The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) and the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) invite you to submit a proposal for a one-hour session or 30-minute break-out session at the 2016 Annual Conference to be held February 10 – 12, 2016, in Chicago, IL.
About ICCHE and ACHE
ICCHE Mission: The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) is a comprehensive organization of continuing higher education representing all regions of the state of Illinois. Founded in 1975, ICCHE is the only organization in Illinois whose membership includes two and four year colleges and universities, both public and private. ICCHE was established in response to related social, political, and educational issues of the era and continues to evolve, sensitive to institutional, legislative, and stakeholder concerns.
The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and excellence in continuing higher education. As an organization of colleges, universities, and individuals, we encourage professional development, research and exchange of information for its members and continuing higher education as a means of enhancing and improving society.
This year’s conference theme is Continuing Education Collaborations. The conference is promoted to all members of ICCHE and ACHE Great Lakes Region– as well as other professionals at all colleges and universities throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin & Central Ontario.
The criteria for selection include the following:
Clarity in describing purpose, objectives, outcomes, content and strategies for involvement & learning
Adherence to proposal guidelines and requirements
Value of the session to the audience and the profession
Qualifications of the presenter(s)
Student submissions are welcomed
Fees, Reimbursements, Honoraria
Neither honoraria nor expenses are available for general session presenters. Conference presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay applicable fees.
Early Bird Conference Registration (attendees to register by January 15): $230
Conference Registration after January 15: $265
Non-Member Conference Registration: $250
Student Rate for Conference Registration: $150
The hotel rate is about $99/night with additional costs for parking.
We welcome proposals from all disciplines. Specific topics that may be of interest include:
Analysis of Big Data
Governance and higher education structure – how to remain relevant and change quickly
How are mobile learning and web apps affecting continuing and higher education
Entrepreneurship in higher education
The Difference Between Workforce Development and Job Training
Marketing, Funding, Profit Center Operations, Staff Professional Development
Certificate Programs and Industry Certifications
Leadership in Higher Education
Effective Needs Assessment Techniques
Demonstrating ROI for Training
Effective Online Evaluation Tools
Blended and Online Learning
Degree Paths Articulation – Career Pathways
Flipped Classroom Models
Successful Non-Credit/Credit Programing
Distance Education – Online Course Development – Challenges and Benefits
Industry-Focused Training (Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, Information Systems)
Youth Camps and Programs
Organizational Structure for CE
Business Plan Development
Program Management and Evaluation
Efficiencies in Processes – Lean Funding Models for Self Sustaining Programs
Sales Strategies and Staffing Models
To Submit: Prepare a minimum ½ page, maximum 2 page proposal describing your topic and identifying the presenter(s). Include a separate curricula vitae or resume for each presenter.
Priority Submission Deadline: Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. Primary contacts will be notified of proposal status by October 10, 2015.
Final Submission Deadline: Nov. 20, 2015. Contacts will be notified by Dec. 31, 2015.
The ICCHE-ACHE Conference committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals at its discretion. Submission of a proposal does not indicate an acceptance or invitation to present.