Welcome back to Innovatus, the magazine of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Community colleges have a long history of not only addressing current local, regional, state, national, and international needs, but of having courage enough to do so in ways that break the mold. Rather than continuing to offer the same programs, which may or may not be effective, we carefully think through and implement solutions that can take students into the future.

In this issue of Innovatus, the League highlights innovative ideas and efforts that demonstrate community colleges’ essential role in progressively effecting change. In these pages, readers will

• Learn about new revenue streams for community colleges;

• Consider how thinking like an entrepreneur can foster innovation;

• Explore how to accelerate innovation at their college;

• Learn about a model to increase student success through experiential learning;

• And more …

The League for Innovation encourages you to use the information offered in this issue of Innovatus to further your institution’s efforts to address societal and workforce needs by thinking differently across programs, departments, campuses, and institutions.

Christopher L.G. Whitaker

Chair, Board of Directors, League for Innovation in the Community College
President, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning


Supporting the Academic Enterprise: Entrepreneurial New Revenue Streams For Your College

The traditional higher education business model has more in common with a medieval monastery than a modern corporation, largely dependent upon state…

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The Talent Crisis: Why Community Colleges Must Be the Cornerstone

The United States is at the front end of the greatest talent shortage in its history. The combination of unprecedented global competition, historic…

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Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Fosters Innovation

Through my daily interactions with students and employees at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and with members of the community, I…

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Accelerate Innovation at Your Community College

The need for innovation at community colleges is clear. Innovation ensures the long-term success of our institutions. It enables more effective…

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Leading the Zeitgeist With Club Z

The word Zeitgeist represents the spirit of the times and the prevailing ideas and beliefs as society moves forward. As we look to the new decade and…

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Thinking Differently About Teaching Entrepreneurship

Adopting an entrepreneurial mindset within our community colleges is part of a mission to better serve our students and communities.

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Issues That Keep Community College CEOs Awake at Night

As part of its recent strategic planning process, the League for Innovation in the Community College Board of Directors brainstormed a list of…

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Spotlight: Creating a Community College Culture of Health

Since 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College has led its Community Colleges and Public Health Project with an overarching goal of…

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21st Century Skills: Two Decades Later

In 2000, the League published Learning Outcomes for the 21st Century, a report of a study designed to help community colleges define and clarify the…

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