With the conclusion of the Sesquicentennial Celebration here on the campus of Illinois State University, the College of Education faculty, staff, and students are turning their attention to what lies ahead.This fine college has always been a gathering of creative,talented individuals who strive to model best practices in thinking, studying, teaching, and learning. Today more than ever, this spirit of accomplishment drives our visioning activities as we make plans to advance the work of this great college. This issue of the Statewide Standard invites you to take a look at how our faculty, staff, and students propose to lead by example as we focus on transforming 21st Century learning. The vision, mission, and goals of the College of Education Five-Year Plan (2007-2012) are derived from the philosophy that was developed by the College Council in this new document. Read more of Statewide Standard