The Bellwether Award has been compared to football’s Heisman Award because it is competitively judged and is awarded by respected peers in leadership positions. Recipients of the Bellwether Award have said that it has been a springboard for other types of recognition and/or funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have gathered some of the most commonly asked questions to give you more information about the Bellwether College Consortium and some of the events we host. If you have a question that you don see here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- 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
ALL community colleges in the United States and its territories can apply. The 30 Bellwether Finalists are those community colleges that scored highest in the first round of competition. Each college can enter one submission per award category.
No. Additional materials are requested only from finalists after they have been notified of their finalist status.
We welcome colleges who have never participated before as well as our past award finalists and winners.
These pages are not included in the total page count. Feel free to design a cover and please include your program name, college, and award category if a Bellwether Award competitor.
A pdf is all that is required. Please download the document from the source and then upload it to our survey. We try to keep it simple for our judges who receive a link to the pdf file and a paper copy of each binder in their scoring packet.
We request a PDF without links or videos. We have found that keeping the digital binders free of hyperlinks and is the best practice for scoring and maintaining a fully functioning BCC digital binder library with resources that can be accessible in perpetuity.
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