This is an invitation for your institution to become a member of (or renew your membership with) the Consortium for Illinois Learning Communities (CILC). Previous institutional involvement with CILC has been crucial for our success during the past few years, and we look to you for your continued support.
CILC is committed to supporting academic institutions that offer interdisciplinary learning communities and other related pedagogies. Since its founding in 2002, CILC has sponsored open houses showcasing LC programs and practices at various colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as hosted faculty retreats for curricular and staff development. More recently, member institutions have received discount registration fees for the annual CILC Symposium, used CILC in-house experts for on-campus seminars, received evaluations of on-going campus LC initiatives, received specific calculations of financial gains that their specific institution could realize through LCs and the resulting increase in student retention, and had individual consultations with campus LC coordinators and CILC in-house experts.
Currently, CILC is planning our fifth Best Practices Symposium, to be held at Northern Illinois University on Friday, April 5, 2013. In addition, we are continuing to develop our website (www.consortillc.org) to serve as both a resource for information and a gathering point where member institutions can connect to share their strengths and address challenges they face.
We hope you will renew your membership at the institutional level of $100.00. Becoming an institutional member will allow all faculty and administrators from your college or university to participate in CILC workshops and seminars at a reduced fee. Further, member institutions may send representatives to participate on our Executive Committee, which directs the activities of the consortium. For those institutions with a smaller group of interested parties, individual memberships are also available at $10 per person.
If renewing your membership, thank you for continuing to support the work of this organization. If joining our consortium for the first time, we thank you for your involvement and support. Simply complete the Membership Form and return it with your check, made out to CILC, by January 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (630) 942-3421 or email@example.com.
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