renowned usability of The Cross Papers. Each year the Cross Papers Fellowship is awarded to a scholar/practitioner of community college teaching and learning.

Since the release of the inaugural issue of The Cross Papers in 1997, community college educators have used these monographs as tools for stimulating discussion, providing orientation and training to new faculty and staff,...