ERIC Number: ED395621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
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Community College Programs and Services for Special Populations and Underrepresented Groups, Fiscal Year 1995.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Since the passage of legislation requiring public colleges and universities to develop plans to increase the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups, the Illinois community colleges have used both special population grant funds and local college funds to address the needs of these groups. This report summarizes statewide initiatives and college's efforts to support students in this population. The first section describes state-supported initiatives, such as the special populations grant program, centers of excellence in adult education, the opportunities program, the diversity initiative, and transfer centers for minority students. The second section provides examples of community college services for underrepresented groups in the following categories: (1) institutional commitments to enhance the academic climate for minority students; (2) minority student persistence, transfer, and success; (3) improving African American male student representation; (4) ensuring teaching inclusiveness and effectiveness; and (5) community outreach. The final sections describe efforts to encourage women in nontraditional program areas and programs and services for students with disabilities. A table showing the number of Black, Hispanic, and total transfers from Illinois public community colleges to four-year colleges and universities for the fall of 1994 and a list of 1995 Illinois community college programs for underrepresented students are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.