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October 7, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Kennedy-King College
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Welcome, President Clyde El-Amin, Kennedy-King College

Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman


Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director

5. Board Meeting Minutes – August 12, 2008
(Action-no presentation)

This item recommends approval of the minutes of the August 12, 2008, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
6. Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)
Item 6a provides a final expenditure report for fiscal year 2008 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Item 6b provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2009 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of August 31, 2008.
(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:
John Bennett, Faculty Advisory Council;
William Obuchowski, Student Advisory Committee;
Bob Mees, Council of Community College Presidents; and
Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee.

Presentation by Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee: Proprietary School Impact Analysis

Powerpoint Presentation


Presentation by Andy Davis, Illinois Student Assistance Commission

10. New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of 13 new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: Black Hawk College, Elgin Community College, Highland Community College, John A. Logan College, Kennedy-King College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Morton College, Rock Valley Community College, South Suburban College of Cook County, Southwestern Illinois College, and Wilbur Wright College.
11. 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: National-Louis University, Robert Morris College, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
12. New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Rick Pearce)
This item recommends approval of six degree programs and two centers at the following universities: Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Western Illinois University.

Preliminary Public Agenda for College and Career Success
(Board Discussion)
This item presents the preliminary public agenda for consideration. Chairwoman Hightman and Executive Director Erwin will provide a brief update followed by Board discussion.

As of our agenda mailing date (September 26, 2008), the draft public agenda was still being prepared. We hope to have this information available in a supplemental item to be distributed at the October 7 Board meeting or earlier if possible.


14. Illinois Transfer and Articulation Initiatives Annual Report 2007-2008
(Information – No Presentation)
This item reviews the current status of the IAI and CAS projects, highlights the past year’s activities, and outlines the challenges facing the projects in the near future.
(Rick Pearce)

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

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