2016 Kick-Offs

Fall 2016: All College Best Practices Kick-Off: Charting a Course for Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, August 18, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Agenda

Opening Session - ACEC Auditorium

  • Remarks from President Widmer
  • College Updates
  • Charting a Course for Today and Tomorrow

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #1: Best Practices for All

  • Your Essential Competency PS 2 (and general) Assessment Report(s), Brad Thomas and Assessment Committee members.
  • Universal Design for Learning: A 3 year review of curricular transformation,Zach Petrea, Stacie Rose, Karen Shaw, and Jill Ascher-Mohr. Universal Design for Learning (PDF).
  • Student Conduct Program and Maxient, Kim Kelley. Conduct and Maxient (PDF).
  • Global and local perspectives: Why cultural diversity makes us all smarter, Gavin Lee.
  • Choose your destination: Marketing will help you get there, Raegan Rinchiuso, Becky Gropp, Amy Humphreys, and Anjanel Folkens. Marketing Handout (PDF)

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #2: Best Practices for All

  • Run, hide, fight: Active shooter response, Keith A. Gehrand. Active Shooter Response (PDF)
  • The "Autism Epidemic": The truth revealed, Shonna Colclasure and Barb Glover. Autism Epidemic (PDF)
  • Universal Design for Learning: Our journey to UDL, Jill Ascher-Mohr and Stacie Rose. 
  • Blackboard Tools: Getting more from the Grade Center, Rubrics, and Assessments, Traci Van Prooyen and Frank Short.  

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #3: Best Practices for All

  • Make the choice: Becoming the best version of yourself, Lisa Summers.
  • Strengthen your assignments: Working with Tutoring Services, Jenny Crones and Van Furrh,Tutoring
  • Simplifying your life:  A guide to Faculty Central, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Lisa Sleevar, and Sara Westendorf. Faculty Central.
  • Business Intelligence: A quick site tour, Dan Hagberg and Jennifer Flaig.
  • Zaption: A free interactive video platform to engage learners, Heather Chapman. Zaption Video Platforms (PDF).

Adjournment

Exhibit Table Displays in Hallways

  • Continuing Education
  • Disability Support Services
  • Reading Center
  • Illinois Consortium for International Studies (ICISP)
  • Heartland CC Foundation
  • Textbook Team

Recognition of Refreshment Donors

  • Starbucks
  • Gloria Jeans
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Hy-Vee
  • Aaron's Furniture Rental

Evaluation Results

Spring 2016: All College Best Practices Kick-Off
Continuing the Theme Introduced in August: "The Rewards of Persistence"

Thursday, January 7, 2016
7:45 am - 12:30 pm

Agenda

Breakfast

Breakfast was graciously donated by King's Table Catering.

Opening Session

Video recording of opening session (Length: 01:35:50)

  • A Special Welcome and Music
  • Remarks from President Widmer
  • College Updates
  • Sharing Rewards of Persistence
  • Group photo of those present in the Auditorium (For the archives in recognition of Heartland's 25th anniversary)

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #1: Best Practice for All

  • Snap Chats. This 60-minute session will be divided into three (3) segments, each lasting 18 minutes.
    • Table A: Using Images and Multimodal Activities in your Work or Classroom, Carol Reid, Library. Handout (PDF)
    • Table B: HCC Foundation Scholarship, Melissa Fasig, Development Office. Learn about the new HCC
    • Table C: Persistence: The Power of Tutoring Services to Help Students Persist in Achieving Their Goals, Jenny Crones and Shamelle Grabill, Tutoring Services. Tutoring.
  • Writing Across the College—What’s That All About? Jennifer Cherry, English, and Tom McCulley, LASS Division. ENGL Course Outcomes (PDF), Writing Across the College Presentation (PDF) and WC Mission Statement and Rights (PDF)
  • Sustainability Persistence and Global Rewards, Larissa Armstrong, The Green Institute. Sustainability Persistence at Heartland Community College (PDF)
  • Creating a Community-Centered Learning Environment from the First Day of Class, Amanda Frioli, Communication.
  • Grab Your Plickers! We’re Going to Skitch Our Way Around the Internet and Snagit! Traci Van Prooyen, Online Learning and Instructional Technologies, Dana King, STEM-B Division. Weebly Tech Tools.
  • A Selection of Research Cases Used in GenEd Biology Courses as Samples of Scientific Method, Hong Fei, Biology.
  • Your Essential Competency CO 1 (and general) Assessment Report(s). Nikki Burrmann, Chemistry, Brad Thomas, Math, Nick Schmitt, Psychology, and other members of the Assessment Committee.
  • Persistence in Service on the Front Lines: An Exploration in Communication and Problem-Solving in Space, Challenger Learning Center Staff. THIS IS THE FIRST HALF OF A TWO-HOUR BREAKOUT SESSION.

Break

Professional Development Breakout Session #2: Best Practice for All

  • Using Games to Increase Perseverance, Francine Armenth-Brothers, Health, Janice Malik, Sociology, Ardis Stewart, English/Humanities, and Jenny Crones, Art/Tutoring Services. A. Stewart Game Handout (PDF) and J. Crones Presentation.
  • Persistence through Brain-Based Learning: A Humanities Translation of the Neuroscience behind Universal Design, Zach Petrea, English. Neuroscience Handout (PDF)
  • Tracking Persistence Efforts, Pete Betz, Lauren Denofrio, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Lindsay Eickhorst, Jennifer Flaig, Joni Jecklin, Kim Kelley, Padriac Shinville, and Kim Travers, HLC Persistence & Completion Academy Team. Tracking Persistence Efforts (PDF)
  • Helping Distressed Students, Faye Freeman-Smith, Student Counseling Services.
  • Getting Your Blackboard Course Shell “CUHL (cool)” for the Start of the Semester, Traci Van Prooyen, Online Learning and Instructional Technologies.
  • 25Live Room Scheduling Training, Bob Gibson, Information Technology, and Lauren Sheley. 25Live Handout (PDF)
  • Persistence in Service on the Front Lines: An Exploration in Communication and Problem-Solving in Space, Challenger Learning Center Staff.   THIS IS THE SECOND HALF OF A TWO-HOUR BREAKOUT SESSION

Adjournment and Lunch

Lunch was graciously donated Panera Bread Company.

Exhibit Table Displays in Hallways

  • Alumni Relations & Donor Engagement
  • Community Education
  • Customized Training
  • Illinois Consortium for International Studies Programs (ICISP)
  • International Institute for Teaching and Learning (IITL)
  • Tutoring Services

Evaluation Results

January 2016 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