Seattle Colleges among League for Innovation 2020-2021 Innovation of the Year Award Winners
June 25, 2021
Seattle Colleges is among this year’s winners in the annual League for Innovation in the Community College Innovation of the Year Awards.
The award recognizes Seattle Colleges’ English departments for their directed self-placement tools. This innovation provides students with a culturally inclusive and responsive way of placing themselves into appropriate level English courses and reduces overreliance on standardized placement tests, which disproportionately place low-income students and students of color in pre-college English.
According to the League, the Innovation of the Year Award was established over thirty-five years ago to recognize local community college projects and initiatives that reflect the spirit of innovation and experimentation. The competition provides an opportunity for colleges to showcase their innovative programs, practices, policies, partnerships, and resources; to celebrate the dedicated educators who are responsible for such exceptional work; and to promote a culture of innovation at their institutions.