Leveraging Excellence Awards

Leveraging Excellence Award Program (2008-2013)

Through the Leveraging Excellence Award Program, sponsored by the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation and Follett Higher Education Group, NCCI recognized initiatives where effective academic and administrative practices had 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 was dissemination or scaling of those improvements/innovations for leveraged impact. We looked for initiatives that have resulted in significant impact on quality, efficiency, service, or learning. NCCI administered this program from 2008 through 2013 with support from the Follett Higher Education Group.

Leveraging Excellence Award Winners


The UVA Bay Game–University of Virginia
Lean Implementation in UW Finances and Facilities–University of Washington


U.S. STEM Education Model-Business–Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
Excellence in Higher Education-Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey
Honorable Mention: The TLE TeachLivE Lab–The University of Central Florida


“UC Ready” – The University of California, Berkeley


Venture Mentoring System–MIT
Community Source Systems by Higher Ed, for Higher Ed–Kuali


Codifying Business Practices into a Common Software Program–The Retail Alliance
Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning–University of Wisconsin-Madison
Honorable Mention: National Survey of Student Engagement–Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research


Strategic Collaboration–Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Capital Needs Analysis-Brigham Young University
Honorable Mention-Leveraging Research Through International Networks-Worldwide Universities Network; Five Colleges Joint Appointments, Five College, Inc.; Academic Audit, Tennessee Board of Regents, Building a Culture of Evidence to Improve Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis