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June 3, 2003
9:00 a.m.

John Wood Community College
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1301 South 48th Street
Quincy, Illinois
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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan

Election of Vice Chair, Illinois Board of Higher Education (Action)

4. Remarks by William M. Simpson, President, John Wood Community College

Resolutions Honoring Former Board Members

6. 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; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Michael Murphy, Council of Community College Presidents; and Donald Fouts, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)


Legislative Report
This report will provide an update on the spring 2003 legislative session. The report will include a summary of substantive legislation approved by the General Assembly. The report will also include a summary of the fiscal year 2004 budget, assuming the General Assembly has acted on next year's state budget. (Presentation by Debra Smitley and Dan Layzell)


Public College and University Reports on Nontenure-track Faculty
This report presents a summary of the development, scope, and format of public college and university plans and initiatives in three broad policy areas: helping nontenure-track faculty be more effective teachers, integrating nontenure-track faculty into the campus community, and ensuring appropriate use and compensation of nontenure-track faculty. (Presentation by Doug Day)


Report and Recommendations of the Committee on Affordability
In August 2002, the Board of Higher Education created a Committee on Affordability comprised of members from the Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The Committee was charged with conducting a comprehensive and objective analysis of affordability issues, with the goals of assessing what changes have taken place in affordability of Illinois higher education over time, whom those changes have affected, and what actions can reasonably be taken at the state and institutional levels, as well as by students and their families, to enhance affordability.

The work of the Committee builds on the recommendations of the Board's 1994 Committee to Study Affordability and has involved a review of relevant research, various data analyses, and testimony from national experts on trends and issues related to affordability. The Committee also solicited input and opinions from throughout the state on issues of concern regarding affordability as well as on an initial draft set of recommendations.

This report provides a historical perspective on affordability in Illinois and nationally, reviews the multifaceted relationships underlying college affordability, and presents a series of recommendations relating to enhancing academic preparation, assisting needy students, and keeping costs affordable. The report and recommendations are presented for information only. Final action will be taken at the Board's August 2003 meeting. (Presentation by J. Robert Barr)

Full Report


Underrepresented Groups Report
This annual report presents information on minority, female, and disabled students and staff at Illinois colleges and universities. The report shows the following major results in the past year: Latino undergraduate and graduate/professional enrollment increased by 6.9 percent; African-American undergraduate and graduate/professional enrollment increased by 4.9; total degrees awarded to Latino students increased by 11.9 percent; and total degrees awarded to African-American students increased by less than one percent.

In the past decade, African American undergraduate and graduate/first professional enrollment increased by 19.9 percent and degrees awarded by 45.2 percent. During this same ten-year period, Latino undergraduate and graduate/first professional enrollment increased by 66.0 percent and degrees awarded by 91.0 percent.

As part of a new format, this year's report presents information on institutional efforts to enhance the recruitment and preparation of members of underrepresented groups. The appendices present statewide and campus information on student enrollment, degree completion, and program support for minority, female, and disabled students and staff. (Presentation by Doug Day)

12. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of new associate degree programs at Lewis and Clark Community College and Southeastern Illinois College. (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)
13. New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions (Action)
This item recommends operating and/or degree-granting authority for the following institutions: American Higher Education Development Corporation (doing business as Rockford Business College), Argosy University/Chicago West, Benedictine University, Northwestern Business College Chicago Campus, Northwestern Business College Southwestern Campus, Saint Xavier University, and University of St. Francis. (Presentation by Diane Gilleland)
14. Consent Agenda (Action)
15. Establishment Of Committee To Review Health Professions Education Programs
16. Other Matters
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - April 1, 2003
Board Meeting Minutes - March 10, 2003
CA-2. Financial Report

Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Sharon Ward)


Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program - Fiscal Year 2004 Allocation of Financial Awards
This item recommends an allocation for the anticipated fiscal year 2004 appropriation for financial awards authorized by the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Act. The program provides financial assistance to minority graduate students in Illinois public and private institutions to advance the goal of increasing the number of minority faculty and staff in Illinois colleges and universities. The allocation reflects awards for 36 new recipients and 124 continuing recipients. (Terry Nunn)

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