Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

2017 Promising Places LogoNISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education are proud to announce the 3rd annual Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (PPWCC) award. The PPWCC recognizes community and technical college exceptional commitments to diversity (including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, class, veterans, and thought) through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

This prestigious recognition can be used by recipients to promote their commitment to providing campuses where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected, and valued. The most committed NISOD-member colleges are recognized as Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Recipients, profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and receive “Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” awards during NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Recipients are also provided with a specially-designed logo that can be used to promote the institution’s commitment to diversity during student and staff recruitment efforts, as well as during other times when recipients want to highlight their commitment to diversity.

This international survey is administered by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University. CHEE is an interdisciplinary research and policy center that promotes the important role postsecondary education plays in global society, especially the vital roles and responsibilities of public higher education.

“Seward County Community College embodies the spirit, pride, and brilliant energy shared by our college team, students, and local community,” said Dr. Kenneth J. Trzaska, president of 2015 and 2016 recipient Seward County Community College – Area Technical School. “In keeping with the High Plains way of life, we inspire each other to be a top-notch institution focused on service to each other in order to shape and inspire our students to make a genuine difference in the world.”

ELIGIBILITY

Only NISOD-member colleges are eligible to apply for and receive the Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award.

2017 PPWCC TIMELINE

  • Survey opens for application submissions: October 10, 2016
  • Final survey submissions due: January 13, 2017 (Deadline extended to February 3, 2017)
  • Awardees announced in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: Mid-May 2017
  • Award recipients recognized during NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contact Britney Sauer at Britney@nisod.org or (512) 471-7545 or Ralph Newell at ralph@diverseeducation.com or (703) 385-2981, ext. 3013 for additional information.