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About Us

Who We Are

The Illinois Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (ILACEP) is the Illinois chapter of NACEP and it began in 2014 as a grass root cadre of concurrent enrollment practitioners and advocates from across Illinois meeting to discuss best practices, opportunities, and challenges. The purpose of ILACEP is to support concurrent enrollment programs through the advocacy of best practices, research, and collaboration that promote student access and completion, program development, professional development, communication, and high quality standards.

Mission

The Illinois Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (ILACEP), in affiliation with the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), is a unified coalition of postsecondary institutions that partner with secondary schools to educate, support, and advocate high quality concurrent enrollment programs across Illinois.

Vision

ILACEP is Illinois's dual credit leader. The consortium is committed to eliminating inequities in access and success based on a student’s race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, citizenship status, disability, English language proficiency, first generation college status, gender, geographical location, and sexual orientation. 

Key Focus Areas

  • Disseminating the NACEP standards of quality concurrent enrollment programs

  • Providing professional development to all interested parties concerning quality concurrent enrollment programs, including discussions for best practices and challenges

  • Serving as a state advocate for concurrent enrollment

  • Fostering strong partnerships between postsecondary and secondary institutions

  • Advocating for concurrent enrollment with stakeholders and legislators.

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