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March 27, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Springfield Hilton Hotel
Prairie Room, Mezzanine Level
Springfield, Illinois
MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman
   
3. Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director
(Director Erwin's remarks will include an overview of the Governor's FY08 budget for higher education).
   
4. Resolution Honoring James L. Kaplan
   
5. Resolution Honoring Cordelia C. Meyer
   
6. Resolution Honoring Steven M. Taslitz
   
7.

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.)

   
8.

Legislator Briefing by: Representative David Miller, Representative Richard Myers, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Representative Mike Bost, Senator Edward Maloney, Senator Bradley Burzynski, Senator Mattie Hunter, and Senator Pamela Althoff
The legislators listed above have been invited to address the Board on issues related to the Legislative Higher Education Briefing.

   
9.

Update from the Disability Advisory Committee (Information)
This oral report will provide an update of the activities of the Disability Advisory Committee. (Presentation by Tom Thompson, Chairman)

 
10.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of six new degree programs at the following community colleges: Black Hawk College; William Rainey Harper College; John Wood Community College; Rock Valley College; Spoon River College; and Harry S Truman College. (Lynn Murphy, Richard Tapia; Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
11.

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: Argosy University/Chicago and Argosy University/Schaumburg; Robert Morris College; and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (Lynn Murphy, Arthur Sutton; Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
12.

No Child Left Behind Act: Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Allocation (Action)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2007 allocation of $1,282,137 in NCLB - Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program. (Rick Pearce, Rich Jachino; Presentation by Debbie Meisner-Bertauski)

   
13.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Allocation (Action)
This item recommends the allocation of $2,058,000 for fiscal year 2007 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants as detailed in this item. (Rich Jachino; Presentation by Terry Nunn)

   
14.

Proposed Amendments to Rules: Appropriation Transfers (Action)
This item recommends that the Board approve the proposed amendments to rules for Appropriation Transfers (23 Ill. Adm. Code 1060) as contained in this item. (Sandi Gillilan; Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

   
15.

Legislative Report (Information)
This report will provide an update to the Board on General Assembly activity at the mid-point of the spring legislative session. (Nicole Krneta-Rogers; Presentation by Don Sevener)

   
16.

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.

   
17. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
18. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - February 6, 2007
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 6, 2007, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
CA-2.

Board Video Conference Meeting - February 22, 2007
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 22, 2007, video conference meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)

   
CA-3.

Financial Report
This item provides an update on expenditures, and obligations from the fiscal year 2007 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of February 2007. (Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-4.

Public University Noninstructional Capital Project Approval
This item recommends approval of a noninstructional capital improvement project at University of Illinois at Chicago. (Mike Mann)

   
CA-5.

Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2007
This item recommends approval of appropriation transfers for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. (Nicole Krneta-Rogers)

   
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