ate new programs to extend access to ethnic and racial
minorities, students with disabilities, and women in fields where they are
ursework, race and ethnicity, participation in special academic
programs, and effects of a student’s learning environment – in admissions
he Board received the report of the Commission on Persistence and Degree
advising, early assessment of skills, mandatory course placement), contractual
ly responsibilities, academically under-prepared students,
immigrants, under-represented racial and ethnic populations, and economically
• Establish institution-wide retention programs to assist students in continuing their
he Commission’s report also urged the Board of Higher Education to work with the
Illinois u rd to:
• Study transfer patterns to determine whether certain avenues lead more often to a
• Disseminate strategies used by “at risk” students who overcome barriers and
the English language skills necessary for college-level success and assist
Creating Diversity Grants to strengthen programs that foster greater diversity on campuses and cre
underrepresented. Resisting use of percentage plans (guaranteed college admission to the top 5 or 10% of a high school graduating class) in favor of a more comprehensive approach that considers multiple factors – class rank, test scores, rigor of high school co
tio in October 2001, including recommendations to: Undertake measures to help students make timely progress toward their educational objectives, including comprehensive support systems (pre
guarantees of course availability, and tuition incentives, among others. Implement programs and services to engage students in their learning, particularly adults with job and fami
pursuit of higher education objectives.
• Set up programs to encourage former students to return to college.
Stdent Assistance Commission and the Illinois Community College Boa
• Examine student satisfaction with the Illinois Articulation Initiative.
successfully achieve their educational objectives. Collect information about strategies to assist multi-lingual students in dev
statewide efforts to assess, design, and expand English literacy programs.
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