Highlighting what community colleges accomplish every day

The Bellwether College Consortium promotes effective postsecondary programs for replication at higher education institutions across the nation, and actively positions colleges to pursue various funding opportunities. The Consortium also provides a platform for its members to collaborate on potential joint ventures while having access to educational thought leaders.

About the Awards

The Bellwether Awards annually recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future. Winners and finalists are invited to join the prestigious Bellwether College Consortium. Finalists are competitively selected based upon how well the program addresses:

  1. The conference theme
  2. An identified critical issue
  3. The published criteria

More information about the award criteria is available from the Community College Futures Assembly.

Award Categories

Instructional Programs & Services

Programs or activities that have been designed and successfully implemented to foster or support teaching and learning in the community college.

Planning, Governance & Finance

Programs or activities that have been designed and successfully implemented to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the community college.

Workforce Development

Public and/or private strategic alliances and partnerships that promote community and economic development.