North Central District Seminar
Region 2 (Northern)
Friday, March 15, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Heartland Community College
$25 IACAC Members
Lunch is included
ISBE PD hours will be available
Welcome and IACAC Overview
Identifying the Rural Student — Higher education is becoming more aware of what many consider a “forgotten segment” of America- the rural student. The National Center for Education Statistics shows a disparity of college attainment between urban and rural students, with data showing only 29 % of rural college enrollees vs. 48% urban enrollees.
Illinois offers a diverse landscape of rural communities. This sessions seeks to explore who the Illinois rural student is, what challenges and needs do they have, the differences among rural communities, and how can high school counselors collaborate with 2 and 4 year institutions to increase college access for rural students.
Trends in Transfer Students — This session will focus on the transfer student process from start to finish. From students taking dual credit classes in high school to transferring into a four year college or university, there are a lot of unique characteristics. Representatives from the high school side and college side will share some trends and tips for assisting students through the transfer process.
Lunch and Break
Making the Connection — The North Central district has not held a district seminar for years. This session will be utilized to build supportive communities and tap into our own personal strengths. Attendees will bring in topics they are interested in discussing and this session will allow for break out sessions that are peer-led and personalized to each other’s needs.