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2021 ICCCA Conference Program

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

ICCCA Board Meeting

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

7:30 am - 11:15 am

Registration Open

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8:30 am - 11:15 am

ICCCA Aspiring Leaders Cohort Sessions

Only open to Aspiring Leaders Cohort.

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9:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois Community College Diversity Commission

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

CAO Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Opening General Session and Luncheon

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Welcome

Presenter(s): Paul Jensen, Associate VP, Academic Innovation and Workforce Education, Triton College

LUNCH
COVID-19 and George Floyd: Now That I Have Your Attention Let’s Make Policy!

Presenter(s): Dr. J. Q. Adams, Director, American Council on Education Consulting Midwest

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ICCCA Aspiring Leaders Cohort Sessions

Only open to Aspiring Leaders Cohort.

Room: Excellenceshow on map

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Concurrent Sessions 1a-1d

1a Statistics can be Fun! Humanizing an Online Statistics Course to Improve Retention

Humanizing my online statistics courses helped achieve a 93% overall retention rate during the pandemic. This session covers methods used to achieve these results and student feedback on how humanizing the course impacted their learning and enjoyment of the course.

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Presenter(s): Kona Jones, Richland Community College

1b Content Marketing for Student Success

The COVID-19 pandemic crystalized the need for timely, coordinated, ongoing student communication. Learn how Parkland College’s three divisions - Marketing and PR, Learning Support, and Enrollment Services - teamed together to build a “Student Success Messaging” plan and how the concise weekly communication served as an important tool throughout the pandemic.

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Presenter(s): Erin Shannon, Kristin Smigielski, and Derrick Baker, Parkland College

1c Supporting the System in CBE Development and Implementation

The ICCB is engaging in systemwide planning to provide support and build capacity for competency-based education (CBE) programs in the community college system. CBE programs can help institutions increase equitable outcomes for students, while becoming more responsive to local workforce needs. Come learn about ICCB’s cohort participation in the CBE Equity Collaboratory and upcoming resources and support for the system.

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Presenter(s): Ann Storey, ICCB

1d How African-American Community College Online Learners Succeed

This presentation will summarize the results of a qualitative study that identified the challenges Black community college online learners experienced and the resources and strategies they used to succeed. The presentation will also include recommendations to community colleges for improving the academic online performance of this population of students.

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Presenter(s): Lynn B. Mackey, Joliet Junior College

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 2a-2c

2a Purposeful College-Career Pathways

Defining a regional framework to guide college-career pathway development for the community college and its secondary partners requires a clearly defined framework. Join us to learn about Elgin Community College’s journey to define a regional framework to guide pathway development aligned with the College and Career Pathway Endorsement and Perkins Programs of Study. Lessons learned in navigating partnerships between community college and secondary schools will also be shared.

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Presenter(s): Dr. Mary Perkins and Cathy Taylor, Elgin Community College

2b Changing our Thinking about Change

Change management theory is more important than ever right now as we look into the abyss where our enrollment used to be. Use the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of change to position your ideas more effectively and confront our new realities.

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Presenter(s): Patty Zuccarello, Joliet Junior College

2c Dual Credit and the Illinois community college system: Jump-starting student success

This session will highlight state policies that govern dual credit across the Illinois community college system highlighting updates from the Dual Credit Quality Act and providing data on dual credit offerings in the state and outcomes related to those offerings.

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Presenter(s): Jay Brooks and Dr. Marcus Brown, ICCB

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

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3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Concurrent Sessions 3a-3c

3a Immersive Learning: The Future of Education and Work

Immersive learning enables students to experience content resulting in greater connections intellectually and emotionally with complex topics of study while building confidence and resiliency and contributing to stronger retention rates. Come learn how immersive learning environments accelerate learning and improve critical skills development, knowledge acquisition, retention, and mastery.

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Presenter(s): Dr. Richard G. Bush, Black Hawk College

3b Leaning into the Chaos: A Cross-Functional Reinvention of the Delivery and Support of Course Materials

Discover how Leganto, an LMS integration tool, bridges the gap among students, faculty, and staff to support day-one readiness of students, OER initiatives, and seamless course content delivery. Our cross-functional team will share triumphs, challenges, and plans for future enhancements.

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Presenter(s): Cate Kaufman, Jessica Bastian, James Decker, Michelle Weghorst, Lonetta Oliver, and Jeff Maston, Illinois Central College

3c Community College Stigma and Its Effect on Illinois High School Seniors’ College Choice

This dissertation was a 2020 winner of the Administrative Leadership Scholarship awarded by ICCCA, ICCTA, ICCSF, and Illinois Council of Community College Presidents.

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Presenter(s): Bradley Griffith, John A. Logan College

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Concurrent Sessions 4a-4c

4a Resilience and Reinvention: Lessons Learned

In this session, the presenter is a facilitator; drawing comments, insights, and questions from those in attendance. Participants are encouraged to share a work-related practice or process impacted by COVID-19 which led to the reinvention of that activity, or highlight the resilience of students, faculty, or staff.

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Presenter(s): Susan Batchelor, Kaskaskia College

4b The Illinois Postsecondary Profiles – An Innovative Statewide Tool for All Audiences

The Illinois Postsecondary Profiles website is a collaborative initiative from IBHE, ICCB, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. This tool allows users ranging from students to researchers to explore Illinois’ postsecondary institutions and careers and the opportunities available based on the most up‐to‐date data.

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Presenter(s): Jason Klein and Alan Clemens, Northern Illinois University
    Nathan Wilson, ICCB

4c A Deep Dive into Program/Discipline Viability: Reinventing Program Review

While Program Review assures that colleges report on programs on a five-year cycle, Richland Community College administrators wanted annual information for review and possible change. The resulting Program Viability initiative meets those needs. Handouts and tips will be available for attendees!

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Presenter(s): Teena Zindel-McWilliams & Jessica Pickel, Richland Community College

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ICCCA Aspiring Leaders Cohort Reception

Open only to current and past AL Participants, current AL Presenters, and current Commission Leaders

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Friday, November 12, 2021

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration Open

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7:30 am - 8:00 am

Concurrent Sessions 6a-6c

6a Resilience and Reinvention: Lessons Learned

In this session, the presenter is a facilitator; drawing comments, insights, and questions from those in attendance. Participants are encouraged to share a work-related practice or process impacted by COVID-19 which led to the reinvention of that activity, or highlight the resilience of students, faculty, or staff.

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Presenter(s): Susan Batchelor, Kaskaskia College

6b Building a Framework for Resilience Through Trauma-Informed Care

This session explains what trauma is, its effects on the postsecondary educational institution, and strategies for implementing and practicing trauma-informed care for a post-pandemic classroom which benefit both the student and the instructor.

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Presenter(s): Dr. Markeyta Sconiers-Boone, City Colleges of Chicago

6c Sharing the Load with Core Partners Building ICAPS/IETs

This panel will explain how to include WIOA core partners from Title I and Title III to help with the heavy lift of Integrated Education (IETs) and ICAPS. Hear from teams as they answer commonly asked questions on building, implementing, and funding. Every build is unique, so starting with some blueprints and suggestions can go a long way to help establish programming.

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Presenter(s): Angela Gerberding, ICCB
    Elizabeth Hobson and Cathy Taylor, Elgin Community College
    Christina Manchen, Gabrielle Farner, and Leigh Dunning, Rend Lake College

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast/Welcoming Remarks

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ICCB Update

Presenter(s): Dr. Brian Durham, Executive Director, Illinois Community College Board

9:00 am - 9:45 am

ICCCA Business Meeting

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Presenter(s): Paul Jensen, ICCCA President

10:00 am - 11:50 am

ICCCA Aspiring Leaders Cohort Sessions

Only open to Aspiring Leaders Cohort.

Room: Excellenceshow on map

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Concurrent Sessions 5a-5c

5a Supporting Our Community through Service-Learning

In times of uncertainty and fear, we realize how important our community is to us. As community colleges, our communities are integral parts of who we are. Service- Learning provides mutually beneficial opportunities to integrate our students and community partners as we reinvent ourselves. This session will describe characteristics of service-learning, provide strategies for creating service-learning projects and selecting community partners, and provide examples of successful service-learning projects that have helped both students and the community remain resilient during the pandemic.

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Presenter(s): Dr. Lirim Neziroski, Prairie State College

5b How African-American Community College Online Learners Succeed

This presentation will summarize the results of a qualitative study that identified the challenges Black community college online learners experienced and the resources and strategies they used to succeed. The presentation will also include recommendations to community colleges for improving the academic online performance of this population of students.

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Presenter(s): Lynn B. Mackey

5c Connection, Reflection, and Reinvention!

The Leadership Team of the Illinois Community College Diversity Commission (ICCDC) welcomes you into an inclusive space to engage in and share strategies to connect, reflect, and reinvent in order to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on your campus.

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Presenter(s): Terrance Bond, Heartland Community College
    Dr. Laura Ortiz, Waubonsee Community College
    Mikael Gibson, Black Hawk College
    Nick Branson, College of Lake County

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Closing General Session and Luncheon

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ICCCA Scholarship Presentation

Presenter(s): Barry Hancock, Co-President, Illinois Community College System Foundation

Final Announcements/Raffles

You must be present to win!