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February 7, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Hilton Springfield,
Springfield, Illinois
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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.

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).

   
5.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of twelve new degree programs at the following community colleges: College of DuPage; Richard J. Daley College; Illinois Central College; Kishwaukee College; Lewis and Clark Community College; John A. Logan College; Prairie State College; Southwestern Illinois College; Spoon River College; Highland Community College; and Richland Community College. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
6.

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: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; DeVry University; Fox College; International Academy of Design and Technology; Kaplan University; Rush University; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and University of Phoenix. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

 
7.

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

   
8.

Final Report of the Community College Baccalaureate Access Task Force (Action)
This item requests that the Board accept and endorse the Final Report of the Community College Baccalaureate Access Task Force. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
9.

Fiscal Year 2007 Higher Education Budget Recommendations: Operations, Grants, and Capital Improvements (Action)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2007 recommendations for operations, grants, and capital improvements presented in Items 9a and 9b. (Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

   
10.

Legislative Update (Information)
This oral report will provide an update on the fall 2006 legislative session. The report will include a summary of substantive legislation approved by the General Assembly. (Presentation by Don Sevener)

   
14. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
15. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - December 6, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the December 6, 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 2006 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of December 31, 2005. (Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-3.

Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of non-instructional capital improvement projects at the following public universities: Western Illinois University; and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Sharon Ward)

   
CA-4.

Adopted Rules: Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program
This item recommends adoption of the administrative rules for the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program. (Terry Nunn)

   
CA-5.

Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2006
This item recommends approval of appropriation transfers among line items for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. (Mike Baumgartner)

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