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December 10, 2002
9:00 a.m.

Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
Consort Room
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

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1. Announcements and Remarks by Chairman Steven H. Lesnik
2. Remarks by Daniel J. LaVista, Executive Director

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 Kenneth Andersen, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Ronald Taylor, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Michael Murphy, Council of Community College Presidents; and Donald Fouts, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)


Statewide Results Report
This fourth annual statewide report highlights progress and unfinished business in fulfilling the aspirations of "The Illinois Commitment." The report documents achievements, identifies shortcomings, cites best practices, and points to challenges, which must be overcome to further improve Illinois higher education. (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)


Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Recommendations
The item presents the fiscal year 2004 budget recommendations for higher education operations and grants and capital improvement projects. (Presentation by Daniel J. LaVista, Daniel Layzell, and Debra Smitley)

FY2004 Budget Recommendations Report (11.4 MB)

PowerPoint Presentation


Review of Matching Grant Program Statute and Rules
This oral report will provide an update on the Matching Grant Program. (Presentation by Mark Barmak)


Committee on Affordability Update
This item provides a review of the first meeting held by the Committee on Affordability and a summary of a web-based survey being conducted to gather opinions from the Illinois higher education community and other interested parties. The item also notes that the Committee will hear from three national experts at its next meeting. (Presentation by Robert English and J. Robert Barr)


Changing Demographics, Changing Educational Needs: Report to the Illinois General Assembly on House Resolution 892
This report examines the policies and practices of Illinois public colleges and universities in the admission of undocumented residents, as well as the participation of race/ethnic groups in higher education and strategies to increase their participation. ( Presentation by Doug Day)

Full Report


Update of Board Study on Faculty Diversity
This item provides a brief update on the Board's study of faculty diversity. (Presentation by Doug Day)

10. Consent Agenda (Action)
11. Other Matters
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - October 1, 2002
CA-2. Financial Report

Engineering Grant Program Fiscal Year 2003 Allocation
This item recommends an allocation of the $2.6 million appropriated in fiscal year 2003 for the Engineering Grant Program. Grants amounts are determined on the basis of the number of baccalaureate degrees conferred in the previous year. Grants are recommended for nine institutions. (Terry Nunn)


Graduation Incentive Grant Program Fiscal Year 2003 Grant Allocation
This item recommends an allocation of the $100,000 appropriation in fiscal year 2003 for the Graduation Incentive Grant Program. Grants are recommended for Eastern Illinois University and Western Illinois University; each has a program that promotes completion of a baccalaureate degree within four years. (Terry Nunn)


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
This item recommends approval for new associate degrees at seven community colleges. (Diane Gilleland)


New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities
This item recommends approval for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer the M.S. and Ph.D. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering. (Diane Gilleland)


New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
This item recommends approval for operating authority and/or degree-granting authority for 11 independent institutions. (Diane Gilleland)


Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects for Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The projects for Southern Illinois University involve acquisition of land in Springfield and Marion, Illinois, and the project for the University of Illinois at Chicago involves improvement and expansion of recreational facilities. (Sharon Ward)

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