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December 5, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Harold Washington College
Washington Hall, First Floor
Chicago, Illinois

MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan
2 Welcome, John Wozniak, President, Harold Washington College and Wayne Watson, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
3. Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan
4.

Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director

5.

Resolution Honoring Larry Matejka

   
6. 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 Curtis White, Faculty Advisory Council; Danielle Gaines, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Keith Miller, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)
   
7.

Presentation by Dr. Michael S. McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation

   
8. Update on Program Review Committee (Information)
The oral report will provide an update of the Committee's activities to date. (Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
9. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of nine new associate degree programs to be offered at the following community colleges: Black Hawk College; Oakton Community College; William Rainey Harper College; Joliet Junior College; Lake Land College; John A. Logan College; Kaskaskia College; Rend Lake College; Shawnee Community College; Southeastern Illinois College; Southwestern Illinois Community College; and Wilbur Wright Community College. (Lynn Murphy, Debbie Meisner-Bertauski; Richard Tapia; Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
10. 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: Coyne American Institute; and Lewis University. (Lynn Murphy; Arthur Sutton; Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
11. New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of three degree programs at the following public universities: Governors State University; Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and University of Illinois at Chicago. (Ocheng Jany; Christy England-Siegerdt; Richard Pearce; Presentation by Gary Alexander)
   
12. Participation in the Midwest Student Exchange Program and Other Tuition Reciprocity Agreements (Action)
This item requests approval of Illinois' participation in the Midwest Student Exchange Program and authorizes the Executive Director to pursue bilateral arrangements as they arise. (Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
   
13.

Nurse Educator Fellowship Program Fiscal Year 2007 Award Allocation (Action)
This item recommends approval of the allocation of $150,000 to eligible institutions on behalf of the 15 nursing faculty recommended for Nurse Educator Fellowship Program awards in Fiscal Year 2007. (Sandi Gillilan, Mike Mann; Presentation by Terry Nunn)

   
14. Meeting Updates from Board Members (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on the following meetings attended by IBHE members: Proshanta Nandi, Illinois State Board of Education; Elmer Washington, Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and Addison Woodward, Illinois Community College Board.
   
15. Consent Agenda (Action)
   
16. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
   
17. Executive Session
CONSENT AGENDA
CA-1. Board Meeting Minutes - October 10, 2006
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the October 10, 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 2007 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of the end of October 31, 2006. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
CA-3. Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. (Sharon Ward)
   
CA-4. IBHE Administrative Rules: Regulatory Agenda
This item requests that the Illinois Board of Higher Education adopt the proposed Regulatory Agenda for publication in the Illinois Register. (Sandi Gillilan)
   
CA-5. Adopted Amendments to Rules: Approval of Noninstructional Capital Projects
This items requests that the Board adopt the proposed rules amendments for the Approval of Noninstructional Capital Projects as contained in this item. (Sandi Gillilan)
   
CA-6. Adopted Rules: Nurse Educator Fellowship Program
This item requests that the Board adopt the administrative rules for the Nurse Educator Fellowship Program (23 Ill. Adm. Code 1105) as contained in this item. (Sandi Gillilan)
   
INFORMATION ITEMS
II-1. Illinois Board of Higher Education 2007 Meeting Calendar
This item provides the dates and tentative locations for Illinois Board of Higher Education meetings for calendar year 2007. (Linda Oseland)
   
II-2. Preliminary Fall 2006 Enrollments in Illinois Higher Education
This report summarizes preliminary fall-term 2006 headcount and full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollments at colleges and universities in Illinois. It also summarizes 12-month headcount enrollments and enrollments in remedial/developmental courses during the 2004-2005 academic year. (Mike Baumgartner)
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