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December 7, 2004
9:00 a.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Circle Center, Illinois Room
Chicago, Illinois

MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
3. Remarks by Sylvia Manning, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago
4.

Remarks by Thomas R. Lamont, Executive Director

   
5. 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 Allan Karnes, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Ronald Taylor, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Jon Astroth, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee).
   
6.

Proposed Amendment to the Preface of The Illinois Commitment (Action)
This item recommends adoption of a proposed amendment to the preface of The Illinois Commitment.(Presentation by Dan Layzell)

 
7.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Board Appointments (Action)
This item recommends that the Illinois Board of Higher Education approve the appointments to the 21-member DFI Program Board as presented in Table 1 of this item.(Presentation by Terry Nunn)

   
8. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of six new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Highland Community College; Illinois Central College; John A. Logan College; Moraine Valley Community College; Heartland Community College; Lake Land College; and Rend Lake College.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
9. New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions (Action)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: American InterContinental University Online; Midstate College; National-Louis University; and Robert Morris College.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
10. New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public universities to establish new degree programs: Northern Illinois University; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; and Western Illinois University.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
11.

Assessing Progress Toward Meeting the Goals of The Illinois Commitment: 2004 Statewide Performance Report (Information)
This item assesses progress made by the state's system of higher education in meeting the six goals of The Illinois Commitment based on the performance indicators adopted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in February 2003. This report is a companion to the first volume of the 2004 Statewide Performance Report presented in October 2004 which highlighted examples of efforts and successes by Illinois higher education institutions and agencies in achieving the statewide goals of The Illinois Commitment.(Presentation by Dan Layzell)

   
12. Report of the Priorities, Productivity, and Accountability Committee (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on activities of the Committee. (Presentation by Alice Hayes)
   
13. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
14. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes -- October 5, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the October 5, 2004, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
CA-2. Financial Report
This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2004 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of October 31, 2004. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
CA-3.

Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of non-instructional capital projects at Southern Illinois University; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Sharon Ward)

   
CA-4.

IBHE Administrative Rules: Review Process and Regulatory Agenda
This item recommends adoption of a proposed Board of Higher Education regulatory agenda for publication in the Illinois Register in January 2005.(Dan Layzell)

   
INFORMATION ITEMS
II-1. Board of Higher Education 2005 Meeting Calendar
This item provides the dates and locations for Board of Higher Education meetings for calendar year 2005. (Linda Oseland)
   
II-2. Legislative Report
This report provides an update on the fall 2004 legislative veto session. The report includes a summary of substantive legislation approved by the General Assembly. (Don Sevener)
   
II-3. Preliminary Fall 2004 Enrollments in Illinois Higher Education
This report summarizes 12-month headcount enrollment for fiscal year 2003 and preliminary fall term 2004 headcount and full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollments for Illinois colleges and universities. (Dan Layzell)
   
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