2015 Kick-Offs

Fall 2015: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
"The Rewards of Persistence"

Thursday, August 12, 2015
7:45 am - 2:30 pm

Agenda

Opening Session

  • Comments from President Widmer
  • College updates
  • Persistence focused presentation

Break

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

  • Snap Chats, Assorted HCC presenters
    • Table A:  Persistence of Memory, Ed Carroll, History
    • Table B:  Creating Pencasts as Supplemental Resources, Todd Simeone, Computer Technology 
    • Table C:  Plickers: A No-cost Alternative to Clickers, Jim Patton, Math
    • Table D:  Making Discussions on Blackboard More Effective and Engaging, Jon Hoekstra, Biology
  • Come and Play: Tai Chi for Improved Health, Jane Ren, Visiting Professor and Aaron Zhang, IITL
  • Financial Aid 101 for Heartland Employees, Todd Burns, Financial Aid Office
  • Join the Party: Getting Social at HCC, Raegan Rinchiuso and Becky Gropp, Marketing & Public Information
  • "The Struggle is Real:" Supporting Student Success with Open Source Textbooks, Nancy Evans, Business, and Rachelle Stivers, Library
  • Make FOCUS/PDCA and the CI Portal Work for You, Brandon Wardell, Human Resources   
  • What's Going Down in Springfield?  Get the Scoop on Illinois Legislation and Advocacy, Janet Hill-Getz, Advancement

Lunch

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

  • Snap Chats, Assorted HCC presenters
    • Table A:  HCC Reading Center Overview, Jeanette Diller and Reading Center Facilitators
    • Table B:  HCC Foundation Scholarships, Melissa Fasig, Development and Foundation Offices Table C:  Persistence: The Power of Tutoring Services to Help Students Persist in Achieving their Goals, Jenny Crones and Shamelle Grabill, Tutoring Services
    • Table D:  Meeting Needs on the Frontline, Barb Glover and Cindy Avery, Disability Support Services
  • Join the Party: Getting Social at HCC, Raegan Rinchiuso and Becky Gropp, Marketing & Public Information
  • Conducting Research at HCC, Amy Smith, Institutional Effectiveness, Stacy Mann, Psychology, and other members of HCC’s Institutional Review Board
  • Continuous Improvement Projects in the Classroom, the Office, and to Infinity and Beyond, Scott Rager, History, Barb Borg, Nursing, Veronica Inselmann, STEM-B. Travis Huber, Continuing Education, and Jane Chapman, Biology
  • Persistence by Design: An Attempt to Coordinate Multiple Instructional Strategies into Curriculum Planning, Zach Petrea, English
  • How to Foster Grit in Students: Developing Growth Mindset Behavior, Becky Shafer, Math
  • Leadership at All Levels, Brandon Wardell, Human Resources

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

  • Snap Chats, Assorted HCC presenters
    • Table A:  Event Planning with 25Live, Bob Gibson, Information Technology, and Lauren Sheley, Advancement
    • Table B:  Texting 101, Ben Stone, Student Enrollment
    • Table C:  Helping You Find Resources for Your Projects, Chris Downing, Development & Foundation Offices
    • Table D:  Preparing to Write a Great Letter of Recommendation, Kim McHale, Math  
  • Come and Play: Tai Chi for Improved Health, Jane Ren, Visiting Professor and Aaron Zhang, IITL 
  • Who Are These People and What Did You Do with My Students? Strategies to Engage Millennials, Dana King, STEM-B and Traci VanProoyen, Academic Affairs
    http://hccengagingmillennials.weebly.com/ and Popcorn Making 101 (PDF)
  • LinkedIn: Your Continuous Improvement Tool, Sara Baker and Elizabeth Robinson, Career Services
  • Persistence as it Applies to Teaching and Learning: Faculty Success & Student Success, Stacie Rose & Manju Kishore, Biology
  • Blueprint for Reducing Research and Writing Anxiety: Making Support Services Engaging and Unavoidable, Randi Sutter, Library, and Jennifer Swartout, Illinois Central College (formerly HCC, English)

Annual Ice Cream Social after last breakout session

Exhibit Table Displays in Hallways

  • Heartland Community College Adjunct Faculty Association - Dewhitt Bingham
  • Alumni Association & Career Services - Colleen Reynolds & Elizabeth Robinson
  • Fitness & Recreation Center - Ryan Knox
  • Smoking Cessation - Jill Ascher Mohr
  • Payroll/Business Office - JD Davis
  • Foundation - Larissa McIlvain
  • Community Education - Angie Coughlin
  • Customized Training - Jennifer Feaman
  • Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs - Karen Huber
  • Challenger Learning Center – Stacey Shrewsbury & Alicia Lage

Evaluation Results

August 2015 HCC Best Practices All Campus Kick-Off Evaluation Results (PDF)

Spring 2015: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
Continuing the Theme Introduced in August: "From 'Can Do' to 'Can Do Well'"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7:45 am – 2:30 pm

Agenda

Opening Session

Welcome and Brief College Update – Rob Widmer, President
"Textbooks and Educational Resources: A Factor in Student Success" – Doug Minter & Nancy Evans

Break

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

  • Snap Chats, Assorted HCC presenters.   ACEC 2101 & 2102
    • Table A:  Sprint into Service Learning, Jami Spencer, English
    • Table B: Understanding Non-Native Speakers, Kerry Urquizo and Khrystyna Sanborn, English as a Second Language Program
    • Table C:  The Human Library, Carol Reid and Rachelle Stivers, HCC Library Staff
    • Table D:  Showcase and Share –What Can You Do with an Index Card?  Francine Armenth-Brothers, Health Handouts (PDF)
    • Table E:  Flipping Your Classroom – Strategies and Tips, Stacy Mann, Psychology, and Janice Malak, Sociolog.
    • Table F:  Tips, Tools, & Tabletops –What to Say and How to Say it, Barb Glover and
      Cindy Avery, Disability Support Services
    • Table G:  Next Step – Together We Can, Janice Tamplin, Associate Director of Adult Transition
      Services 
    • Demonstration: How to Use a Textbook Selection Tool, Cara Dulaitis, Akademos
  • The SGA Textbook Swap and How You Can Help, Marvin Rasch (Director of Student Engagement), Haley Craig (SGA President), Katie Foree (former Student Member of the HCC Board of Trustees
  • FERPA: What is it and Why is it Important? Cindy Alfano, Director of Records Handout (PDF)
  • Better Serving Our First-Generation and/or Low-income Students, Pamela Sweetwood, Director of TRIO, and Rachel Phillips, Coordinator of TRIO Handout (PDF)
  • Do YOU Have a Story to Tell? Using Traditional and Digital Storytelling, Margaret Varney, Early Childhood Handout 1 (PDF) Handout 2 (PDF)

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

  • Follett's New Initiatives, Follett Higher Education Group, Bruce Snyder, Vice President, Marketing
  • Choosing Free Textbooks Students Will Want to Read, Nancy Evans, Business, and Rachelle Stivers, Library Handout (PDF)
  • From How Many to How Well in Enrollment Services, Padriac Shinville, Dean of Enrollment Services, and Lindsay Eickhorst, Director of Advisement and Career Services Handout (PDF)
  • Multigenerational Differences, Brandon Wardell, Human Resources Handout (PDF)
  • Muppet Wars – A Social Game of Positive Peer Relationships, Renee Collins, Computer Technology, Janice Malak, Sociology, Jennifer Woodruff, Sociology, and Kim Travers, Industrial Technology
  • Best Practices by the Best in Illinois, Frank Short, Communication, Katy Koe, Math, Fred Wendler, Biology, and Hong Fei, Biology

Lunch

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

  • Follett's New Initiatives, Follett Higher Education Group, Bruce Snyder, Vice President, Marketing
  • Accessing, Uploading, and Sharing Video Using Google Drive, Tom Corcoran, IT
  • Improving Your Courses by Writing Your Own Textbooks, Johnny tenBroek and Todd Simeone, Computer Technology
  • Two Heads are Better than One: Team Teaching for All Courses, Kerry Urquizo, Coordinator of ESL Programs, and Tammy Truitt, Associate Director of Adult Education
  • Active Learning + Mastery Learning = Increased Success Rates, Thuong Jongky, Biology
  • The HCC Adjunct Faculty Promotion System: Aligning Employee Evaluation and Recognition with HCC Values, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Associate VP of Academic Affairs, and Jenny Crones, Art/HAFA President (See http://prezi.com/lvmk3aulbiud/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share)

 Exhibit Table Displays in Hallways

  • Reading Center
  • Project RISE
  • Community Ed
  • Customized Training
  • Alumni Relations
  • Heartland Adjunct Faculty Association

Evaluation Results (available on campus only)

January 2015 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