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2019 Consortium of Illinois Learning Communities (CILC) Symposium

"Building Sustainable Learning Communities: Designing and Delivering High Impact Learning Practices"

Friday April 12, 2019 at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois

The Consortium for Illinois Learning Communities (CILC) invites faculty, staff, and administrators involved with or interested in establishing learning communities (LCs) at two– and four-year colleges/universities to submit proposals for sessions focusing on innovative course offerings, programs, pedagogies, and assessment efforts.  Sessions should contain some interactive elements between session presenters and audience members and should be no longer than 45 minutes.

At the 2019 Symposium, CILC is instituting two new $500 awards for Best New LC and Best Revised LC. Recipients are required to present on their LCs at the 2019 Symposium in Illinois.

Session Proposal categories include, but are not limited to:

•Opportunities for Research and Scholarship
•Faculty Recruitment/Development
•Curriculum Design
•Advertising/Marketing to Students
•Assessment Methods


Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, February 8, 2019

Proposal forms are available here. 

PLEASE NOTE: If accepted, all presenters must register for the Symposium by Friday, March 29.

All sessions should include an interactive component (small group discussion, exercises, etc.)

Please submit your proposal to the CILC as follows:

By Mail: CILC, P.O. Box 4291, Wheaton, IL 60189-4291

By E-Mail: mstaats@oakton.edu