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Special Populations Support Grant Workshop

Recipients of the Special Populations Support Grant (SPSG) were required to attend the grant overview workshop at Heartland Community College in Normal on October 22, 2014.   During this interactive workshop, we discussed effective research strategies and explored institutions’ core indicator data and the performance of special population groups.  Closely examining the data helps reveal the root causes… Continue Reading

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Sauk Valley Community College Career Exploration Day

Area high school juniors and seniors, current SVCC students and community members were invited to participate in Career Exploration Day, Sauk Valley Community College’s 2014 New Look project. This event was designed to accomplish the following goals: •To increase the number of students considering a career in criminal justice, fire science and/or manufacturing (multicraft technology)… Continue Reading

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Paralegal Studies New Look Project

In February of 2014, we hosted the formation of the Student/Alumni Paralegal Organization.  The students requested this organization in the past, and we accommodated their request.  The purpose of the organization was to allow the students to invite speakers for continuing education opportunities and to network amongst each other.  The initial meeting was a huge… Continue Reading

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FY14 New Look Project: Southeastern Illinois College

One of the main barriers that our nursing students face, many of whom are single parents or displaced homemakers, is reliable transportation to and from clinical sites, which are a required instructional component of the nursing program, both LPN and RN.  SIC is located in a rural area, and the college’s district spans a wide… Continue Reading

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Olive-Harvey College FY14 New Look Project

  During the Spring 2014 semester,  Olive -Harvey College developed a Business-CO-OP class that focused on strengthning students soft skills and providing professional opportunities for students to cultivate the skills they acquired. Selected students from that coursed attended an Empowerment Summit at Olive-Harvey College focused on softskill development. Students from the CO-OP course facilatated workshops for students as part… Continue Reading

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Women in Manufacturing

In an effort to increase awareness and interest among women in non-traditional career programs, Waubonsee focused on Women in Manufacturing with the FY 14 New Look Project. The team’s goal was to learn more about women currently enrolled in non-traditional courses and create opportunities for them to hear from and network with female role models… Continue Reading

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FY14 New Look: John Wood Community College

The FY14 JWCC New Look Project served to promote career opportunities for women in agriculture and provided support services to non-traditional and economically disadvantaged postsecondary agriculture students. Activities included the promotion of the 2014 Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference as well as the sponsorship of conference speakers and other conference-related networking and career… Continue Reading

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True Child

Title of resource, project, or practice: True Child Name(s), Title(s), and Affiliation of Leader(s): Riki Wilchins, Executive Director Overview of the resource: TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners reconnect race, class and gender through “gender transformative” approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk… Continue Reading

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Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Title of resource, project, or practice: Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success Name(s), Title(s), and Affiliation of Leader(s): Andress St. Rose, AAUW, and Catherine Hill, AAUW Please provide an overview of the resource.: Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013) explores an underappreciated part of our higher education system. The report looks at… Continue Reading

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FY14 New Look Showcase

This Showcase featured an opening address by Dr. Andresse St. Rose on research and recommendations for success for women and student parents in community colleges.  The address was followed by presentations by FY14 New Look Project sites. FY14 New Look Project PowerPoint Presentation Pictures from Law Day at South Suburban St. Rose Presentation

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