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  • Illinois African American Employment Plan for Public Universities
  • Illinois Asian Employment Plan for Public Universities
  • Illinois Hispanic Employment Plan for Public Universities
  • Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education
    This annual report to the Governor and General Assembly presents information on minority, female, and disabled students and staff at Illinois colleges and universities.
  • University Center of Lake County .pdf (2/2004)
    This is a report on the two University Center construction projects currently under way in Grayslake and Waukegan. The report will also provide an update on recent programs and activities of the University Center.
  • Implementation of the Report on Access and Diversity: Recent Activities .pdf (6/2002)
    This item describes three conferences the Board of Higher Education sponsored this spring to advance the recommendations of the Committee on Access and Diversity. The daylong conferences examined issues pertaining to the legal use of race and ethnic criteria in admissions and financial aid decisions by public colleges and universities, and addressed the needs of students with limited-English proficiency and students with disabilities.

  • Summary and Review of Unequal Opportunity: Disparities in College Access Among the 50 States .pdf (2/2002)
    This item provides a summary of the key findings of "Unequal Opportunity: Disparities in College Access Among the 50 States," a report issued in January 2002 by the Lumina Foundation for Education. The general findings and related policy implications of the Foundation's report are that individual opportunities for higher education are related to where a student lives, their economic circumstances, and the type of institutions available. The report underscores the importance of the interrelationship between state financial aid and tuition policies in providing higher education opportunities.

  • Report of the Committee on Access and Diversity .pdf (8/2001)
    In April 2001, the Board received the first draft of the Committee’s report, which was widely circulated among members of the Illinois higher education community and other interested persons. At that time, the Board directed the Committee to consult with representatives from Illinois colleges and universities, students, faculty, and other interested persons about the Committee’s recommendations and consider revisions, if appropriate. The report, “Gateway to Success: Rethinking Access and Diversity for a New Century,” as revised, is presented for the Board’s approval.
  • Initial Reaction to the Report of the Committee on Access and Diversity .pdf (6/2001)
    This item provides information about the initial response to the Committee on Access and Diversity’s report, “Gateway to Success: Rethinking Access and Diversity for a New Century,” and describes the process that the Committee is following in soliciting statewide comment on the report. After seeking comment, the Committee will make revisions and present the final report and its recommendations to the Board in August.
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