League for Innovation - 2020 Innovation of the Year Award

Established over 35 years ago, the League’s Innovation of the Year Awards were devised as a way to recognize significant innovations at Board and Alliance member colleges. These innovations reflect significant achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award honors faculty, staff, and administrators at member colleges who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and the community.


2019-2020 Innovation of the Year Award Winner

Inclusion Advocate Program

Seattle Colleges’ Inclusion Advocate program, developed with permission from and modeled after Oregon State University’s Search Advocate program, is designed to create a standardized, anti-biased search process to build a rich and diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and community. Inclusion advocates are existing Seattle Colleges employees who volunteer. Employees who wish to serve, apply and receive two full days of training followed by twice quarterly districtwide meetings and trainings. Trained Inclusion Advocates participate in all levels of the hiring process as non-voting members to guide committee members to recognize and avoid unconscious bias. Inclusion Advocates work in conjunction with the search committee chair, hiring manager, and human resources to affirm the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Innovators

Jennifer Dixon

Jennifer Dixon

Josh Ernst

Josh Ernst

Ali Faw

Ali Faw

D'Andre Fisher

D'Andre Fisher

Betsy Hasegawa

Betsy Hasegawa

Dr. Valerie Hunt

Dr. Valerie Hunt

Sylvia Juarez

Sylvia Juarez

Scott Rixon

Scott Rixon


Seattle Colleges Trained Inclusion Advocates

Alissa
Agnello
Tim
Albertson
Dieny
Aras
Aryana
Bates
Scott
Bean
Donsa
Benitez
Chelsia
Berry
Judy
Blair
Kevin
Bowersox-Johnson
Analea
Brauburger
William
Brown
Julia
Buchans
Kurt
Buttleman
Rebecca
Cheung
Dorrienne
Chinn
Katherine
Coelho-Vermeulen
Jesse
Cooley
Abigail
Daane
Savannah
Daniels
Bob
DelaCruz
Sheila
De Leon
Josh
Ernst
D'andre
Fisher
Ona
Fisher
Jesse
Cooley
Abigail
Daane
Savannah
Daniels
Bob
DelaCruz
Elijah
Garrard
Melissa
Grinley
Stephanie
Guy
Rebecca
Hansen
Yoshiko
Harden
Betsy
Hasegawa
Michelle
Henry
Katherine
Hinkelman
Keith
Huang
Valerie
Hunt
Karlee
Ikebara
Sayumi
Irey
Kelly
Johnson
Sylvia
Juarez
Maria
Kang
Lynn
Kanne
Laura
Kingston
Lydia
Karg
Aaron
Korngiebel
Robin
Leeson
Erin
Lewis
Eustace
Mazila
Kimberly
McRae
Josef
Mogharreban
Jessica
Norouzi
Brian
Palmer
Melissa
Pond
Rochelle
Saedi
Brianne
Sanchez
Skylar
Schmitt
Jing-song
Shah
Kara
Schwartz
Andrea
Sloan
Yuki
Tamura
Ann
Richardson
Betty
Williams
Odessa
Woodlee