2014 Kick-Offs

Fall 2014: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
"From 'Can Do' to 'Can Do Well': Affirming Our Values, Attaining Excellence"

Thursday, August 14, 2014
7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Agenda

Opening Session

Welcome and Brief College Update - Rob Widmer, President
The Heartland Journey: From 'Can Do' to 'Can Do Well' - Institutional Effectiveness Council

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #1: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • Learn What Heartland Library "Can Do" for You! (PDF), Randi Sutter, Carol Reid, and Colleen Bannon, Library. AQIP Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • Athletics and Academics: What the "Student" in "Student-Athlete" Means at HCC, Rachel Cook, Advising, and Nate Metzger, Athletics. AQIP Category 2: Meeting Student and Other Key Stakeholder Needs
  • How Well Do We Engage Our Students? Come See What They Think, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Academic Affairs, Dan Hagberg, Information Technology, and Rick Pearce, Learning and Student Success. AQIP Category 2: Meeting Student and Other Key Stakeholder Needs
  • One Plus One Equals Three: Using Difference of Perspective and Cultural Practices as Windows into Critical Thinking
  • Tools for the Learner-Centered Educator, Lisa Putnam Cole, Reading, Carol Hahn, Art, Stephanie Kratz, English, Tom McCulley, English, Emily Olmetti, Reading, and Jennifer Swartout, English.
  • Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Using Student Growth Models (PDF), Becky Shafer, Math.
  • How Well Do We Plan for Improvements to Our Existing Processes? Come to Obtain a Resource that Will Help You Clarify and Document Your Current Processes, Kelli Hill and Anita Moore, Institutional Effectiveness Council. AQIP Category 6: Quality Overview
  • A Closer Look at AQIP Category 3: Exploring Heartland's Commitment to the Hiring, Development, and Evaluation of Employees, Barbara Leathers, Human Resources. AQIP Category 3: Valuing People

Lunch

Professional Development Breakout Session #2: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • The CT2 Project: What We Have Learned and Where We Go From Here, Nick Schmitt, Zach Petrea, Nikki Burrmann, Paul Folger, and Anne Colloton, Assessment Committee. AQIP Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • Faculty Success Teams: An Experiment in Curriculum Design and Implementation, Jennifer Cherry, Sean Colcleasure, Cathy Gilbert, Stephanie Kratz, and Richard Seehuus, English.
  • Universal Design for Learning in Your Classroom, Johnna Darragh Ernst, Early Childhood Education, and Karen Shaw, Education. AQIP Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • Creation Stories: Part III (Culture and Community Ed), Lisa Putnam Cole, Reading.
  • Improving Your Courses by Writing Your Own Textbooks, Johnny tenBroek and Todd Simeone,
  • Taking the "Can Do" to the Next Level Through Project Management, Brandon Wardell, Human Resources. AQIP Category 6: Quality Overview
  • Tech Tools Potpourri (PDF), Dana King, Business and Technology.
  • From Harvard to Heartland: Peer Instruction Can Work at Any Level, Jane Chapman, Biology.

Professional Development Breakout Session #3: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • Dual Credit: What is It and Why is It Getting So Much Attention?, Rick Pearce, Learning and Student Success, and Sean Colcleasure, English.
  • Assessment 101: Introduction to Assessment of Student Learning, Nick Schmitt, Assessment Committee/Psychology. AQIP Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • A Process of Writing Letters of Recommendation that Promotes Personal Responsibility and Student Self-Awareness, Kim McHale, Math.
  • Being with What Is: Mindfulness at Work (and School), John Ernst, Communication, Faye Freeman-Smith, Student Counseling Services, and Tonya Keach, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher.
  • Start as You Mean to Finish: Getting On Course, Reneé́ Collins, Computer Technology, Linda Lambert, Business Technology, Janice Malak, Sociology, Kimberly Travers, Industrial Technology, and Jennifer Woodruff, Sociology.
  • Heartland Normal Readiness Center: Valuing Relationships to Enhance Resources. Mary Beth Trakinat, Continuing Education and Advancement, Jim Hubbard, Facilities, Becky LaMont, Health and Human Services, Julie Elzanati, Continuing Education, and Illinois National Guard Staff. AQIP Category 5: Knowledge Management and Resource Stewardship
  • Enhance Your Career with LinkedIn, Elizabeth Robinson and Sara Baker, Career Services.

Evaluation Results

"August 2014 HCC Best Practices All Campus Kick-Off Evaluation Results" (PDF)

Spring 2014: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
"Exploring and Celebrating Heartland Core Values"

Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:45 am - 3:00 pm
Astroth Community Education Center

Agenda

Opening Session

Welcome and Brief College Update - Rob Widmer, President

Keynote Address

"The Impact of Values on Organizational Relationships, Climate, and Leadership"
Dr. Charles R. Novak, President Emeritus, Richland Community College

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #1: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • Life in the Margins, Anita Moore, Barb Glover, Liz Huett, and Students, Disability Support Services
  • Measuring HCC Core Values: Examining the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and its Relationship to HCC Core Values, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Dan Hagberg, and Rick Pearce, Learning and Student Success
  • Creation Stories: Part II (Instruction), Lisa Cole, Reading, and panel
  • You've Got (Too Much) Mail!, Wendy Anderson, Information Technology
  • Healthy Hooky Hour, Josh Kauten and Ryan Knox, Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Step Up! Bystander Intervention, Jill Ascher-Mohr, HCC Prevention Specialist
  • Academic Integrity at HCC, Kim Kelley and other members of the Academic Integrity Advisory Board

Lunch

Professional Development Breakout Session #2: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • Shots Fired On Campus Student Edition: When Lightning Strikes, Keith Gehrand, Safety and Emergency Services Analyst
  • These are the Droids we are looking for! Demitrius Harris, Information Technology
  • Family Life, Community and Higher Education in China, Lixia Fan, Visiting Professor, China
  • How to Make Every Student Feel Like a "Market of One," Terry Lowe, Business
  • "Cultural Awareness Game", Jennifer Woodruff, Sociology
  • Valuing Students, Valuing Academic Standards: What are your Classroom Strategies for Assisting Unready Students? Tom Clemens, English

Professional Development Breakout Session #3: Best Practice Ideas for All

  • Shots Fired On Campus Student Edition: When Lightning Strikes, Keith Gehrand, Safety and Emergency Services Analyst
  • National Career Readiness Certificate at HCC, MaryBeth Trakinat, Jill Blair, Julie Elzanati, Jennifer Feaman, and Angie Coughlin, Continuing Education
  • Valuing Student Voices: Using Talking Circles in the Classroom, Alaina Winters, Communication
  • WHAT? Heartland has a Reading Center? Emily Olmetti and other staff, Reading Center
  • HCC IR 'n' You: Redefining the Institutional Researcher, Jon Laird, Institutional Research
  • Green Apple Core: Valuing a Sustainable Future, Adrienne Tucker and Green Team members, Green Institute

Evaluation Results (available on campus only)

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