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 Attending the 2014 Best Practices Symposium!

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Best Practices Symposium, held on Friday, April 4 at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. We especially thank or panel of students for their comments! Please mark your calendars for next year's Symposium on Friday, April 17 at Benedictine University; calls for proposals will go out in October. We look forward to seeing you there!

Linking Together

In order to aid members in finding out what other colleges are doing with their programs, under our "Links" tab, we've been adding links to various institution's Learning Communities websites. If your college or university has an LC website that you'd like to have added to our list, please contact us at

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