2021 Forum for Excellence 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Welcome from Illinois Community College Board/ Keynote Address

  • Measurable Skill Gains 101

  • Innovativley Growing Your Career Pathway Programs

  • Building Bridges: Best Practices in Educating Justice-Involved Individuals

  • Fellowship of Thievery: Program of Study, Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment II, and Other Signs of the Zombie Apocalypse

  • College Completion: Connecting the Dots


  • Frameworks, Resources, & Best Practice Models Along Illinois' Work-based Learning Continuum

  • Plenary Session

  • Programs of Study Development


  • Successful Strategies for Creating Readily Accessible Online Courses


  • Increasing Engagement and Equity Through Technology in the Classroom 


  • Serving Students with Perkins Assistance 


  • Back Pocket Activities 


  • Creating Partnership to Help English Language Learners Successfully Transition to College Programs


  • Employer Engagement



  • Transitional Instruction


  • This Just Might Be the Semester We....


  • Creating a Win-win Through Partner Integration 


 Friday, September 24, 2021 

  • Engaging Workforce Partners in Equity


  • Credit Connect: Dual Enrollment for Adult Education


  • Virtual Mock Job Fair: An Experiment that Worked! 


  • ICAPS Model 2: Examples from Working Programs


  • Using Teacher Power Wisely


  • Math Instruction for Adult Learners:  At-a-distance, Hybrid, In-person, and More


  • Community Health Worker IELCE Career Pathway


  • Developing an Equity-Centered Rubric for CTE Program Review


  • Workforce Equity Initiative


  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 101 


  • Instructor Insights for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 


  • Sharing the Load with Core Partners Building ICAPS/IETs


  • The Impact of Racial Campus Climate on Advancing Equity in CTE


  • Infusing Advocacy in the Adult Education Classroom


  • Building the Capacity of Others to Disrupt Inequities: A Collaboration Among Northern Illinois Community Colleges and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity


  • Vocabulary Instruction: Here, There, and Everywhere


  • Economic Impact of Illinois Community Colleges 



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