To provide high quality, timely, affordable professional development for faculty in emergent technologies with opportunities for peer networking and industry/business interaction.
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 program is a partnership between the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET).
ICCB manages the Faculty Development Institute. Lincoln Land Community College’s Capital City Center, located in downtown Springfield, is the host site for the week-long Institute. Illinois’ 48 community colleges are encouraged to send both full-time and part-time faculty to the Institute for training. Institutions outside Illinois can participate in the Institute and are encouraged to contact Todd Jorns at (217) 785-0144 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.