ERIC Number: ED405066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Programs and Services for Special Populations and Underrepresented Groups, Fiscal Year 1996.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Since the passage of legislation requiring Illinois colleges to develop plans for increasing the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups, the state's 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 efforts to support special populations during fiscal year (FY) 1996. The first section describes state-supported initiatives, such as the special populations grant program, centers of excellence in adult education, the Opportunities Program for welfare recipients, a statewide diversity initiative, and Lincoln's Challenge Scholarship Program for at-risk school dropouts. The second section provides examples of community college services for underrepresented groups in the following areas: (1) retention activities related to orientation, assessment, monitoring and advising, and improving the classroom climate; (2) transfer programs for minority students, including efforts to improve articulation and transfer centers; and (3) services for students with learning disabilities, including in-service faculty training in identifying learning disabled students. Tables showing the number of students served by college program in FY 1996 and the numbers of transfers to four-year colleges and universities for fall 1993 through fall 1995 are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.