Maricopa Community Colleges and the League for Innovation in the Community College co-sponsor the Maricopa Innovation of the Year Awards Program. This program provides an opportunity for all employees to showcase innovations they have designed and implemented that positively impact the education of students. The Innovation of the Year Award is designed to recognize and acknowledge these employees, their innovative programs and projects, and their commitment to excellence in education through innovation.
One winning Innovation is chosen from each college and the District Office. The District-wide Innovation of the Year project receives the Dr. Paul M. Pair Innovation of the Year Award of $2,000 to be used to further the innovation.
The District-wide Innovation of the Year winner is also acknowledged by the League for Innovation in the Community College, along with other winning innovations submitted by community colleges from across the country, on their website.