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August 20, 2002
9:00 a.m.

Lincoln Land Community College
Capital City Center
130 West Mason
Springfield, IL

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1. Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Steven H. Lesnik
2. Remarks by Naomi Lynn, Interim President, Lincoln Land Community College
3. Remarks by Daniel J. LaVista, Executive Director

Advisory Committee Reports
Committees that advise the Illinois Board of Higher Education will comment on their respective committee's perspectives and observations concerning items on the meeting agenda. (Presentations by Kenneth Andersen, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Michael Murphy, Council of Community College Presidents; and Donald Fouts, Nonpublic Institution Advisory Committee.)


Noninstructional Capital Project Guidelines (Action)
State statutes require state-supported institutions to submit plans for noninstructional capital improvements to the Illinois Board of Higher Education for approval prior to beginning the projects. This item recommends a series of guidelines to assist institutions in preparing materials for submission to the Board, and to facilitate the review of requests and preparation of agenda items for Board consideration. (Presentation by Debra Smitley)


Higher Education Cooperation Act - Project Evaluation Report
This report highlights program activities, populations served, and program accomplishments of selected projects within the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) program. Projects selected include a mix of activities at public universities, community colleges, and private institutions from across the state. (Presentation by Terry Nunn)


Higher Education Cooperation Act - Fiscal Year 2003 Grant Allocations (Action)
This item recommends grants totaling $10.1 million in support of Higher Education Cooperation Act projects in fiscal year 2003. A total of 67 projects, selected on a competitive basis, are recommended for funding. Additionally, the allocation includes funds for three non-competitive projects (the Illinois Consortium for Accelerator Research, Advanced Photon Source, and Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center) for which separate appropriations are provided. (Presentation by Terry Nunn)

FY2003 HECA Project Synopses


Legislative Report
This item presents information concerning Governor George H. Ryan's actions on higher education-related legislation enacted during the spring 2002 legislative session. (Presentation by Ross Hodel)

9. The Illinois Articulation Initiative: Annual Report 2001-2002
May 2002 marked the end of the fourth year of implementing the transferable General Education Core Curriculum, which was designed to ease transfer for students among Illinois colleges and universities. This item reviews the current status of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, highlights the past year's activities, and presents considerations for the future. (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)

Assessing the Affordability of Illinois Higher Education: Update and Proposed Next Steps (Action)
This item updates the analysis of affordability-related trends first presented to the Board in June 2002 to reflect the impact of fiscal year 2003 tuition and state budget decisions. These updated trends confirm the assessment in the June 2002 Board item that a comprehensive and balanced review of affordability-related policy issues for Illinois higher education is necessary to ensure that the goals of access and choice are maintained for the future. This report recommends the establishment of a joint Committee on Affordability, comprised of members from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Student Assistance Commission, that will conduct a comprehensive study of related policy issues over the next year and make recommendations on actions that can be taken at the state- and institutional levels as well as by students and their families to enhance the affordability of Illinois higher education. (Presentation by Dan Layzell)


Establishing Performance Indicators to Assess Progress Toward Meeting the Goals of The Illinois Commitment: Preliminary Recommendations
This interim report presents information on the work of the Performance Indicators Advisory Committee and the preliminary recommendations of the Committee with regard to a set of 38 potential statewide and common institutional indicators. A set of final recommended indicators will be submitted to the Board in December 2002. (Presentation by Dan Layzell)

Complete Report

12. Study on Faculty Diversity: Plans and Process
The lack of diversity among higher education faculty remains a widely discussed issue at Illinois colleges and universities and throughout the nation. This item outlines the reasons for addressing this issue, anticipated avenues of inquiry, and the process envisioned for collecting information and opinion. (Presentation by Doug Day)
13. Preliminary Review of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Issues - Higher Education Operations and Grants
This item reviews recent state funding for Illinois higher education, and presents a series of items for consideration during the coming months as the fiscal year 2004 budget recommendations are developed. (Presentation by Dan LaVista and Debra Smitley)
14. Consent Agenda (Action)
15. Other Matters
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - June 4, 2002
CA-2. Financial Report

General Grants: Fiscal Year 2003 Allocations
This item recommends approval for the Executive Director to proceed with distribution of appropriations made to the Illinois Board of Higher Education for grants to specific entities, including Veterinary Medicine Research at the University of Illinois, the International Career Academy, International High School, Economics and Finance High School, Public Policy High School, the Illinois Career Resource Network, the University Center of Lake County, and the Illinois State Geological Survey. (Dan Layzell)


New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities
This item recommends approval for Illinois State University to offer a B.S. in Athletic Training and a M.A and M.S. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. (Diane Gilleland)


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
This item recommends approval of new Associate in Applied Science programs at Illinois Central College, Kankakee Community College, Joliet Junior College, and Richland Community College. (Diane Gilleland)


New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
This item recommends operating and/or degree granting authority for the following institutions: American Academy of Art, Benedictine University, Capella University, Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, International Academy of Design and Technology, Lewis University, Lexington College, Rockford Business College, Rush University, Westwood College of Technology-DuPage, Westwood College of Technology-O'Hare Airport, and Westwood College of Technology-River Oaks. (Diane Gilleland)


Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval for a project providing additional student housing at the University of Illinois at Springfield. (Sharon Ward)


Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2003
This item recommends the transfer of $235,000 among various state general funds line item appropriations to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. (Sharon Ward)

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