Celebrating Innovation at the Community College With Innovation of the Year Awards

Sherry Sklar
Innovation Showcase

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the League's Innovation of the Year Award!

The League initiated the award over thirty years ago to recognize local community college projects and initiatives that reflect extraordinary achievement and the spirit of innovation and experimentation on which the League was founded. The competition provides an opportunity for League Board and Alliance member colleges to showcase their innovative programs, practices, policies, partnerships, and resources; to celebrate the dedicated educators who are responsible for such exceptional work; and to promote a culture of innovation at their institutions.

Thirty-nine institutions submitted winning innovations for a 2016 Innovation of the Year Award. Selection is based on established criteria of quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, replication, creativity, and timeliness. Award winners are determined through a nomination and selection process at individual member colleges. The League presents Innovation of the Year Award certificates to each participating college's winning team, who are offered opportunities to present at League conferences and to share their stories through League publications. In addition, winners are recognized by their colleges through award ceremonies, press releases, articles, and Web announcements.

Click here to see the full list of 2016 Innovation of the Year Award recipients.

To find out more about the 2017 Innovation of the Year Award process and how your college can participate, visit the Innovation of the Year Award Web page. The deadline for submitting this year’s winning innovations is March 1, 2017.

Opinions expressed in Innovation Showcase are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the League for Innovation in the Community College.