Awards
Community College Public-Private Partnership

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Awards may be given to partnerships between community colleges or community college systems and the private sector. Collaborations should provide a clear benefit to both parties. Examples might include the provision of scholarships, internships, equipment or expertise.

Programs can be either internally or externally focused and may be ongoing or new this year but must have been in place long enough to show well-documented results.

Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria


Entry Questions
  • Title of entry
  • Provide a concise description of this entry
  • Please provide the names of staff who worked on this entry
  • State objectives and how they support your institution's mission
  • Describe what is innovative about your entry
  • Describe your results and how you met your goals and objectives; if this is a recently launched program, describe your plans to evaluate it
  • Share any additional information to clarify the purpose and/or outcome of this work
  • Please provide the name of the head of your institution
  • So that we may recognize our winners through social media, please provide your institution's preferred @handle and/or #hashtag. (For example: @CASEAdvance #CASECOE)

Entry Instructions

Each program constitutes a single entry. You may enter as many programs as you wish. Programs may be ongoing or new this year but must have been in place long enough to show quantifiable results. Winning programs may not be resubmitted for an award within three years of its first submission.

  1. Submit your entry with attachments through our online entry process.
  2. Your entry form and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than March 9, 2018. This category will be reviewed electronically and need not be mailed to the judging location. However, please print out your entry application for your records.

Judging Criteria

To be considered for an award in the Circle of Excellence Awards Program, all entries except those in specified categories must be submitted both online and as a hard copy to the judging location. Judging sessions for this awards program are mostly done face-to-face at a member institution using the hard copies of the entries. Online versions and attachments are used so that judges can look at the work prior to the judging to read articles or to get a general idea of what they will be viewing during the actual judging. Online entries and attachments are also used to post the winners on the CASE website for members to view.

Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be given to partnerships between community colleges or community college systems and the private sector.

The judges will look for entries:

  • Serve as models for other institutions and are replicable
  • Demonstrate good planning and objectives and show solid results
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in thought and execution
  • Reflect strategic management of available resources
  • Support the mission of the institution


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