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June 11-14, 2005
Oak Brook Hills Resort
Oak Brook, Illinois

Hosted By:

Moraine Valley Community College

Maricopa County Community College District

For more information contact
Cynthia Wilson
(480) 705·8200 x238


Summit at a Glance

Learning College Summit Program

The 2005 Learning College Summit has been designed as an interactive experience for participants, and whether you come with a team from your college or by yourself, the Summit has something for you!

The program is designed around five topics - organizational culture, staff recruitment and development, learning outcomes, student engagement, and technology - derived from the institutional objectives in the League's Learning College Project. The 2005 Learning College Summit offers a variety of opportunities for teams and individuals to learn, share, and reflect on their Summit experiences.

Experience how space affects learning.
Attend a break-out session in the
Learning Studio, a dynamic space sponsored by Herman Miller, Inc.


Saturday June 11, 2005

Learning College Summit Workshops (additional fee required)

  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM LENs Facilitator Training
  12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

CCSSE Workshop

  4:30 - 5:30 PM Learning College Summit Opening Session
  5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Organizational Culture
  7:30 - 8:00 AM  
  8:00 - 9:15 AM Symposium: Organizational Culture
  9:30 - 10:45 AM

Forums: Organizational Culture

From Idea to Inspiration: Fostering Learning-Focused Communities on Campus

  • Living and Leading in a Learning-Centered College
  • The Journey Begins: Creating an Environment That Fosters Diversity
  • Humanities Dialogues and Organizational Culture
  • Beneath the Veneer: Challenges in Learning-Centered Education
  • Organizational Culture: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Try to Wear It
  • Student Achievement Through Customized Instruction: Creating a Culture of High Expectation
  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversations About Learning: Organizational Culture and the Focus on Learning at My College
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Court F)
Staff Recruitment and Development
  1:00 - 2:15 PM

Symposium: Staff Recruitment and Development

  2:30 - 3:45 PM

Forums: Staff Recruitment and Development

  • Learning Fellows: Re-Engaging Our Faculty
  • First-Year Experience for New Faculty: Moving Into a New Role
  • Employee Success: Developing an Organizational Culture Based on Learning
  • LENs: A Tool for Developing Learning-Centered Faculty
  • Recruitment and Development: Hiring and Orienting Learning-Centered Faculty
  • Setting the Sails for Success
  • Implementing a Faculty Requirement for Learning Outcomes Assessment
  4:00 - 5:00 PM Conversations About Learning: Staff Recruitment and Development and the Focus on Learning at My College
Monday, June 13, 2005
Learning Outcomes
  7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Court F)
  8:00 - 9:15 AM Symposium: Learning Outcomes
  9:30 - 10:45 AM

Forums: Learning Outcomes

  • Student Learning Outcomes: A River of Challenges
  • Living and Loving Learning Outcomes
  • Surprising Insights From Documentation of Course Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
  • From Assessment to Interventions to Improved Student Learning
  • Assessing General Education: A Perpetual Pilot Project
  • Using Outcomes Assessment to Promote Student Success in Entry-Level Courses
  • Pilot Projects for Program Assessment in Workforce Education
  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversations About Learning: Learning Outcomes and the Focus on Learning at My College
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Court F)
Student Engagement
  1:00 - 2:15 PM

Symposium: Student Engagement

  2:30 - 3:45 PM

Forums: Student Engagement

Engaging Campuses: Advancing Service Learning and Civic Engagement

  • Student Engagement Stimulates Increased Student Learning and Organizational Outcomes
  • First-Year Experience Program at Moraine Valley Community College
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Promote Successful Learning and Employment for Second
  • Language At-Risk Learners
  • The Classroom: A Reality Show?
  • Looking Behind the Numbers and Using CCSSE to Practice Engagement
  • Powerful Physical Learning Environments Resulting From Aggressive Idea Exploration
  4:00 - 5:00 PM Conversations About Learning: Student Engagement and the Focus on Learning at My College
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
  8:00 - 9:00 AM Symposium: Technology
  9:15 - 10:15 AM

Forums: Technology

  • Linking IT Project Development to the Learning College’s Mission
  • Assessing Online Learning
  • Engaging Learners in the Online Environment
  • A Breakthrough Approach to Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Enhanced Student Learning: Pedagogy and Technology Unite
  • Tying Up Loose Ends: Strategic Planning Initiatives and Student Engagement
  • Using Questions, Guided Notes, and Technology to Engage Students in Lectures
  10:30 - 11:00 AM Conversations About Learning: Technology and the Focus on Learning at My College
  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Closing Session

*The registration fee includes a box lunch on Sunday and Monday of the Summit.

Symposium. Each half-day session will begin with a plenary symposium focused on the topic for that session. At each symposium, practitioners from two or three Vanguard Learning Colleges will discuss ways their colleges are working to make that aspect of their institution more learning centered. Each symposium will also include a question-and-answer period.

Forums. Held concurrently, the forums will follow the symposium and will feature a team of two or three participants from a college presenting successful approaches to achieving educational transformation in the topic area. Presenters will provide specific examples of successful strategies and practices used at their college. The League is now accepting forum proposals (see Proposal Guidelines).

Conversations About Learning. Each half-day session will end with conversations about learning designed to provide college teams the opportunity to regroup and reflect on their experiences at the Summit and to begin discussing ways to apply their learning at their college. Teams may choose to use this time to meet with other college teams and/or individuals. For participants who are the sole representative from their college, these conversations will offer an opportunity to continue symposium and forum dialogues and to discuss challenges, obstacles, and successes with others. Individuals may also choose to use this time for meeting with specific college teams and/or individuals.