Through the Leveraging Excellence Award Program, NCCI recognizes initiatives where effective academic and administrative practices have been successfully implemented beyond one department, campus, or institution. While other awards exist to recognize excellent improvements or innovations, the unique distinction of this award program is dissemination or scaling of those improvements/innovations for leveraged impact. We look for initiatives that have resulted in significant impact on quality, efficiency, service, or learning. You can view winners and download materials on these sites:
"This award honors institutions and organizations that have created innovative planning and decision-making processes, and have leveraged their best practices in order to help other colleges, universities, and institutions become more efficient and improve their operational excellence. But this award also recognizes a new trend in higher education. It acknowledges higher education efforts that resonate with business leaders, legislators, and donors. Such relationships play an increasingly significant role in higher education today, as colleges and universities strive to build collaborative partnerships that add value to the various publics in which they serve. " (University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd)
Institutions and organizations that have planned and implemented academic or administrative improvements that extend within or across institutions, systems or organizations of higher education are encouraged to apply to the Leveraging Excellence Award Program.
We invite you to engage in NCCI's Leveraging Excellence Program.
Leveraging Excellence Program Director