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December 6, 2005
9:00 a.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West
Chicago Rooms B&C, Second Floor
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 Judy Erwin, Executive Director

4.

Resolution Honoring J. Robert Barr

5.

Resolution Honoring Thomas R. Lamont

   
6.

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 Wayne Evens , Faculty Advisory Council; Denise Kozlowski, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Alice Jacobs, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)

   
7.

Improving Access and Success Through a Scalable Course Redesign Program, Presentation by Carol Twigg, The National Center for Academic Transformation

   
8.

Presentation of Institutional Effective Practices (Information)
This item focuses on the second 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: Northern Illinois University; Argosy University-Schaumburg; Wabash Valley College; and Dominican University.

(Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

   
9.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of six new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Joliet Junior College; Lewis and Clark Community College; Lincoln Land Community College; Southwestern Illinois College; Waubonsee Community College; and Wilbur Wright 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; Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; New York Institute of Technology (Ellis College); Northwestern Business College; Rockford Business College; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and Westwood College of Technology.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
11.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public universities to establish a new degree program: Governors State University; and University of Illinois at Chicago.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
12.

Proposed Amendments to Rules: Health Services Education Grants Act Program (Action)
This item recommends approval of the emergency amendments and proposed amendments to the rules for administration of the Health Services Education Grants Act program for filing with the Secretary of State and publication in the Illinois Register.
(Presentation by Terry Nunn)

   
13.

Report on Higher Education Summit (Information)
This oral report provides an update on the higher education summit held in Chicago on November 9.
(Presentation by Don Sevener)

   
14.

Final Report on the Community College Baccalaureate Access Task Force (Information)
This item provides background information on the Final Report of the Community College Baccalaureate Access Task Force, which was endorsed by the Illinois Community College Board at its November 18, 2005 meeting.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
15.

Assessing Progress of The Illinois Commitment: 2005 Statewide Performance Report: Volume II (Information)
This item assesses progress made by the state’s system of higher education in working toward the six policy priorities of The Illinois Commitment. Volume II, Assessing Progress of the Illinois Commitment, includes statewide and common institutional indicators of progress. Institutional mission-specific indicators of progress are available on the IBHE website.
(Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

   
16. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
17. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1.

Board Meeting Minutes – October 18, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the October 18, 2005, 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 2005 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of October 31, 2005.
(Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-3.

IBHE Administrative Rules: Regulatory Agenda
This item requests the adoption of the proposed Regulatory Agenda for publication in the Illinois Register.
(Mike Baumgartner)

   
CA-4. Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of non-instructional capital improvement projects at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
(Sharon Ward)
   
INFORMATION ITEMS
II-1.

Illinois Board of Higher Education 2006 Meeting Calendar
This item provides the dates and locations for Illinois Board of Higher Education meetings for calendar year 2006.
(Linda Oseland)

   
II-2. Preliminary Fall 2005 Enrollments in Illinois Higher Education
This report summarizes preliminary fall-term 2005 headcount and full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollments at colleges and universities in Illinois. It also summarizes 12-month headcount enrollments and enrollments in remedial/developmental courses during the 2003-2004 academic year.
(Mike Baumgartner)
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