Inclusion, Access, and Success...                 

OUR MISSION:

The Inclusion, Access and Success Committee seeks to advance the association's commitment to inclusion for under-served students and the educational professionals who guide them.

The purpose of the committee is to facilitate understanding of issues of inhibited inclusion, the lack of access, and barriers to success for students making their way through the education system, and to create change within the existing systems of higher education that exclude underrepresented students from opportunities. By educating ourselves and our colleagues about critical issues facing students and sharing the best practices in which to develop students for college success, we will change the formula that inhibits their access to higher education. We will lead initiatives to change the processes that promote marginalization of students in their path to college. With the dedication and the participation of our peers, we hope that the outcomes of these efforts will lead to more diverse college campuses, a state with a higher rate of college graduation, and from these outcomes we all will see exponential benefits.

WHAT WE DO:

Goals/Annual Initiatives

     Offer sessions at the IACAC annual conference on IAS related topics

     Support conference committee and executive board in continuing the conversation on cultural competencies

     Coordinating process to select the Leticia Campodonico award recipient

     Coordinate programming to support under-served students in the transition to and through post-secondary options

Committee Structure (Sub-committees)

     Communications

     Community Outreach

     Conference

     Transitions

TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE

The goal of this conference is to start the overwhelming conversation regarding homeless youth in Indiana and their steps taken to get them from high school to college and the barriers they face.  The intended takeaway is to develop a toolkit for high school, colleges/universities, and community based organizations to assist with best practices and policies to help this population succeed.

Sessions include the following:

     Definitions and Rights

     Barriers to Access and College Success

     General Resources/Point of Contact

     Homeless student panel

WHO ARE WE?

Committee Chairs

Karen Bush, College Board

DJ Menifee, Butler University


Committee Members

Jane Stormer, Hanover College

Ja’Niah Downing, Purdue University

Abi Perdue Moore, Ball State University

Jasmine Rodriguez, Franklin College

Curtis Ferguson, DePauw University

Khala Granville, Indiana University Bloomington

Alyssa Luna, IUPUI

Jasmine Thomas, Beech Grove High School

Whitney Ramsay, Butler University

Beth Newman, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Cherlisa Richardson, Lawrence Central High School

Caitlin Ebbinghaus, Wabash College

Tiffany Powell, Vincennes University

Brandon Curry, Manchester University

Emily Robison, Butler University

RESOURCES

Ask the Admission Office Checklists

Ask the Admission Office is a series of six checklists that will help you determine what to ask colleges or universities before you apply. The checklists were developed by NACAC in collaboration with its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee.


College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students

In 2009, the Illinois ACAC Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee published its first edition of the College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students designed to provide assistance to high school counselors and other individuals who work with undocumented students. The feedback from high school counselors and college admission representatives was overwhelmingly positive.

It is their goal to include every college and university within the U.S. that welcomes undocumented students on their campus. Through outreach and greater access to accurate information, we can ensure that college is possible for all who want to attend.


Special Interest Groups

NACAC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) nurture the growing diversity in our association by providing "micro" communities within which members can network and add value to their NACAC membership experience. These smaller subsets of members are formed for the purpose of knowledge sharing and discussion among members with similar interests whether they are the specific subjects, issues or type of institution or students they serve.


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