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ERIC Number: EJ794101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Four Decades of Innovation: Impact of the League for Innovation
De Los Santos, Gerardo E.; O'Banion, Terry
Community College Journal, v78 n5 p34-36, 38, 40 Apr-May 2008
This article describes the League for Innovation in the Community College which will be celebrating throughout 2008 its 40th anniversary as one of the oldest and most significant organizations in the community college world. Created in 1968, when community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week, the League became a beacon for cutting-edge ideas that would influence the community college movement over the next four decades. Through its projects, programs, and practices, the League has reflected the major issues community colleges face and has had considerable impact on those issues. The League has prevailed in part because of the characteristics that distinguish it from other educational organizations. Most are designed to represent the interests of targeted groups with competing agendas or to champion a specific discipline or educational program; some are designed to serve political purposes. The League champions and advocates a process or an idea--innovation--that gives it the latitude to explore many opportunities. The League is free from the usual limitations placed on organizations but is anchored in the compelling and creative notion of innovation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A