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Developmental Education Reform

New IBHE Report – June 2022

Senate Joint Resolution 41 – Joint Advisory Council

Senate Joint Resolution 41 was adopted in the spring of 2019. In 2019-2020, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Community College Board convened a joint advisory council for the purposes of reviewing and scaling effective developmental education practices. The goal is to support student academic success in entry-level, credit-bearing, college coursework, as well as retention and degree completion.

Agendas and Meeting Notes

SJR 41 Resolution

Senate Joint Resolution No. 41
WHEREAS, The State has a vested interest in maximizing the number of students who complete credit-bearing certificate programs and two-year or four-year degree programs and enter into high-skill, high-wage occupations; and...

Benchmarking Report on Developmental Education

IBHE and ICCB submitted a benchmarking report on developmental education practices, as required by SJR 41 which was adopted in the spring of 2019.

Scaling Developmental Education Reform in Illinois

A Report of the Senate Joint Resolution 41 Advisory Council
(June 30, 2020)

Update on Implementation of Developmental Education Models

IBHE/ICCB final report on implementation levels and outcomes (December 31, 2020)

Status of Developmental Education Reforms at Illinois Public Universities

IBHE submitted a report with pertinent outcome information for students placed in traditional Dev. Ed. and corequisite models in math and English language arts.

Appointees to the Joint Advisory Council

  • Representative
    Molly Foust
    Governor’s Appointee and Co-Chair
  • Representative
    Deanne Mazzochi
    House Minority Appointee
  • Representative
    Aaron Ortiz
    House Speaker Appointee
  • Sarah Labadie
    House Speaker Appointee
  • Senator
    Steve McClure
    Senate Minority Appointee
  • Senator
    Pat McGuire
    Senate President Appointee
  • Emily Goldman
    Senate President Appointee
  • Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit
    Executive Deputy Director
  • Dr. Bradley Peters
    Public University Employee
    Northern Illinois University
  • Alison Reddy
    Public University Employee
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Timothy Taylor
    Public University Employee
    Eastern Illinois University
  • Dr. Gloria Gibson
    Public University President
    Northeastern Illinois University
  • Dr. Meera Komarraju
    Public University Provost
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Lisa Helm
    Public University Student Services Administrator
    Governors State University
  • Dr. Bob Navarro
    Public University Trustee
    Illinois State University
  • Dr. Brian Durham
    ICCB Executive Director and Co-Chair
  • Susan Grace
    City Colleges of Chicago Employee
    Wilbur Wright College
  • Dr. Michael Boyd
    Community College President
    Kankakee Community College
  • Dr. Jackie McGrath
    Suburban Community College Employee
    College of DuPage
  • Dr. Emmanuel Awuah
    Chief Academic Officers Organization
    Illinois Central College
  • Bambi Jones
    Downstate Community College Employee
    Lake Land College
  • Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone
    Chief Student Services Officers Organization
    Moraine Valley Community College
  • Wendy Yanow
    Community College Trustee

    Oakton Community College