The Illinois Commitment provides a policy framework to guide the Illinois higher education community in meeting the needs of the state and its residents. The Illinois Commitment emphasizes the diversity of Illinois higher education with the understanding that each institution will be expected to address the six policy areas in a manner that is consistent with the institution’s mission, resources, and constituencies. Each higher education institution and agency submits an annual performance report that shares the ways it has contributed to achieving the state’s higher education priorities.
Two templates – effective practices and institutional performance report - are provided to assist institutions in the development of their performance reports. The completed templates will be used extensively by Board staff in the development of the corresponding two volumes of the Statewide Performance Report. The first volume, the “Compendium of Institutional Effective Practices,” will be presented to the IBHE in October 2006. The second volume, “Assessing the Progress of The Illinois Commitment,” will be presented to the IBHE in December 2006.
Any questions regarding the performance report should be directed to Sandi Gillilan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 217/557-7352.
Due Date: August 1, 2006
Each institution is asked to share at least two examples of effective practices that were either implemented or enhanced within the past five years. An effective practice must demonstrate a direct connection to The Illinois Commitment, responsiveness to a need, measurable outcomes, and sustainability. All effective practices submitted will be included in the “Compendium of Institutional Effective Practices,” which will be presented at the October 2006 Board meeting and included in the comprehensive, on-line database.
Effective practices must be submitted via the web-based form on the IBHE website to ensure consistency in reporting. In addition, each practice must be concisely presented (not to exceed one page). Institutions are strongly encouraged to prepare the effective practice submission in a MS Word document and then copy/paste into the web-based template.
The web-based template includes the following sections:
Institutions must include an effective practice for at least two of the six policy areas of The Illinois Commitment. However, institutions may include an effective practice example for each of the six policy areas, if desired. Please do not submit more than one effective practice per policy area or a practice that was submitted in 2004 or 2005.
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INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE REPORT TEMPLATE
Due Date: September 1, 2006
Section I: Institutional Context
Section II: Progress
Institutional Accomplishments, Plans, and Challenges
While the extent of an institution’s achievements/actions for any given area will vary depending upon its unique mission and focus, all institutions should address the following questions:
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