January 2018 Board Report
Valley Community College board approved the purchase of a web-based academic
planning tool for students Thursday night – an acquisition made possible, in
part, by a gift from IVCC alumnae William and Dian Taylor of Winnetka.
donation from the Taylors will help purchase a web-based Colleague Student
Planning module that will eventually replace Webadvisor. The $41,057 Ellucian
program helps students and advisors define the courses and requirements they
need to stay on track toward graduation.
not announced an end-of-life date for Webadvisor yet, but they have indicated
their plan to replace it with Student Planning in the future. Implementing this
now will give us a head start on the process,” said IVCC President Jerry
Of the Taylors,
Corcoran said, “Bill and Dian are amongst our most
generous benefactors and without their donation, this purchase may have stayed
on the wish list for another year or two.”
The Taylors, who attended LPO Junior College in the 1960s,
fund numerous scholarships for students at IVCC and Northern Illinois
University and have contributed $150,000 to IVCC fundraising campaigns.
In other business, the board approved revised and new board
policies involving employee classification, the hiring process for
administrators and staff, alternative credit, Illinois Articulation Initiative
and the use of drones.
The board also
athletes earned an overall GPA of 3.07 in fall. “Our student athletes are
students first; the coaches and programs staff should be commended for a job
well done,” said Corcoran.
Agriculture Night is Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the basketball games vs. Kishwaukee.
The women play at 5:30 and the men at 7:30. All district ag students and
educators will be admitted free of charge. Concessions will benefit IVCC’s new
student Ag Club.
- Sauk Valley Community College will host the Illinois Community
College Trustees Association regional meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22.
ICCTA’s Northwest Region includes Highland, Kishwaukee, Rock Valley, Sauk and
- Amy Woods has been hired as a financial aid advisor.
- In a letter to the board, Disability Services Coordinator
Tina Hardy announced the launching of YOU@IVCC, a new online portal designed to
help students manage stress, set goals, find happiness and connect to campus
resources. The site, found at you.ivcc.edu, is available to anyone with an IVCC
email. “I believe it will prove to be an extraordinary asset for students,
faculty and staff,” said Hardy.