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Data from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission showing costs for low-income students. October 21, 2020 by MIKE MILETICH - WSILTV.com SPRINGFIELD (ILLINOIS CAPITOL BUREAU) – State lawmakers hope to craft a plan to make college more affordable, especially for many in low-income communities. Experts say tuition rates continue to soar compared to the average income for those going to college or tech schools. They also told lawmaker...
Pernevlon Ellis Jr. Dr. Gina M. Rossetti Creating an equity-minded culture is hard work and takes a community of champions to bring to fruition. It takes commitment from all corners of a campus to ensure student pathways and organizational structures and institutional policies and teaching and learning practices are designed in ways that support more equitable outcomes. As members of the ...
Early voting begins today in Illinois, and with it, the opportunity to increase our state's revenue and set the stage for increased funding for higher education. The proposed Fair Tax amendment aims to change the income tax rate from a flat rate (taxing everyone at the same rate) to a graduated rate. Ninety-seven percent of Illinoisans will see eit...
Dear ILEA Partners, Welcome back to school for a fall semester unlike any other. We have seen your teams up close as they have done whatever it takes to make plans for students to continue high-quality learning, provide new supports for students, and enable them to form social bonds and foster a connection with your colleges – and to do all of...
Julian Williams, Ph.D., Equity Program Manager | Aug 20, 2020 Eliminating disparities in degree attainment between Black and White students, Latinx and White students and Pell-receipt and non-Pell receipt students is no small task -- but it is the challenge that our 28 college and university partners publicly committed to addressing when they volun...
Ahead of the upcoming public release of Equity Plans from partners of the Illinois Equity in Attainment (ILEA), leaders at ILEA institution Richard J. Daley College shared highlights of two of their cross-departmental strategies to address identified equity gaps. Read the full blog here:   Download PDF File Here Learn more about Daley College'...
In conjunction with the public release of Equity Plans from partners of the Illinois Equity in Attainment (ILEA), leaders at ILEA institution Morton College shared their experience developing their plan. Read the full blog here:   Download PDF File Here Learn more about the ILEA Equity Plans here.
In conjunction with the public release of Equity Plans from partners of the Illinois Equity in Attainment (ILEA), leaders Katrina Coakley, Associate Provost for Student Success and Jamar Orr, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, at ILEA institution Roosevelt University center the importance of Equity Plans in working for jus...
July 30, 2020 by KATE MCGEE - WBEZ Faced with a 25% drop in Black enrollment at Illinois' public universities and colleges, a group of university officials, business leaders and advocacy groups are joining together to try to improve outcomes for Black students. The drop in enrollment, as well as declining graduation rates, have come while rate...
​As advocates seeking to support institutions in eliminating racial equity gaps across Illinois colleges and universities, the Partnership for College Completion stands in solidarity with the Black community and their calls for justice. This unprecedented period shows how deeply ingrained racial injustice is within systems intended to serve the pub...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Vice President, Academic Affairs. 2. Where did you earn your degrees and what did you study? Sociology – BS, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Clinical Psychology – MA, Argosy University (American School of Professional Psychology) – Washington, DC, Counseling Psychology – Ed.D, Argo...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Vice President, Academic Affairs. 2. Where did you earn your degrees and what did you study? Sociology – BS, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Clinical Psychology – MA, Argosy University (American School of Professional Psychology) – Washington, DC, Counseling Psychology – Ed.D, Argo...

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