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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Best Practices Symposium

2016 CILC Best Practices Symposium: Connecting Student Learning to Student Life
Friday, April 15, 2016
Hosted by Truman College, Chicago, IL


In an era of significant Higher Education reform and scrutiny, Learning Community (LC) programs are adapting in highly innovative, cost-effective, and pedagogically-robust ways. The Spring 2016 LC Best Practices Symposium, entitled "Connecting Student Learning to Student Life," aims to highlight this diversity at two- and four-year colleges/universities by calling for proposals that explore how LC programs are variously connecting integrated curriculum to significant issues and student programming beyond the walls of the classroom.

  • How are LC administrators and faculty reworking LC programs and courses to sync with the co-requisite movement in developmental education or co-curricular efforts on a given campus;


Position Announcement - Program Coordinator FOCUS LC

LAUNCH: Learning Communities at Texas A&M University is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Coordinator with FOCUS Learning Community.

The Program Coordinator position is responsible for providing professional and specialized skills for planning, supervision, coordination, and provision of student development support, student programming/activities and academic/student development services utilizing maximum campus and community resources and opportunities. FOCUS serves first-generation, low-income scholarship recipients during their first-year at the university. We are looking for a dedicated, energetic, and talented colleague offering expertise in mentor training, freshman curriculum development, and the first-year transition.

See the posting at

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Dr. Laura Wimberley | Program Manager

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