Higher Education Updates

IBHE Names COVID-19 Campus Reopening Committee

05/15/20

SPRINGFIELD – Following the release of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has convened a committee to shape guidance on how campuses across the state can open safely this fall semester amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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IBHE To use $1.3M to Improve Early Childhood Education

05/11/20

SPRINGFIELD – Knowing that effective, skilled, and diverse early childhood educators are a lynchpin to classroom quality, Gov. JB Pritzker has awarded the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) $1.3 million in grants to strengthen the early childhood workforce. The funding comes from a $13.4 million grant to Illinois from the federal Preschool Development Birth to Five Renewal Grant.

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Emergency Order Issued on Teacher Candidate Waivers

05/07/20

To address the educator shortage that Illinois faces, and a pandemic that has changed the educational experience for all students, Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed Executive Order 2020-31 to help teacher, paraprofessional, and other educator candidates gain licensure and join the workforce.

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Pritzker Administration Releases WI-FI Hotspot Map to Support Illinois Students during COVID-19 Pandemic

04/16/20

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state agencies released a wi-fi hotspot map today to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes. The effort was spearheaded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) along with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Office of the Secretary of State Illinois State Library, and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

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MacMurray College to Close

03/27/20

MacMurray College announced closure on Friday, March 27, 2020 and will cease operations at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. MacMurray College is a small private liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal for Higher Ed

02/20/20

Higher education agencies find another year of record investment in governor’s budget proposal. Public universities and community colleges in Illinois would gain a $109.7 million increase for the next year.

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IBHE and ICCB Release Joint Report on Student Transfer in Illinois

01/09/20

Review the IBHE and ICCB joint report on transfer in Illinois – what’s working and what we’re doing to further support transfer student success.

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IBHE names education veteran Ginger Ostro
as executive director

01/09/20

IBHE has hired Ginger Ostro as executive director effective Feb. 1. She will lead higher education to a focus on improving college attainment and closing gaps for underrepresented students.

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IBHE To Present Budget Recommendations To Board

12/06/19

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Board of Higher Education will discuss budget recommendations at its meeting Tues., Dec. 10 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus.

Staff is recommending increases that invest in students thorough direct financial assistance and by building up our colleges and universities. The board meeting begins at 1 p.m.

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IBHE Board Approves Budget Request That Puts Students First

12/10/19

LINCOLN PARK – The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a fiscal year 2021 budget that increases funding for direct student support through the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and AIM HIGH, as well as for college and university operations.

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Dual Credit Endorsement News Release

10/23/19

Illinois is a National Leader by Offering Dual Credit Endorsement for Teachers

Endorsement aims to support rapidly growing number of students earning college credit while in high school.

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Meeting Notice

9/10/19

In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Board of Higher Education hereby gives notice that it will meet on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Waubonsee Community College, Academic and Professional Center, Sugar Grove, Illinois...

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IBHE Board Meeting Sept. 10

9/10/19

Who: Illinois Board of Higher Education

What: Board Meeting...

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IBHE Releases Thought Paper on Institutional Closure

9/01/19

IBHE recently released a paper titled ‘A State Perspective on Consumer Protection in the Changing Higher Education Landscape: Practical Steps and Recommendations in Cases of Institutional Closure’

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Nursing Educator Fellows Recognized

7/3/19

SPRINGFIELD – Pursuing doctorate degrees, research on heart attacks in women, the Certified Nurse Educator exam, and more. These are examples of how nurse educators in Illinois are using fellowship dollars...

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Higher Education Budget Increase

6/18/19

SPRINGFIELD—Higher education officials are relieved to see a budget increase for next year, plus a new capital program for repairs and new construction. The FY 2020 state budget includes $154 million in new dollars for higher education in Illinois, or an 8.2 percent increase...

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Outmigration Numbers Increase

3/12/19

SPRINGFIELD – More Illinois public high school graduates left the state for college in 2017. Outmigration data shows that of all public high school graduates in 2017...

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Argosy University (Chicago) Important Information

3/11/19

Argosy University – Schaumburg Campus announced closure and ceased enrollments as of July 2, 2018.

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