The ICCB, in partnership with IBHE and Women Employed, is hosting a workshop focused on Reducing Remediation.

Reducing Remediation
September 24, 2018
Location: ISU Alumni Center, 1101 N Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person. Lunch will be served.

Register for this Event

Multiple efforts are occurring in Illinois to reduce remediation including co-requisite remediation and multiple measures placement. This workshop will provide community colleges the time and resources to continue working on plans for implementation of these approaches. Each college is asked to bring a team consisting of its Chief Academic Officer, Chief Student Services Officer, institutional researcher, counselor, a math faculty member, and an English faculty member.

The morning will include discussion on multiple measures placement with presentations from Dr. John Hetts, Senior Director of Data Science at Educational Results Partnership, and Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs with the Illinois Community College Board. The afternoon will include discussions on co-requisite remediation. Time will be provided for colleges to work together as well as break-out sessions to work with smaller constituent groups. Colleges that are currently implementing co-requisite courses will be offering guidance to colleges beginning their work. All colleges, regardless of the level of implementation, will benefit from the workshop’s activities.

We ask that one individual from your campus register the entire team for the event. This will prevent overlap of participants and ensure that the whole team is registered. Registration is required for this event and will close at noon on September 19.

At least one member of each team should bring a laptop to access documents that will be provided. Additionally, we suggest you bring an extension cord.

This event will be a working day, so please have your team bring actual documents from your campus that will be used for co-requisite implementation. Below is a sample listing of documents that may be appropriate.

  • Faculty: syllabus, worksheets, professional development materials
  • Advisors: flowcharts for disciplines, sample schedules, professional development materials
  • IR: bring actual data of your student populations, either those currently enrolled in a co-requisite course or those who would be a great target audience

John J. Hetts, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Data Science at Educational Results Partnership and a member of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project research team the California Guided Pathways Advisory Committee, and the statewide AB705 Implementation Workgroup. He is also a California Educational Policy Fellow and a Complete College America Fellow. Formerly, he helped lead the statewide Multiple Measures Work Group in California (as part of the Common Assessment Initiative), provided implementation support for the Student Transcript-Enhanced Placement Study (STEPS) conducted by the RP Group, and was the Director of Institutional Research at Long Beach City College during its implementation of multiple measures-based assessment as part of its Promise Pathways program. Building on twenty years of experience in instruction and research in higher education, his work focuses on identifying untapped potential in educational data. His work on predictive modeling of student placement into and performance in foundational courses won the 2012 RP Group Best College Research Award (with Andrew Fuenmayor and Karen Rothstein, the 2014 ACCCA Mertes Award (with Andrew Fuenmayor), and the 2015 RP Group Best Statewide Research Award as part of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project Research team.  He received his doctorate from UCLA in Social Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Psychometrics and holds a B.A. with Distinction and Honors from Stanford University.