May 9, 2008
Public Agenda – Listen Up
The May 1 meeting of the Public Agenda Task Force is now available via MP3 format on the IBHE website. Comment on the meeting, the report of public needs and emerging themes, or the Public Agenda process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICCB sponsors IT Faculty Development Institute In 2003, with funding provided by Microsoft Corporation, the Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute selected the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) as one of 10 community college sites nationally to participate in a program developed to assure that information technology training for community college instructors is equal and competitive with the commercial sector. The 2008 Institute will take place May 19 - 23 in Springfield. WC-IL is designed to provide intensive training, but also offers sessions with key IT industry leaders and networking sessions for faculty to share best techniques in IT education.
Dear Class of 2008: College graduates traditionally get all sorts of advice: see the world, invest in plastics, use sunscreen. Here’s some unsolicited advice from the folks who may have helped you pay for college: don’t miss your first student loan payment! -- A letter from Andy Davis, Executive Director of ISAC
HB 1434, which would give Harper College permission to offer two baccalaureate programs – in public safety administration/homeland security and technology management – was defeated in the Senate State Government and Veterans Committee on a vote of 5-4. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dan Kotowski.
The Senate passed SB 2691 which implements a key UPCOMING
May 19 ICCB meeting, Lewis & Clark CC, Godfrey
20, 22 Illinois Division of Mental Health Conference 2008, Chicago, Springfield 29-30 School Leadership Reform Conference, Bloomington June 3 IBHE meeting, St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield
9, 17 Academic Application E-Submission Orientation Oakton Community College & Southwestern Illinois College
9-23 Public Agenda Regional Forums 20 Public Agenda Meeting Robert Morris College, Chicago 27 ISAC Commission Meeting Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg