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Draft of the Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is pleased to announce four opportunities (two face-to-face sessions, one webinar, and written comments) in which individuals, groups and/or organizations can provide feedback on the draft Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan. The webinar and the informational meetings will discuss the process, vision, guiding principles, goals and objectives as well as next steps.

An informational meeting will be held in two different locations throughout the state. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations are welcome to attend one of the two opportunities to provide comments or feedback on the draft Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan. The same information will be presented at each event.

o    January 10, 2018 ~ 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holiday Inn & Suites 3202 East Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704

o    January 12, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Moraine Valley Community College Building M 900 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465

The registration link for the informational meetings is

There will also be one statewide webinar which is open to everyone. The same information will be presented at each of the informational meetings discussed above.

o   January 9, 2018 ~ 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register here for the Webinar

In addition, we welcome any written comments or feedback on the strategic plan, specifically the four goals and objectives. Please submit comments to Nora.l.rossman@illinois.govThe deadline for comment submission is January 12, 2018. 

Please make your comments very specific, clear and concise. Limit comments  to 100 words or less per goal/objective. We ask that you submit your comments by Goal and Objective as suggested below. If you are recommending a new objective, please indicate the appropriate  goal. If you have any additional comments we ask that you label this section as Additional Comments.

Goal #4: Life-long Learning and Technology, Objective Number 3

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Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan Task Force Meeting

Resolved by the Senate of the one hundredth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives Concurring Herein, that there is created the Statewide Task Force on the Future of Adult Education and Literacy system within the Illinois Community College Board. As required under Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 40, the purpose of the task force is to provide input on the next strategic direction of the state’s Adult Education program with the development of a five-year Strategic Plan.

The link below provides access to information about the Adult Education Strategic Plan Task Force including the agenda for each meeting, Power Points, list of members/directory, Senate Joint Resolution 40, National Trends and other resources and supporting materials.  For questions, please contact Jennifer K. Foster at or 217-785-0171.

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About the Illinois Community College Board

The Illinois Community College Board consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for six-year terms. One student member is selected by the ICCB Student Advisory Committee for a one-year term. The Board Chair is selected by the Governor. Board meetings are held six times per year (January, March, May, June, September, and November). July and December meetings are scheduled on a subject-to-call basis.

The Illinois Community College Board utilizes the advice and counsel of all constituent groups of the community college system in establishing policies necessary to implement state statutes. Four organizations representing various community college constituents in the state have been designated as official advisory groups to the Illinois Community College Board. These four organizations are the Illinois Presidents Council, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Faculty Association, and the ICCB Student Advisory Committee.

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