Who We Are
The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) is a unique partnership of 12 higher education institutions: five public community colleges (Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Moraine Valley Community College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College); one private, for-profit 2-year college (Northwestern College); one public university (Governors State University) and five private universities [three Catholic universities: Lewis University, St. Xavier University, and University of St. Francis; one private, for-profit university (DeVry University); and one Research 1 university: Illinois Institute of Technology]. SMHEC members are diverse in types and missions, extending geographically from the south side of Chicago, west to beyond Joliet, south of Kankakee, and east to the Indiana border.
Founded in 1992, the Consortium fosters new and enhanced educational services and programs to citizens, businesses and other institutions in the Chicago metropolitan southland region. Through institutional collaboration, the Consortium focuses on programs that promote college readiness, support college completion, enhance educational opportunities and identify economies and efficiencies that result in streamlining and cost savings.
7 & 8, 2013
Joliet Junior College
Health Professions Center
– Room U1024
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431
The Clinical Faculty
Academy is a training program for registered nurses who have either committed
to serve as adjunct clinical faculty at nursing schools or are interested in
learning more about teaching nursing. Our mission is to develop qualified staff
nurses for the role of clinical nurse educators, in order to increase faculty
workforce and expand and sustain enrollments in schools of nursing.
What Will I Gain?
As a clinical educator, you will help train the next generation
of nurses. Participating in the Clinical Faculty Academy, you will gain the
• Knowledge and skills essential for success in an adjunct clinical
• Stronger connections between clinical practice sites and academic
You give us your time and we promise to make it a worthwhile and
There is no fee to participate for faculty or staff from member
institutions or partnering hospitals.
If you do not represent institutions in either of these
categories, the cost to participate is $150. Registration will not be
considered complete until a check, credit card or PO# is received by SMHEC.
Checks should be made out to SMHEC
and mailed to:
1 University Parkway
University Park, Il 60484
To pay by credit card call the GSU cashier at 708-534-4055, give
your name and credit card # and tell them you are paying for the Clinical
Faculty Academy. They accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Follow this link for directions to
Joliet Junior College: http://www.jjc.edu/about/campuses/pages/default.aspx
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Reserve your seat today at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013CFA
Seating is very limited. Register immediately!
You will receive an email reminder one week before the
Contact Genny Boesen at 708-534-4984 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SMHEC Member Institutions
University s Governors State
University s Illinois
Institute of Technology s
Joliet Junior College s
Kankakee Community College s
Lewis University s
Moraine Valley Community College s
Northwestern College s
Prairie State College s
Saint Xavier University s
South Suburban College s
University of St. Francis.
Christ Medical Center, Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Advocate Trinity
Hospital, Franciscan St. James Health, Ingalls Health Systems, Little Company
of Mary, Metro South Medical Center, Palos Community Hospital, Provena St. Joseph's Hospital, Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Riverside HealthCare, Silver Cross Hospital
Allied Health Clinical Instructor/ Preceptor Academy
May 30, 2013
Moraine Valley Community College
1st Floor, Room 3 – Moraine Business Conference Center
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, Il 60465
The Allied Health Clinical Instructor/Preceptor Academy is a training program for Allied Health professionals who have either committed to serve as clinical instructors/preceptors for schools in the south suburban Chicago area or are interested in learning more about teaching in the clinical environment. Our mission is to develop qualified Allied Health professionals for the role of clinical educators, in order to prepare students to enter the workforce and expand and sustain enrollments in Allied Health programs.
What Will I Gain?
As a clinical educator, you will help train the next generation of Allied Health professionals. Participating in the Allied Health Clinical Instructor/Preceptor Academy, you will be able to:
• describe basic knowledge and skills essential for success in a Clinical Instructor/Preceptor role
• develop stronger connections between clinical practice sites and academic environments
You give us your time and we promise to make it a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
Participants must attend the entire academy to receive continuing education credit.
CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT. SMHEC has applied as a provider of continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program for 6 contact hours.
Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
This course is eligible for continuing credit for IDPH licensed EMT/Paramedics.
The Allied Health Clinical Instructor/Preceptor Academy is a collaborative partnership between South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) and the hospitals of the south metropolitan Chicago area.
The South Metropolitan Higher
Education Consortium is pleased to announce
2013 Student Sustainability Summit
Friday, April 12, 2013
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St. Chicago Heights, Il 60411
9:15 am – 2:45 pm
- Chad Pregracke
Chad Pregracke is
the President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), the world’s
only "industrial strength” not-for-profit river cleanup organization. Chad
formed LL&W at the youthful age of 23, after spending his life growing up
and working on the Mississippi River. Early on, he became appalled by the
amount of garbage in the river and decided that if no one else was going to do
something about it, he would.
Over the last 15 years, he, his crew, and
70,000 volunteers have removed 7 million pounds of garbage out of our nation’s
rivers. He’s also broadened his mission
to include a MillionTrees and an Adopt-A-River Mile Project, as well as a new
floating classroom aboard a barge that he and his crew live on 7 months of the
year, teaching students, educators and individual citizens about the value of
our rivers and natural resources.
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