The eLearning Consortium of Colorado held their annual retreat on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Parker Campus of Arapahoe Community College. The theme of the event, based on Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice in Wonderland, focused the attendees “to talk of many things.” Before getting into the retreat’s primary focus, member discussed business including the eLCC-Metro State University Symposium scheduled for October 25. Several presentations will be given by eLCC member institutions and eLCC members are encouraged to have their campus faculty register soon. Another item for discussion was the WCET Consortium web site that now lists eLCC.
Additionally, within the next few months, a nominating committee will be formed to recruit nominations for eLCC co-chairs. As has been the tradition of the past few years in eLCC, there will be a co-chair from a two year and a co-chair from a 4 year college/university. Kathy Keairns is ready to “pass the leadership torch” and Jean Otte will be retiring. The organization has thrived under the leadership of these two dynamic leaders.
Then the meeting moved into the planning activities which began with a fun filled trivia challenge focusing on Alice in Wonderland. The members present broke into two work groups: one focused on the eLCC web site and the other one focused on the Annual Report. After an extended time, the entire group reconvened to discuss strategies to improve both vital activities of eLCC. Several members volunteered to work on specific issues discussed by the members, and changes will be made within the next few months.
Additional information about the retreat will be provided in the formal meeting minutes. The retreat was very productive and hats go off to Kathy and Jean!
Submitted by Kim Larson-Cooney, Retreat Host