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August 14, 2007
9:00 a.m.

The Palmer House Hilton,
Chicago, Illinois
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman
3. Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director
4. Board Meeting Minutes - June 5, 2007
(Action-no presentation)
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the June 5, 2007, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
5. Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)
This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2007 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of July 31, 2007. (Peggy Podlasek)
6. Board Member Reports
(Information-various presenters)
These oral reports will update the Board on meetings attended by IBHE members and other issues of interest to the Board: Elmer Washington, Illinois Student Assistance Commission Meeting; Proshanta Nandi, Illinois State Board of Education meeting; and Addison Woodward, Illinois Community College Board meeting.

Advisory Committee Reports
(Information-various presenters)
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: Curtis White, Faculty Advisory Council; Jason Wallace, Student Advisory Committee; Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; Terry Bruce, Council of Community College Presidents; and Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.


Illinois College and Work Readiness Partnership
Presentation by Elliott Regenstein and Jonathan Furr, Holland & Knight LLP and Michael Cohen, Achieve, Inc.


Legislative Report
(Information-Presentation by Don Sevener)

This report will provide an update on the spring 2007 legislative session. The report will include a summary of legislation approved by the General Assembly.


New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Gary Alexander)
This item recommends approval of eight new degree programs at the following community colleges: Elgin Community College;, Lake Land College; Lewis and Clark Community College; South Suburban College; Waubonsee Community College; and William Rainey Harper College.


New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
(Action-Presentation by Gary Alexander)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: Argosy University-Chicago Campus/Argosy University- Schaumburg Campus; Benedictine University; Brown Mackie College-Moline; Computer Systems Institute; Coyne American Institute; Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; Kaplan University; Lewis University; Millikin University; and Robert Morris College.


New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Gary Alexander)
This item recommends approval of nine degree programs and two centers at the following universities: University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.


Public University Noninstructional Project Approval
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of a noninstructional capital improvement project at Chicago State University.


No Child Left Behind Act: Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Allocation - Phase II
(Action-Presentation by Debbie Meisner-Bertauski)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2007 allocation of $1,694,245 in NCLB - Improving Teacher Quality grants to the six (6) eligible partnerships specified in this item.


Higher Education Cooperation Act, Innovation Grants, Fiscal Year 2008 Grant Allocations
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
As of our agenda mailing date (August 3, 2007), a fiscal year 2008 state budget had not been passed by the General Assembly. In the event that a fiscal year 2008 budget is passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor prior to the August 14th Board meeting, staff recommendations will be presented to the Board for action.

16. Adopted Amendments to Rules: Appropriation Transfers
(Action-no presentation)
This item requests that the Board adopt the amendments for Appropriation Transfers (23 Ill. Adm. Code 1060) as contained in this item.

Update on Diversifying Higher Education Faculty In Illinois Program
(Information-Presentation by Terry Nunn)
This oral report will present an update of recent activities for the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI). This report will also respond to various questions concerning DFI raised by Board members during the June 2007 Board meeting.

18. Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations for Higher Education, General Assembly Action
(Information-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
As of our agenda mailing date (August 3, 2007), the Illinois General Assembly had not completed its work on the fiscal year 2008 budget for the State of Illinois. We hope to have this information available in a supplemental item to be distributed at the August 14 Board meeting or earlier if possible.
19. Report on The Commission For School Leader Preparation Report School Leader Preparation: A Blueprint For Change
(Information-No Presentation)

This item provides the first annual report on the implementation of recommendations provided by the Commission on School Leader Preparation report, School Leader Preparation: A Blueprint for Change.
20. Other Matters/Public Comment Period
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