Call for Nominations- San Jacinto College 2014 Innovation of the Year Award

Deadline for submitting nominations:  Thursday, March 20, 2014

The League for Innovation in the Community College seeks each year to recognize significant innovations at Alliance member colleges. These innovations reflect capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award is designed to recognize faculty, staff, and administrators at member colleges who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and the community. Granting this award provides a venue for showcasing these innovations and the dedicated community college educators who strive for excellence on a daily basis.

Each Alliance member college may select one innovation to submit each year that meets the quality defined by the League. One winning program will be selected for San Jacinto College from all submissions. You may nominate more than one program.  The League of Innovation recognizes awardees at their conference the following year.  Representatives from the program will be selected to attend the conference in March 2015.

Please complete the nomination form at this link by March 20, 2014.

An internal review committee, led by Dr. Catherine O’Brien and Ms. Niki Whiteside, will evaluate submissions for the San Jacinto College Innovation of the Year. (Past winners of this award can be found on the League website at:

San Jacinto College Innovation of the Year Award – Guidelines and Procedures

Award Recipient:  One program will be selected for San Jacinto College from all submissions.

Award Categories:
·         Workforce preparation and development
·         Learning and teaching
·         Student services and activities
·         Research, assessment, and accountability
·         Resource development
·         Basic skills and developmental education
·         Leadership and organization

Award Criteria:  An official application must be submitted through the online link.
·          Quality. Students and/or staff agree that the innovation increases quality in the course, program, office, or institution.
·          Efficiency. The innovation contributes to more efficient processes.
·          Cost Effectiveness. The innovation adds value to the institution while containing or reducing costs.
·          Replication. The innovation is easy to replicate at other institutions.
·          Creativity. The innovation is original and creative.
·          Timeliness. The innovation is not more than five years old at the institution, allowing plenty of time for it to be tested.

1.   A call for nominations will be sent out to the college community on 2/19/2014.
2.  Applications will be accepted electronically until 3/20/2014.
3.  The review committee will assess submissions for 2014 Innovation of the Year.
4.  The recommended innovation will be sent to the Deputy Chancellor and President by 3/31/2014 for submission to the League for Innovation.
5.  Official notification of award winners will be announced by the Chancellor, after notification from the League for Innovation.