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April 13, 2004
9:00 a.m.

Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza
Wolf Point Ballroom, 15th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
3. Remarks by Charles Restivo, President, Illinois Institute of Art
4.

Remarks by Daniel J. LaVista, Executive Director

   
5.

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 Allan Karnes, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Ronald Taylor, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Terry Ludwig, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee).

   
6.

Establishment of the Committee to Review Priorities, Productivity, and Accountability in Illinois Higher Education (Action)
This item contains a proposed charge for the Committee. (Presentation by Daniel LaVista)

   
7.

Higher Education Statewide Capital Policies and Priorities (Action)
This item presents the final report and recommendations of the Board's Committee on Statewide Capital Policies and Priorities.(Presentation by Jerry Blakemore)

   
8. Overview of Current Procurement Practices and Processes At Illinois Public Universities and Opportunities for Enhanced Efficiencies and Savings (Action)
This item includes a brief overview of procurement practices and processes in place at Illinois public universities, a description of group purchasing arrangements currently in place for the benefit of public universities, and initial recommendations to enhance the utilization and savings potential of the primary group purchasing cooperative currently used by public universities. (Presentation by Daniel Layzell)
   
9. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of four new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: William Rainey Harper College, Richland Community College, Illinois Valley Community College, and Lincoln Land Community College.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
10. New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions (Action)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: Chicago School of Professional Psychology; DeVry University-Illinois, Franklin University, International Academy of Design and Technology, Old Dominion University and Robert Morris College.(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
11.

Mid-Term Review of The Illinois Commitment

   
12. Legislative Report (Information)
This item provides an update on recent legislative activity, with particular focus on legislation relating to higher education.(Presentation by Don Sevener)
   
13. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
14.

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - February 3, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 3, 2004, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
CA-2. Board Telephone Conference Meeting Minutes - February 24, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 24, 2004, teleconference meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
CA-3.

Financial Report
This item provides an update on expenditures, and obligations from the fiscal year 2004 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of February 2004. (Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-4.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program: Fiscal Year 2004 Grant Allocations
This item recommends the allocation of $2,048,865 for Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants for fiscal year 2004.(Terry Nunn)

   
CA-5. Engineering Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2004 Allocation
This item recommends the allocation of $1,786,415 for Engineering Grants for fiscal year 2004.(Terry Nunn)
   
CA-6. Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of six non-instructional capital projects at Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.(Sharon Ward)
   
CA-7. Public University Capital Project Approval
This item recommends approval of a capital project at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.(Sharon Ward)
   
CA-8. Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2004 (Action)
This item recommends approval of transfers among various line item appropriations for the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.(Peggy Podlasek and Sharon Ward)
   
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