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1 Welcome to the 2011 ICCFA Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield, Illinois October 20 – 21, 2011

2 ICCFA Conference What is the ICCFA? Chartered under the laws of the State of Illinois to represent the common interests of all faculty in the public community colleges of Illinois, the ICCFA promotes teaching and learning excellence, professional development, provides a faculty presence on the ICCB and informs faculty of issues which affect community colleges.

3 ICCFA Conference What does your Faculty Association do? All faculty members at Illinois community colleges are members of the ICCFA, a not-for-profit organization chartered under the laws of the State of Illinois. The ICCFA represents the common interests of the faculties in Illinois community colleges and is the voice of these faculty.

4 ICCFA Conference What does your Faculty Association do? ICCFA has three primary goals: Teaching/Learning Excellence, including ICCFA student scholarships, ICCFA Faculty Research Grants, ICCFA Joe Cipfl Workshop Grants and an annual Conference; Teaching/Learning Excellence, including ICCFA student scholarships, ICCFA Faculty Research Grants, ICCFA Joe Cipfl Workshop Grants and an annual Conference; Communication and Outreach to our members; and Communication and Outreach to our members; and Legislative Affairs, representing our common interests. Legislative Affairs, representing our common interests.

5 ICCFA Conference Teaching/Learning Excellence Scholarships & Grants For the academic year, six scholarships are being awarded to outstanding full time Illinois community college students. For the academic year, six scholarships are being awarded to outstanding full time Illinois community college students. Funding to support two research grants and two workshops was awarded to outstanding faculty applicants. Funding to support two research grants and two workshops was awarded to outstanding faculty applicants. Each year ICCFA accepts applications for the scholarships as well as the research grants and workshops. Each year ICCFA accepts applications for the scholarships as well as the research grants and workshops.

6 ICCFA Conference Teaching & Learning Excellence Annual Conference ICCFA co-sponsors the annual Teaching & Learning Excellence Conference, held in October in Springfield, Illinois. Conference co-sponsors include the ICCB, the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

7 ICCFA Conference Communication and Outreach Faculty are invited to participate in the ICCFA. Go to the ICCFA website at for information about statewide issues as well as conferences, meetings, and workshops. ICCFA is looking for faculty interested in an active leadership role on the ICCFA Board. Contact Linda Hefferin for more information.

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9 ICCFA Conference Legislative Affairs In each Illinois congressional term, higher education proposed legislation impacts community college teaching and learning. ICCFA Board members are active on a variety of committees and subcommittees studying such legislation and its effects. The Vice-President for Legislative and Governing Affairs informs members of the status of proposed or pending bills.

10 ICCFA Conference Legislative Affairs The ICCFA represents faculty interests: SURS SURS Performance-Based Funding Performance-Based Funding Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) External Affairs Special Committee External Affairs Special Committee Latino Advisory Committee Latino Advisory Committee Dream Act Dream Act Academic Freedom Academic Freedom

11 ICCFA Conference Legislative Affairs ICCFA executive officers represent community college faculty interests in IAI, Financial Advisory, Program Advisory, Performance-Based Funding, and Latino Advisory Committee. Bi-monthly ICCFA meetings report committee and board recommendations and actions taken. Meeting minutes can be found at

12 2011 ICCFA Conference Congratulations to the 2011 ICCFA Faculty Grant Recipients Kathi Nevels and Robin James, Harper College “Going Mobile: Creating Student-Centered Career Pathways Using Social Networking” Kathi Nevels and Robin James, Harper College “Going Mobile: Creating Student-Centered Career Pathways Using Social Networking” Stacy Kaplan, College of DuPage “Empathy Education in Health Science Programs: Educator Perspectives, Pedagogical Approaches, & Student Development” Stacy Kaplan, College of DuPage “Empathy Education in Health Science Programs: Educator Perspectives, Pedagogical Approaches, & Student Development”

13 ICCFA Conference Congratulations to the 2011 ICCFA Faculty Workshop Recipients Erika Hackman and Kim Mills, Parkland Community College and Stephanie Kratz and Deborah Gentry, Heartland Community College “The Great Teacher Within Each of Us” Erika Hackman and Kim Mills, Parkland Community College and Stephanie Kratz and Deborah Gentry, Heartland Community College “The Great Teacher Within Each of Us” Cheri Sinnot, College of Lake County and Steve Vaupel, Harper College “Coping with Challenging Student Behavior” Cheri Sinnot, College of Lake County and Steve Vaupel, Harper College “Coping with Challenging Student Behavior”

14 ICCFA Conference ICCFA Faculty Awards Guy Alongi - Certificate of Recognition Illinois Community College Board Mike Rudibaugh Instructor of the Year Mike Rudibaugh - Instructor of the Year Lake Land College

15 ICCFA Conference Congratulations to the 2011 ICCFA Scholarship Recipients Amanda L. Hamilton, Lincoln Land Community College Amanda L. Hamilton, Lincoln Land Community College Lamanda C. Bean, Rend Lake College Lamanda C. Bean, Rend Lake College Patrick I. Ezeadikwa, Joliet Junior College Patrick I. Ezeadikwa, Joliet Junior College Hyeok Joo Hwang, Parkland College Hyeok Joo Hwang, Parkland College Cynthia L. Maro, Danville Area Community College Cynthia L. Maro, Danville Area Community College Mary K. Zaborniak, College of DuPage Mary K. Zaborniak, College of DuPage

16 ICCFA Conference 2011 ICCFA OFFICERS President Linda Hefferin Elgin Community College Vice President for Membership & Delegate Affairs Elizabeth Kershisnik Oakton Community College Vice President for Legislative & Governing Board Affairs Kathy Westman Waubonsee Community College Recording Secretary Jacque Mott William Rainey Harper College Treasurer David Palmer John Wood Community College

17 ICCFA Conference 2011 ICCFA OFFICERS SURS Advisory Committee Leo Welch Southwestern Illinois College Student Scholarship Committee Gregory Clemons William Rainey Harper College Mike Phillips Illinois Valley Community College Kevin Weston Rend Lake College ICCB Liaison Tom Pulver Waubonsee Community College Latino Advisory Committee Kathy Westman Waubonsee Community College Faculty Research Grants & Workshops Jacque Mott Harper College

18 ICCFA Conference 2011 ICCFA OFFICERS Website Coordinator Mike Phillips Illinois Valley Community College Performance-Based Funding Committee Kevin Weston Rend Lake College Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee Julia DiLiberti College of DuPage

19 ICCFA Conference Special thanks to ICCB staff for their assistance with the conference.

20 ICCFA Conference Thank you for attending the 2011 ICCFA Teaching & Learning Excellence Conference! Please plan on attending the 2012 ICCFA Teaching & Learning Excellence Conference October 25 & 26, 2012 Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield, Illinois


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