About Celebration of Learning

Celebration of Learning is a bi-annual event designed to help faculty and staff learn new ways to innovate, engage, collaborate and align with the college's goals inside and outside the classroom. The event kicks off with an opening session in the Performing Arts Center at the beginning of fall and spring semesters and is followed by a series of breakout sessions hosted by peers that focus on one of several tracks: Innovation, Engagement, Collaboration, and Alignment.

Dear ICC Colleagues,

Plans are well underway for Celebration of Learning 2018, which is coming up August 13-17. If you’re new to ICC, Celebration of Learning can be described as a week set aside for faculty and staff to focus on professional development, with breakout sessions and meetings packaged with the common themes of celebrating our successes, understanding our students and community, and focusing on our future. It is a time to come together as a College and provide a strong start to the new academic year.

ICC’s Organizational Learning Coordinator, Ann Banks, is busy preparing the details and has some new offerings in store, including bus tours of our students’ environments in the Peoria area, a Knowledge Expo, and a college-wide Finish Line Game, to name a few. Some old favorite activities, such as the breakout sessions and the Courtyard Picnic and Expo, are making a return. The calendar of events is listed below.

I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite all of you to participate in two of the week’s events, in particular.

All-College Opening General Session

The Celebration of Learning Opening General Session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, from 8 to 11 am in the Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria Campus. If you are unable to attend the Opening Session in person, you can still join us via livestream.

As in years past, we will hear from our students. New this year, we also will hear from a panel of community leaders who will provide yet another perspective on our community’s needs and ICC’s role.

TGIF — The Grand ICC Fiftieth Finale

What better way to wrap up the year-long celebration of the College’s grand 50th anniversary than to have a Homecoming Celebration for current and retired employees and their guests?

TGIF, or “The Grand ICC Fiftieth,” will be on Friday, August 17 from 3 to 6 pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The theme for the event centers on a Homecoming to remind us all that time and distance cannot weaken our attachment to community. It’s the relationships we build and maintain with our students, the community at large, and with each other, that will strengthen and grow ICC.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person, and guests are welcome. Purchase tickets at icc.edu/TGIF by Wednesday, August 15. Your ticket purchase gives you access to four exhibits, hors d'oeuvres, and more.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join your colleagues for Celebration of Learning 2018.

Sheila Quirk-Bailey, DM
President

What's New

Finish Line Game

East Peoria Campus, Tranquility Room
A deeper understanding of the challenges our students face to complete a credential is critical to our student interactions, process and policies. Step into a role of a student and feel first hand the challenges our students face. This experience will give you a fresh perspective on your role and the college’s mission.

Knowledge Expo

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Student Lounge
Find out about innovative initiatives at ICC, such as apprenticeship programs, student support programs, grants, etc., as you stroll through the student lounge. Get up-to-date and get your steps for the day at the same time!

Peoria Bus Tour

The major theme of this year’s Celebration of Learning is “homecoming,” the feeling that time and distance can’t weaken our attachment to community. Join us for a tour of Peoria’s older neighborhoods, such as South Side and near North Valley, and become more familiar with where many of our students spend their time and the distance they must travel to become academically successful. Meet at the circle drive to join the tour.

TGIF – The Grand ICC Fiftieth Finale

Peoria Riverfront Museum
What better way to wrap up the year-long celebration of the College’s grand 50th anniversary than to have a “Homecoming Celebration” for current and retired employees and their guests?

Schedule Overview

Join us during Celebration of Learning by finding a breakout session to attend below. After attending a breakout session, please visit the calendar entry for the session below and filling out a survey about your experience.

Events for week of Mon, Jan 7, 2019

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Mon 7th

New Employee Orientation East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
New Employee Orientation East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D

Tue 8th

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Wed 9th

Celebration of Learning Opening Session East Peoria Campus, Performing Arts Center, Main Stage
Diversity Update with Dr. Ali East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
Wellness Program Re-boot East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
Effective Use of the Smart Classroom East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 305A
Understanding Sabbaticals East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 215B
Why Isn’t One Factor Enough? East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 306A
25 Live: An Explanation & Road-map East Peoria Campus, Technology Center, 215
Update: Student Assessment of Faculty East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 215B
Is That Covered? East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
The Beginning of an Honest Discourse about Racial Equity & Campus Climate East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B
Wellness Program Re-boot East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
Finish Line Game East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Tranquility Room, 210A
Refreshing Course Content to Better Engage Students East Peoria Campus, Administrative Building, Library, L318
The Magic of the Pivot Table East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 306A
Is That Covered? East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
Wellness Rope Challenge East Peoria Campus, Atrium
Marketing Update East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B

Thu 10th

Academic Affairs Planning: Long-term and Institutional Operational Plan East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex, 118
Mapping Student Success East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex, Ramsey Gym
Academic Department Meetings East Peoria Campus
Understanding Autism East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
Q & A with Dr. Regan East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
Effective Use of ICC’s Student Support Services East Peoria Campus, Tranquility Room

Fri 11th

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All-Employee Volleyball Tournament

To participate, teams or individuals must complete the on-line registration form below.

2019 ICC Employee Volleyball Tournament takes place Friday, January 11 with the first game(s) starting at 1 pm in the gym. Number of games and tournament format will be determined by number of teams signing up.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 9 at 4 pm. Come play and/or watch the fun!

Sign up by January 9 to play by completing the form below. Participants can register together as an entire team of between 6 and 10 people, or sign up individually to be placed on a team. Teams, tournament schedule, and other information will be emailed to all participants after the registration deadline has passed.

If you have any questions, contact volleyball tournament chair Loyd Kirby at (309) 694-5138.

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All Employee Volleyball Tournament Registration

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