Throughout our institutions of higher learning, there are outstanding examples of innovation and improvement. Due to our decentralized and independent culture, many of these innovations or improvements lie in pockets where they were first developed. Too few are actively leveraged for maximum impact. Instead, we reinvent.
Through this program, NCCI will recognize initiatives where effective academic and administrative practices have been successfully implemented beyond one department, campus, or institution. We are looking for initiatives that have resulted in significant impact on quality, efficiency, service or learning.
While other awards exist to recognize excellent improvements or innovations, the unique distinction of this award is dissemination or scaling of those improvements/innovations for leveraged impact.
Academic or administrative improvements extended within or across institutions, systems or organizations of higher education.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based upon the following criteria.
The practice being leveraged...
Examples of Leveraging Effective Practices:
Development of coordinated curricula/coursework, assessment, or planning methodologies across campuses or institutions.
Creation of service enhancement models and programs, specifically designed to be used across institutions or throughout higher education.
Establishment of a series of staff leadership or professional development programs across institutions.
Broad dissemination of a research finding beyond the original source of study, resulting in benefits to higher education or society.
Implementation of a system for sharing resources across institutions.
Implementation of collaborative administrative systems, such as purchasing, IT, libraries, etc. - reducing costs or creating efficiencies across units or institutions
What Award Winners Receive
We invite you to engage in NCCI's Leveraging Excellence Program.
Leveraging Excellence Program Director