Award recognizes colleges and universities committed to diversity and inclusion

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has received a 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

This is Tri-C’s 10th consecutive year receiving the award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“We are very proud to be a HEED Award recipient again,” said Michael Baston, president of Tri-C. “The equal justice and equity issues at the forefront of the national conversation highlight the continuing need for diversity and inclusion efforts. Tri-C is proud to do its part to advance those conversations and take action.”

The College will be one of 100 recipients recognized in the November 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity. Tri-C was one of six Ohio schools — and the only community college in the state — to earn a 2022 HEED Award.

The award process consists of a comprehensive application examining various aspects of campus diversity and inclusion, from leadership support through the recruitment and retention of students and employees.

“We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application when deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

For more information on the 2022 HEED Awards, visit



Tri-C’s Corporate College Launches Digital Learning Design Certificate

Online, self-paced course prepares students for career advancement

CLEVELAND — Corporate College®, a division of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), has partnered with the Digital Learning Institute (DLI) on a new Digital Learning Design certificate.

Created and evaluated by industry experts, the self-paced online program provides instruction on all aspects of the digital design process. Courses cover 10 core topic areas:

  • Digital Learning Fundamentals
  • Digital Learning Design Principles
  • Analysis and Definition
  • Multimedia e-Learning
  • Videos and Podcasts
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Micro-Learning
  • Social and Immersive Learning
  • Rollout and the LMS
  • Evaluation and Learning Analytics

Additional topics will be introduced each year as modules are updated to reflect industry trends.

“Our mission is to help global learning professionals advance their careers,” said John Kilroy, president of DLI. “The partnership with Corporate College is an important milestone in supporting the delivery of this mission in the United States.”

Learners complete an individual work-based project that involves designing an end-to-end learning experience featuring a range of e-learning formats. Project work is ongoing throughout the program, with mentor guidance and peer feedback provided.

“We chose to partner with DLI because of their industry recognized curriculum, user-friendly platform and the fact that each student will have a portfolio of work to show after the program,” said Suzanne Ortiz, director of open enrollment programs for Corporate College. “Students gain the knowledge needed to become successful digital learning professionals. DLI really takes their time developing all aspects of the curriculum.”

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