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April 5, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
Springfield, Illinois

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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
3. Remarks by Thomas R. Lamont, 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 Allan Karnes, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Ronald Taylor, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Jon Astroth, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)


Presentation by Douglas L. Whitley, President/CEO, Illinois State Chamber of Commerce


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of ten new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Danville Area Community College; Highland Community College; John A. Logan College; Illinois Central College; Kankakee Community College; Kaskaskia College; Lewis and Clark Community College; Rend Lake College; Shawnee Community College; Southeastern Illinois College; Sauk Valley Community College; Spoon River College; Heartland Community College; and Oakton Community College.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)


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: Benedictine University and Urbana Theological Seminary.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)


No Child Left Behind Act: Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program Fiscal Year 2005 Grant Allocation (Action)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2005 allocation of $3.6 million in grant funds for the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program. (Presentation by Terry Nunn)

Project Synopses

Presentations highlighting NCLB grants will be provided by:
Dr. Donna McCaw
Western Illinois University
Project Title: A Formula for Success: ISAMS

Dr. William Hunter
Illinois State University
Project Title: Science Teachers Excellence Partnership (Step II)


Legislative Update (Information)
This report provides an update on legislative proposals being advanced by the Board for the 94th General Assembly.
(Presentation by Don Sevener)

Legislative Report (added 4/18)

10. Report of the Utilities Committee (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on activities of the Committee.
(Presentation by Gilbert Rutman)
11. Consent Agenda (Action)
12. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - February 1, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 1, 2005, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(Linda Oseland)
CA-2. Financial Report
This item provides an update on expenditures, and obligations from the fiscal year 2005 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of February 28, 2005.
(Peggy Podlasek)

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program: Fiscal Year 2005 Grant Allocations
This item recommends the allocation of $2.1 million for Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants for fiscal year 2005.
(Terry Nunn)

Project Synopses


Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of two non-instructional capital projects at Western Illinois University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Sharon Ward)

  Report from the Faculty Advisory Council on Course Packets
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