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Board Agendas, Minutes & Audio

June 4, 2019 Board Meeting

Northern Illinois University
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
Pollack Ballroom
231 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL

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Board Secretary. boardsecretary@ibhe.org


A. Call to Order/Roll call

  • Call Meeting to Order, Tom Cross, Chair

B. Welcome and Remarks

  • Welcome by Dr. Lisa Freeman, President, Northern Illinois University
  • Welcome and remarks by Chair Tom Cross
  • Remarks by Interim Executive Director Mr. Nyle Robinson

C. Reports and Updates

  • Advisory Committee Report – Faculty Advisory Council, Dr. Marie Donovan

D. Resolution and Recognition – Action Item

  1. Consideration and Approval of Resolution Honoring Board Members Emily Buice, Meredith Daw, Sherry Eagle, Jane Hays, Truong “Jack” Luu, Cherilyn Murer, and Darlene Ruscitti

E. Presentations Not Requiring Board Action

F. Action Items

  1. Consideration and Approval of New Units of Instruction at Public Community Colleges (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit)
  2. Consideration and Approval of New Operating and/or Degree Granting Authority for Independent Institutions (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit)
  3. Consideration and Approval of New Units of Instruction, Public Service, and Research at Public Universities (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit)
  4. Consideration and Approval of Proposed Joint Rule with Illinois Community College Board: Reverse Transfer of Credit (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit)
  5. Consideration and Approval of Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Program Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Allocation (Dr. Arthur Sutton)

G. Consent Agenda Action Items

  1. Consideration and Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – March 4, 2019
  2. Consideration and Approval of Semi-Annual Review of Executive Session Minutes and Destruction of Verbatim Recordings Pursuant to Section 2.06(d) of the Open Meetings Act
  3. Consideration and Approval of Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Financial Report as of April 30, 2019
  4. Consideration and Approval of Adopted Amendments to Rules: Nursing School Grant Program
  5. Consideration and Approval of the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Fiscal Year 2020 Application and Allocation

H. Informational Items Not Requiring Board Action

  1. Closure and Voluntary Relinquishment of Operating and Degree Granting Authority of an Independent Institution – Argosy University (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit) - Written Report
  2. Annual Report New, Consolidated, Closed, and Low Producing Programs at Illinois Public Universities, Academic Year 2017-2018 (Dr. Stephanie Bernoteit) - Written Report
  3. Illinois Higher Education Information System (IHEIS) Fall Academic Year 2018-2019 Enrollment Collection (Dr. Eric Lichtenberger) - Written Report
  4. Legislative Report (Ms. Jaimee Ray)

I. Public Comment

J. Other Business

K. Adjournment