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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Best Practices Symposium

2016 CILC Best Practices Symposium: Connecting Student Learning to Student Life
Friday, April 15, 2016
Hosted by Truman College, Chicago, IL


In an era of significant Higher Education reform and scrutiny, Learning Community (LC) programs are adapting in highly innovative, cost-effective, and pedagogically-robust ways. The Spring 2016 LC Best Practices Symposium, entitled "Connecting Student Learning to Student Life," aims to highlight this diversity at two- and four-year colleges/universities by calling for proposals that explore how LC programs are variously connecting integrated curriculum to significant issues and student programming beyond the walls of the classroom.

  • How are LC administrators and faculty reworking LC programs and courses to sync with the co-requisite movement in developmental education or co-curricular efforts on a given campus;


National Learning Communities Conference 2016 Call for Proposals

Dear Colleagues,
The call for proposals for the 2016 National Learning Communities Conference (NLCC) is now available on the NLCC Website (

The Conference is November 10-12, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.

"Learning Communities as a High Impact Practice" is the theme of this year's conference. Featured speakers are Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute, and Dr. Ken Harmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State University.

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Your NLCC Conference Planning Team from Kennesaw State University!
Cathy Bradford
Hillary Steiner
Holly Anthony

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