The Consortium of Illinois Learning Communities, formed in 2002, seeks to promote and support the development of learning communities in Illinois colleges and universities. The CILC sponsors an annual Best Practices Symposium, offers expertise to institutions seeking to develop learning communities, and provides a means of facilitating collaboration between member institutions to address their challenges.

This website was established to provide information about the consortium, as well as serve as a forum where faculty and administrators from member institutions can share information about how to plan, teach, and promote learning communities.

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The newest issue of Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP), the open-access peer-reviewed e-journal dedicated to LCs, is now available.

The journal can be accessed on the web at

We welcome submissions from faculty, staff, administrators, students, and researchers involved with learning communities for students in higher education. The submission deadline for Volume 3, Issue 2 is July 15, 2015. For information about the types of articles the journal publishes and submission guidelines, visit LCRP’s Instructions to Authors.

Please contact us with any questions, ideas, and suggestions.

Thanks for a great Symposium!

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