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Civil Rights Top 10 Documents

ICSPS has developed this series of documents to provide information on key elements of Civil Rights compliance standards.  Each document has a number of facts related to an important requirement of civil rights legislation and points you in the direction of resources related to that topic.  The documents can be found below: Top Ten Things… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Support Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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Title IX Summit

We will be hosting Tishaundra McPherson from the Chicago Office of Civil Rights.  She will be providing an overview and update on Title IX and how it applies to Community Colleges and a review of updates outlined in the Dear Colleague letter referencing Title IX and sexual bias, sexual violence and sexual misconduct. Heartland Community… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Exploring Nontraditional Careers Webinar

This webinar, presented on December 10, 2015, gave educators practical applications to increase equity and exclusivity in their classrooms by fostering awareness of personal biases that have the potential to negatively influence student outcomes. You can access the webinar through the following link: Explore Nontraditional Careers Webinar   This webinar is subtitled for accessibility.  A… Continue Reading

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Archived Civil Rights Self-Assessment: A Tool for Illinois Community Colleges

Civil Rights Self-Assessment: A Tool for Illinois Community Colleges This tool is designed to assist your community college in better understanding the requirements of the legislation to provide an equitable learning environment, and/or in preparing for an on-site review. This self-assessment tool guides your community college through a review of the five major civil rights… Continue Reading

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Introduction to Nontraditional Occupations Webinar

The Introduction to Nontraditional Occupations Webinar  was held on November 10, 2015. You can view the webinar slideshow here:  Introduction to Nontraditional Occupations Webinar Slideshow Additional resources mentioned in the webinar can be found here: Perkins Nontraditional Occupations: 2010 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) in Career Clusters and Pathways  and here:CIP Codes Nontraditional Careers by… Continue Reading

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Perkins Nontraditional Occupations: 2010 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) in Career Clusters and Pathways

Crosswalk from the 2010 CIP Codes Supplemental Material: Female Postsecondary Nontraditional Careers by Career Cluster, Male Postsecondary Nontraditional Careers by Career Cluster, and STEM Nontraditional Careers by Career Cluster Perkins Nontraditional Occupations: 2010 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) in Career Clusters and Pathways

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Special Populations Support Grants Workshop

The Special Populations Support Grants Workshop showcased the innovative work of the multiple grant recipients and was held on June 2, 2015 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal, IL. Agenda English as a Second Language Resource Economically Disadvantaged Resource Single Parents/Displaced Homemakers Resource Nontraditional Career Preparation: Root Causes & Strategies The Why Morning Special… Continue Reading

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Transiciones Program at Mt. Hood Community College

  Transiciones at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, is a career planning and college preparation program for Latina single parents and homemakers.  It is similar in content to the Transitions program, except that Transiciones is specifically designed for Latina women who are studying English. The program provides a two-term set of services that… Continue Reading

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