Announcing the 2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) grantees listed below.  The applicants responsible for these outstanding and innovative proposals will receive CIF monies to develop, pilot, and assess their projects. The purpose of the annual CIF is to provide colleges with the opportunity to request funding for innovative projects that are aligned with the single goal of the new VCCS strategic plan, Complete 2021: to triple the number of credentials awarded to Virginians by our colleges by the year 2021. Achieving this goal requires us to explore new ideas, develop new approaches, and test and implement successful innovations. The outcomes of these projects are shared with the system, and any resulting deliverables will be openly licensed, allowing them to be adopted and used by other VCCS colleges.

This year faculty and staff from 15 VCCS colleges submitted a total of 26 CIF proposals.  The CIF Review Committee, made up of academic and workforce staff, faced the challenge of selecting the best projects from among many very impressive proposals. Due to a limited amount of funds, many worthy proposals could not be funded.

Again, congratulations to the awardees below. To find out more about these exciting projects, click the View link beside each project title in the table below. To find out more about the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, visit the CIF page at

2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards

More Info College Project Title Credit
View LFCC Trades Academy Credit
View RCC GO-MITES (Gender or Minorities investigating Technology Engineering and Science) Non-Credit
View JTCC Inspired to Succeed: Bridging the College Readiness Gap Credit
View BRCC BRCC Machining Enrichment Proposal Non-Credit
View WCC Access Success: Creating Guided Pathways to Student Success Credit
View GCC Geriatric Simulation Outreach Non-Credit
View BRCC BRCC Aviation Maintenance Technology Distance Learning Implementation Credit
View RCC Imagine 3D ( Introducing Minorities And Genders Innovations in Engineering?) – Mini STEM learning sessions Non-Credit
View VWCC Bringing Developmental Education into the 21st Century; A Project-based STEM Learning Community Credit
View TCC Virginia Joint Center for Military Credit Evaluation (JC4MCE) Credit
View TNCC Synchronous Shared Training Model Credit
View PHCC Cooperative Learning for Distance Learning (CL4DL) Credit
View NVCC BUS 221 Course development Credit
View PVCC Winning New Jobs: Train-the-Trainer Non-Credit
View PVCC Moving from Pilot to Implementation: Developmental Mathematics Credit
View NRCC NRCC Student Success Initiative Credit
View VHCC Academy for Career Education Credit
View PVCC Building Infrastructure for Industry Certification and Career Pathway Creation Credit
View DSLCC Growing Ventures using Smart Field Technology Credit
View TCC MyOpenMath (MOM) Training Non-Credit
View TCC Online Portfolio Development Course for Students Seeking Advanced Standing Non-Credit
View RCC Making Electronic Technology and Engineering Courses Accessible to Rural Students Credit
View VHCC Academy for Career Education Credit
View NVCC Personalizing Instruction to Promote Student Success in an Online OER Math Course Credit
View NVCC Student Success App Non-Credit
View BRCC Universal Design for Learning Credit
View TNCC Credential Technology Enhancement Project 2021: CTEP-2021 Non-Credit

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