Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) University of Illinois Springfield Annual Impact Report 2019 - 2020

Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) Annual Impact Report. UIS STRATEGIC COMPASS. UIS strives to provide a premier educational experience by utilizing directional pillars. World Class Teaching. Personal Attention. Experience Engaged. Liberal Education/Learning.

MISSION: Through a demand-driven approach, the mission of Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) is to create a culture of quality, innovative programs that address the lifelong continuing education needs of professionals in a variety of businesses and industries.

WHAT IS CONTINUING & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION? CAPE provides life-long learning and industry specific information to individuals who need current knowledge more than they need degrees or credentials. This is accomplished through ION online training, professional development and customized programs.

PILLAR 1 World-Class Teaching. Coordinate and facilitate high-quality, innovative programs that enhance professional development, career opportunities and lifelong learning endeavors.

ION Professional eLearning Programs provide development programs that advance the practice and innovation of online learning for faculty, staff and online leaders. 31,000 instructors have registered for classes since the program start in 1997. Certificate Programs include: Master Online Teacher. Digital Accessibility for Educators. Master Online Leader and Administrator. https://www.uis.edu/ion.

In 2019 to 2020, 85 course sections were offered; 1819 total students total (44% increase or 1076 students from the previous year); 156 students took accessibility courses (232% increase from previous year.); 101 students took Leadership for Administrators courses.

1053 instructors took the Overview course from April - July, 2020. 24 of 48 Illinois Community Colleges had an instructor take an Overview course during this time frame. ION website views in June of 2020 increased 279.17%.

CAPE in the media. Article entitled UIS helping private and community colleges and state agencies transition to remote learning. WICS News Helping Students Adjust.

WORLD CLASS TEACHING. CAPE COVID-19 Response. CAPE provided Online Learning Q&A videos on (YouTube, Linked In, FaceBook, and Training Magazine sites).These were developed to provide quick information for instructors who are moving training content online.

WORLD CLASS TEACHING CAPE COVID-19 Response. Emails were sent with resources and contacts were sent to state and private colleges throughout Illinois to help with remote teaching needs. Conducted 4 webinars for private colleges, vocational schools and community colleges on how to teach remotely (150 registered, 34 community colleges participated). Additional ION course sections were opened to help new instructors learn online instruction skills. Special Sections offered for McHenry County College, Oakton Community College, Kankakee Community College and the University of Illinois Chicago.

PILLAR 2 Personal Attention. Provide professional programs designed to provide learners with specific skills to enhance their professional career growth and leadership.

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION. Teaching Strategies & Business Initiatives. Redeveloped Master Online Training certificate program to include content for underserved K-12 educators. Offered Special programs: 2 Summer Teacher CEU Professional Development Sessions on Criminal Justice Academy and Work Life Integration. Offered Human Resources Webinar Series (FMLA, Harassment, Covid-19).

PILLAR 3 Experience Engaged. Provide expanded skill development, stimulate interest, enhance career preparation and facilitate community connections through programs designed in partnership with business and industry professionals to meet workforce needs.

PARTNERS. CAPE worked with many local partners to help build non-credit programs. Bits IO/Splunk,, Central Management Systems, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICIJIA), Office for Rapid Results, Tech Ready, UIS College of Business and Management, Virtual Charter School, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois Economic Development Council.

OUTREACH. Presented at Illinois Council for Continuing & Higher Education Conference (ICCHE), Taught ION Overview of Online Instruction courses, DPI Marketing/Tech Ready Presentation about Upskilling Solutions, INN meetings & conferences

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Participated in weekly meetings with regional economic development partners: lnnovate Springfield (ISPI), Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), Director of Economic Development & Innovation (DEDI).

PILLAR 4 Liberal Education/ Learning. Liberal education provides students with versatile skills that are valuable across careers, and in life. Both applied technical, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills that will provide learners the ability to be prepared for career success through an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach.

Provided 3 accessibility workshops to colleges and faculty. Sessions included: Joint workshop with 12 Community Colleges in attendance at UIS, Richland Community College and College of DuPage

CAPE began offering Ed2Go courses in FY19-20 that help students develop new job skills in fields such as cyber security, project management, online teaching, IT, K-12, hospitality, grant writing, and personal training.

CONTACT CAPE. University of Illinois Springfield 1 University Plaza, MS-BRK 425, Springfield, IL 62703. MELISSA ANDREWS, Associate Director Process Operations. mandr4@uis.edu. ROB KERR, Associate Director External and Global Programs rkerr6@uis.edu