2014 College Changes Everything Conference

Tinley Park Convention Center
Tinley Park, Illinois
July 17, 2014 • 8 am – 4 pm

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Morning General Session Presentations

Lunch Program Presentation

Interest Sessions

Session 1A: Give them a little credit: Credit Acquisition Models Beyond the School Day

Session 1B: Personalizing Student Learning Using Adaptive Learning

Session 1C: Minding the (Soft-Skills) Gap: The Importance of the Development of Soft-Skills Among Community College Students

Session 1D: Building Stronger Support Systems for Undocumented and DACA College Students

Session 1E: Helping Students with Disabilities Succeed Through Campus-Based Services

Session 1F: Engaging the University Community to Build a Comprehensive General Education Program and First Year Experience


Session 2A: Ready, Set, Explore! Afterschool Models for Inspiring Youth to Be College and Career Ready

Session 2B: College & Career Readiness Begins at Birth: Connecting the Dots for Student Success

Session 2C: Campus Collaboration with Local Social Services

  • Coming soon

Session 2D: College Readiness X 2 – Harper College & Elgin Community College

Session 2E: The Implementation of WorkKeys® as a Career Readiness Tool in a Career and Technical Education Program

Session 2F: The Condition of College and Career Readiness for First Generation Students


Session 3A: Closing the (Achievement) Gap: Afterschool Programs Are Proven Partners

Session 3B: Strategies for Moving the Retention Needle

Session 3C: Building Career Pathway Systems in Education with the STEM Learning Exchanges

Session 3D: Unorthodox Team Teaching for Nontraditional Students

Session 3E: Collective Impact in Illinois: Getting to 60 by 2025

Session 3F: Success Knows No Gender: Projects for Nontraditional Occupations Learners and Others


The Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Women Employed
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Illinois Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Voices for Illinois Children
  • Advance Illinois


The College Changes Everything Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

7/17/14 at the Tinley Park Convention Center

The Tinley Park Convention Center is located just 30 miles from downtown Chicago at 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477.

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