Conference Schedule


Wednesday, February 11

1:00-3:00, St. Clair Room

ICCHE Executive Board Meeting

2:00-5:00, State Foyer


3:00-5:00, Huron Room

Success through Student-Centric Approaches
Ray Schroeder, University of Illinois Springfield


Join us at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, located across the street from the hotel (on your own).


Thursday, February 12

8:00-9:00, State Foyer

40th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast,  LaSalle I

8:15-8:30, LaSalle I

Vickie Cook, University of Illinois Springfield, Conference Chair

8:30-9:00, LaSalle I

A Look Back at the Last 40 Years
Charlie Evans, Barbara Rizzo, Rick Venneri, & Will Hine (moderator), Past ICCHE Presidents

9:00-10:30, LaSalle I

Creating Excitement in the Classroom: Strategies for Teaching from Cognitive Psychology
Todd Zakrajsek, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill




Breakout Session I

LaSalle I: Developing Social Presence in Online Classrooms
Kimberly Harrison, Elmhurst College

Huron Room: Flipping and MOOCing Your Class
Matt Hlinak, Dominican University

State Room I: Maternal Wall Bias: Mentoring & Development of Women in Higher Education
Shealyn Wolfe, DePaul University

State Room II: Plus 50 & Technology: Myths and Truths
Andrea Barbknecht & Stephanie Howerter, Spoon River College

11:45-1:30, LaSalle II

Lunch and Exhibitor’s Challenge
Charlie V. Evans Research Grant Award
Recognition of Past Presidents


Breakout Session II

LaSalle I: Corporate and Association Use of MOOCs for Professional Development
Michele Gribbins, Ray Schroeder & John Freml, University of Illinois Springfield

Huron Room: Best Practices in Engaging Instructors & Faculty Members in the Online Classroom
Bonnie Covelli & Jeanne Washburn, University of St. Francis

State Room I: Credit and Noncredit Programming – Together After All These Years!
Beth Craig & Peggy Brown, Eastern Illinois University

State Room II: Using e-Textbooks in Online Graduate Programs
Ron Cook, Greenville College

2:30-3:30, LaSalle I

Round Tables

UPCEA Online Leadership
Ray Schroeder, University of Illinois Springfield

International Programs
Terry Borg, Northern Illinois University

Understanding the Psychology of How Students Learn
Todd Zakrajsek, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Credit/Non-Credit Collaboration
Rick Pearce, Heartland Community College

Strategies for Online Program Development
Gayla Stoner, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Learning in Sciences
Rani Mathai and Jennifer Mattingly, Judson University

Marketing for Every Budget
Tim Panfil, Elmhurst College

The (Relatively) Painless Development of a Research Proposal
Karen Swan, University of Illinois Springfield

Going Beyond the Story
Teri Stein, Judson University

Visionary Leaders with our Feet on the Ground
Regis Gilman, Association for Continuing Higher Education/Great Lakes



3:45-4:30, LaSalle I

Make ‘Em Laugh (and you should): Using Humor in your Class
Lucas Anderson, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

4:30-6:00, LaSalle II

Poster Sessions and Exhibitor Reception with Door Prizes

Prior Learning Credit for Military
Patricia McClinktock, St. Francis University

Using Social Media in the Online Classroom
John Freml, University of Illinois Springfield

Assessing Aduilt Learners’ Emotions
Susan Wesner, Judson University

Online Test Proctoring
Michele Gribbins, University of Illinois Springfield


Friday, February 13

7:30-8:30, LaSalle I

Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45, LaSalle I

Innovative Initiative Award
Bonnie Covelli, University of St. Francis, President of ICCHE

8:45-9:45, LaSalle I

The Community of Inquiry Framework: Building Learning Communities Online
Karen Swan, University of Illinois Springfield



10:00-11:30, LaSalle I

Surviving, Reviving, and Thriving
Donna Liljegren, Elmhurst College; Regis Gilman, Eastern Illinois University; MaryBeth Trakinat, Heartland Community College; Lavon Nelson, Illinois Community College Board; Ray Schroeder, University of Illinois Springfield


Wrap Up and Giveaways (must be present to win!)