||Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Philip J. Rock
||Remarks by The Honorable
George H. Ryan, Governor
The Governor is scheduled to attend the Board meeting, make a few remarks, and sign legislation authorizing creation of the Illinois Century Network.
||Resolution of Appreciation for Jerry D. Blakemore
||Remarks by John J. Swalec,
President, Waubonsee Community College
by Sir John Daniel, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, United Kingdom
and President, United States Open University
||Remarks by Keith R. Sanders,
||Minutes of April 6, 1999 Meeting
||Advisory Committee Reports
Legislative Report: General Assembly Action
A. Fiscal Year 2000 Appropriations
B. Substantive Legislation
This item includes detailed information regarding the fiscal year 2000 appropriations for higher education enacted
by the General Assembly. The item also includes a summary and status report on substantive legislation of interest to the higher education community.
(Email Ross Hodel for further information.)
The Location of the University Center
of Lake County: A Committee Report (Action)
In December 1998, the Committee presented to the Board a plan to implement the new University Center, and the Board
approved policies establishing basic goals, objectives, and responsibilities for the new institution. This report continues the Committees work to implement the new Center putting forward recommendations on site location.
(Email Doug Day for further information.)
Committee on Access and Diversity: Elaboration of Charge and Structure
In April 1999, the Board of Higher Education approved the establishment of a new committee to examine issues
and develop recommendations for enhancing progress in access and diversity for Illinois higher education, a major objective of The Illinois Commitment. This item provides further information about the new Committee. The report describes the type of issues the Committee will examine; Committee structure, process, and timetable; and information sources.
(Email Doug Day for further information)
Graduation, and Time-to-Degree
This report analyzes data from the Shared Enrollment and Graduation Information System about the attendance and graduation patterns of two groups: students who entered Illinois public universities as first-time freshmen between 1987 and 1992 and students who graduated from public universities in Spring 1998.
(Email Neil Matkin
for further information)
University Follow-Up Studies: Baccalaureate Class of 1997 and the
Senior Class of 1999
This report provides results of the public universities Baccalaureate Follow-up Survey of the Class of 1997 one year after graduation and compares their survey responses to the responses of the Senior Class of 1999 surveyed in fall 1998 as part of the development of The Illinois Commitment. Only 2.8 percent of the Class of 1997 graduates were neither employed nor in school when they were surveyed88 percent were working and 32 percent were in school, with 21 percent doing both. Ninety-five percent of Class of 1999 seniors and 93 percent of Class of 1997 graduates rated their undergraduate experience positively.
(Email Jan Ignash for further information)
Redesign of Program Processes: A Shared Responsibility
A. Program Approval and Program
B. Proposed Amendments to Rules
for Program Approval for Public Institutions (Action)
In October 1998, the Board endorsed a plan to streamline processes for program approval and review.
This item summarizes progress to date and recommends changes to the Boards administrative rules governing program approval and policy changes needed to implement the redesigned program approval process. The next steps needed to redesign the program review process and to create an academic audit process are also outlined.
(Email Donna Corriveau for further information)
Consent Agenda and Information Agenda (Action)
A list of consent agenda and information agenda items
follows the regular agenda.