- Illinois High School to College Success Report
- Dr. George Noell Presentation: Value-Added Teacher Preparation Assessment Model (04/08)
- Illinois School Leader Task Force Final Report (02/08)
- Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
- Report on the Evaluation of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (04/06)
This item requests that the Board accept and endorse the report, Evaluation of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, and direct the Illinois Board of Higher Education staff to collaborate with staff of the Illinois Community College Board to implement the recommendations contained in this report as they deem appropriate.
- Model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree Special Education (08/2005)
This item requests acceptance and endorsement of the model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree in Special Education.
- Model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree Early Childhood Education (08/2005)
This item requests acceptance and endorsement of the model Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Program Development in the Context of Workplace Shortages
Recent reports have highlighted shortages of workers in
a variety of areas, such as teacher education, engineering,
dentistry, pharmacy, and information technology. Shortages
in specific areas often are the result of short-term economic
conditions and the working conditions of a particular profession,
e.g., teaching and nursing. This report places the shortage
issue in the context of important changes in demographics
and changes in workplace structure.
of Program Approval Statutes: The Private College Act and
the Academic Degree Act
This three-part item addresses the effectiveness of current
approval processes for Illinois private colleges and explores
the feasibility of several strategies for strengthening
these processes to assure the highest quality degree programs
for the citizens of Illinois. Part I presents a brief history
and summary of the regulatory statutes governing approval
of private colleges and universities in Illinois. Part II
explores the scope of existing authority and identifies
strengths and weaknesses of Illinois' regulatory system
for private sector degree-granting activity. Part III explores
the feasibility of three identified strategies for strengthening
Illinois' regulatory system. Although Illinois statutes
do not reach all institutions serving Illinois residents,
these statutes remain some of the strongest in the nation.
Given sufficient personnel and budgetary support, current
statutes can better assure program quality among institutions
located within the state and subject to Illinois approval
statutes. Problems posed by Internet-based institutions
that offer substandard degrees are unlikely to be solved
by amendments to state statutes.