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icspsThe Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career and technical education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners.

ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University, and is currently housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education.


Upcoming Events

Perkins Guidelines Meeting

The fiscal year 2017 Postsecondary Perkins Guidelines provide an opportunity for Community Colleges to focus their local plans to ensure they meet the goals of the ICCB, Perkins legislation, and address the nine (9) required uses of funds and any of the permissive uses of funds. Join the State for an engaging discussion of the FY17 Guidelines during which changes and expectations will be outlined and defined.

This meeting will be held on two dates in two locations:
March 17, 2016 – Springfield, IL  or March 30, 2016 – Palos Hills, IL

There is no fee to attend but Registration is required.   Follow these links or see the full calendar to find full information.

Perkins Guidelines Meeting: Springfield
Perkins Guidelines Meeting: Palos Hills

Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop

Navigating the higher education system can be a daunting and confusing task. This is exacerbated when students present with special needs and challenges and don’t have clear career goals in mind. We as a system need to become more effective in our efforts to serve these students. During this workshop, we will: 1) Learn some basics of selected advising theories; 2) Share current strategies, and; 3) Gain additional ideas and strategies.

This meeting will be held on two dates in two locations:
March 17, 2016 – Springfield, IL  or March 30, 2016 – Palos Hills, IL

There is no fee to attend but Registration is required.   Follow these links or see the full calendar to find full information.

Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop – Springfield
Academic Counseling & Advising Workshop – Palos Hills

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Please check back shortly for an updated schedule of upcoming events.