Exemplary Initiatives Competition
The NCIA Awards Committee recognizes an Exemplary Initiative in Student Access, Persistence and Completion. Examples of initiatives in this category include, but are not limited to: recruitment and retention strategies, support for diverse populations, student engagement, increasing completion/graduation/transfer rates, early alert programs, tutoring or mentoring programs, articulation, seamless transitions with P-20 partners, college and career readiness and early transition, and efforts to create an equitable educational environment for all students.
Nominators should submit a cover letter (500 - 1000 words) to the Awards Committee describing in detail the initiative. At a minimum, the nominating letter must address these five questions:
Who was served?
What problem was solved?
How many students were impacted?
What data gives evidence of the success of the initiative?
Is the initiative scalable and/or adaptable by other colleges and if so, how?
The President/Chancellor/CEO of the nominated institution must co-sign the cover letter.
Please also include a separate page with complete contact information for the nominator.
- Submissions must be emailed by May 15, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winners will be recognized locally and nationally after July 1, 2017.
For additional information, contact the NCIA National Office at (402-472-3727) or e-mail (email@example.com). For questions, contact Katherine Wesley, Executive Director, at (402-472-8958) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
25th EI Winner & Honorable Mention Presentations:
El Paso Community College
Emergency Medical Services Initiative: Partnerships+Acceleration=Success
Indian River State College
Disruption and Chaos: Breaking the Mold of Online Learning
Mott Community College
Acceleration: Re-Thinking the Delivery of Developmental Writing through ALP
Assessing Alternative Methods of Lab Delivery
Southeast Community College
Day One Support: SCC's Transitions Lab in Year Two
Grand Rapids Community College
Finding Academic Success After Probation
Moraine Valley Community College
Taking it to the Streets Community