In recent years, Illinois Central College has begun an initiative to support and encourage faculty in using Open Educational Resources. We believe that Open Educational Resources support our students from all backgrounds, especially those who could not otherwise afford a traditional education.
Our initiative supports ICC's stategic goals:
Increasing completion rates for all students, particularly underperforming students' groups.
Improving college readiness, career readiness, and student transitions across the educational ecosystem.
Aligning curricula with workforce, transfer institutions, and community needs to ensure ICC meets regional demand.
Enhancing the student-focused culture to increase student engagement.
Building capacity for change to support employee engagement in the strategic agenda.
And we are proud to be a part of the AAC&U institute for Open Educational Resources.