The Illinois Minority-Serving Community Colleges Landscape: Fostering Transfer Pathways in STEM

Speaker Information:

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Randi Congleton, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Illinois is home to 22 private and public two-year and four-year minority-serving institutions, of which 14 are publicly controlled, nine are Hispanic-serving institutions, and half have multiple MSI designations. Given the lack of literature on two-year MSIs, additional study that can illuminate the trajectories of special populations that pursue STEM education within this context is needed. OCCRL researchers will share preliminary work in this area. The presenters will also facilitate dialogue that encourages participants to share regarding their contexts and glean improvements for programming and practice.

Part of the Forum for Excellence conference, which highlights the continuing partnership of Career and Technical Education and Adult Education in Illinois. The Forum is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center.



Illinois Community College Board