Partnering with colleges and universities leading campus-based equity-driven strategies.

The Partnership for College Completion’s College and University Partnerships (CUP) team provides support to Illinois colleges and universities that are working to eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities in degree completion on their campuses. Supports include: coaching and individual support, virtual and in-person conferences, webinars and workshops, equity academies for campus leaders, and supporting institutions in developing and implementing campus-based equity plans.

Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative

The Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative (ILEA) is PCC signature effort to spark institutional work eliminating college completion disparities along racial and socioeconomic lines at public and private nonprofit 2- and 4-year colleges and universities across the state.

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Developmental Education Reform Act (DERA) Project

DERA aims to address inequities in degree completion by race and income status via the reformation of developmental education placement and delivery at Illinois higher education institutions.

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Past Partnership Initiatives

Past key partnerships and programming have led to the release of recommendations for best practices and the creation of communities of practice.

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Resource Library

Our Resource Library of PCC tools for equity are tailored for our partners and others in this space. The resources available include webinar recordings, event recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and related articles.

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Latest CUP Blog Posts

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PCC Celebrates Five Years & Counting

When the organization’s first staff— then, its founding executive director Dr. Kyle Westbrook and its managing director, Lisa Castillo Richmond, traveled the state to meet with higher education...

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2022 ILEA Equity Institute

2nd annual Equity Institute, February 24-25, 2022!

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