MCC Daily Tribune

2018 Innovation of the Year Award - Call for Nominations

Innovation and excellence are an integral part of MCC and the Innovation of the Year Award is one of the ways such initiatives are recognized. MCC's winning entry for 2017 was the "Online College Catalog and Student Handbook" by Robert Reynolds, Computing and Information Technology Services. To view his innovation, the following link will take you to the League's Innovation of the Year Awards website; scroll down to "Monroe Community College - Online College Catalog and Student Handbook."

Attached please find a historical listing of MCC Innovation of the Year Award winners.

By spring, MCC will designate the 2018 Innovation of the Year, an initiative by a person or team that has actively pursued discovery and change within the represented discipline. The title - Innovation of the Year - is used in conjunction with the League for Innovation in the Community College and reflects capstone achievements and the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The initiatives may be programs, practices, partnerships, policies, or activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community.

The innovation should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • 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.

The award will include a plaque that will be presented on behalf of the League by the College, and the designation will be reflected on the League website and highlighted at Innovations Conference general sessions. The winner(s) will be recognized at MCC's Employee Recognition Ceremony.

All full- and part-time MCC faculty, administrators, professional staff, and support staff members are eligible for the award. When the innovation is a collaborative activity, all members should be nominated as a group. Nominations may be made by any member of the College community after gaining the approval of the nominee(s). Those making nominations must prepare:

  1. a two-page description of the initiative, including its type (workforce preparation and development; learning and teaching; student services and activities; research, assessment, and accountability; resource development; basic skills and developmental education; or leadership and organization), and its objectives, methodology, and outcomes; AND
  1. two or more pages of concisely stated evidence documenting how the nomination fulfills the criteria of quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, replication, creativity, and timeliness.

Please forward these materials to the nominee's vice president by noon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Attached Files:
IOYA Booklet 2017.pdf

Holmes, Lloyd
Student Services Office