2013 Kick-Offs

Fall 2013: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
"Engagement"

Thursday, August 15, 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Astroth Community Education Center

Agenda

Opening Session

Welcome and Brief College Update, Rob Widmer, President

Keynote Address

"Student Success: What Matters Most"
Dr. Kay M. McClenney, Director, Center for Community College Student Engagement and Faculty Member, University of Texas at Austin

Break

Professional Development Breakouts #1: Best Practices for All

Lunch

Professional Development Breakouts #2: Best Practices for All

  • Leading with Appreciative Inquiry, Gwendolyn Joseph, Consultant.
  • Distraction/Awareness: Mindfulness Practices in and out of the Classroom, John Ernst, Communication and Film.
  • Engaging Student Employees in Student Success (PDF), Jill Brehmer, George Mueller, & Deb Ungson-Walbert, Tutoring Services, along with student panel.
  • Restorative Justice at HCC, Alaina Winters, Communication.
  • The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Outcomes of a Team Learning Project, Kim Travers, Industrial Technology & Renee Collins, Computer Technology
  • Promotion Portfolio: Successful Strategies, Thuong Jongky, Barb McLaughlin-Olson, Johnny tenBroek, Tom McCulley, & Sarah Diel-Hunt, PERT Committee.
  • The Power of the 3 X 5 Card: Student Engagement Really Can Be This Simple, Becky LaMont, HHS Division.

Professional Development Breakouts #3: Best Practices for All

  • Creation Stories, Part 1 – Infrastructure. Lisa Cole, Reading.
  • Survey, You Say? Hooray!: Making Use of CCSSE Results, David Cook, Jon Laird, & Sara Collins, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Event Planning: From Hosting the Governor to Your Mother-in-law, Lauren Marshall, Special Events & Veronica Inselmann, Enrollment Services.
  • History and Future of HCC Employee Wellness (PDF), Josh Kauten, Brandi Kimball, and other members of the "We Choose Health" Task Team at HCC.
  • Engaging with the CDL, Joellen Scott and other staff, Child Development Lab.
  • Get Better Acquainted with On Course: Innovative Applications Provide Valuable Insight, Manju Kishore, Biology & Scott Tichenor, Math.
  • Don’t be a Hater, Come Get Hyphy Over the Cornerstones, Jane Chapman, Biology, Nick Schmitt, Psychology, & Sarah Diel-Hunt, Academic Affairs Division.

Evaluation Results

August 2013 HCC Best Practices All Campus Kick-Off Evaluation Results (PDF)

Spring 2013: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
Connecting Through Stories: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

Thursday, January 10, 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Astroth Community Education Center

Agenda

Opening Session

Welcome and Brief College Update - Dr. Allen Goben

Keynote Address

Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College, Maryland 
“The Mutuality of the Narrative”

Break

Professional Development Breakouts #1: Best Practices for All

  • Intersecting Personal and Institutional Narratives, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College.
  • Working with Colleagues toward a Common Goal, Lindsay Eickhorst, Kim Kelley, & Candace Brownlee, Enrollment Services.
  • There’s more to the Web than Facebook and Google, Dana King, Business Technology Learning Center. 
  • Healthy Food, Healthy People, Adrienne Tucker, Catherine Dunlap, & Tim Glaza, Green Institute.
  • "Indianapolis Road Trip Results" (PDF), Stacie Rose, Biology, Sarah Diel-Hunt, SBS Division, & Syreeta Williams, Advising.
  • Earning is 85.714% of Learning: Studying Student Persistence in the Classroom, Tom Clemens, English.
  • Engaging Students in Meaningful Ways, Barb Broadbear, Health Education. 

Lunch

including opportunity for small group to dialogue with Dr. DeRionne Pollard.

Professional Development Breakouts #2: Best Practices for All

  • Extending, Expanding, and Designing the Institutional Narrative and the Role of Leadership, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College.
  • Borders, Leaders, and Comments, OH MY! Dana King, Business Technology Learning Center.
  • "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Tell Your Story with Picasa!" (PDF), Austin Grammer, Customized Training.
  • Family Stories as a Teaching Tool Supporting Cultural Competency, Darlene Wills & Johnna Darragh-Ernst, Early Childhood Education.
  • Use and Benefits of Student Self-Assessment, Todd Simeone & Johnny tenBroek, Computer Technology.
  • HCC Writing Program Enhancements, Matt Felumlee, Stephanie Kratz, Jennifer Cherry, Zach Petrea, Tom McCulley, Cathy Gilbert, and Cherie Rankin, Writing Program Developmental Writing Redesign Team.

Professional Development Breakouts #3: Best Practices for All

  • Partnering for Your Own Success, Kelli Hill, Assistant to the President for Collaborative Efforts.
  • The Edible Car Contest, Dorene Perez & Jim Gibson, Illinois Valley Community College, & Bob Gibson, HCC Information Technology.
  • "Effective Use of Media in the Classroom" (PDF), Jennifer Woodruff, Sociology.
  • Time Management Strategies for Online/Hybrid Teaching, Jean-Marie Taylor, Business.
  • Blackboard Supplemental Certification, Dan Hagberg, Information Technology.
  • Accessing HCC Computer Systems at Home and From Mobile Devices, Doug Minter, Lydia Cochran, Mike Bokus, John Chow, Chris Evans, and Jon Willoughby, Information Technology.

Evaluation Results (available on campus only)

"January 2013 HCC Best Practices All Campus Kick-Off Evaluation Results" (PDF)

Contact the IDC

2401 Student Commons Building
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Traci Van Prooyen

Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies
SCB 2301
Email: Traci.VanProoyen@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8288

Lisa Putnam Cole

Distinguished Professor of Reading
Coordinator of Faculty Academies
SCB 2304
EmailLisa.Cole@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8407