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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Opportunity to Participate in an Assignment Charrette

Hi there! Many of you know about the good work Pat Hutchings has done with the scholarship of teaching and learning. She’s now working with NILOA (National Institute on Learning Outcomes Assessment) and a team of advisors to develop an online library of assignments linked to the DQP (Degree Qualifications Profile).

Pat and her team have hosted several very successful assignment charrettes—opportunities to workshop assignments with colleagues from other teams. They are hosting another charrette on the tail-end of AACU’s conference on general education and assessment that will take place in New Orleans in February 2016.

Here’s a link to the call for proposals:

Deadline is November 15.

Emily Lardner
Director, Washington Center

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