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January 27, 2009
9:00 a.m.

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conf. Center,
Springfield, Illinois

MEETING AGENDA
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1. Call Meeting to Order,
2. Announcements and Remarks, Carrie J. Hightman
3. Remarks by Judy Erwin, Executive Director
4. Resolution Honoring Gilbert L. Rutman
5. Board Meeting Minutes - December 9, 2008
(Action-no presentation)

This item recommends approval of the minutes of the December 9, 2008, meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. (Linda Oseland)
6. Financial Report
(Action-no presentation)

This item provides an update on expenditures and obligations from the fiscal year 2009 appropriations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as of December 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;
  • Jerry Dill, Proprietary Advisory Committee;
  • William Obuchowski, Student Advisory Committee; and
  • Dave Tretter, Private College and University Advisory Committee
8.

Presentation by Bob Mees, Council of Community College Presidents: How Community Colleges are Responding to Workforce Preparedness and Economic Development in Illinois

Additional Presenters: Phil Minnis, Dean for Workforce Development & Community Education, John A. Logan College and Darren Pulley, Associate Dean for Corporate Education John A. Logan College

9.

Update on Public Agenda for College and Career Success
(No action – presentation by Judy Erwin)

This oral report will provide a progress report on the Public Agenda.

10.

New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges
(Action-Presentation by Dianne Bazell)
This item recommends approval of nine new associate degree programs at the following community colleges: College of DuPage, John A. Logan College, Kankakee Community College, Oakton Community College, Olive-Harvey College, Rend Lake College, Richland Community College, and Sauk Valley Community College.

11.

New Operating and/or Degree-Granting Authority for Independent Institutions
(Action-Presentation by Dianne Bazell)
This item recommends approval of operating and/or degree-granting authority to the following institutions: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Kaplan University.

12.

New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities
(Action-Presentation by Dianne Bazell)
This item recommends approval of three degree programs at the following universities: Chicago State University, Governors State University, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

13.

Fiscal Year 2010 Higher Education Budget Recommendations: Operations, Grants, and Capital Improvements
(Action - Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of the fiscal year 2010 recommendations for operations, grants, and capital improvements presented in Items 13a and 13b.

14.

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program, Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)

This item recommends approval of the allocation of $1,932,000 for fiscal year 2009 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grants as detailed in this item.

15.

Nursing School Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2009 Award Allocation
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of the Fiscal Year 2009 allocation of $1.0 million for Expansion and Improvement Grant projects under the Nursing School Grant Program.

16.

Public University Noninstructional Capital Project Approval
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of noninstructional capital improvement projects at Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

17. Appropriation Transfers for Fiscal Year 2009
(Action-Presentation by Mike Baumgartner)
This item recommends approval of appropriation transfers for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy as listed in this item.
18.

Other Matters/Public Comment Period

19. Executive Session
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