Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Illinois Community College Board
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Illinois Community College Board $ 341,586.9 45.0 $ 430,785.8 47.0
Totals $ 341,586.9 45.0 $ 430,785.8 47.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) provides leadership and direction to an Illinois community college system that covers the entire state and serves hundreds of thousands of individuals each year through credit and non-credit courses. The system shares a common mission yet each college is unique because the community it serves has unique needs. In 38 districts, locally elected Boards of Trustees set policies that guide colleges in achieving local and statewide goals. The City Colleges of Chicago is the remaining district that has a Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor of Chicago. The ICCB also coordinates instructional services provided by community colleges and SIUE in the Metro East region. This is the only area in the state that is not part of a community college district. Each Illinois community college strives to: • Deliver accessible education and training to individuals of all ages and skill levels, • Charge affordable tuition and fees, • Enable students to earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, • Equip students with academic and technical skills for the workforce, • Address business needs with customized workforce education and training programs, • Promote lifelong learning, • Empower students to live and work in an international economy and a multi-cultural society, • Support diversity within community and college life, • Eliminate barriers of distance, location, and time through distance-learning opportunities, • Maximize resources and use them effectively and efficiently, • Collaborate within and among institutions to enhance and expand services and leverage resources with such initiatives as the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources, and • Promote transparency and accountability with the public. ICCB's goals include (1) smoothing the transition for all students into and through postsecondary education, (2) contributing to the economic development of Illinois by providing robust workforce training, increasing credential attainment, and closing the skills gap through talent pipeline management, and (3) engaging with all stakeholders to align board policies to improve student outcomes and increased access to public information on system effectiveness. The ICCB also has statewide leadership and coordination responsibilities for Title II – Adult Education of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006. The purpose of the WIOA is to assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency; assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children and lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their families; assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma and in the transition to postsecondary education and training through career pathways; and assist immigrants and other individuals who are English-language learners. The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 set out a new vision of career and technical education for the 21st century. The current administration’s blueprint for a reauthorized Perkins Act transforms CTE and ushers in a new era of rigorous, relevant, and results-driven CTE shaped by the four core principles of alignment, collaboration, accountability, and innovation. It places additional emphasis on career pathways and clusters, programs of study, elevating technical skill attainment assessments, and tracking student transitions across educational levels and into the workplace. Detailed information about the ICCB and Illinois community college system is available on its website at