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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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2015 Forum for Excellence Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Forum for Excellence.  For your convenience we have made the presentations, handouts and supplemental material available for your continued access.  You can find the schedule and active links to the presentations and materials below. September 22, 2015 – September 23, 2015 201 Broadway Street Description The Forum for… Continue Reading

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Displaced Homemaker Program of Washoe County at Truckee Meadows Community College

  The Displaced Homemaker Program of Washoe County at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in Reno, Nevada, serves displaced homemakers of any economic level with support services to assist them in job search and placement. Services offered by this program include: vocational assessment, personal and career counseling, referrals for community assistance, job search skills workshops,… Continue Reading

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Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County

  The Center for People in Transition (PIT) is a semi-independent social service agency that assists displaced homemakers in becoming self-sufficient. Rowan College at Gloucester County in Sewell, New Jersey, started PIT in 1981 to assist women returning to school. It provides services to displaced homemakers who are experiencing the three greatest stressors in life — divorce, death of… Continue Reading

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HOPE-De Anza Program at De Anza College

  The HOPE-De Anza program at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, is designed to prepare job seekers with disabilities for successful job placement in supported or community employment and to have students actively participate in their communities. The goal is to provide a range of activities that advance students toward their personal and employment… Continue Reading

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Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College

  The Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was established through the Office of Student Support Services to assist students who are unable to purchase textbooks to begin their courses. With the assistance of Carl Perkins funds and a private grant, students can request assistance with borrowing… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Initiative at Middlesex Community College

  The Assistive Technology (AT) initiative at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, involves a collaboration between Disability Support Services (DSS) and Academic Affairs, Academic Support and IT to examine the potential for better institutionalizing assistive technologies, as well as researching the applicability of cutting edge software “apps” and hardware/devices and AT technology embedded in existing… Continue Reading

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Transition Program at Middlesex Community College

  The nationally recognized Transition Program, established in 1985, is a two-year non-credit certificate program designed for students with significant learning disabilities who would find college level academics too challenging, even with extensive supports.  The program at Middlesex in Bedford, which is the only one of its kind at a community college in Massachusetts, prepares… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Video Library at Rock Valley College

  The goal of the Assistive Technology (AT) project at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, is to increase the amount and quality of training resources available to students with disabilities via creation of an AT Video Library to allow users to be better informed about available technology options.  Historically, a relatively small number of students have… Continue Reading

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Civil Rights Statewide Training

This training took place on October 15, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Normal. This training reviewed five major civil rights laws: the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act – providing community colleges with an improved understanding of how to… Continue Reading

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