Our August Celebration of Learning is a week long event for faculty and staff to come together, collaborate, and build community for the upcoming academic year.

August 12-16, 2019

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Opening Session

President, Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, will update faculty and staff on college-wide initiatives and share her insights regarding the progress and success of strategic planning projects.

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All Academic Meeting

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Awuah, will bring the faculty together to share information and ideas regarding academic issues affecting the success of ICC students.

Picnic & Expo

Enjoy tasty picnic fare with friends and colleagues and then explore the exciting innovations happening throughout the college by meandering through the expo. ICC employees will be showcasing the efforts of various departments and strategic teams by doling out information and treats at each booth. Food. Laughter. Camaraderie. It is sure to be a great afternoon!

Summer Social Hour

Cold, refreshing beverages will be served to all employees as Celebration of Learning draws to a close. Please join us for a refreshing drink and meet someone new!

Mon., August 12

New Employee Orientation

212 C/D and TC 210, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

New employees will learn about ICC – its resources, services, and employee programs.

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New Full-time Faculty Institute Retreat

235A, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

This session introduces new full-time faculty to various aspects of teaching at ICC.  Attendees will meet with administration and be introduced to various student services.  A faculty panel will provide a Q&A session titled "First Day in the Classroom".  Also, tips and tricks will be shared to stay organized during the first year of teaching.  

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Campus Tours

Peoria Campus, Arbor Hall, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

You won’t want to miss this tour of the Peoria campus as Bruce Budde explains the renovations, innovations, and why ICC is leading the way in professional education.

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New Employee Orientation

212 C/D and TC 210, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

New employees will learn about ICC – its resources, services, and employee programs

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Tue., August 13

Light Breakfast

Performing Arts Center Lobby, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Join your friends and colleagues for a continental breakfast of pastries, fruit, coffee and juice prior to attending the all-college address.

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All-College Address

Performing Arts Center, 8:30 am - 10:45 am

President, Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, will update faculty and staff on college-wide initiatives and share her insights regarding the progress and success of strategic planning projects. After a short intermission, various speakers will share relevant information with faculty and staff. Watch Live Online

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Faculty Forum

Lecture/Recital Hall 127F, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

All full-time faculty are invited.

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Adjunct Faculty Meeting with Dr. Awuah

Tranquility Room 209A/210A, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Dr. Emmanual Awuah will discuss the essential role adjunct faculty play in student success. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the vision of Academic Affairs and network with adjunct colleagues.

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HLC: ICC's Pathway to Reaffirmation of Accreditation

218B, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Presenters: Jill Wright and Julie Clemens This presentation will provide an overview of ICC’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation pathway. Participants will become familiar with the type of evidence that HLC will review, the campus sessions that will occur during the HLC campus visit (February 3-5, 2020), and the potential stakeholder groups that may be scheduled to meet with HLC peer reviewers.

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ICC Finances

216B, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Presenter: Bruce Budde Bruce Budde will discuss the most current information regarding ICC's finances.

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Promoting Campus-Wide Racial Justice & Equity

212 C/D, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Presenter:  Rita Ali This session presents approaches for diffusing tensions in discussions about race and finding humor and fascination with diverse perspectives. A round-table discussion will identify issues, strategies, and opportunities for employing racial justice and equity in and outside of the classroom. Plans for campus-wide dialogue and activities following the Peoria Summit on Racial Justice and Equity will be shared.

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ADKAR: The People Side of Change

Lecture/Recital Hall 127F, 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenters: Karen Ball, Change Management Coach Do you sometimes feel like things at ICC are changing so quickly that it’s hard to keep up? Karen Ball introduced the ADKAR model for addressing the “people side of change” at the All-college Address, Come learn more about ADKAR and how we can use the model to support each other through changes. (Note: This is the same session that was delivered at the Strategic Planning Retreat in March 2019.)

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High School Pathways

216B, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenter:  Arnitria Shaw Pathways can range from 1-2 dual credit classes to ensure that a high school student is “college-ready “to students obtaining a full college credential upon high school graduation. Learn more about the PaCE framework and how ICC is partnering with area high schools to align dual credit offerings with postsecondary and career areas of interest.

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Student Coaching & the Advising Redesign

212 C/D, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenters: Kari Schimmel and Jill Blair The Strategic Planning Completion Team is working on redesigning ICC’s approach to advising with the goal of increasing student success and improving equity. The five-year Title III grant we were awarded last year will fund a partnership to support us through this work. Come learn how we’ll implement student success coaching and design an approach to advising focused on transformation and empowerment!

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Multiple Measures

218B, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenters:  Joe Bergman & Pete Fandel A single test score cannot determine a student’s ability, so how is ICC adapting student placement processes to accommodate the complexity of this issue?

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Shared Governance

212 C/D, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

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Workforce Development Update

216B, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Kerr We are the entrepreneurial arm of the college servicing High School through adult learners. As a division, we foster collaboration across the college on our collective mission to ensure career pathways to family-sustaining wages through short term certificates and transferable degrees. Join us to learn more!

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Wed., August 14

Academic Affairs Light Breakfast

CougarPlex, 8:30 am - 9:00 am

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ICC Finances

216B, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Presenter: Bruce Budde Bruce Budde will discuss the most current information regarding ICC's finances.

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Who Are Our Students?

212 C/D, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Presenter: Jill Blair As we strive to improve equity and increase student success outcomes, we need to be able to anticipate and respond to the needs of our students. First, we need a clear idea of who our students are and what they need from ICC as they pursue their personal, educational and career goals. Come explore ICC student characteristics and consider how this information should influence the way we teach and support our students.

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Marketing Process & Support

218B, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

In this presentation, you will learn how to maximize what the marketing department has to offer. The processes have changed, but the intent to support ICC and its programs is stronger than ever.

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All-Academic Meeting

CougarPlex, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presenter:  Dr. Emmanuel Awuah Academic issues and initiatives will be discussed.

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ICC's Institutional Operational Plan

216B, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Due to a scheduling conflict, THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

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Workforce Development Update

212 C/D, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Kerr We are the entrepreneurial arm of the college servicing High School through adult learners. As a division, we foster collaboration across the college on our collective mission to ensure career pathways to family sustaining wages through short term certificates and transferable degrees. Join us to learn more!

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Picnic & Expo

East Peoria Campus, Cafeteria, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy tasty picnic fare with friends and colleagues and then explore the exciting innovations happening throughout the college by meandering through the expo.  ICC employees will be showcasing the efforts of various departments and strategic teams by doling out information and treats at each booth.  Food.  Laughter.  Camaraderie.  It is sure to be a great afternoon!

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Academic Department Meetings

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

AIT - AIT 245 ABS - Lecture Recital Hall 127F HLTH - Tranquility Room 209A/210A HUM - 212 C/D & 213B MSE - 123A

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Copyright & Compliance

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

After this compelling presentation, participants will realize that one should not “Mickey Mouse” around with copyright.  How do you respect the work of others and still provide quality materials to students?  This information-packed session that will help participants legally maximize resources.

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Key Take-aways from Achieving the Dream Teaching & Learning Summit

218B, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenters:  Julie Clemens, Terri Punke & Courtney Arnett Faculty and staff will share highlights from the Teaching and Learning Summit last May. The topics explored were
  • Open Educational Resources: Beyond Cost
  • Guided Pathways: Ensuring Students Are Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Practices: Leveraging Knowledge for Equity

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First Semester Experience In-Action

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Student Engagement Team Members (Angela Pacotti-Long; Arnitria Shaw; David Smit; Emily Points; Ericson Beck; Ethan Hedman; Jeri Dietrich Clark; Kristin Jacobson Flex; Laurel Frautschi; Pradeepa David; Susan Sanders; Tod Daniels) This presentation will provide an introduction to work that campus completed to prepare and deploy ICC”s First Semester Experience course.  Participants will be familiar with the target student population served through this pilot course, the course outcomes, and the next steps that may be needed to scale a first semester experience.

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Promoting Campus-Wide Racial Justice & Equity

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Presenter:  Dr. Rita Ali This session presents approaches for diffusing tensions in discussions about race and finding humor and fascination in diverse perspectives. A round-table discussion will identify issues, strategies and opportunities for employing racial justice and equity in and outside of the classroom.  Plans for campus-wide dialogue and activities following the Peoria Summit on Racial Justice and Equity will be shared.

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Assessment In-Action

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

ABS: Bryan Asbury AIT: Brian Weaver BLIS: Adam Saatkamp Health Careers: Julie Feeny, April Tatham Humanities: Sue Sanders MSE: Ganesh Lakshminarayan Co-Curricular: Bryan Clark This presentation will provide an overview of faculty assessment of student learning achievements completed during the 2018-19 Academic year.  Participants will be re-introduced to ICC’s 3-year assessment calendar, introduced to the 2019-20 Faculty and Co-Curricular Assessment Fellows, and acquainted with the connection of the assessment work completed and projected as it aligns to the HLC Criterion for Accreditation.

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The WHY, WHAT, and HOW of Career Clusters: What Faculty & Staff Need to Know

218B, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters:  Julie Howar, Corrine Brown, Karen Geisler, & RC San Jose By now you may have heard the term Career Cluster floating around and you may have an idea of what they are. But why should we care? Where did they come from? How are they organized and why? Who uses them and why? What does it mean to ICC and my job? All your questions will be answered in this presentation.

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Open Educational Resources: Beyond Cost

East Peoria Campus, Technology Center, 210, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters:  Cate Kaufman, James Decker, Jessica Bastian, and Megan Bomer Beyond cost, are there other benefits of using open educational resources in the classroom? Let’s talk about student persistence, equity, collaboration, classroom innovation, and open pedagogy. This session will explore what was learned at the AtD Teaching & Learning Summit as well as what’s happening here at ICC.

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Creating a Culture of Influence in the Classroom

East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Dr. Ralph Murphy & Julie Clemens This teaching and learning session will provide faculty and staff with tools to enhance students ability to learn course objectives and outcomes, promote student engagement and involvement, in addition to developing action-steps to increase student belonging.  

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Thu., August 15

Curriculum Committee Meeting

217A, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Summer Social Hour

East Peoria Campus, Courtyard, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cold, refreshing beverages will be served to all employees as Celebration of Learning draws to a close. Please join us for a refreshing drink and meet someone new!

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Fri., August 16

Summer Social Hour

Peoria Campus, Student Center, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cold, refreshing beverages will be served to all employees as Celebration of Learning draws to a close. Please join us for a refreshing drink and meet someone new!

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