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“Building Sustainable Learning Communities: Designing and Delivering High Impact Learning Practices”

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

CILC 2019 Symposium Registration Form

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. See below for more information.

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.

You can download a copy of the Call for Proposals here: 2019 Symposium Presentation Proposal Form

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 Symposium Awards

Following the theme of the Symposium—Designing and Delivering High Impact Learning Experiences In Your LC—applicants for both awards should describe how they incorporated one or more “high impact learning experiences” into their learning community course. Applicants for the “Best Revised” award additionally should explain why and how they revised the existing high impact learning experience(s) in their course.

Applicants for both awards should include a syllabus, a brief description of the high impact experience(s), why they were included in the course, how those experiences were assessed, and, in light of that assessment, how well those experiences “worked.” Each award will be in the amount of $500.  Recipients will be required to present their experiences at the CILC 2019 Symposium. One recipient will present in the morning plenary, and one during the lunch session.  In addition to the award amount, CILC will reimburse each award recipient up to $250 in documented air fare costs arising from their symposium attendance.

Award applications are due no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.   Applicants will be notified of award decisions by Thursday, Feb. 28. Award applications should be submitted, along with applicant contact information, by email to mstaats@oakton.edu.

Awards shall be granted by the CILC Executive Committee and shall be granted at the Committee’s discretion and solely on the basis of the quality of submitted applications.

Applicants for both awards will be evaluated on the basis of—

1] The description of the learning experience(s).

2] The pedagogical reason for including the experience(s) in the course.

3]  The assessment of how the students’ experience(s) advanced the states student learning outcomes in the course.  [How well the experience(s) “worked.”]

Applicants for the “Best REVISED LC” award also will be evaluated on the basis of—

4] Why the revision of the experience(s) was needed.

5] How the applicant revised the experience(s).

6] The assessment of how the revised students’ experience(s) improved the advancement of the stated student learning outcomes in the course.  [How well the revised experience(s) “worked.”

Questions regarding these new awards or, the application process may be addressed to:  Charles Pastors, CILC Interim Executive Director at cpastors@att.net.