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!

On March 23-24, 2017, ICC held a Community Strategic Planning Conference. Below you will find information on five of the presentations delivered.


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Past Sessions

Our strategic planning speakers have graciously volunteered their presentations without charge to the College. Please help show our support for their help by attending or viewing the materials presented.

Session 5 Instructional Innovation

Wednesday, January 25 — Informative session on Instructional Innovation with two experts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Adam D. Fein, Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, and 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.

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.

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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.

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