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August 23, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Roosevelt University
Congress Lounge, Second 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 Thomas R. Lamont, Executive Director
 
4.

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 Wayne Evens, Faculty Advisory Council; Denise Kozlowski, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Alice Jacobs, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee).

   
  Resolution Honoring Samuel K. Gove
 
5.

Higher Education in Chicago's Loop -- Presentation by Tom Fuechtmann, Executive Director of Community and Government Relations at DePaul University

 
6.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of four new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: College of DuPage; Highland Community College; Joliet Junior College; and Triton College. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

 
7.

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: American College of Education; Benedictine University; Cardean University; Coyne American Institute; Franklin University; Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg; Rasmussen College; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; and Rush University. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

 
8. New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of programs at the following universities: Illinois State University; Northern Illinois University; and University of Illinois at Chicago. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
 
9. Model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree Early Childhood Education (Action)
This item requests acceptance and endorsement of the model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree in Early Childhood Education. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
 
10.

Model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree Special Education (Action)
This item requests acceptance and endorsement of the model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree in Special Education. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

 
11.

Higher Education Cooperation Act, Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocations (Action)
Due to some additional information involving the Higher Education Cooperation Act Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocations (Agenda Item #11), this item will be removed from the August 23, 2005, meeting agenda of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

This item will be brought before the Board at a telephonic meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education to be called by the Chairman at a later date. Requisite notice of this telephonic meeting will be provided to all interested parties.

 
12. Proposed Rules: Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (Action)
This item requests approval of the proposed rules for the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI).
(Presentation by Terry Nunn)
 
13. Establishment of the Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges and Universities (Action)
This item requests establishment of The Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges & Universities, and charges the Commission to examine and formulate policy recommendations that address the issues outlined in this item. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
 
14.

Setting a Context for Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Development (Information)
This report provides a review of long-range trends in higher education funding in Illinois; an examination of how recent budgetary actions have affected individual campuses, districts and agency programs; and a comparison of trends in Illinois to trends in surrounding states and the nation. The report then turns to the state's current fiscal context, summarizing recent revenue and expenditure trends. Next the report reviews fiscal year 2006 Board priorities and raises a number of statewide higher education budget issues. Finally, the report includes an appendix showing the processes and timelines for the fiscal year 2007 budget development. (Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

 
15. Consent Agenda (Action)
16. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
 
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - June 7, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the June 7, 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 June 30, 2005. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
CA-3.

Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of a non-instructional capital improvement project at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Sharon Ward)

   
CA-4.

The Committee to Review Priorities, Productivity, and Accountability: Final Report and Recommendations
This item requests approval of the recommendations of Subcommittees A and B of the Committee to Review Priorities, Productivity and Accountability. (Gary Alexander)

   
CA-5. Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Board Appointment
This item recommends the appointment of Mr. Shane McCreery and Dr. Samuel Attoh as members of the DFI Program Board to fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Ms. Josie Evola, Illinois State University, and Dr. Fred Kniss, Loyola University. (Terry Nunn)
 
CA-6. General Grants, Fiscal Year 2006 Allocation
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2006 general grant allocation of $2.6 million for the University Center of Lake County. (Terry Nunn)
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
II-1. Supplement to the Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education
This supplement provides corrected versions of various tables from the June 2005 report.
(Gary Alexander)
   
II-2. Illinois Board of Higher Education Advisory Committees -- Elected Officers for 2005-2006
This item provides information on the elected officers for IBHE Advisory Committees for 2005-2006.
(Linda Oseland)
   
  Student Advisory Committee Textbook Affordability Report
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