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Oak Park, IL 60303


Charles Pastors,

Interim Executive Director


Steven Day,



Best Practices Symposium

“Creating Communities During COVID: What We’ve Learned and What We Can Take Back to the Classroom”

The 2021 Best Practices Symposium, co-sponsored by the Consortium for Illinois Learning Communities and the College of DuPage, will be held virtually through Zoom on Friday, April 30, 2021.  We are now accepting Presentation Proposals; see below for the Proposal Form.  Proposals are due by Friday, February 26, 2021.

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

Session Proposal categories can include, but are not limited to:

Curricular Design Innovations
Fostering Student Engagement
Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Cyberspaces
Marketing and Recruiting Virtually
Supporting Faculty Development

In addition, applications for $750 awards for “Best New LC” and “Best Revised LC” are also being solicited.  If interested, please complete the application form provided below.

If you have any questions, please contact Charles Pastors, CILC Acting Executive Director, at cpastors@att.net .


Presentation Proposal Form: 2021 Symposium Presentation Proposal Form

Application form for Best New or Best Revised LC: CILC 2021 Symposium Awards Application

Symposium Itinerary: TBA

Symposium Presentation Descriptions: TBA

Registration form: TBA