Member Spotlight – Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College offers the support of a caring family of faculty, staff, and community eager to help students achieve their academic goals. Rooted in a strong rural area, we look to embrace science and technology to help advance our area employers and benefit from community support to create the workforce of the 21st century.”

– Seamus Reilly, President, Carl Sandburg College

Seamus Reilly, President

Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois | | Established 1966 | Seamus Reilly, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did Carl Sandburg College become a NISOD Member?
Carl Sandburg College became a NISOD member college in 2012.

Why is Carl Sandburg College a NISOD Member?
NISOD’s commitment to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership meets the core of Carl Sandburg College’s mission to provide our students with opportunities for success. Reading and learning about the best practices of other educators and institutions is essential for remaining at the forefront of the rapidly changing environment of higher education.

Which NISOD benefits does Carl Sandburg College use the most and how?
Carl Sandburg College faculty have attended and presented at past NISOD conferences. This has afforded members of our faculty an excellent opportunity to learn from the ideas of others and to make connections with colleagues from across the world.

Interesting News Happening at Carl Sandburg College

Sandburg to Offer New Cybersecurity Certificate Starting This Fall
A new 16-hour cybersecurity certificate that can be completed in as little as one semester will be available to students beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. The certificate is designed to provide a foundation for skilled workers who provide security to the informational infrastructure of banks, utilities, electrical systems, communication organizations, medical facilities, and more. 

FACULTY PROFILE: For New Sandburg Welding Instructor Slye, Teaching is “What I’ve Always Done”
A natural welder and teacher, first-year instructor Bart Slye puts an emphasis on compassion toward his students. “I am into kindness. Never talk down to [students], never [be] condescending,” Slye says. “Besides me being in charge, we’re both equals, we’re both human beings. I am just here to share my knowledge, and that’s what I love doing.” Read Slye’s full story or view the video.

New MakerSpace at Sandburg Combines Creativity, Technology
The addition of a MakerSpace in the Carl Sandburg College library provides a place that is dedicated to creating, building, and idea-generating through the use of technology. The room features a silhouette printer, a laser cutter, two 3-D printers, and more, all of which are available to students and the public.

Sandburg Announces Promise Program That Could Pay Up to 100 Percent of Tuition for Grads of Two Area High Schools
Thanks to a $4.2 million gift, Carl Sandburg College last spring announced a new program scholarship opportunity for Monmouth-Roseville and United High School students that could pay up to 100 percent of their tuition. The first class of students in the program will enroll at Sandburg this fall. This is the second promise program implemented by Sandburg that is available to students in the college’s district.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.