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October 18, 2005
9:00 a.m.

University of Illinois
Illini Room A, First Floor
Urbana, 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)

   
 
5.

Higher Education and America's Future, Presentation by Stanley Ikenberry, Regent Professor and President Emeritus, University of Illinois

 
6.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of nine new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Joliet Junior College; Kishwaukee College; Lewis and Clark Community College; Southwestern Illinois College; Black Hawk College; Prairie State College; Spoon River College; and Waubonsee Community 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: DeVry University; Elmhurst College; Harrington College of Design; Lincoln Technical Institute; Midstate College; and North Park University.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)

 
8. New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public university to establish a new degree program: Western Illinois University.
(Presentation by Gary Alexander)
 
9. Higher Education Cooperation Act: Minority Student Transfer Centers, Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocations (Action)
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2006 allocation of $966,300 in Higher Education Cooperation Act grants in support of Minority Student Transfer Centers on 28 campuses.
(Presentation by Terry Nunn)
 
10.

Establishment of the Committee to Review the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) Grant Program (Action)
This item requests establishment of the Committee to Review the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) Grant Program, and charges the committee to examine and address the issues outlined in this item.
(Presentation by Terry Nunn)

 
11.

Salaries and Fringe Benefits at Illinois Colleges and Universities (Information)
This two-part report presents an analysis of full-time faculty salaries and non-salary benefits at Illinois public and private colleges and universities. Part A presents an analysis of faculty and civil service salaries for full-time employees at Illinois public and independent colleges and universities, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and higher education agencies for fiscal years 2001 through 2005. Part B examines the cost of fringe benefits for full-time faculty at public and private colleges and universities.
(Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

PowerPoint Presentation

 
12. Consent Agenda (Action)
13. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
14. Executive Session
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes -- August 23, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the August 23, 2005, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(Linda Oseland)
   
CA-2. Called Teleconference Board Meeting Minutes -- September 19, 2005
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the September 19, 2005, called telephone conference meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(Linda Oseland)
   
CA-3.

Financial Report
CA-3(a) 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 August 31, 2005.
(Peggy Podlasek)

CA-3(b) This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2006 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of August 31, 2005.
(Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-4.

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

   
CA-5. State Matching Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocation
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2006 State Matching Grant Program allocation. State Matching grants are provided to Illinois colleges and universities to attract federal and corporate research funding and to improve the research capabilities of participating institutions. In fiscal year 2006, matching grants totaling $9,500,000 are being recommended for 18 eligible institutions.
(Terry Nunn)
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
II-1.

Compendium of Institutional Effective Practices (Information)
This item presents the Compendium of Institutional Effective Practices, which highlights examples of efforts and successes by Illinois higher education institutions and agencies in achieving the statewide priorities of The Illinois Commitment. Institutions and agencies are asked to share at least two effective practices as a requirement of the annual institutional performance report.
(Mike Baumgartner)

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II-2. Illinois Transfer and Articulation Initiatives Annual Report 2004-2005 (Information)
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) continues to be the primary statewide vehicle for encouraging transferability among postsecondary institutions in the state of Illinois. A more recent statewide transfer and articulation project, the Course Applicability System (CAS), is in the process of being implemented. CAS complements IAI, and will significantly enhance the availability and accuracy of transfer information to allow even more effective and efficient degree completion. This item reviews the current status of the IAI and CAS projects, highlights the past year's activities, and outlines considerations for the future.
(Gary Alexander)
   
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