All 48 Illinois community colleges have made substantial changes to instructional delivery in light of the “Stay At Home” order. As colleges consider how to provide instruction in the fall, health and safety considerations are at the forefront.
While each community college is unique, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) has convened a “Return to Campus” committee to discuss guiding principles around three key topics that each college must consider as they ponder how to provide instruction in the fall: instructional strategies; health and safety for students, faculty, and staff; and student support strategies.
- May 22nd: Health and Safety as Returning Plans are Considered.
- May 29th: Student support strategies in the COVID-19 environment.
- June 5th: Consideration of guiding principles.
Return to Campus Committee Membership
The committee includes a diverse cross-section of stakeholders representing community college presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, and community groups.
- Restore Illinois Plan: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State – Office of Governor JB Pritzker
- The Economics of a Mindful Return for Community College CTE Programming – American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
- Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era – American College Health Associations (ACHA)
- List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall (as of April 23) – The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Evolving Fall Picture – Inside Higher Education
- COVID-19 and the New Normal: Resources for Addressing Challenges in the CTE Classroom and Workforce – Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL)