The ICCFA is excited and pleased to announce that this year’s Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference will be held in unison with the Illinois Council of Community College Administrators (ICCCA). November 16-17, 2017 Wyndham Hotel in downtown Springfield, IL. Details, call for proposals, etc. will be heading your way soon! Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton will be our keynote speaker this year.
Summary of the 2015 Conference: Thursday evening, we had round-table discussions. Past and current leaders of the ICCFA and ICCB reviewed 50 years of community college education in Illinois. The Friday break out sessions offered over 30 cutting-edge sessions on pedagogy, assessment, technology, content srear expertise, pension issues, new faculty tips, adjunct issues, and many other community college topics. Keynote Speaker Kay Norton from Spoon River delivered a speech titled "Your Classroom Legacy: The Real Lessons of Leadership", over a delicious buffet lunch. Six students from the community college system were awarded scholarships. Faculty members and ICCB members were honored for research grants or recognition awards for service. A closing ice cream social ended the day, with raffle prizes such as a hand-made chest made by our VP, Dr. Levandowski, and a free hotel stay for the next year's conference.