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General Information

The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for approval and review. The approval process includes reviewing and analyzing proposals from institutions of higher education who are seeking the statutorily-required approval for operating and degree granting authority from the IBHE. The Division is also responsible for reviewing existing authorizations and degree programs previously approved by the IBHE.

   Information for Institutions of Higher Education Related to Operating Authority and/or Degree-Granting Authority.

  Revisions to IBHE Administrative Rules for Operating and Degree Authorization webinar powerpoint.

  Fee Schedule effective April 9, 2009. Applies to Illinois Proprietary Institutions and all Out-of-State Institutions.

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Academic Affairs Staff

  • Daniel Cullen
    Deputy Director
  • Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities Unit
  • Stephanie Bernoteit
    Associate Director
  • Malinda Aiello
    Assistant Director
  • Gretchen Lohman
    Assistant Director
  • Nkechi Onwuameze
    Assistant Director
  • Amanda Winters
    Assistant Director
  • Rhea Bartlett
    Support Staff
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