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April 4, 2006
9:00 a.m.

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center
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 Judy Erwin, 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.

Presentation by Dr. Randy Dunn, State Superintendent of Education, Illinois State Board of Education

   
6.

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

 
7.

No Child Left Behind Act: Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocation (Action)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2006 allocation of $3.2 million in grant funds for the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program. (Rich Jachino, Presentation by Terry Nunn)

A presentation highlighting a NCLB grant will be provided by:

Dr. David Slavsky and Dr. Rachel Shefner Loyola University
Project Title: Content and Implementation: Parallel Strategies for Improving Science Education in Chicago Public Schools

   
8.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of a new degree programs at Frontier Community College. (Tim Rock, Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
9.

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: Dominican University; Midwest College of Oriental Medicine; and Westwood College. (Lynn Murphy, Arthur Sutton, Tim Rock, Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
10.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public universities to establish a new degree program: Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; University of Illinois at Chicago; and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Rick Pearce, Christy England-Siegerdt, Ocheng Jany, Presentation by Gary Alexander)

   
11.

Report on the Evaluation of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (Action)
This item requests that the Board accept and endorse the report, Evaluation of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, and direct the Illinois Board of Higher Education staff to collaborate with staff of the Illinois Community College Board to implement the recommendations contained in this report as they deem appropriate. (Presentation by Gary Alexander and Rick Pearce)

   
12.

Legislative Update (Information)
This oral report will provide an update on the ­ spring 2006 legislative session. The report will include a summary of substantive legislation approved by the General Assembly. (Presentation by Don Sevener)

   
13.

Report of the Disability Committee (Information)
This oral report provides an update on the activities of the Committee. (Presentation by Brad Hedrick)

   
14.

Employer Satisfaction with Higher Education in Illinois (Information)
This item presents the findings of a survey conducted in the fall of 2005 to assess the satisfaction of Illinois business and industry with higher education in the state. (Sandi Gillilan, Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

   
15. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
16. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - February 7, 2006
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the February 7, 2006, 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 2006 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of February 2006. (Peggy Podlasek)

   
CA-3.

Health Services Education Grants Act Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocation
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2006 allocation of $16.6 million in HSEGA grants to 57 private institutions and hospitals as detailed in this item. (Mike Mann, Terry Nunn)

   
CA-4.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Allocation
This item recommends the allocation of $2,053,905 for fiscal year 2006 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants as detailed in this item. (Rich Jachino, Mike Mann, Terry Nunn)

   
CA-5.

Adopted Amendments to Rules: Health Services Education Grants Act Program
This item recommends adoption of the proposed amendments to the rules for the Health Services Education Grants Act (HSEGA) program as contained in this item. (Sandi Gillilan, Mike Mann, Terry Nunn)

   
CA-6. Public University Non-Instructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of a non-instructional capital improvement project at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (Sharon Ward)
   
CA-7. Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Board Appointment
This item recommends the appointment of Dr. Ana Vazquez to the DFI Program Board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Madeline Hamblin. (Mike Mann, Terry Nunn)
   
CA-8. Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2006
This item recommends approval of appropriation transfers among line items for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. (Sharon Ward, Mike Baumgartner)
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