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August 15, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology,
Chicago, Illinois

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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan

Welcome, President Michael Horowitz

3. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
4. Remarks by Judy Erwin, 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 Curtis White , Faculty Advisory Council; Danielle Gaines, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Keith Miller, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)


School Leader Preparation: A Blueprint for Change (Information)
This item summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges and Universities.
(Christy England-Siegerdt; Presentation by Dea Meyer and Dianne Ashby)


Establishment of the Institutional and Program Approval Working Group (Action)
This item recommends approval of the Establishment of the Institutional and Program Approval Working Group to review policies for approval and review of new institutions and new program proposals.
(Lynn Murphy; Presentation by Gary Alexander)


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of four new degree programs at the following community colleges: Illinois Central College; and John A. Logan College.
(Lynn Murphy, Richard Tapia; Presentation by Gary Alexander)


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; McKendree College; Missouri Baptist University; Robert Morris College; St. Augustine College; and Taylor Business Institute.
(Lynn Murphy; Arthur Sutton; Presentation by Gary Alexander)


New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of seven degree programs, one administrative unit, and one center at the following public universities: Chicago State University; Illinois State University; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois at Springfield; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Western Illinois University.
(Richard Pearce; Ocheng Jany; Christy England-Siegerdt; Presentation by Gary Alexander)


Proposed Rules: Nurse Education Fellowship Program (Action)
This item requests approval of the emergency rules and proposed rules for administration of the Nurse Educator Fellowship program for filing with the Secretary of State and publication in the Illinois Register.
(Mike Mann, Sandi Gillilan; Presentation by Terry Nunn)


Presentation by Aimee Guidera, Director, Data Quality Campaign, Co-Director, Washington, DC Office, National Center for Educational Accountability, Just for the Kids


Presentation by Jay Pfeiffer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Accountability, Research, and Measurement, Florida Department of Education


Setting a Context for Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Development (Information)
This report provides a review of long-range trends in higher education funding in Illinois; an examination of how recent budgetary actions have affected individual campuses, districts and agency programs; and a comparison of trends in Illinois to trends in surrounding states and the nation.  The report then turns to the state’s current fiscal context, summarizing recent revenue and expenditure trends. Finally, the report includes an appendix showing the processes and timelines for the fiscal year 2008 budget development.
(Sharon Ward, Darice Yonker; Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)


Meeting Updates from Board Members (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on the following meetings attended by IBHE members: Proshanta Nandi, Illinois State Board of Education; Elmer Washington, Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and Addison Woodward, Illinois Community College Board.

16. Consent Agenda (Action)
17. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - June 6, 2006
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the June 6, 2006, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)

Financial Report
This item provides an update on expenditures, and obligations from the fiscal year 2006 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of June 30, 2006. (Peggy Podlasek)

CA-3. Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the University of Illinois at Springfield. (Sharon Ward)

General Grants, Fiscal Year 2007 Allocation
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2007 allocation of $3,152,000 in General Grants, which includes $2,852,000 for the University Center of Lake County and $300,000 for the International Center on Deafness and the Arts. (Terry Nunn)


Proposed Amendments to Rules: Approval of Noninstructional Capital Projects
This item requests approval of the proposed amendments to rules for the Approval of Noninstructional Capital Projects as contained in this item. (Sandi Gillilan)


Higher Education Cooperation Act Grant, Quad Cities Graduate Study Center, Fiscal Year 2007 Allocation
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2007 allocation of $220,000 in Higher Education Cooperation Act funding for the Quad Cities Graduate Study Center. (Terry Nunn)


Follow-up Report on Paraprofessional Programs
This item contains a report on paraprofessional programs approved by the board at its February 24, 2004 meeting. Community colleges were asked to report on the success of paraprofessional programs in August 2006, paying particular attention to three issues: (1) the efficacy of these programs in training paraprofessionals: (2) whether students understand that much of the coursework will not articulate with four year programs; and (3) the need for greater transparency in assessment of skills. (Gary Alexander)


Update on Forensic Specialist Program at Illinois Valley Community College
This item contains a report on the Forensic Specialist program approved by the board at its February 24, 2004 meeting. Community colleges were asked to report on the employment of graduates of the A.A.S. in Forensics Specialist degree approved at Illinois Valley Community College. (Gary Alexander)


Legislative Report
This item summarizes the Governor’s action on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the spring session of the 94 th General Assembly. (Sharon Ward; Don Sevener)

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