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February 1, 2005
9:00 a.m.

University of Illinois at Springfield
Public Affairs Center, Rooms C and D
Springfield, 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 Allan Karnes, Faculty Advisory Council; Jeff Twardowski, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Jon Astroth, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)

   
5.

Fiscal Year 2006 Higher Education Budget Recommendations: Operations, Grants, and Capital Improvements (Action)
Fiscal year 2006 higher education budget recommendations for operations, grants, and capital improvements will be mailed separately the week of January 24, 2005.

Item 5a will present the fiscal year 2006 budget recommendations for higher education operations and grants. Item 5b will present the fiscal year 2006 budget recommendations for higher education capital improvements. (Presentation by Dan Layzell)

   
6.

Presentation by Mr. Larry Isaak, President of Midwestern Higher Education Compact

 
7.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of eight new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Joliet Junior College; College of Lake County; Sauk Valley College; Illinois Central College; Parkland College; College of Lake County; John A. Logan College; Moraine Valley Community College; and Southeastern Illinois College. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
8. 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 InterContinental University Online and University of St. Francis. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
9. New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public universities to establish new degree programs: Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
10. Report on Textbook Rental Study (Information)
This report provides a summary of the information received from Illinois public universities concerning the feasibility and desirability of instituting textbook rental programs. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
11.

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

   
12. Report of the Priorities, Productivity, and Accountability Committee (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on activities of the Committee. (Presentation by Alice Hayes)
   
13. Report of the Utilities Committee (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on activities of the Committee. (Presentation by Gilbert Rutman)
   
14. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
15. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - December 7, 2004
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the December 7, 2004, 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 2004 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of December 31, 2004. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
CA-3.

Adopted Amendments for IBHE Internal Procedures
This item recommends adoption of the proposed amendments for IBHE internal procedures. (Dan Layzell)

   
CA-4.

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

   
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