Congratulations to the 2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) grantees listed below.  The applicants responsible for these outstanding and innovative proposals will receive CIF monies to develop, pilot, and assess their projects. The purpose of the annual CIF is to provide colleges with the opportunity to request funding for innovative projects that are aligned with the single goal of the new VCCS strategic plan, Complete 2021: to triple the number of credentials awarded to Virginians by our colleges by the year 2021. Achieving this goal requires us to explore new ideas, develop new approaches, and test and implement successful innovations. The outcomes of these projects are shared with the system, and any resulting deliverables will be openly licensed, allowing them to be adopted and used by other VCCS colleges.

This year faculty and staff from 15 VCCS colleges submitted a total of 26 CIF proposals.  The CIF Review Committee, made up of academic and workforce staff, faced the challenge of selecting the best projects from among many very impressive proposals. Due to a limited amount of funds, many worthy proposals could not be funded.

Again, congratulations to the awardees below. To find out more about these exciting projects, click the View link beside each project title in the table below. To find out more about the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, visit the CIF page at

2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards

More Info Project Title College Credit Award amount
View Trades Academy LFCC Credit $27,740.00
View Inspired to Succeed: Bridging the College Readiness Gap JTCC Credit $16,200.00
View Access Success: Creating Guided Pathways to Student Success WCC Credit $26,000.00
View Imagine 3D ( Introducing Minorities And Genders Innovations in Engineering?) – Mini STEM learning sessions RCC Non-Credit $16,350.00
View Bringing Developmental Education into the 21st Century; A Project-based STEM Learning Community VWCC Credit $13,193.00
View Virginia Joint Center for Military Credit Evaluation (JC4MCE) TCC Credit $25,708.00
View Cooperative Learning for Distance Learning (CL4DL) PHCC Credit $15,000.00
View Winning New Jobs: Train-the-Trainer PVCC Non-Credit $20,635.00
View Academy for Career Education VHCC Credit $17,800.00
View MyOpenMath (MOM) Training TCC Non-Credit $13,000.00
View Making Electronic Technology and Engineering Courses Accessible to Rural Students RCC Credit $20,571.00
View Personalizing Instruction to Promote Student Success in an Online OER Math Course NVCC Credit $10,314.00
View Universal Design for Learning BRCC Credit $25,100.00