The CILLS program believes that everyone has the right to enhance their learning and realize their personal potential through higher education.
Just like their ESU peers, CILLS participants choose an area of interest to pursue along with general education classes. The expectations of the CILLS program are for the student to participate to the best of his/her ability level.
There is no grade awarded as they are just auditing the course.
Classes through the CILLS program are designed for their specific learning of various important life skills. However, another important aspect to the program is auditing of university courses.
To date, many professors representing many different departments (Psychology, Sociology, History, Sports Management, Communication, Music, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Music, Recreation and Leisure, and Hospitality and Tourism) have agreed to allow the CILLS students to audit their classes and participate in the class.
The CILLS staff have communicated with all of the aforementioned professors who have agreed to have students audit their classes.
Many of these professors have had CILLS students in their classes and are familiar with the program’s philosophy and expectations.
In order for the students to have a positive experience through the learning experience, our plan includes having a student mentor assigned to each CILLS student in the class to assist them in preparation, note taking and completing assignments established by the professor.
Student mentors will help the CILLS student to participate in the class to the best of their ability with whatever modifications allowed by the professor.
Expectations of CILLS Students in Audit Classes
- Attendance of student
- Punctuality of student
- Relevant participation to classwork (based individual capability)
- Completion of coursework (based individual capability)
- Taking modified exams, quizzes, etc. (based individual capability)
- Non-disruptive behavior exhibited by student