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February 5, 2008
9:00 a.m.

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Salons A and B
First Floor
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
   
4. Resolution Honoring Seymour Bryson
   
5. Board Meeting Minutes - December 4, 2007
(Action-no presentation)
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the December 4, 2007, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
6. Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)
Item 6 provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2008 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of December 31, 2007. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
7.

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: Curtis White, Faculty Advisory Council; Jason Wallace, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Terry Bruce, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.

   
8.

Presentation by Dr. James Anderson, University at Albany, State University of New York: Diversity and Academic Excellence: A 21st Century Reality and Mandate

**Cancelled due to inclement weather

   
9.

Presentation by Jerry Weber and Bob Mees, Council of Community College Presidents: The State of Community Colleges Today

   
10.

Fiscal Year 2009 Higher Education Budget Recommendations: Operations, Grants, and Capital Improvements
(Action – Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2009 recommendations for operations, grants, and capital improvements presented in Items 10a and 10b.

   
11.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of new associate degree programs to be offered at the following community colleges: Frontier Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kennedy-King College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Waubonsee Community College.

   
12.

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: Christian Brothers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Greenville College, Lewis University, McKendree University, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Saint Xavier University, and The Institute of Catholic Thought School of Theology.

   
13.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of four degree programs at the following public universities: Governors State University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Western Illinois University.

   
14.

Public University Noninstructional Capital Project Approval
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Illinois State University.

   
15.

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program Fiscal Year 2008 Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Debbie Meisner-Bertauski)
This item recommends approval of the allocation of $2,900,000 in NCLB - Improving Teacher Quality State Grants to one new and nine renewal partnerships specified in this item.

   
16.

Nursing School Grant Program Fiscal Year 2008 Award Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2008 allocation of $1.0 million for Expansion and Improvement Grant projects as specified in this item.

   
17. General Grants, Fiscal Year 2008 Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2008 allocation of $300,000 in General Grants to the International Center on Deafness and the Arts.
   
18.

Legislative Update
(Information – Presentation by Don Sevener)
This oral report will provide an update on the spring 2008 legislative session.

   
19. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
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