April 4, 2000

9:00 a.m.

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1. Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Philip J. Rock
2. Remarks by Charles Guengerich, Interim President, Wilbur Wright College
3. Remarks by Keith R. Sanders, Executive Director
4. Illinois Higher Education: The Benefits of Going to College

This report highlights some of the findings of "Illinois Higher Education: Building the Economy, Shaping Society," a study of the economic, personal, and social benefits of colleges and universities to the state of Illinois. The study shows that a college graduate will earn considerably more than those with only a high school diploma. An associate's degree, on average, provides a student with additional lifetime earnings of $207,600, and a bachelor's degree provides additional lifetime earnings of $590,000. The report also shows that each dollar appropriated by the state for higher education generates $2.40 in revenue for state and local governments. (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders and Robert W. Resek, Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Economics, University of Illinois.)

5. The Illinois Commitment and the Opinions of Illinoisans

This item presents highlights from a survey of Illinoisans conducted by a national polling firm for the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The survey, conducted to gauge public opinion on an array of issues concerning colleges and universities, demonstrates broad support for the goals of "The Illinois Commitment." The survey shows that the public places high value on higher education, and wants high-quality academic programs at an affordable price. (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders)

6. Franklin University of Ohio and the Community College Alliance (Action)

This item recommends that Franklin University be given approval to operate and grant a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree statewide in Illinois. The University offers degree completion programs on community college campuses. (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)

7. Report on the Illinois Virtual High School

This item presents information regarding the planning and development of the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS). The initial goals for the IVHS will be to offer advanced placement courses to students who currently do not have access to them; enrich the high school curriculum with high-demand courses; and provide professional development training for teachers. (Presentation by Ross Hodel; David Taylor, Dean, College of Education, Western Illinois University; William Conrad, Associate Superintendent for Learning Technologies, State Board of Education.)

8. Report on the Joint Education Committee P-16 Partnership

This item presents information regarding the State Board of Education's plans to redesign the Prairie State Achievement Examination, and other work of the P-16 Partnership. (Presentation by Jane Williamson and Diane Gilleland)

9. Report on the University Center of Lake County

This report provides an update on the Board's work to establish the University Center of Lake County. (Presentation by Philip J. Rock)

10. Setting a Context for Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Development

This item marks the beginning of the fiscal year 2002 statewide budget development process. The report assists institutions currently formulating their fiscal year 2002 budget requests in identifying the statewide strategic needs that will receive priority during the fall 2000 budget development. The budget priorities are centered on the six goals of The Illinois Commitment, respond to the statewide needs and priorities identified in the Statewide Results Report, and build on the budget priorities supported in fiscal year 2001. (Presentation by Mark Wilcockson)

11. Committee on Access and Diversity: Update on Hearings and Focus Group Meetings

This item reports on the hearings and focus group meetings that the Committee on Access and Diversity held throughout the state during the months of January and February. (Presentation by Jerry D. Blakemore)

12. Report to the Governor and the General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education
Underrepresented Groups Report
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This report presents analyses, trend data, and initiatives undertaken this past year to improve the representation of minority, female, and disabled students and staff. The report looks at how well Illinois compares to other large states in representation of minorities in higher education and examines minority student "leakage" points in the education pipeline. Also, the report addresses two focus topics: minority representation in teacher education and workforce preparation and placement for students with disabilities. (Presentation by David Smith)

13. Legislative Report

This report highlights actions taken by the General Assembly during the spring 2000 session. (Presentation by Ross Hodel)

CA-1. Minutes of the February 1, 2000 Board Meeting
CA-2. Financial Report – Office Operations (Debra Smitley)
CA-3. Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program: Fiscal Year Grant 2000 Allocations

Grants to 41 institutions totaling $2.0 million are recommended in the allocation of the fiscal year 2000 appropriation for the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program. (Jim Forstall)

CA-4 Health Services Education Grants Act: Fiscal Year 2000 Grant Allocation

This item recommends an allocation of the $20 million appropriated for Health Services Education Grants in fiscal year 2000. These grants support the enrollment of Illinois residents in health professions education programs offered by nonpublic institutions. (Jim Forstall)

CA-5 General Grants: Fiscal Year 2000 Revisions

This item recommends an amended purpose statement for the $1.0 million grant to DePaul University for technology scholarships that was approved by the Board in August 1999. (Ross Hodel)

CA-6 New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities

This item recommends approval of a new Southern Illinois University Cancer Institute Community Partnership at the Medical School. (Diane Gilleland)

CA-7 New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges

An Associate in Applied Science degree program in Paramedical Services is recommended for approval for Lake Land College. (Diane Gilleland)

CA-8 New Operating and/or Degree Granting Authority for Independent Institutions

New operating and/or degree granting authority is recommended for seven Illinois institutions. (Diane Gilleland)

CA-9 Public University Noninstructional Project Approval

This item recommends approval for two noninstructional capital projects at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Debra Smitley)



I-1. Student Advisory Committee’s Proposed Changes to Student Fees Policies

Findings and recommendations of the Student Advisory Committee’s study of student fees are presented in this item.

II-2. Illinois Board of Higher Education Meeting Calendar: 2000-2001

This item presents the Board of Higher Education Meeting Calendar for 2000-2001. (Pat Sexton)

II-3. Guidelines for Submitting Requests for Illinois Board of Higher Education Approval of Noninstructional Capital Projects

This item presents guidelines for institutions to follow when submitting requests for Board of Higher Education approval of noninstructional capital projects. (Debra Smitley)