Teaching Science Online Conference

Parkland Community College, in Champaign, Illinois is hosting another conference this November on teaching science online. This year's title is "Designing and Improving an Effective Online Science Course." The conference will be November 1-2. The conference website is: https://online.parkland.edu/scienceOnline/index.cfm

The call for proposals is still open if you would like to present. The Call for Proposals & Registration information are at the website under “Current Conference.” For more information, contact Brett Coup at 217-353-2639 or bcoup@parkland.edu.

CII October Certificate Series: Library Resources

CII has started a new Certificate Series for all full-time and adjunct faculty.  The workshops included in this year-long series support student success, and take a deeper dive into a specific topic each month.  The month of October focuses on creating a dream course using the vast array of electronic print and streaming media database resources held by the Harper College Library.

CII has partnered with  Library faculty to schedule some great sessions for the month of October.  Below, is a list of the offerings.

Take any 3 separate workshop topics in Octobers's Certificate Series to earn a Certificate of Completion for October.

  • Pouring the Foundation: The Importance of Solid Information Literacy Skills
    CRN 20870 (Oct 2 - 11-Noon) OR CRN 20871 (Oct 4 - 4-5pm)

  • Building the Frame: Building a Collection that Supports Your Curriculum and Coursework
    CRN 20872 (Oct 9 - 11-Noon)OR CRN 20873 (Oct 11 - 4-5pm)

  • Insulate and Enclose: Use e-resources to Make Your Class Attractive and Efficient
    CRN 20875 (Oct 16 - 11-Noon) OR CRN 20876 (Oct 18 - 4-5pm)

  • Final Inspection/Passing Inspections: Assessing Your Efforts and Making Necessary Changes
    CRN 20877 (Oct 23 - 11-Noon) OR CRN 20878 (Oct 25 - 4-5pm)
  • Please also watch for weekly notices about these offerings from Lauren Salotti.

    ICCFA 2012 Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference

    Registration is now open for the Illinois Community College Faculty Association 2012 Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference. The conference will be held October 25 and 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.

    Registration includes five Thursday evening Round Table Discussions with appetizers provided and over 20 sessions from which to attend on Friday; as well as Friday breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Session topics include e-textbooks, student retention, learning communities, online teaching, and more. Keynote speaker will be Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accounting. Mr. Martire will address the issue of pension reform.
    A draft version of the Program is available at Teaching & Learning Conference Program/Draft.

    Register for the conference on or before October 17th to receive the $100 conference rate. http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/iccfa/registration.cfm

    Room reservations must be made on or before October 4, 2012, to ensure you receive the conference room rate of $70.
    Use the conference code: ICC.

    Brown Bag Session:
    Community College Completion Agenda

    Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College, has been a leader in community college education for several decades. Marianne Farinas de Leon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic Success, attended the Innovations 2012 Conference in March where O’Banion was a keynote speaker and she had the good fortune to engage one-on-one with him. A brown bag session will be held on 9/26/12 at 12:30 p.m. in F-124. Marianne will share O’Banion’s perspective of the six main principles of a successful community college completion agenda.