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FY15 College and Career Readiness Institute


The College and Career Readiness Institute took place from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on March 11, 2015, at the Marriott Hotel in Normal, Illinois.  The Institute is a product of the Bridging the Gap project which is focused on local curriculum alignment efforts centered around the common core state standards.  It was designed to showcase local alignment initiatives and innovative practices focused on remedial/developmental education reform, academic innovation, and curriculum alignment and partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions. Additionally, the Institute highlighted best practices in Developmental Education including STEM CCR bridge models, the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges’ (IMACC) Preparatory Mathematics for General Education course, and other promising practices in Developmental Education.  The target audience included Postsecondary Faculty, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, Program Coordinators, Academic Advisors, etc. as well as Secondary Faculty, Principals, Superintendents, EFE Directors, Counselors, etc.


Dr. Strayhorn’s Keynote Address Resources–“A Framework for Ensuring Student Success”:

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