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October 5, 2004
9:00 a.m.

Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Union Building, Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois

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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
3. Remarks by Lewis M. Collens, President, Illinois Institute of Technology

Remarks by Thomas R. Lamont, 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 Ron Howell, 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.)


Presentation of Institutional Effective Practices (Information)
This item introduces the first annual Compendium of Institutional Effective Practices, which highlights examples of efforts and successes by Illinois higher education institutions and agencies in achieving the statewide goals of The Illinois Commitment. Institutions and agencies are asked to share at least two effective practices as a requirement of the annual institutional performance report.

Presentations will be made by the following institutions, chosen from among those submitting reports for their exemplary effective practices: Robert Morris College; Eastern Illinois University; DeVry University; and Kishwaukee College.(Presentation by Dan Layzell)


Mid-Term Review of The Illinois Commitment, Final Recommendations (Action)
This item recommends approval of the final recommendations to revise and enhance The Illinois Commitment as presented in this item.(Presentation by Dan Layzell)

8. State Matching Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2005 Grant Allocation (Action)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2005 State Matching Grant Program allocation. State Matching grants are provided to Illinois colleges and universities to attract federal and corporate research funding and to improve the research capabilities of participating institutions. In fiscal year 2005, matching grants totaling $9,500,000 are being recommend for 17 eligible institutions.(Presentation by Terry Nunn)
9. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of seven new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Lincoln Land Community College; John A. Logan College; Prairie State College; John Wood Community College; Kankakee Community College; Sauk Valley Community College; Shawnee Community College; Rend Lake College; Triton College; and Harry S Truman College.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
10. 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: Benedictine University; Lindenwood University; McKendree College; Rockford College; Rush University; and Walden University.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

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 and administrative unit: Chicago State University; and University of Illinois at Chicago.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

12. Resolution in Support of Enhancing Worldwide Web Access for Students with Disabilities (Action)
This item recommends approval of a resolution encouraging Illinois public universities to continuously improve Worldwide web access for students with disabilities.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

Community College Baccalaureate Degrees (Action)
This item recommends approval of the resolution to collaborate with the Illinois Community College Board to investigate the issue of providing baccalaureate degrees at selected community colleges.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)


Setting a Context for Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Development (Information)
This item provides updated information on the current and emerging state fiscal context, an overview of higher education funding trends and key policy issues, and a summary of emerging themes and priorities for consideration in fiscal year 2006 budget development.(Presentation by Dan Layzell)

15. Higher Education in Transition: Assuring Quality in a Time of Change (Action)
This item requests the Board to direct staff to develop a charge to a committee to consider issues of program quality and integrity at Illinois colleges and universities.(Presentation by Marcia Langsjoen)

Update on Paraprofessional Educator Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs (Information)
At its February 2004 meeting the Board, in approving several A.A.S. in Paraprofessional Educator degrees, asked that the community colleges report in October 2004 on the issue of assessing graduates of these programs. This oral report responds to that request.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

17. Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (Information)
This report provides an overview of program activities and procedures that must take place in order to implement the features outlined under the DFI Program. The report will review the nomination and selection criteria that will be followed in appointing the 21 member Program Board as authorized by the Act (Presentation by Terry Nunn)
18. Report of the Utilities Committee (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on activities of the Committee.(Presentation by Gilbert Rutman)
19. 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)
20. Consent Agenda (Action)
21. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - August 10, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the August 10, 2004, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
CA-2. Board Called Teleconference Minutes -- August 26, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the August 26, 2004, called telephone conference meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)

Financial Report
CA-3(a) 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 August 31, 2004.

CA-3(b) This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2005 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of August 31, 2004. (Peggy Podlasek)


Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of non-instructional capital project at Southern Illinois University. (Sharon Ward)

CA-5. Illinois Transfer and Articulation Initiatives, Annual Report 2003-2004 (Information)
This item reviews the current status of the IAI and CAS projects, highlights the past year's activities, and outlines considerations for the future. (Gary Alexander)
CA-6. Salaries and Fringe Benefits at Illinois Colleges and Universities (Information)
This two-part report presents an analysis of full-time faculty salaries and non-salary benefits at Illinois public and private colleges and universities. Part A presents an analysis of faculty and civil service salaries for full-time employees at Illinois public and independent colleges and universities, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and higher education agencies for fiscal years 2000 through 2004. Part B examines the cost of fringe benefits for full-time faculty at public and private colleges and universities. (Dan Layzell)
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