ICC President Dr Quirk-Bailey addressing a strategic planning session

Strategic Planning

Join us as we continue to guide our college into a successful future through idea sharing, collaboration and partnerships with other institutions!

Below you will find information on our upcoming and past Strategic Planning sessions that we will use to help steer the ship of our great institution. Be sure to RSVP to one of our upcoming sessions and get involved in shaping our tomorrow!

Read what other institutions have learned going through a similar process:

Upcoming Session

Session 5 Instructional Innovation

Wednesday, January 25 from 2 – 3:30 pm on the East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Lecture/Recital Hall, 127F

Join us for this informative session on Instructional Innovation with two experts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:

  • Adam D. Fein — Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation
  • Dr. José J. Vázquez-Cognet — Clinical Professor in the Department of Economics and Coordinator of e-Learning for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

These educators’ experiences include shaping campus strategy and providing campus-wide support for innovations in the classroom and online education. They also have experience in classroom simulation games and web-based assessments/activities and will discuss how instructional innovation adds to the student experience. This 90-minute session will include a presentation, discussion and a reflection activity about possibilities for ICC’s future and helping us expand our knowledge base.

Even if you didn’t attend the previous sessions, it’s not too late to attend and learn more about possibilities for our future work. Be sure to RSVP to Paula Fraley by email or call 694-5731.

Past Sessions

Session 4 Serving Adult Markets

Wednesday, January 18 — During this interactive session, Dr. Kathi Swanson, President of Clarus Corporation, presented models that may be used to serve adult markets. Dr. Swanson included ICC data and information from focus groups held at ICC in early November 2016. She also presented an analysis of ICC’s enrollment trends and unique characteristics of our adult market as well as recommendations on best practices that ICC may consider. Her presentation was followed by an interactive discussion and a reflection activity about possibilities for ICC’s future.

Session 3 Building Partnerships with High Schools to Improve College and Career Readiness

Thursday, January 12 — Informative session with Jonathan Furr, Executive Director for Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Furr has state and national experience in educational policy and has researched how community colleges are improving career and college readiness outcomes for high school students. He discussed what strategies colleges throughout the state have found successful in enhancing relationships with district high schools, as well as improving college readiness for students.

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Session 2 “SOAR”

Tuesday, November 29 — Together we can reach new levels of collective understanding by identifying ICC’s Strengths and Opportunities. This session concluded by brainstorming the Aspirations and Results that are essential to “Designing Tomorrow, Today.”

Session 1 Designing Tomorrow, Today

Tuesday, October 18 — Dr. Quirk-Bailey kicked off the first session of ICC’s Strategic Planning process.

Participants engaging at the strategic planning sessions