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2017 Kick-Offs

Fall 2017: All College Best Practices Kick-Off

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Directions for Submitting Break-Out Proposals

Complete the online proposal form and submit it by Monday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Online Proposal Form

We encourage modeling communication, collaboration and transparency in program submissions!

  • Consider using engaging or multi-modal forms of communication in your presentations
  • Consider sessions that aren’t limited to our time-slots, but rather can be viewed anywhere, anytime
  • Consider collaborating to combine 2-3 mini-presentations on related initiatives or topics into one power-packed session
  • Consider collaborating across disciplines, departments, Divisions, or teams to present
  • Consider revealing new information or data that may be hard to find

Tentative Agenda

  • 7:45-8:30: Coffee, snacks and social time
  • 8:30-9:30: Opening Session in ACEC Auditorium
  • 9:40-10:30: Professional Development Breakout Session #1
  • 10:40-11:30: Professional Development Breakout Session #2
  • 11:40-12:30: Faculty, Classified and Pro-Tech Forum Meetings
  • 12:30: Lunch available for purchase from food vendors at ACEC


Questions can be directed to any one of the following Kick-Off Planning Committee members: Kym Ammons Scott, Lydia Cochran, Lisa Cole, Angie Coughlin, Sarah Diel-Hunt, Bob Gibson, Darcy Gillan, Jennie Kearney, Barb Leathers, Laura Mai, Jane Miller, Hannah Renner, Kim Travers, Kerry Urquizo, Traci Van Prooyen, or Rob Widmer. 

Spring 2017: All College Best Practices Kick-Off: Charting a Course for Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. Networking Opportunity in the ACEC Auditorium

8:30 a.m. Spring Semester Kick-off Session in the ACEC Auditorium

9:30 a.m. Networking Opportunity in the ACEC Auditorium

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
Phone: 309-268-8288

Lisa Putnam Cole

Distinguished Professor of Reading
Coordinator of Faculty Academies
SCB 2304 
Phone: 309-268-8407