- Report on Funding of The Illinois Veteran Grant Program, The Illinois National Guard And Naval Militia Grant Program, and The Mia-Pow Scholarship Program (12/2006)
This report was presented to the Illinois General Assembly as required by House Resolutions 1039 and 1121 (94th General Assembly). The resolutions directed the Illinois Board of Higher Education, in conjunction with the Illinois Community College Board, to conduct a study of the amount of tuition and fees that Illinois public higher education institutions have waived for the Illinois Veteran Grant, the Illinois National Guard and Naval Militia Grant, and the MIA/POW Scholarship programs.
- School Leader Preparation: A Blueprint for Change (8/2006)
This item summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges and Universities.
- Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics
This report is presented in accordance with state statute, which authorizes institutions of higher education to grant tuition waivers for the purpose of attaining gender equity in intercollegiate athletics and requires the IBHE to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the use of gender equity tuition waivers and the progress made in achieving gender equity in intercollegiate athletics
Education in Transition: Assuring Quality in a Time of Change
This item requests the Board to direct staff to develop a charge
to a committee to consider issues of program quality and integrity
at Illinois colleges and universities.
on Governor's Request to Examine College Textbook Prices
This item presents a preliminary action plan for responding to
the issue of the high price of college textbooks. This proposal
is grounded in a report from the California Public Interest Research
Group quantifying the problem and reflects the Governor's expressed
interest in identifying a strategy for dealing with it.
Policies for Public Universities
This item requests adoption of proposed personnel policies for
public universities as required by Article 5, Section 5-5 of the
State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (Public Act 93-0615 as
amended by Public Act 93 0617).
Preparation and Competency
This item reviews the issues and data surrounding recent news
articles that examined the record of teachers taking two pre-certification
tests - the Illinois Test of Basic Skills and one of the subject-matter
exams given prospective teachers in the fields in which they plan
to teach. The item finds there are gaps in laws governing the
current teacher preparation/certification system that permit poorly
qualified teachers into K-12 classrooms; some graduates of colleges
and universities cannot pass a test of basic skills at the 9th
grade level of difficulty; and schools with high rates of poverty
and minority enrollment are twice as likely to have poorly prepared
teachers than schools with low levels of poverty and minority
on Dental Education: A Report to the Illinois General Assembly
in Response to House Resolution 334 - Phase II
This report addresses issues relating to the recruitment and retention
of qualified faculty and the adequacy of facilities and equipment
in dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology
programs. The report concludes that most institutions offering
these programs do not have significant difficulty in attracting
and retaining faculty, nor do they indicate that programs are
hampered due to physical facilities or equipment.
Education Study Status Report
House Resolution 334 directs the Board of Higher Education, in
consultation with Deans of the dental schools at Southern Illinois
University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, to study
issues facing dental education in Illinois. This item presents
a status report and a general outline for the report, which will
be undertaken in two phases. The first phase of the report, which
will be submitted to the General Assembly on October 1, 2001,
will address recruitment and retention of qualified dental school
faculty; technical and equipment needs; retention of dental school
graduates in Illinois; and the role of research. The second phase,
which will be completed in January 2002, will focus on the recruitment
and retention of qualified faculty for other oral health care
- Update on Intercollegiate
Athletics: Board Actions and State Support
This item chronicles the Boards actions concerning intercollegiate
athletics, and provides updated information concerning the funding
of public universities intercollegiate athletic programs.
In fiscal year 2000, public universities expenditures for
intercollegiate athletics totaled $59.1 million, including $4.5
million in direct state support.
This report updates a 1998 Board of Higher Education study of
educational attainment. The report addresses strategies for increasing
educational attainment, noting new initiatives in the past two
years. The report recommends incentive funding for public universities
to offer baccalaureate completion programs in high demand areas
through distance education and in cooperation with community colleges.
- Evaluation Of The IBHE Grant
This study examines Board of Higher Education grant programs and
recommends strategies to align the programs more closely with
the goals of The Illinois Commitment.
Agenda Survey: Comparison of Illinois Responses to Nation
PowerPoint presentation of findings from a survey of Illinoisans
conducted by a national polling firm for the National Center for
Public Policy and Higher Education. The survey, conducted to gauge
public opinion on an array of issues concerning colleges and universities,
demonstrates broad public support for the goals of The Illinois
- Time to Degree:
A Report on the Conference (8/2000)
This report provides a summary of the key findings of a statewide
conference, Understanding Time to Degree: Different Students
- ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION:
Building the Economy, Shaping Society (4/2000)
Graduation, and Time-to-Degree
This report analyzes data from the Shared Enrollment and Graduation
Information System about the attendance and graduation patterns
of two groups: students who entered Illinois public universities
as first-time freshmen between 1987 and 1992 and students who
graduated from public universities in Spring 1998.