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    A Framework for Equity in Illinois


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Every student who aspires to college should have equitable access to the career pathway of their choice. But the reality is this: Students with more time, money, and technology to prepare for the SAT and ACT will always have an advantage over their peers. That is more true now than ever, in a context in which schools are closed and students do not ...
Revisit or Share the Webinar Recording Here: COVID-19 Impacts on Entering College Freshmen in 2020​ WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS"Our flexibility during this time will make things better and make things bearable for students." - Tonishea Terry-Jackson, Dean of Enrollment Management, Kennedy-King CollegeWhile Covid-19 continues to have broad imp...
As all of you are deploying much needed services and support to students, as well as making the shift to remote instruction and operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the PCC team has crowdsourced a variety of resources from higher education-oriented sources and media to offer you supports for teaching online, maintaining a focus on eq...
​For many college students, institutions of higher learning address not just academic needs, but basic non-academic needs as well. College offers a reprieve from housing and food insecurity, access to health care and childcare, income through campus jobs, and a sense of community and purpose. In the wake of the coronavirus however, that stability h...
Dear PCC Friends and Supporters, ​It is my hope this message finds you well and focusing your energies on the health and well-being of yourselves and your families as the coronavirus outbreak continues to slow public life considerably, and threaten the health of all our communities. In these rapidly-evolving times that are disrupting the lives of c...
March 16, 2020Dear ILEA Presidents & Leadership Teams,We hope you are well and able to focus your energies on the health and well-being of your communities, as public life slows considerably. In this quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, we write to you again with updates about our programming. At this time we will be holding the publicatio...
Over the past few weeks the PCC has been closely monitoring and responding to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our goal has been to protect the health and safety of all of our partners and to be a responsible participant in this collective global public health challenge.Unfortunately, that has caused us to announce today that...
February 21, 2020 by KATE MCGEE - WBEZ The budget plan unveiled by Gov. JB Pritzker's this week holds back funding increases for public schools and higher education if a proposed graduated income tax doesn't pass in November, endangering funding for two of his top priorities. Some public school advocates and state leaders reacted swiftly, expr...
February 19, 2020 Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced his FY21 budget proposal and for a second year in a row the Governor has taken steps to chart a path towards investing in Illinois' future. This year's budget builds on last year's progress, and with many colleges experiencing enrollment gains, it appears, students and families are regaining...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Interim Chief Diversity Officer. 2. Where did you earn your degrees and what did you study? BA, Sociology, Stony Brook University, MA, Higher Ed Admin, Chicago State University, Ed.D. Education Leadership, DePaul University (J...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Today, the Governor delivered his first State of the State Address, and PCC was pleased to see that renewed investments in higher education were highlighted. Increase in MAP Grants Governor Pritzker acknowledged expanding student grants, which include the Monetary Award Program (MAP), saying that the state is "expan...
1. What is your current role/title? I currently serve as Associate Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College. While I support the general instructional operations of our college, I directly support tutoring, dual credit and dual enrollment, first year experience courses, developmental education, and community outreach. I started my career as...

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