The Bellwether College Consortium (BCC) is an elite group of colleges charged with the mission to address the critical issues facing community colleges through applicable research and the promotion and replication of best practices addressing workforce development, instructional programs and services, and planning governance and finance. Annually, the BCC holds a policy summit addressing pertinent issues facing our community colleges. The annual policy summit brings higher education researchers, national and institutional leaders and industry experts to determine more effective solutions.
In addition, the Bellwether College Consortium through the Community College Futures Assembly addressed the best practices occurring nationally and internationally at our community colleges. Annually, the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) reviews over 1,000 community college programs in the areas of workforce development (WD), instructional programs and services (IPS), and planning governance and finance (PGF). Upon rigorous review, ten community college programs in each of the three areas (WD, PGF, IPS) are invited to compete for the coveted Bellwether Award.