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Friday, May 5
 

8:30am CDT

Breakfast Buffet
Energy Breakfast
  • Scrambled Eggs with Potato, Spinach, and Tomato
  • Fresh Baked Low-Fat Muffins
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Bar with House-Made Granola
  • Coffee and Assorted Hot Teas
  • Orange Juice
Seasonal Fresh Slice Fruit and Berries Platter
  • A Fresh Fruit Tray Includes Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grapes, and Other Seasonal Fruit


Friday May 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

9:00am CDT

Welcoming Remarks
Welcoming remarks delivered by Lauri Dietz (Director, University Center for Writing-based Learning) and Sharon Guan (Assistant Vice President, Faculty Instructional Technology Services). 


Friday May 5, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

9:15am CDT

Assessment and Feedback for Authentic Learning: How Less Can Often Be More
Assessment and Feedback for Authentic Learning: How Less Can Often Be More
Achieving DePaul's ambitious university authentic learning outcomes requires that both teachers and learners do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Time is the most valuable and scarce resource for both faculty and students -- particularly in 10-week quarters. This highly interactive session will focus on efficient, practical, and research-based strategies and techniques teachers can use to promote teaching effectiveness and learning quality. Examples and exercises will focus primarily on assessment and feedback as powerful levers teachers can use to enhance and document authentic learning -- and to increase the efficiency of teaching. Participants can expect to end this session with: clearer definitions of authentic learning, at least two or three promising new ideas to implement, and valuable resources and references for follow up.

Speakers
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Tom Angelo

Thomas Anthony Angelo is clinical professor of educational research and innovation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Over the past 30 years, Tom has served as a university faculty member, researcher, faculty developer, and academic administrator... Read More →



Friday May 5, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  Keynote

10:45am CDT

Morning Break & Coffee
Regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted teas.

Friday May 5, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

11:00am CDT

Reflection & Metacognition
Authentic Learning Through Reflective Writing
Nicholas Hayes, Steffanie Triller Fry, and Kamilah Cummings (School for New Learning)
The School for New Learning’s Writing Program (SNL Writing) has long understood that authentic assessments of student learning are not always easy to produce. One of our solutions has been to create assignments that have reflective components in which students connect previous experiences with current learning. Articulating these connections requires students to practice skills that demonstrate authentic learning while promoting retention of information. While we primarily focus on the acquisition of writing skills, these metacognitive tasks are valuable tools across disciplines.

Reflecting on What You've Learned: Leading Students to Evaluate Their Acquisition and Understanding of New Knowledge
Maria De Moya and Sydney Dillard (College of Communication)
This session will provide instructors with tools they can use to guide students to evaluate and understand the knowledge they acquire in each lesson and/or course. Through short in-class discussions, application activities and writing assignments students will be led to reflect on what they have learned and better understand how this will serve them in the future.

 

Speakers
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Sydney Dillard

DePaul University
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Maria De Moya

Assistant Professor, DePaul University


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
LPSC 314B 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

11:00am CDT

Teaching and Assessment Strategies for Complex Concepts
Integrating Learning Objects into D2L to Promote Student Learning of Difficult Scientific Concepts
Murat Kahveci and Timothy French (College of Science and Health)
This presentation will introduce a valid and reliable method to effectively develop and easily deploy learning objects (i.e. SCORMs) in context of a physical chemistry course at DePaul University. The pedagogical method for developing the learning objects relies on Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) principles. The deployment platform for the learning objects is D2L, in the context of an upper-level chemistry course (CHE302, Quantum Chemistry) at DePaul University. 

Alternative Assessment Method in Biochemistry Education: Graphical Representation of Oxygen Binding and Delivery 
Murat Kahveci and Lihua Jin (College of Science and Health)
Conceptual understanding is one of the essential levels of understanding in biochemistry. This workshop focuses on how to measure students’ conceptual understanding in the context of an undergraduate biochemistry course at DePaul University. Development stages of a two-tier diagnostic instrument will be introduced in the context of oxygen binding and delivery in the body. 


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
LPSC 324 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

11:00am CDT

How Grading Profiles and Self-Assessment Help Students Master Learning Outcomes and Evaluate the Quality of Their Learning and Intellectual Development
How Grading Profiles and Self-Assessment Help Students Master Learning Outcomes and Evaluate the Quality of Their Learning and Intellectual Development
Jessica King (College of Computing and Digital Media)
Imagine if your students felt they had control over their grades through a clear understanding of skill development and evaluation from day one? This interactive presentation centers on designing and implementing grade profiles and personal, intellectual narratives to give students ownership of their learning. Sample grade profiles, grade defenses, and interviews with students who have been through the process will highlight the power of a student-owned education.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
LPSC 325 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  60 Min. Workshop

11:00am CDT

Master Teachers, Master Assessment Practices: Presentations from 2016 QIC Award Winners
Master Teachers, Master Assessment Practices: Presentations from 2016 QIC Award Winners
Emily Cauble (Law), Michele McCay (CSH), Jacqueline Kelly-McHale (Music), Michele Morano (LAS)

Join four of the 2016 Quality of Instruction Council faculty award winners for a lively PechaKucha presentation and discussion of teaching values and practices. PechaKucha is a highly visual and engaging format where speakers present 20x20 (twenty slides for twenty second each). Presentations will be followed by a large-group discussion.

Moderated by Allison Ortlieb (Law) 

 

Moderators
Speakers
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Dr. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

Associate Professor // Director of Music Education, DePaul University
Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an associate professor and the director of music education at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Her research focuses on culturally-responsive teaching in K-12 music classrooms, the role of social justice in music teacher education programs, and composition... Read More →
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Dr. Michele McCay

Teaching Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Dr. Michele McCay has worked with public health initiatives that focus on the diverse issues that affect women, children, and families including chronic diseases, affordable healthcare, smoking prevention, and perinatal mental health issues. Issues related to maternal and child health... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  PechaKucha

12:00pm CDT

Lunch & Recognition Ceremony
Fajita Buffet
  • Grilled Chicken, Tofu, and Vegetable Fajitas
  • Cilantro Rice and Spicy Black Beans
  • Flour and Corn Tortillas
  • Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips, Shredded Cheese
  • Cookies and Brownies
  • Soda and Water

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

1:00pm CDT

Leveraging Teachable Moments
Student Remarks that Make You Wince—And The Learning Opportunities They Present
Craig Miller (School of Computing)
"I'm sorry I wasn't at the first class. Did I miss anything important?" Most every instructor gets such remarks from students, but what are effective responses to them? In this session, we will interactively construct responses by first adopting the student's point of view, striving to identify student experiences that would make remarks like these perfectly understandable. Drawing upon a few "favorites" shared by fellow instructors, we will consider each by first acknowledging what it is about the remark that makes us wince. We will then construct effective responses that make contact with the student's point of view. 

Collaboration in the Classroom: Opportunities for Community Building through a Service-Learning Lens
Jen Finstrom (College of Liberal Arts and Social Science)
Service learning appears in many disciplines across the university and is integrated with academic content and objectives in a given course. Working with Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) to plan a course with the end goal of working with a community partner rather than for a community partner has also led to outcomes in the classroom of greater student agency, engagement, and sense of community. A variety of assignments will be used to view how class planning through a service-learning lens can lead to these outcomes across disciplines, even for the non-CbSL classroom.
 


Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
LPSC 314B 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

1:00pm CDT

Intercultural Communication and Social Justice
Engaging Students Around Diversity and Social Justice
Olya Glantsman,  Liz McConnell (College of Science & Health), and Trey Victor Dellucci (Northwestern University)
Undergraduate years are a time for cultural exploration and self reflection, and university classrooms are ideal environments for engaging students around oppression, privilege, and social justice. While these topics help students learn more about themselves and their world, engaging them is not always easy, and there are many possible barriers to successful social justice education. Presenters will help the audience members gain skills and knowledge as well as practice creating contexts and curricula that value student diversity and engage issues of social justice. 

Intercultural Communication & Contexts Within Diversity 
Veronica Appleton (College of Communication) 
We define intercultural communication very broadly as communication between people from different countries, different co-cultures within the same country, gender, age, religion, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic class, or whose lives vary in other seeing and interacting. At times, people perceive their intercultural interaction as intergroup rather than interpersonal. With this in mind, the 30-minute interactive session will encourage students to acknowledge their biases, and examine the significance, nature, processes, contexts, and applications of intercultural communication. 


Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

1:00pm CDT

Learning Through Community Engagement
Agile Assessment: Involving Students in Course (re)Design and Implementation
Michael H. Chase (School of Computing) and Kevin Lyon (Faculty Instructional Technology Services)

As a Junior Year Experiential learning (JYEL) and CBSL course, IT 394 and IT 395 focus on introducing students to the Agile software development methodology through partnerships with local non-profit organizations. Since the projects are based on unique requirements defined along with the clients, the course has no set agenda and no set series of lectures or topics at the start. Instead, the class involves the students self-learning and working in groups using the agile methodology to define and solve a problem. Team members have to learn collaboration and client communication skills while working through a real-life project for a real client that gives the teams true ownership of the problem and of the learning. Students are assessed through weekly writing assignment and reflective journals, the contents of which are then re-applied to the subsequent class activities continuously. This presentation will touch upon elements of course design and facilitation, such as backward design, flipped classrooms, Just In Time Teaching, CBSL, and group collaboration and feedback. 

Learning Studios and Authentic Assessment: Taking It Beyond Papers and Rubrics 
Gabriele Strohschen (School for New Learning) 

By way of a course in civic engagement, we collaborated with community youths and adults on Chicago's West Side to bring the theories and philosophy of Asset-based Community Development and Freirean education principles to life. Our instructional model emphasized Learning Studios (Metagogy; Strohschen, 2016), which allow for authentic assessment of learning by and with students, teachers, and community members in and beyond the classroom.

In our collaboration with community members on the project team, we planned and implemented a community-wide event to celebrate the resilience, strengths, and hope of West Side residents.  We also created learning objectives, assessment criteria, and performance-and criterion referenced assessments that led to authentic evaluation of those objectives by the team.  

In this interactive session, we delineate the learning activities, learning products, and corresponding assessment of this recent community-building project. We invite critical questions and dialogue in this brief exchange as we share our insights
 

Speakers
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Gabriele Strohschen

Session Title: If Chicago is our classroom, then what are we doing here? 


Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
LPSC 324 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

1:00pm CDT

It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College and Student Success
It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College and Student Success
Karyn McCoy and Lynne Copp (Career Center)
The changing nature of work and the focus on the value of a degree impact how colleges prepare students for life after DePaul. In a national survey of business and non-profit leaders, nearly all surveyed said they prefer hiring graduates with skills that enable them to contribute to innovation. With no adjustment to curricular content or course structure, DePaul can help build student awareness of the transferable skills gained inside and outside the classroom. This experiential workshop provides a platform for helping students identify and articulate the practical skills they have learned at DePaul, that are crucial to post-graduate success. 

Speakers
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Lynne Copp

Faculty and Program Director, University Internship Program; Chair, Experiential Learning Advisory Committee, DePaul University
Interests in academic internship development, faculty development and experiential learning
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Karyn McCoy

Assistant Vice President | Career Center, DePaul University



Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
LPSC 325 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  60 Min. Workshop

1:00pm CDT

Persisting in Presence: Rhetorical Listening for Conversation
Persisting in Presence: Rhetorical Listening for Conversation
Hannah Lee (Writing, Rhetoric & Discourse)
In our societal communications of immediate and individual rhetorical acts, facilitating productive conversation between different subject positions continues to pose a teaching challenge. This workshop seeks to prompt reflection on our own biases and cultural logics, so that we might develop pedagogical approaches to facilitate meaningful conversation. To equip ourselves with strategies for a lexicon of sharing our differences and meanings with others, we turn to Krista Ratcliffe's pedagogy of rhetorical listening and Appiah's notion of conversation. 

Speakers
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Hannah Lee

Reflection to Uncover Knowledge: Opening Students to Open our Curriculum


Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
LPSC 314A 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  60 Min. Workshop

2:00pm CDT

Afternoon Break I
Regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted teas.

Friday May 5, 2017 2:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

2:15pm CDT

Creating and Evaluating Digital Resources
Why Wikipedia: Assigning Wikipedia Editing for More Versatile Student Learning
Cassandra DellaCorte (University Library)
Wikipedia is much more than just a quick reference source; it’s a valuable learning tool. In this session, we will explore the skills students develop while editing, and the unique benefits of Wikipedia assignments. We will practice different approaches to Wikipedia editing to illustrate how it helps students comprehend scholarship. We will focus on the resources available for instructors and students, including a brief discussion of my position with the university as Wikipedian in Residence. 

Vetting (Mis)Information in the Digital Age
Adriane Stoner and Kristen Pengelly (College of Communication)
Fake news, biased news sites, bloggers, satire, citizen journalism, and the rise of opinionated YouTubers leave our students drowning in a sea of (mis)information while attempting to sort fact from fiction. Social media platforms have become a principle site of newsgathering for Millennials, making it increasingly difficult for them to critically analyze content. Learn how to help your students distinguish between sources, build understanding, and construct sound arguments. 

Speakers
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Cassandra Dellacorte

Wikipedian in Residence, DePaul University
I am passionate about making accurate scholarship available to a larger audience. I love helping students and faculty use Wikipedia as a learning tool, and broadening their understanding of the Wikipedia community and resources.
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Kristen Pengelly

Assistant Director, Marketing, DePaul University



Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 325 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Role Playing
The History of Paris – Histoire de Paris at the Crossroads of Art and Architecture, French Language, Culture, and History
Simone Zurawski and Jeanine Teodorescu (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
This session demonstrates the innovative partnership struck between two departments in the College of LASS, namely, the History of Art & Architecture, and the Modern Languages-FLAC Program (Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum), which offers students a unique opportunity to earn 2 credits, tuition free, in French language at the 300-level, in tandem with registering for 4 credits in HAA 379 Cities of the World: Paris & Vicinity to ca. 1870. The common topic of each is the history of Paris and environs (Versailles), whereby the lectures /course documents in HAA 379 are presented in English, and those in the FLAC component are given exclusively in French. In addition to amply illustrated books and articles, the assigned materials include DVDs and maps; and a group visit to the Art Institute of Chicago takes place with the combined classes. Moreover, instead of following a two-partite division between the visual arts and French literature, the courses are truly cross-disciplinary in covering the greater political, social, and urban narratives that impacted cultural enterprise in France through the Ages. And in light of DePaul’s own Mission, religious trends are part of the slate, which feature the towering presence of St. Vincent de Paul. Teodorescu and Zurawski will select specific “case examples” from their respective courses in order to actively engage the participants of the conference - as if they were students - in order to showcase both the complementarity of their joint ventures and, more importantly, their goal in maximizing the learning experience.

Your Teacher Is Also Your Dungeon Master: Incorporating Role Playing Game Elements into In-Class Activities
Christopher Milan (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)The Marveloso Valley is a fictional valley on the central coast of Peru that was designed to introduce students to archaeological methods. By using common role-playing game (RPG) tropes and mechanics, I have been able to create an immersive environment where students can learn how archaeologists collect and interpret data. Beyond simply teaching methods, the Marveloso Valley labs also teach students how data is interpreted, as there are no “right answers” to the labs and students have to develop the best theories supported by the data. Instead the focus is on how scholars conduct research and draw conclusions. Students are encouraged to develop their own hypotheses for the prehistoric occupation of the Marveloso Valley based on the data presented. In this session, we will discuss how to build open ended class activities as well as analyze data from 'excavations' at sites in the Marveloso Valley to see how RPG mechanics can encourage students to learn without an expected outcome.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 314A 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

Mindful Teaching and Ownership of Learning
Contemplative Pedagogy: An Old-New Modality
Laura Biagi (Theatre School)
Contemplative pedagogy places diverse spiritual traditions within the secular context of academia to support the unfolding of personalities that are free from fear. Extensive studies show that replacing meditation over punishment in schools creates a healthier and more successful environment. After explaining what contemplative pedagogy is and how I apply it to my teaching at The Theatre School, I am going to lead participants in an interactive component that simulates a classroom setting so they can experience how this pedagogy works.

“Is this a B+ or an A-?”: Eliminating the Arbitrary and Focusing the Learning with Contract
Edward Evins and Tricia Hermes (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
You may have heard your fellow instructors talking about Grading Contracts and become curious about them, maybe even skeptical. What does a Grading Contract look like? How do they work? Will it make grading easier? Are Grading Contracts effective in my area of teaching? We will answer these questions and others that you don't even know you have. Our presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Grading Contracts, how they can help you, how they can benefit your students, and, most importantly, how they can facilitate better teaching and better learning. Our 30 minute presentation will include a 10 minute Q & A at the end.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 380 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

My Way or the Highway: Do Instructor’s Learning Preferences Affect Student Performance?
My Way or the Highway: Do Instructor’s Learning Preferences Affect Student Performance?
Sebastien Mary and Petar Petrovski (College of Business)

We examine whether the extent to which student’s learning preferences deviate from the instructor’s learning preferences across visual, aural, reading/writing, kinesthetic modalities affects student performance using data from an introductory class in economics. We contextualize this research experiment into a practical workshop where participants will learn how to recognize student learning patterns and how to enrich their teaching strategies to make student learning more effective.
 

Speakers
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Sebastien Mary

Assistant Professor of Economics, DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business
Improving student learning, teaching effectiveness


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 314B 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  60 Min. Workshop

2:15pm CDT

PechaKucha Session: Tools and Resources for Learner Engagement
PechaKucha is a presentation that includes 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. It is fast-paced, informative, and fun!

Slack for Improving Communication, Collaboration, and Engagement in the College Classroom
Jessica Bishop-Royse, Social Science Research Center

"Maybe I shuld clarify lmao": Capturing Student Learning and Building Rapport with Google Docs
Jennifer Z. Ingersoll, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Assessing the Impact of Librarian Presence in an Online Course
Jessica Alverson and Susan Schultz, University Library 

Harnessing Emerging Technologies to Build Better Classrooms
Patrice Boyles, Chicago State University 

Speakers
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Patrice Boyles

Asst. Professor Business Ed, Chicago State University
Dr. Patrice C. Boyles received her doctorate in Adult, Counseling and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a MS in Occupational Education (Technology Education) and a BA in Business Administration from Chicago State University (CSU). She is an Associate... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 324 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  PechaKucha

3:15pm CDT

Afternoon Break II
Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

3:30pm CDT

Reception & Resource Fair
Light appetizers, soda, beer, and wine will be served. Prizes will be won!

Every 5 table/poster visits gets you an extra raffle ticket and a greater chance to winning a prize like the Kindle Fire, Echo Dot, Presenter Remotes, External Hard Drive, and more!

A number of campus partners will be on hand to discuss support services and other resources for faculty and instructional staff. Stop by to see poster presentations for this year’s Assessment Award nominees! One or more of the committee members who completed the assessment will be available to discuss the project and their results.

Reception Menu
  • Imported and Domestic Cheese Display
  • Warm Fig, Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese Tartlets
  • Sweet Chili Garlic Meatballs
  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Caprese Skewer: Cherry Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic Glaze
  • Fresh Popcorn
  • Wine and beer

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Friday May 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
LPSC 120AB 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673