ERIC Number: ED356829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Community College Board.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
An overview is provided of the activities of the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Community College System (ICCS) through the use of graphs, tables, statistical data, and vignettes. The first section offers brief biographical statements about the Illinois Community College Board's 12 members. The next section provides a snapshot of ICCS enrollments, which account for approximately 65% of all students in Illinois public higher education. A section on the ICCS's financial resources identifies state grants, local taxes, and student tuition and fees as the three major funding sources and indicates that expenditures for instruction comprise 51.4% of the colleges' operating expenditures. After summarizing system expenditures for facilities maintenance, the report discusses accountability initiatives, such as educational guarantees, enhanced statutory responsibilities, and rewards for excellence. The next sections focus on accountability, articulation between two- and four-year institutions, substance abuse prevention efforts, teaching and learning research, and the development of a statewide telecommunications network. Next, the accomplishments of the ICCS in workforce preparation are highlighted, indicating that approximately 272,000 students are enrolled annually in occupational education, comprising 39% of all community college students and 56% of those who earn degrees. Literacy, opportunities, and job training programs are also described. The final section reviews three areas (telecommunications, workforce preparation, and accountability) that will be emphasized in the near future. A directory of Illinois community colleges is attached. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.