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January 2022

The League for Innovation has been dedicated to informing, inspiring, and celebrating innovation in learning, teaching, staff development, and student success for over 50 years. Since 2012, we have been recognizing outstanding faculty, staff, and leaders in the community college field who have made a significant difference in the lives of students and in the communities their colleges serve with Excellence Awards.

The awards, open to League Board and Alliance member colleges, recognize Excellence Award recipients by featuring them on our website and in the League Awards Program, and...

December 2021

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021-2022 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...

November 2021

Dr. Sian Proctor, geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and SpaceX astronaut, and professor at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, will kick off the League’s virtual Innovations Conference, February 28-March 3, 2022. In her keynote address, Space2inspire: A Renaissance Roadmap to the Future of Education, this dynamic speaker will consider how our fast-paced gig economy and technology growth are changing the workforce and educational landscape and what that means for community colleges. Proctor will discuss how her personal Space2inspire Renaissance Roadmap enabled her to...

November 2021

Join fellow community college educators and leaders at the League's virtual Innovations Conference, February 28 - March 3, 2022. The Innovations Conference, now in its 24th 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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October 2021

In an op-ed titled “Helping Faculty Learn to Stop Worrying and Embrace Technology” in Fierce Education, author Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, asserts that, while many college faculty voice concerns about the influx of technology in the classroom, particularly against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shifts in instructional delivery, now is the time to embrace an overhaul to “traditional” ways of teaching. “Instead of worrying about technology’s impact on the classroom,” he asks, “can we use technology as a...

October 2021

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is currently recruiting two AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) members to serve with the League for a year-long term of national service. The VISTA members will help build organizational capacity and allow the League to better serve low-income families in Maricopa County, Arizona, and in Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties, Texas.

Mesa Community College, South Mountain Community College, and Northeast Texas Community College are AmeriCorps VISTA sites and part of the Anti-Hunger Corps. The Anti-Hunger Corps is...

September 2021

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) has joined forces with dozens of higher education and student success organizations to announce a Shared Commitment to make democracy learning a top priority for postsecondary education.

Democracy faces monumental challenges in the U.S. and worldwide. And in this pivotal era, Shared Commitment calls on the higher education community to take concerted action to help build...