ERIC Number: ED343644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Special Populations Grant Report, Fiscal Year 1991. Executive Summary.
Special population grants to Illinois public community colleges fund services, special programs, and instruction that assist academically and socially disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and minority students to succeed in college. In fiscal year 1991, grants totaling $9.7 million enabled the Illinois community colleges to provide nearly 1.5 million contact hours of service to students, with tutoring and assessment services comprising 76% of the total. Over 22,500 minority students received services through special minority programs. The services funded include tutoring for 105,903 students, academic/career counseling for 96,617 students, testing/assessment for 94,599 students, referrals to external agencies for 7,046 students, services for 1,793 students with disabilities, and recruitment and outreach services for 34,894 students. Special population funds also support mentoring activities, "bridging" programs to aid the transition of high school students into college, and parenting instruction. In addition, the program also provides support for instruction in adult basic education, adult secondary education, remedial education, and English-as-a-Second-Language or literacy development programs. Detailed breakdowns of support services, contact hours, credit hours generated, and expenditures are provided in the report. (JSP)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Block Grants, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment, Expenditures, Financial Support, Grants, Minority Groups, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.