BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

MEETING AGENDA

April 6, 1999

 

1. Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Jerry D. Blakemore
2. Remarks by Keith R. Sanders, Executive Director
3. Remarks by Dr. George C. Heider, President, Concordia University
4. Minutes – February 2, 1999 Board Meeting
5. Consent Agenda

A list of Consent Agenda Items follows the regular agenda items.

6. Advisory Committee Reports
7. Leadership and Core Values Initiative
 

In 1998 the Illinois Community College Board undertook an initiative to enhance the teaching of leadership and core values within the state’s community colleges. This presentation will provide an overview of the initiative, highlighting this year’s accomplishments and plans for fiscal year 2000.

(Presentation by Dr. Charles R. Novak, President, Richland Community College. Introduction by Dr. Joseph J. Cipfl, President and Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Community College Board)

8.

Report on the University Center of Lake County

(Presentation by Edwin Moore)

9.

Implementing the P-16 Partnership: First Steps

Since the State Board of Education and Board of Higher Education endorsed the creation of the P-16 Partnership in February and the Illinois Community College Board endorsed in March, the leaders of the three agencies have taken the first steps that will, over time, improve the educational achievement of all Illinoisans. The P-16 Partnership agreement focused on three areas: Preparing College-Ready Kids and Classroom-Ready Teachers and doing so, in part, through Log-on Learning. This item reports briefly on the first implementation steps for preparing Classroom-Ready Teachers.

(Presentation by Ann Bragg)

E-mail Ann Bragg for further information.

10.

The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2000 State Budget (Action)

Appendix B

Appendix C

Governor Ryan’s first state budget includes $137.0 million in new state general funds for higher education operations and grants, and $161.1 million for higher education capital improvement projects. Governor Ryan asked the Board of Higher Education to prepare an allocation of the funds he included in his budget for higher education operations and grants. An allocation is presented in this item, as well as an overview of the total state budget presented by Governor Ryan to the General Assembly. (Presentation by Debra Smitley)

E-mail Debra Smitley for further information.

11.

Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education (1.9Mb)

Appendix (1.5Mb)

This is the eleventh annual report on minority, female, and disabled students, faculty, and staff in Illinois higher education. The report highlights ongoing and new efforts to improve student, faculty, and staff representation as well as the most recent trends in enrollment, degree completion and faculty and staff employment. This year’s report has been streamlined in order to make it more useful to policy makers. This past year, total Black undergraduate and graduate enrollment in Illinois institutions increased by less than one-tenth of one percent. Total Hispanic undergraduate and graduate enrollment increased 3.6 percent. In a number of areas, noticeable improvements in representation occurred. For instance, the number of bachelor degree recipients increased by 9.9 percent each for Black and Hispanic students, and Hispanic master’s degree recipients increased by 11.2 percent. (Presentation by Douglass Day)

E-mail Douglass Day for further information.

12.

Implementing The Illinois Commitment: Formation of a New Board Committee on Access and Diversity (Action)

A fundamental goal of The Illinois Commitment is that "Illinois will increase the number and diversity of citizens completing training and education programs." This item proposes the creation of a new Board committee to examine the policy issues related to this goal. The committee will examine the educational capacity of Illinois higher education institutions to meet expected enrollment increases; the educational and training needs of Illinois’ populations; and the efficacy of existing and new types of organizational structures, partnerships, programs, and technologies to provide access to higher education programs and training. (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders)

E-mail Douglass Day for further information.

13.

Legislative Report

This report provides summaries and the status of higher education legislation pending before the 1999 spring session of the General Assembly. (Presentation by Ross Hodel)

E-mail Ross Hodel for further information.

14.

Setting A Context for Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Development

The refocused budgeting process calls for a statewide budget context paper to initiate budget development for the coming year. This document describes the priorities and the schedule the Board of Higher Education will follow in the development of fiscal year 2001 budget recommendations. Fiscal year 2001 budget development will place priority on those programs and activities that support the action steps associated with the six goals outlined in The Illinois Commitment: economic growth; teaching and learning; affordability; access and diversity; higher expectations and quality; and productivity and accountability. (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders)

15.

Recommendation to Deny Authorization to Operate to William Howard Taft University of Illinois, Inc. (Action)
  This item presents an analysis of materials submitted by William Howard Taft University of Illinois, Inc. in its application to operate in Illinois and offer a doctorate in education, and recommends Board action to deny approval. (Presentation by Marcia Langsjoen)

E-mail Marcia Langsjoen for further information.

16.

Other Matters
 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

CA-1.

Financial Report – Office Operations (Debra Smitley)

CA-2.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Fiscal Year 1999 Grant Allocations

This item recommends an allocation of the fiscal year 1999 appropriation of $1,950,000 for College Work Study grants. The projects recommended support 41 programs at Illinois public and independent institutions, providing work study opportunities in a variety of fields. (James Forstall)

E-mail James Forstall for further information.

CA-3.

State Matching Grant Program Allocation of Fiscal Year 1999 Grants

This item recommends an allocation of the $10.0 million fiscal year 1999 state appropriation for State Matching Grants. (Ross Hodel)

E-mail Ross Hodel for further information.

CA-4.

Health Services Education Grants Act Fiscal Year 1999 Grant Allocations

This item proposes an allocation of the $19.0 million state appropriation for Health Services Education Grants. Funds are allocated to support the enrollment of Illinois residents in health professions education programs offered by nonpublic institutions. (Ross Hodel)

E-mail Ross Hodel for further information.

CA-5.

Telecommunications Equipment Grants Revised Fiscal Year 1999 Allocation

This item presents a change to the allocation of the fiscal year 1999 appropriation for Telecommunications Grants adopted by the Board of Higher Education at its February 1999 meeting. (Ross Hodel)

E-mail Ross Hodel for further information.

CA-6.

New Units of Instruction at Public Universities

 

This item recommends approval for the following institutions to offer new on- or off-campus programs: Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Ann Bragg)

E-mail Ann Bragg for further information.

CA-7.

New Operating and/or Degree Granting Authority for Independent Institutions

This item recommends operating and degree granting authority for nine independent institutions: Antioch University Seattle, DeVry Institute of Technology-DuPage, DeVry Institute of Technology-Chicago, Fox College, Judson College, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Midstate College, North Park University, and the University of Notre Dame. (Ann Bragg)

E-mail Ann Bragg for further information.

CA-8.

University Noninstructional Capital Improvements

This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Western Illinois University. (Debra Smitley)

E-mail Debra Smitley for further information.

CA-9.

Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 1999

This item recommends approval for transfers among state appropriations line items at Northeastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University. (Debra Smitley)

E-mail Debra Smitley for further information.