ICC President Dr Quirk-Bailey addressing a strategic planning session

Strategic Planning

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Strategic Goal Team Charters and Applications

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Next Steps in Strategic Planning

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

Strategic Directions and Goal Statements

Strategic Directions and Goal Statements

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Day 1

Educational Attainment and the New Economy
Haley Glover, Strategic Director, Lumina Foundation (via skype)
Presentation Video | Slide Content

Educational Transitions
Dr. Lazarao Lopez, Chair, Illinois Community College Board
Presentation and Panel Discussion Video | Slide Content

Aligning Workforce and Education
Jeff Mays, Director, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Presentation and Panel Discussion Video | Slide Content

Serving Adult Markets: Filling the Pipeline through Innovative Programming
Deborah Davidson, Vice President of Business and Workforce Solutions, Gateway Technical College
Presentation and Panel Discussion Video | Slide Content

Group Work – Strategic Directions
Report Out Video

Group Work – Goal Themes
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Day 2

Community College Integrated Model
Dr. Susan Mayer, Senior Partner, Student Achievement Initiatives, Miami Dade College
Presentation Video | Slide Content

Group Work – Goal Themes
Report Out Video

Group Work – Strategic Directions
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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.

Due to the sensitive nature of the information provided in these videos, viewers will have access only while on campus (or VPN) and while logged into a computer using USR credentials.

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