Mission is to use research and evaluation methods to improve policies, programs and practices to enhance community college education and transition to college for diverse learners in Illinois and the United States.
Goal is to provide relevant and timely research and policy information that will inform scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and leaders about the role and impact of community colleges on individuals and society.
Serves as a resource for higher educational institutions in candidate selection for administrative positions and/or professional development plans for existing personnel.
Participates in a wide variety of national projects and programs, such as Tech Prep, health and HIV, and service learning.
Supports the development of public policy that encourages the development of effective and innovative community colleges across the United States.
Promotes research on major issues affecting the development, growth and changing roles of community colleges in the United States.
Provides information on learning-centered indicators of quality for community colleges. The survey is a versatile, research-based tool that will be useful to colleges as a benchmarking instrument, diagnostic tool, and monitoring device.
Leads a number of projects and competitions with member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies.
Handles issues related to public policy and community colleges, including finance, administration, and alternative teacher certification.
Leads socially conscious research and develops tools needed for institutions of higher education to produce equity in student outcomes.