Karin Evans, College of DuPage, “Faculty Study Seminar: Improving Support for Students’ College-Level Reading Skills in Introductory English Courses”


Jason Snart, Kate Szetela and Jennifer Propp, College of DuPage, “UX (User Experience), UCD (User Centered Design), and Building Community: Strategies to Improve Student Success and Engagement in Your Online Composition Class”


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Zach Petrea, Heartland Community College, “Universal Design in Action: Reducing Barriers to Learning and Improving Access to Knowledge”

John Robert Little, Rend Lake College, “Equity Incubator Workshop: Applying Best Practices to Improve Inclusivity”


Dakota C. Horn and Jen Vieley, Heartland Community College, “What Does Participation Look Like In Your Class? A Workshop to Explore Successful Participation/Engagement Assessment”


Stephanie A. Kratz and Dr. Traci VanProoyen, Heartland Community College, “Advanced Certification Workshop in Instructional Design, Delivery, and Assessment”


Cheri Sinnott, College of Lake County, “Avoiding Faculty Burnout With Self-Care”


Allison A. Beltramini, Waubonsee Community College, “Incorporating TED Into Your Classroom”


Dave Schaberg, South Suburban College, “Speaking to Writing: Using Oral Language Practice to Facilitate Writing Instruction,”


Linsey Cuti, Kankakee Community College, “Making the Most of Writing Assignments”

Mark Finley and Stacey Shrewsbury, Heartland Community College, “Strengthening Science Content Knowledge & Improving Science Education: A Collaboration Among Community College and K-8 Faculty”



Dave Cox, Lincoln Land Community College, “How to develop a Study Abroad Program on a Limited Budget”

Elizabeth Grant, Lewis and Clark Community College and Patricia Swank, Southwestern Illinois College, “Exploring Mindfulness in Diffusing Anxiety in Anxiety-Producing Courses”



Erika Hackman and Kim Mills, Parkland Community College and Stepanie 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”



Julie Dianne Dockery, Harry S. Truman College, “Service-Learning Pedagogy: An Effective Method for Teaching, Learning and Serving the Community”

Judi Zaplatynsky, Harper College, “A Program for Mentoring Faculty from Underrepresented Groups”



Carol Davis and Susan Barnhart, Spoon River College, “Piloting a Portfolio: Challenges and Successes in Getting Assessment to ‘Fly’”

Rob Little and Sue Tomlin, Rend Lake College, “Including Latin American Culture in the Liberal Arts Classroom”



Eva Marie Bill, Kathleen Plinske, and Lillian Roy, McHenry County College, “The Incorporation of Story Telling into the Curriculum”