February 6, 2001

9:00 a.m.

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1. Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Philip J. Rock
2. Remarks by Terence B. Albright, President, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
3. Remarks by Keith R. Sanders, Executive Director

National Report Card

Patrick M. Callan, President, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, will discuss Measuring Up 2000, and present ideas for how states can improve their performance on the next national report card.  (Introduction by Keith R. Sanders)


National Report Card – Next Steps (Action)

This item documents the relationship between The Illinois Commitment and the performance standards used in Measuring Up 2000.  The document reviews the performance measure criteria used in the national report card, explores Illinois’ standing, and presents a list of possible actions for the higher education community to build on the strengths and correct the weaknesses documented in the national report card.  (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders)


Setting Capital Budget Priorities (Action)

This item reviews the various steps taken in developing the capital budget recommendations, including a review of current policy priorities concerning facilities and the factors used in developing the capital priority list.  The item recommends that the Board reconsider its existing policy priorities for capital.  (Presentation by Debra Smitley)


Grant Program Realignments and Implementation (Action)

This item recommends changes to grant programs administered by the Board of Higher Education to align the programs more closely with The Illinois Commitment.  The changes are consistent with the recommendations contained in the recent comprehensive evaluation report of grant programs.  (Presentation by Ross Hodel)

8. Progress Report and Plans for Calendar Year 2001

This item highlights the accomplishments of the Board of Higher Education during the past year with respect to implementing The Illinois Commitment, and identifies priority activities for the coming calendar year.  (Presentation by Keith R. Sanders)


The Illinois Articulation Initiative:  Endorsement of Sociology Articulation (Action)

This item requests endorsement of the recommendations of the sociology degree major panel.  (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)

10. Access and Diversity Committee Report

This oral report will provide an update on the work of the Board’s Committee on Access and Diversity.  (Presentation by Jerry D. Blakemore)

11. Consent and Information Agenda (Action)
12. Advisory Committee Reports
13. Executive Session
14. Other Matters



CA-1. Minutes from the December 13, 2000 Meeting
CA-2. Financial Report
CA-3. Illinois Financial Assistance Act Fiscal Year 2001 Grant Allocation

This item presents an institutional allocation of the $21.5 million appropriated to the Board of Higher Education for grants made pursuant to the Illinois Financial Assistance Act for Nonpublic Institutions of Higher Learning.  Grants, based on the enrollment of Illinois resident students in undergraduate programs, are recommended for 68 institutions.  (Ross Hodel)

CA-4 International Career Academy Fiscal Year 2001 Grant

This item recommends an allocation of $169,500 to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for the purpose of developing an International Career Academy.  The Academy will support unique study opportunities for high school students in the areas of policy development, international education and policy, and economics and finance.  (Ross Hodel)

CA-5 New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities

This item recommends approval for Northern Illinois University to offer the Master of Science in Education degree in Educational Administration in South Metropolitan Region #6.  (Diane Gilleland)

CA-6 New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions

This item recommends approval for certain degree programs for Aurora University, Benedictine University, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design, and Westwood College of Technology-Chicago West.  (Diane Gilleland)

CA-7 Public University Noninstructional Project Approval

This item recommends approval for noninstructional projects at Northeastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  (Sharon Ward)


II-1. Overview of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Development

This item reviews the schedule for fiscal year 2003 budget development, and solicits input from the higher education community on the priorities and activities that should be emphasized in the fiscal year 2003 budget context paper to be considered by the Board of Higher Education in April 2001.  (Debra Smitley)

II-2. Legislative Report - Final 2000

This report provides a brief description of legislation enacted during the 2000 session of the Illinois General Assembly.  The report shows public act numbers for each bill.  (Ross Hodel)

II-3. Barbour Griffith & Rogers, Inc. Report

This report highlights recent activities undertaken by Barbour Griffith & Rogers, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that is working with the Board of Higher Education, State Board of Education, and the Illinois Community College Board to enhance Illinois’ work with the United States Congress and federal agencies.  (Ross Hodel)

II-4. Board of Higher Education Meeting Calendar 2001

This item lists the dates and locations of Board of Higher Education meetings for calendar year 2001.  (Pat Sexton)