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August 12, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Kendall College
900 N. North Branch Street
Banquet Room, Third Floor

Chicago, Illinois

MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2.

Welcome, President Megahed, Kendall College

3.

Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman

4.

Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director

5. Update on Public Agenda Development
6.

Board Meeting Minutes - June 3, 2008
(Action-no presentation)
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the June 3, 2008, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)

7.

Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)
This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2008 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of June 30, 2008. (Peggy Podlasek)

8.

Advisory Committee Reports
(Information-various presenters)
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:
John Bennett, Faculty Advisory Council;
Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee;
Bob Mees, Council of Community College Presidents; and
Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.

9.

Presentation by William Obuchowski and Charlie Mehl, Student Advisory Committee

10.

Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations for Higher Education, Governor’s Action
(Information-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item provides an overview of the fiscal year 2009 budget for higher education approved by the Illinois General Assembly on May 31, 2008 and signed by the Governor, after executing his veto authority, on July 10, 2008. The fiscal year 2009 budget includes $2.385 billion in state general funds for higher education operations and grants.

11.

New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: Ellis University, Fox College, and Upper Iowa University.

12.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of five degree programs and three centers at the following universities: Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Illinois at Springfield.

13.

Proposed Amendments To Rules: Program Review (Private Colleges & Universities)
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of the proposed amendments to Illinois Administrative Code Title 23: Education and Cultural Resources; Subtitle A: Education; Chapter II: Board of Higher Education; Part 1030 Program Review (Private Colleges and Universities) rule for publication in the Illinois Register.

14.

Proposed Amendments To Rules: Approval Of New Units of Instruction, Research and Public Service At Public Institutions
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of the proposed amendments to the Approval of New Units of Instruction, Research, and Public Service at Public Institutions rule (23 Ill. Admin. Code 1050) for publication in the Illinois Register.

15.

State of Illinois Participation in the American Diploma Project
(Action-Presentation by Debbie Meisner-Bertauski)
This item recommends that the endorsement of participation in the American Diploma Project.

16. Public University Noninstructional Capital Project Approval
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Eastern Illinois University.
17.

General Grants, Fiscal Year 2009 Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2009 allocation of $3,931,856 in General Grants.

18.

Setting a Context for Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Development
(Information – Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item is intended to provide the “lay of the land” to the Board as it develops its fiscal year 2010 budget recommendations. It also is intended to stimulate thought and discussion at the Board and institutional levels that will carry over into the upcoming budget overview meetings and the Board’s budget recommendations.

19.

Legislative Report
(Information-No Presentation)
This report updates the Board on General Assembly activity through the end of July.

20.

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

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