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Enriching Learning Environments with Technology

The Department of Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning at Elgin Community College invites you to submit a proposal to present a workshop, information session, or course design showcase. Conference sessions will be 45 minutes in length. All proposals should be submitted electronically.


The conference focuses on peer-to-peer sharing between instructors, specifically on the design, implementation and management of technology in quality online, blended and face-to-face courses.


How to Submit Your Paper Proposal:

Please submit proposals via e-mail to Include the following information in a 1 page proposal:

1.    Name and affiliation and contact information (e-mail and phone number) for each presenter

2.    Presentation Title

3.    Presentation Abstract


Deadline for submissions will be Friday, December 8, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will go out on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.


Suggested Topics (but not limited to – we are open to all proposals):


Flipped Classroom

Affective Learning

Instructional Design

Clickers in the Classroom


Course Packs


Active Learning

Universal Design

Student Success Strategies

Hybrid Mobile Learning

New Technologies Panel Discussions

Online Student Support

Games in Learning



Thank you and we hope to hear from you, and please let us know if you have any questions.


Tim Moore

Associate Dean for Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Dr., C-220

Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: (847) 214-7651



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9:00 AM09:00

Fitting the Pieces Together: Aligning positions and priorities in challenging times

  • Illinois Valley Community College, Jacobs Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In our challenging budget times, many of us have had to go through restructuring or a realignment of duties due to hiring freezes or a reduction in force. What impact has this made on our organizations? Do we have the right people doing the right jobs? How do we continue to make strategic advancements with fewer people to do the work? What can we learn from one another regarding how staff function across our institutions?

Before and during this hands-on workshop for deans, directors, and supervisors, you will work on mapping library tasks that need to be accomplished to meet strategic priorities, specific job functions, and essential library processes. The day will also include time to learn about job description best practices from the Director of Human Resources at IVCC and an activity centered on strategic priorities. To make the day as productive as possible, please plan on bringing the following items

USB drive
Campus mission & vision statements and goals
Department mission & vision statements
Department goals
Department Service Contract (promised quality measurements to the public)
Department organizational chart
Department staff list by area
Department budget by area or service
Department position descriptions
Task list for at least one position (see template attached)

  • 8:45-9:00         Registration
  • 9:00-9:05         Welcome – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 9:05-10:30        Strategic Priorities – David Stern
  • 10:30-10:45       Break
  • 10:45-11:45        Prioritization & Letting Go – Frances Whaley
  • 11:45-12:30        Lunch *
  • 12:30-1:00         Staff tasks – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 1:00-2:00         Job Description Best Practices – Leslie Hofer
  • 2:00-2:30         Roundtable sharing of position types
  • 2:30-3:30         Job Description Revision

*Lunch in cafeteria – attendees pay individually

RSVP by July 13

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