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December 4, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Northeastern Illinois University
Student Union
Alumni Hall, First Floor
Chicago, Illinois
MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Welcome, Sharon Hahs, President, Northeastern Illinois University
3. Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman
4. Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director
5. Board Meeting Minutes - October 2, 2007
(Action-no presentation)

This item recommends approval of the minutes of the October 2, 2007, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
   
6. Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)

Item 6 provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2008 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of October 31, 2007. (Peggy Podlasek)
   
7.

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.
   
8.

disabilityworks a Collaborative Partner with IBHE: Our Past, Present, and Future
Presentation by Karen McCulloh, Executive Director of disabilityworks

   
9.

Presentation by Tom Thompson, Chairman, Disabilities Advisory Committee

   
10.

Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education
(Information-Presentation by Gary Alexander)
This annual report presents information on the students and faculty who are identified as minorities, females, and persons with disabilities at Illinois colleges and universities.

   
11.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Gary Alexander)
This item recommends approval of one new associate degree program to be offered at Black Hawk College.

   
12.

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: Ashford University; Harrington College of Design; Kaplan University; Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; Solex Academy; Trinity Christian College; and Urbana Theological Seminary.

   
13.

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

   
14.

Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item requests approval of the allocation of $150,000.00 to eligible institutions on behalf of the ­­15 individuals recommended for Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards in Fiscal Year 2008.

   
15.

Public University Noninstructional Capital Project Approval
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends appro val of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

   
16.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty In Illinois Program Board Appointment
(Action-Presentation by Terry Nunn)
This item recommends appointment of Leslie J. Drish to the DFI Program Board.

   
17.

IBHE Administrative Rules: Regulatory Agenda
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends adoption of the proposed Regulatory Agenda for publication in the Illinois Register.

   
18. Update from Lucy Sloan on University Center of Lake County
   
19.

Preliminary Fall 2007 Enrollments In Illinois Higher Education
(Information-No Presentation)
This report summarizes preliminary fall-term 2007 headcount and full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollments at colleges and universities in Illinois. The report also summarizes 12-month headcount enrollments and enrollments in remedial/developmental courses during the 2005 - 2006 academic year. (Mike Baumgartner)

   
20.

Illinois Board of Higher Education 2008 Meeting Calendar
(Information – No Presentation)
This item provides the dates and locations for Illinois Board of Higher Education meetings for calendar year 2008. (Linda Oseland)

   
22.

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

   
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