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June 3, 2008
9:00 a.m.

St. John's College
Prairie Heart Institute
Dove Auditorium, First Floor
619 East Mason Street
Springfield, Illinois
MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Executive Session
3.

Welcome: St. John’s College of Nursing

4.

Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman

5.

Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director

6. Update on Public Agenda Development
7. Resolution Honoring Matthew DeRosa
8.

Board Meeting Minutes - April 1, 2008
(Action-no presentation)
This item recommends approval of the minutes of the April 1, 2008, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)

9.

Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)
This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2008 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of April 30, 2008. (Peggy Podlasek)

10.

Nursing Panel:
Bob Sheets, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Representative from Loyola University Chicago, Niehoff School of Nursing
Jeri Lynn Else, Manager, Strategic Healthcare Partnerships, College of DuPage
Mary Pat Olson, Workforce Development, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare

11.

Presentation by Dave Tretter, Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Universities: Role of the Independent Colleges and Universities

12.

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;
William Obuchowski, Student Advisory Committee;
Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee; and
Terry Bruce, Council of Community College Presidents

13.

Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee Concerning an Academic Application Fee Structure
(Action-Presentation by Elmer Washington)

This item seeks approval to direct the Board staff to pursue authority from the Illinois General Assembly to create and collect an Academic Application Processing Fee for the purpose of funding academic affairs staff activities.

14.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of six new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Black Hawk College, College of Lake County, Kaskaskia College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Triton College.

15.

New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: Ellis University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide, Fox College, the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

16.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)

This item recommends approval of five degree programs and one center at the following universities: Governors State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Western Illinois University.

17.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Terry Nunn)

This item requests approval to allocate the fiscal year 2009 appropriation for grants authorized by the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act and recommended by the DFI Program Board.

17a.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty In Illinois Program Fiscal Year 2008 Supplemental Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Terry Nunn)

This item recommends authorization for the Executive Director to allocate $112,000 of fiscal year 2008 DFI funding to support supplemental awards for grants authorized by the statute and recommended by the DFI Program Board.

18. Higher Education Cooperation Act, Innovation Grants, Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Allocations
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2009 allocation of $4.0 million in Higher Education Cooperation Act grant funds in support of 19 Renewal and 6 new Innovation Grant projects.
19.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Fiscal Year 2008 Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

This item recommends approval of the allocation of $2,058,000 for fiscal year 2008 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants detailed in this item.

20.

Health Services Education Grants Act, Fiscal Year 2008 Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2008 allocation of $16.7 million in HSEGA grants to 59 private institutions and hospitals as detailed in this item.

21.

General Grants, Fiscal Year 2008 Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item requests approval of the fiscal year 2008 allocation of $250,000 to the Illinois Education Foundation.

22a.

Legislative Report
(Information-No Presentation)
This item summarizes major legislative items on substantive bills for the spring session of the 95 th General Assembly.

22b. Fiscal Year 2009 Higher Education Operations and Grants Summary of General Assembly Action
(Information-No Presentation)
This item summarizes General Assembly Action for FY09 Higher Education Operations and Grants.
23.

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

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