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June 6, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Morton College, Cicero
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Call Meeting to Order, Chairman James L. Kaplan


Announcements and Remarks, Chairman James L. Kaplan


Presentation by Kati Haycock, Director, Education Trust


Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director


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; Alice Jacobs, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.)


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Action)
This item recommends approval of eight new degree programs at the following community colleges: College of Lake County; Kennedy-King College; Lincoln Land Community College; Oakton Community College, Rock Valley College; Sauk Valley Community College; and Waubonsee Community College.
(Richard Tapia, Lynn Murphy, Presentation by Gary Alexander)


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: Computer Systems Institute; DeVry University-Illinois; National-Louis University; Northwestern Business College; Rockford Business College; St. Augustine College; St. Xavier University; Shimer College; and Upper Iowa University.
(Lynn Murphy, Arthur Sutton, Presentation by Gary Alexander)


New Units of Instruction, Public Service and Research at Public Universities (Action)
This item recommends approval of the following public university to establish new degree programs: University of Illinois at Chicago.
(Ocheng Jany, Rick Pearce, Christy England-Siegerdt, Presentation by Gary Alexander)


Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations for Higher Education, General Assembly Action (Information)
This item provides an overview of the fiscal year 2007 budget for higher education approved by the Illinois General Assembly on May 4, 2006. The General Assembly’s budget includes $2.2 billion in state general funds for higher education operations and grants.
(Sharon Ward, Darice Yonker, Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)


Legislative Report (Information)
This 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.
(Sharon Ward, Presentation by Don Sevener)


Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education (Information)
This annual report to the Governor and General Assembly presents information on minority, female, and disabled students and staff at Illinois colleges and universities.
(Christy England-Siegerdt, Presentation by Gary Alexander)


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.


Report on the 2006 Annual Collegiate Artist Competition (Information)
This oral report will update the Board on the awards reception held on May 6, 2006, at Robert Morris College and outline next steps for the annual collegiate artist competition.
(Presentation by Don Sevener)

14. Consent Agenda (Action)
15. Other Matters/Public Comment Period

Board Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2006
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the April 4, 2006, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)


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 April 2006. (Peggy Podlasek)


Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program, Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Allocation
This item recommends allocation of the anticipated fiscal year 2007 appropriation for grants authorized by this Act and recommended by the DFI Program Board. (Mike Mann, Terry Nunn)


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


Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2006
This item recommends approval of appropriation transfers among line items for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Sharon Ward, Mike Baumgartner)


Staff Salary Ranges
This item recommends adoption of staff salary ranges as set forth in this item. (Mike Baumgartner)

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