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January 3, 2020 by MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY - Daily Herald Rising tuition and state underfunding of public colleges and universities has put access and affordability out of reach for low-income students, experts say. The impact is being felt most acutely by black students whose enrollment in four-year colleges has steadily declined, according to a ...
January 3, 2020 by MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY - Daily Herald Growing up in the Northwest suburbs, Daliyah Sanders often felt isolated from her peers as the only black student in her class practically since kindergarten through high school. "It's been my reality my entire life," said Sanders, 19, of Schaumburg. It's why connecting with peers and profe...
Please check back periodically for updates and additions to this schedule. ​Date & Time ​​Presenter(s) Description ​​February 11, 202012:00pm – 1:00pmPlease join us at this website:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/451560093 ​Jordan HerreraDirector of Social Services and theAdvocacy Resource Center – AmarilloCollege ​Eradicating Student Pover...
At this year's fall summit, the Partnership's Managing Director Lisa Castillo Richmond delivered our inaugural State of ILEA address, The State of ILEA: From Planning to Implementation, providing a status update on the initiative, highlighting the work being done by ILEA member institutions, and reviewing upcoming plans for the cohort. Highlights f...
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...
Many thanks to Moraine Valley Community College, National Louis University and Roosevelt University for submitting 3-5 years of their baseline data to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) by the November 8, 2019 second ILEA submission deadline. As promised at the fall ILEA Summit, schools submitting by the November 8 deadline were entered into ...
November 30, 2019 NAJLA EDWARDS - Northern Star DeKALB — Black students aren't graduating at the same rates as white and latinx students, minorities are under-represented in higher education institutions and rural students struggle with returning to rural areas after college, according to a report by an Illinois nonprofit. Partnership for Coll...
CHICAGO, November 20, 2019 — The Partnership for College Completion congratulates ILEA members Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and Moraine Valley Community College for their selection as eligible institutions to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million prize awarded every two y...
CHICAGO, November 20, 2019 — The Partnership for College Completion congratulates ILEA members Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and Moraine Valley Community College for their selection as eligible institutions to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million prize awarded every two y...
November 19, 2019 PETER MEDLIN - Northern Public Radio The Partnership for College Completion held an event at Northern Illinois University discussing their new reports on the cost of college, specifically for black students. Along with university officials and local lawmakers, several black NIU students came to the event to talk about their own ch...
The third ILEA Summit was held October 30, 2019, on the campus of Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) with over 150 staff, faculty and administrators from the ILEA cohort in attendance. The theme of the Summit was "Equity-Minded, Data Driven: Building Campus Capacity to Close Completion Gaps." The day-long event was kicked off with a warm ...
November 1, 2019 Over the last two decades, Illinois has gone through a period of disinvestment in higher education, seeing continued losses in higher education appropriations and underinvestment in student financial aid. From 2002 to 2018, funding for Illinois public universities was cut over 50 percent and community colleges saw similar disinvest...

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