The Consortium of Illinois Learning Communities, formed in 2002, seeks to promote and support the development of learning communities in Illinois colleges and universities. The CILC sponsors an annual Best Practices Symposium, offers expertise to institutions seeking to develop learning communities, and provides a means of facilitating collaboration between member institutions to address their challenges.

This website was established to provide information about the consortium, as well as serve as a forum where faculty and administrators from member institutions can share information about how to plan, teach, and promote learning communities.

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Thanks for a great Symposium!

The 2015 Best Practices Symposium at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL is now history. Thanks to everyone who attended and presented, particularly our keynote speaker, Allison Spillane of IUPUI; we'll be posting the slides from her presentations on our website soon! We look forward to seeing you next year at Truman College!

Limited Space Available – National Summer Institute

A strong set of campus teams have been accepted for the National Summer Institute on Learning Communities, but a few spaces are still available. The institute is at The Evergreen State College, July 13-17, 2015. If you intend to submit an application or want to discuss that idea with us, please contact us as soon as possible.

This institute is designed to help two- and four-year institutions develop a cost-effective action plan or a proposal for starting or expanding an LC program aimed at increasing student engagement and success.

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