CIF 2014-15

Final Report (due July 17th)

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund grantees can here to submit their CIF Final Report.


The following Chancellor’s Innovation Fund projects for 2014-2015 have been selected to receive funding. The 21 winning proposals below were selected from a total of 37 submissions from 21 different VCCS colleges. Unfortunately, due to limited funding, many worthy projects did not receive awards.

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Link Project Title College Credit Award
Link Educacion Para Todos/Education for All LFCC Credit 13748.00
Link Enhancing Learning through Early Academic Intervention Strategies VWCC Credit 16130.00
Link GET CONNECTED with Pathway Connection: “Connecting high school completion to college and career readiness/success” NVCC Non-Credit 5214.00
Link Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIG) – A Collaborative Approach to Hybrid Certification NVCC Credit 13250.00
Link LEAD Academy: Leadership, Education, Engagement And Development to Increase Student Success through the GEC VHCC Credit 29250.00
Link Expansion of Paul D. Camp Community College's Trades Programs (Fast-Track Facilities Maintenance Technology CSC and HVAC CSC) PDCCC Credit 10700.00
Link Expanding Student Access and Success Through New Financial Aid Initiatives PDCCC Credit 25320.00
Link Charlottesville Area Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAAMP) PVCC Non-Credit 14820.00
Link Fabricating a Fast Track Credentialed Welder Pipeline through a K-12 and Industry Partnerships DSLCC Credit 50000.00
Link Jump Start to College Success MECC Credit 46575.00
Link Innovative Student Success Strategies NRCC Credit 13600.00
Link ACT-4 Scholars Program RCC Credit 10200.00
Link Capstone for Learning Online and Universal Design (CLOUD) JSRCC Credit 13470.00
Link Veterans Training and Employment Network (VTEN): Advanced Manufacturing TCC Non-Credit 37370.00
Link Bridging the Gap for Success in CTE RCC Credit 19800.00
Link Active Learning Classroom Space BRCC Credit 39000
Link Dynamic Texts: Multiple models for integrating OER JTCC Credit 14074.00
Link Fabulous Fab Lab: Traveling Rapid Prototype Maker Workshop TCC Non-Credit 25000.00
Link Capturing the Methods of Master Teachers PVCC Credit 16303.00
Link Developmental Mathematics @ PVCC: Implementing and Aligning Competency-Based Instruction PVCC Credit 20850.00
Link Creating an OER Community between Community College and High School Faculty JSRCC Credit 42473.00
Link Project Title College Credit Award
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The purpose of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is to support innovative projects that closely align with the goals of Achieve 2015, especially the goals of increasing student access to and success in postsecondary education and training, the new draft strategic plan, Complete 2021,  and the missions of individual VCCS colleges.

Areas of focus

  • Competency-based learning
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Employability skills
  • Expedited program pathways
  • Innovative approaches to financial aid disbursement
  • Innovative student success strategies
  • K-12 alignment & transfer
  • Open educational resources
  • Structured program pathways

More Information

Application Materials

CIF 2014-15 | Call for Proposals 

The Request for Proposals provides an outline of the goals of the CIF grant, the required and recommended proposal components, guidelines for the use of CIF funds, reporting and assessment requirements, and intellectual property licensing information. Please read the RFP carefully before submitting your proposal.

Each CIF proposal needs to be accompanied by a completed budget plan. Please download, complete, and save the  CIF Budget Form and upload it with your CIF Online Application.

Each CIF proposal needs a completed Assessment Plan. Please download, complete, and save the CIF Assessment Plan form and upload it with your CIF Online Application.

CIF 2014-15 | Online Application (URL)

All 2014-15 CIF proposals should be submitted electronically using the CIF Online Application. Since the Online Application doesn’t allow applicants to save and return to an unfinished online proposal or submit an incomplete proposal, it is recommended that applicants draft and save proposals in MS Word before entering the information in the online app. The submission deadline is October 10th, 2014, by 11:59 p.m.

Other materials

Applicants also need to prepare other application materials that support their CIF proposals:

  • A signed letter of support from the President of each participating college
  • Letters of support from any business, workforce, or community partners

Please upload copies of these materials in the designated field of the Online Application when you submit your proposal.