College-Wide IntegratedApproach to Starting a New Academic YearLeague for Innovation – Reno-Tahoe, NevadaMarch 17, 2009Janice M. Kinsinger, Associate Dean, Instructional Innovation and Learning ResourcesPatrice Hess, Director of Organizational LearningIllinois Central College - East Peoria, Illinoisjkinsinger@icc.edu; email@example.com; 309-694-5295http://www.icc.edu/innovation/
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE• Community College of 13,000 students• 186 Full Time Faculty – 55% Sem. Hrs.• 540+ Adjunct Faculty – 45% Sem. Hrs.• 8 Academic Departments• 4 Campuses – East Peoria Campus – Peoria Downtown Campus – ICC North Campus (Peoria) – Newest – ICC South Campus (Pekin)
Academic Organizational Chart Chart is a representative summary of ICC’s organizational structure. Discussion will provide more detail.
Illinois Central College Mission Through learning, minds change.We believe by changing minds, we can change the world.
Strategic Priorities• Student Learning• Outreach• Service• Value
Organizational Tools• Blueprint for the Future • Six Sigma Strategic Plan • Lincoln/Baldrige Criteria• AQIP – Academic Quality Improvement Program• IBB - Interest-Based Bargaining
Organizational Learning• Annual Program Planning • Teaching and Learning – Aligned with Strategic Center Priorities and Strategies – Event calendar each term – Measured with Institutional – All college personnel Indicators • Assessment Surveys• Manager’s Strategic Forum • Individual and Department – Monthly discussion meetings Suggestions – Annual retreat – 2008 New Manager Training• Organizational Learning Committee – Meets 5-6 times/year
History of Week• Orientation Week – Week before classes begin in the Fall• Organized by Marketing Department – Little input from faculty or staff – Focused more on social vs. learning events• Transferred to Instructional Innovation – In 2001 shortly after New College President – Renamed “August Celebration of Learning”
Monday BIG IDEAS of August Celebration of Learning• New Full-Time Faculty All-Day Orientation – Welcome by Vice President – Parade of People, Hands-On Technology – Scavenger Hunt Around Campus – Luncheon • Executive Cabinet /Vice President of Academic Affairs • Deans /Associate Deans • Faculty Assigned Mentors • 2nd Year Full-time Faculty – Panel of 2nd Year Faculty
Tuesday BIG IDEAS of August Celebration of Learning• All-College Breakfast• All-College Opening General Session – President’s “State of the College” Address – Faculty Forum President “Welcome” – Motivational Message or Learning Event – Welcome to New Faculty and Staff – Educational Foundation Employee Campaign Kick- off Student Presentation
Motivational Tuesday General Session• Motivational DVD – Star Thrower’s “Celebrate What’s Right” by Dewitt Jones – Self-produced DVD of College Faculty, Staff and Students sharing answers to questions of learning• Keynote Speaker – Dr. Vincent Tinto• College “Mission Possible “ Skit• Learning from our Students: Student Panel
Wednesday BIG IDEAS of August Celebration of Learning• All College Courtyard Picnic and EXPO• Afternoon Breakout Sessions and Workshops• All Academic Meeting with VP• Adjunct Faculty Orientation• Dual Credit Faculty Orientation• All Faculty Department Meetings• Dinner with Speaker
Other BIG IDEAS of August Celebration of Learning• Retirees Ice Cream Social - Thursday• College –Wide Meetings – Thursday• Keep Friday Open• Added a January Celebration of Learning – Thursday before classes begin – Orientations – Faculty Sessions – All Faculty Dinner
Other Ideas• TLC Work Week prior to August Celebration of Learning Week• Individual Meetings with New Faculty (Pre- Orientation)• Publishers EXPO on Courtyard Picnic Day• Friday Fun Day of Games• Guest Workshop Speakers – Linked Classes• Endowed Teaching Chair Project Exhibit
College-Wide Involvement• Human Resources and • Vice President of Benefits Academic Affairs• Academic Departments • Vice President of and Faculty Organizational• Health Effectiveness and Services/Wellness Planning, Institutional• Document Services Research• President’s Office • Facilities • Food Services• Retirees
Basic Costs – August, 2008• New FT Faculty Luncheon • $ 630 (~60 people)• All College Breakfast • $3100 (~400 people)• Courtyard Picnic • $5600 (~500 people)• All Faculty Dinner • $4600 (~300 people)• Learning Event/Speaker • Varies• Ice Cream Social • $ 420• Printed Materials • $ 600
Assessment Comments• This is a great way for • Having the academic individuals to be department meetings reminded that we are before the dinner is a working as an real plus. And having FT organization to achieve and adjuncts together a common goal. worked well, also.• Loved the wealth of information during the Courtyard Picnic.
Assessment Comments• I love this week! I • NO MORE EVENING always get the "back to FACULTY meeting - that school" buzz during the was waste of a day; Celebration of waiting around for the Learning. evening meeting; too far• Thank you for the good to go home and no where mix of academic and to work on campus. social events!
Assessment Comments• Celebration of Learning and • All employee sessions are Celebration of Service are great but unless the important events in the life of campus closes down ALL the employees. They should be EMPLOYEES CANNOT celebrations!! By taking the ATTEND. Each year there time to focus the faculty and are very short windows of staff you show that theyre opportunity to attend appreciated as employees and events or only one event is hopefully theyll start to scheduled. Not all are able embrace those events even to participate under this more. format.
Our Challenges Yet!• One College Concept with the Multi-Campus Staff• Full-time Faculty Contract – What’s Required?• Multiple Academic Meetings – Continuing to reduce duplication• Combined Academic Department Meetings – Full-time and adjunct faculty together• Still seen as a “Faculty” Event despite Staff Involvement – but improving!
Big Ideas from YOUR College?• New Faculty • General Sessions, State Orientation of the College• Veteran Faculty • Speakers Engagement• Adjunct Faculty• Food and Social Events• Committees and Groups• Learning Events• Staff (Non-Teaching) Involvement