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 Tue, Aug 14, 2018

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Mon 13th

COL – New Employee Orientation East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Yoga for the Office East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
Blackboard for New Faculty East Peoria Campus, Technology Center, 218
COL – New Employee Orientation East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D

Tue 14th

COL – All College Continental Breakfast East Peoria Campus, Performing Arts Center, Studio Theatre
Celebration of Learning Opening Session East Peoria Campus, Performing Arts Center, Main Stage
COL – Adjunct Faculty Meeting East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Faculty Forum East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Lecture/Recital Hall, 127F
COL – Assessment Showcase East Peoria Campus, Tranquility Room
COL – Do You Know How Successful Our Students Are? East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
COL – Peoria Bus Tour
COL – Workforce Development Pathways East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Smoothie Tasting East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex
COL – AQIP Action Project: Student Focused Integrated Scheduling East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
COL – Strategic Enrollment East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Understanding ICC Finances East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B

Wed 15th

COL – Wellness at the CougarPlex East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex
COL – All Academic Meeting East Peoria Campus, Performing Arts Center, Main Stage
COL – Academic Department Meetings
COL – Picnic & Expo East Peoria Campus, Courtyard
COL – Finish Line Game East Peoria Campus, Tranquility Room
COL – Knowledge Expo East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Student Lounge
COL – Becoming a Preceptor East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
COL – Unique STEM Qualities East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B
COL – Student Employment East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 215B
COL – Vulnerability in the Classroom East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B
COL – Active Learning East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B

Thu 16th

COL – Departmental Work Sessions
COL – Select College-Wide Committee Meetings
COL – Take the Plunge: Open Source Learning at ICC East Peoria Campus, Administrative Building, Library, L318
COL – Social Media Strategies East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B
COL – Strategic Enrollment East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Do You Know How Successful Our Students Are? East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 214B
COL – Smoothie Tasting East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex
COL – Peoria Bus Tour
COL – Trends and Strategic Opportunities for Community Colleges in 2018 East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 212 C/D
COL – Predicting Gateway Math Course Success: Preliminary Findings East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 216B
COL – Q & A with the Cabinet East Peoria Campus, Atrium

Fri 17th

COL – Blackboard Training East Peoria Campus, Technology Center, 218
COL – Peoria Bus Tour
COL – State of the College Address for Annuitants East Peoria Campus, Tranquility Room
COL – Fitness 4 ALL East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex

All-Employee Slow Pitch Co-Ed Softball Tournament

To participate, individuals must complete the on-line registration form below by Wednesday, August 29.

To allow for greater participation by those areas onboarding students at the start of the semester, this year’s tournament has been pushed back to Friday, September 7. It will be conducted “anonymous draft” style, where players sign up individually to participate and captains choose players to form teams (kind of like when you were a kid and teams were chosen from everyone who wanted to play).

For more information, download and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the format and tournament in general.

If you have any questions, email Paul Resnick or Loyd Kirby.

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