Announcing the 2014-15 CIF Awards

Congratulations to the following projects selected to receive awards from the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. The 21 winning proposals below were selected from a total of 37 submissions from 21 different VCCS colleges. Due to limited funding, the CIF Review Committee, made up of both academic and workforce staff, was faced with the difficult task of judging the best projects from […]

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Get innovatin’: Announcing the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Today Chancellor Glenn DuBois announced the call for proposals for the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF). This fund provides crucial support to college faculty and staff who are driven to develop innovative projects, test out their ideas, and investigate new, inventive ways to meet the goals of Achieve 2015, particularly the goals of supporting access and increasing student success. Past […]

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Did you miss yesterday’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund webinar?

Tsk, tsk. However, you’re in luck, thanks to my Ronco® Video Majik Webinar Playback Recorder and Rotisserie. During the hour-long webinar I not only talked about the upcoming release of the Call for Proposals for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund but also prepared a delicious rump roast for my entire family, with no pots to scrub or webinar grease to clean up afterwards! Kidding aside: you can […]

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NVCC’s OER Project Makes Headlines

Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is currently being showcased on the OpenCourseware Consortium website for their OER-based General Education Project. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of higher education institutions and associated organizations “committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.” NVCC’s OER-Based General Education Project utilizes free and/or open courses materials to […]

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Announcing the 2013-14 CIF Grant Awardees

The annual Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) Grant provides colleges with an opportunity to apply for and receive funding for innovative projects aligned with Achieve 2015, particularly those that support the goals of access and student success. Selected projects can receive up to $75,000. Past CIF projects include the multi-college Teaching Online Program (TOP), PHCC’s HOPE: High-demand Occupational Programs for Employment […]

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2012-13 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Grantees

Congratulations to this year’s CIF grant winners! College Project Title Award BRCC Soldering Certification Training Program $44,962.50 CVCC Region 2000 Fast Track Technical Training Initiative $40,000.00 DSLCC Developing Fast Track Training in Advanced Manufacturing with Stackable Credentials $22,500.00 JTCC Early Intervention to Increase College Math Readiness in High School Students $36,500.00 LFCC Collaborating For Student Success $24,000.00 LFCC Fiberoptics Certification […]

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