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    (110 ILCS 205/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 180.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 205/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 181)
    Sec. 1. The following terms shall have the meanings respectively prescribed for them, except when the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Public institutions of higher education": The University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; Western Illinois University; the public community colleges of the State and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
    (b) "Board": The Board of Higher Education created by this Act.
    (c) "Engineering college" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/2)(from Ch. 144, par. 182)
    Sec. 2. There is created a Board of Higher Education to consist of 16 members as follows: 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a public university governing board, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a private college or university board of trustees, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and 2 student members selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education, one of whom must be a non‑traditional undergraduate student who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of non‑traditional students, such as a person who is employed or is a parent. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university. The Governor shall designate the Chairman of the Board to serve until a successor is designated. The chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents of Regency Universities shall cease to be members of the Board of Higher Education on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. No more than 7 of the members appointed by the Governor, excluding the Chairman, shall be affiliated with the same political party. The 10 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate shall be citizens of the State and shall be selected, as far as may be practicable, on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest or experience in, problems of higher education. If the Senate is not in session or is in recess, when appointments subject to its confirmation are made, the Governor shall make temporary appointments which shall be subject to subsequent Senate approval.
(Source: P.A. 93‑429, eff. 1‑1‑04; 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 183)
    Sec. 3. Terms; vacancies.
    (a) The members of the Board whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate shall be selected for 6‑year terms expiring on January 31 of odd numbered years. Of the initial appointees, however, 2 shall be designated by the Governor to serve until January 31, 1963, 3 until January 31, 1965, and 3 until January 31, 1967.
    Of the 2 appointees to be made by the Governor pursuant to this Act as amended by the 75th General Assembly, one shall be designated to serve until January 31, 1971 and one until January 31, 1973.
    (b) The members of the Board shall continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have been appointed.
    (c) Vacancies on the Board in offices appointed by the Governor shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. If the appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and the Senate is not in session or is in recess when the appointment is made, the appointee shall serve subject to subsequent Senate approval of the appointment.
    (d) Each student member shall serve a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    (e) The member of the Board representing public university governing boards and the member of the Board representing private college and university boards of trustees, who are appointed by the Governor but not subject to confirmation by the Senate, shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 184)
    Sec. 4. The Board shall hold regular meetings at times specified in its rules. Special or additional meetings may be held on call of the Chairman, or upon a call signed by at least 6 members, or upon call of the Governor. Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at all its meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or public service for a public institution of higher education, as provided in Section 7 shall require the concurrence of a majority of all the members of the Board.
    The Chairmen of the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission holding membership on the Board each may designate an alternate to attend any meeting of the Board, and an alternate so designated shall have all rights and privileges of regular membership while acting for the Chairman who has so designated him or her.
    The Board may employ and fix the compensation of professional and clerical staff and other assistants, including specialists and consultants, as it may deem necessary, on a full or part time basis.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 185)
    Sec. 5. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3819.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6)(from Ch. 144, par. 186)
    Sec. 6. The Board shall analyze the present and future aims, needs and requirements of higher education in the State of Illinois and prepare a master plan for the development, expansion, integration, coordination and efficient utilization of the facilities, curricula and standards of higher education for the public institutions of higher education in the areas of teaching, research and public service. The master plan shall also include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. The Board shall formulate the master plan and prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor drafts of proposed legislation to effectuate the plan. The Board shall engage in a continuing study, an analysis and evaluation of the master plan so developed and it shall be its responsibility to recommend, from time to time as it determines, amendments and modifications of any master plan enacted by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96‑319, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.1)
    Sec. 6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 900. Repealed by P.A. 89‑657, eff. 8‑14‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.2)
    Sec. 6.2. The Board shall, in consultation with the Department of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, and after affording a full opportunity to the State universities and colleges to be heard, design and establish a State university and college information system to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and timely information pertinent to the formulation of decisions and recommendations by the Board. The information submitted by the universities and colleges shall be in comparable terms and the reports developed through the system shall conform to the procedures established by the Board of Higher Education in cooperation with the Department of Central Management Services.
(Source: P.A. 82‑789.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.3) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.3)
    Sec. 6.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 187)
    Sec. 7. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, the Illinois Community College Board and the campuses under their governance or supervision shall not hereafter undertake the establishment of any new unit of instruction, research or public service without the approval of the Board. The term "new unit of instruction, research or public service" includes the establishment of a college, school, division, institute, department or other unit in any field of instruction, research or public service not theretofore included in the program of the institution, and includes the establishment of any new branch or campus. The term does not include reasonable and moderate extensions of existing curricula, research, or public service programs which have a direct relationship to existing programs; and the Board may, under its rule making power, define the character of such reasonable and moderate extensions.
    Such governing boards shall submit to the Board all proposals for a new unit of instruction, research, or public service. The Board may approve or disapprove the proposal in whole or in part or approve modifications thereof whenever in its judgment such action is consistent with the objectives of an existing or proposed master plan of higher education.
    The Board of Higher Education is authorized to review periodically all existing programs of instruction, research and public service at the state universities and colleges and to advise the appropriate board of control if the contribution of each program is not educationally and economically justified.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of November of each year its budget proposals for the operation and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the design of an information system for State universities and colleges.
    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education, the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and provide the most innovative and efficient programs and services.
    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees at the state universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the current and projected utilization of the total physical plant of each campus of a university or college in approving the capital budget for any new building or facility.
    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and recommendations on such budget proposals.
    Each state supported institution within the application of this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of non‑instructional facilities to the Board for approval before final commitments are made. Non‑instructional uses shall include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings, field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any project submitted for approval is consistent with the master plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement shall not be constructed.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 189)
    Sec. 9. The Board shall exercise the powers and duties specified in the following Sections preceding Section 10 in addition to those otherwise specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1019.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.01)
    Sec. 9.01. To cause to be made such surveys and evaluations of higher education as it believes necessary for the purpose of providing the appropriate information to carry out its powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.02)
    Sec. 9.02. To recommend to the General Assembly the enactment of such legislation as it deems necessary or desirable to insure the high quality of higher education in this State.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.03)
    Sec. 9.03. To advise and counsel the Governor, at his request, regarding any area of, or matter pertaining to, higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.04)
    Sec. 9.04. To submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a written report covering the activities engaged in and recommendations made. This report shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Section 3 of the State Finance Act.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.05)
    Sec. 9.05. To make rules and regulations for its meetings, procedures and the execution of the powers and duties delegated to it by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.06)
    Sec. 9.06. To establish general policies with respect to the amount of charges for extension and adult education courses and for public services.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.07)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.07)
    Sec. 9.07. Admission standards.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), to establish minimum admission standards for public community colleges, colleges and state universities. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law of this State, the minimum admission standards established by the Board shall not directly or indirectly authorize or require a State college or university to discriminate in the admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Admission standards for out‑of‑state students may be higher than for Illinois residents.
    (b) Implementation of the new statewide minimum admission requirements and standards for public colleges and universities in Illinois established and announced by the Board in December, 1985 shall be deferred as provided in this subsection. The Board shall not attempt to implement or otherwise effect adoption and establishment of those minimum admission requirements and standards in any public community college, college or State university prior to the fall of 1993, and no public community college, college or State university shall be under any duty or obligation to implement, establish or otherwise apply those minimum admission requirements and standards to any entering freshmen prior to the fall of 1993. The Board of Higher Education shall provide the State Superintendent of Education, on or before January 1, 1990, descriptions of course content, and such other criteria as are necessary to determine and certify whether all school districts maintaining grades 9‑12 are offering courses which satisfy the minimum admission requirements and standards established and announced by the Board. In addition, there shall be established a 9 member committee composed of 3 members selected by the Board of Higher Education, 3 members selected by the State Superintendent of Education and 3 members selected by the President of the Illinois Vocational Association. The committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the committee to identify and develop courses and curricula in the vocational education area which meet the minimum admission requirements and standards to be established and implemented under this Section. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education within 10 days after the committee is appointed. At its first meeting the committee shall organize and elect a chairperson. The committee's report shall be prepared and submitted by the committee to the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the General Assembly by April 1, 1989.
    (c) By March 1, 1980, the Boards shall develop guidelines which: (1) place the emphasis on postsecondary remedial programs at Public Community Colleges and (2) reduces the role of the state universities in offering remedial programs. By June 30, 1981, the Board shall report to the General Assembly the progress made toward this transition in the emphasis on remedial programs at the postsecondary level and any legislative action that it deems appropriate. Under the guidelines, if a State university determines that a student needs remedial coursework, then the university must require that the student complete the remedial coursework before pursuing his or her major course of study.
(Source: P.A. 95‑272, eff. 8‑17‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.08)
    Sec. 9.08. To design, establish, and supervise the operation of an information system for all State universities and colleges, to provide the Board with timely, comprehensive, and meaningful information pertinent to exercise of its duties. The information system shall be designed to provide comparable data on each State institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.09)
    Sec. 9.09. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the Federal Government or by other agencies public or private.
(Source: P.A.79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09a)
    Sec. 9.09a. Arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to reimburse not‑for‑profit arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions of Illinois, including but not limited to, museums and theater or dance companies, for the costs of providing educational programs to students of public institutions of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 90‑361, eff. 1‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.10)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.10)
    Sec. 9.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑430, eff. 12‑15‑95. Repealed by P.A. 95‑626, eff. 6‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.11)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.11)
    Sec. 9.11. Effective January 1, 1980, to require the preparation of an annual capital plan which details the proposed budget year and 3 year capital needs of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University. Such plan shall detail capital expenditures to finance revenue producing facilities through the issuance of revenue bonds. This plan shall detail each project and the project cost in current dollar amounts. The plan shall contain the appropriate detail for the proposed budget year and the 3 year plan which will justify the projects ability to meet: the debt service requirements by producing sufficient revenue, life expectancy and maintenance requirements. Such annual capital plans shall be submitted to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability no later than March 15th of each year.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1067, eff. 1‑15‑05.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.12)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.12)
    Sec. 9.12. To encourage the coordination of research and service programs in the several State universities to furnish assistance to the communities and citizens of this State in meeting special economic needs arising from the removal or termination of substantial industrial or commercial operations and the waste of human and economic resources which often results from such removal.
    Such programs may include assistance in identifying opportunities for the replacement of the lost operations, in determining the economic feasibility of the various opportunities available, and in the development of new products or services suitable for production in the particular facility made available by the relocation.
    The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may assist the universities by providing, with the assistance of the Board, a system for referring particular economic problems to the most appropriate research and service program.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.13)
    Sec. 9.13. To establish a program of matching grants to engineering colleges in Illinois, for the purpose of assisting such colleges in the purchase of engineering laboratory equipment and software, excluding laboratory or classroom furniture. The amount granted to any engineering college in any fiscal year shall equal $1200 for each Bachelor of Science degree in engineering conferred by such college in the previous fiscal year.
    In the event that the appropriation to the Board for funding grants under this Section is insufficient to fund all grants approved in a given fiscal year, all such grants shall be reduced pro rata as necessary.
    The total grant to each college under this Section for each fiscal year shall not exceed the previously unmatched amount used or earmarked by such college after June 30, 1983, for the purpose of purchasing engineering laboratory equipment and software, which amount may include the fair market value of in‑kind contributions of such equipment to the college, but may not include any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of such college, or tuition, fees and assessments.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1329.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.14)
    Sec. 9.14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.15)
    Sec. 9.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84‑712. Repealed by P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.16)
    Sec. 9.16. Underrepresentation of certain groups in higher education. To require public institutions of higher education to develop and implement methods and strategies to increase the participation of minorities, women and handicapped individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in education programs and activities. For the purpose of this Section, minorities shall mean persons who are citizens of the United States or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States and who are: (a) Black (a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa); (b) Hispanic (a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean, regardless of race); (c) Asian American (a person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands); or (d) American Indian or Alaskan Native (a person having origins in any of the original people of North America).
    The Board shall adopt any rules necessary to administer this Section. The Board shall also do the following:
    a) require all public institutions of higher education to develop and submit plans for the implementation of this Section;
    b) conduct periodic review of public institutions of higher education to determine compliance with this Section; and if the Board finds that a public institution of higher education is not in compliance with this Section, it shall notify the institution of steps to take to attain compliance;
    c) provide advice and counsel pursuant to this Section;
    d) conduct studies of the effectiveness of methods and strategies designed to increase participation of students in education programs and activities in which minorities, women and handicapped individuals are traditionally underrepresented, and monitor the success of students in such education programs and activities;
    e) encourage minority student recruitment and retention in colleges and universities. In implementing this paragraph, the Board shall undertake but need not be limited to the following: the establishment of guidelines and plans for public institutions of higher education for minority student recruitment and retention, the review and monitoring of minority student programs implemented at public institutions of higher education to determine their compliance with any guidelines and plans so established, the determination of the effectiveness and funding requirements of minority student programs at public institutions of higher education, the dissemination of successful programs as models, and the encouragement of cooperative partnerships between community colleges and local school attendance centers which are experiencing difficulties in enrolling minority students in four‑year colleges and universities;
    f) mandate all public institutions of higher education to submit data and information essential to determine compliance with this Section. The Board shall prescribe the format and the date for submission of this data and any other education equity data; and
    g) report to the General Assembly and the Governor annually with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education for implementation of this Section, including financial data relating to the most recent fiscal year expenditures for specific minority programs, the effectiveness of such plans and programs and the effectiveness of the methods and strategies developed by the Board in meeting the purposes of this Section, the degree of compliance with this Section by each public institution of higher education as determined by the Board pursuant to

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter110 > 1080

    (110 ILCS 205/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 180.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 205/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 181)
    Sec. 1. The following terms shall have the meanings respectively prescribed for them, except when the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Public institutions of higher education": The University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; Western Illinois University; the public community colleges of the State and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
    (b) "Board": The Board of Higher Education created by this Act.
    (c) "Engineering college" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/2)(from Ch. 144, par. 182)
    Sec. 2. There is created a Board of Higher Education to consist of 16 members as follows: 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a public university governing board, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a private college or university board of trustees, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and 2 student members selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education, one of whom must be a non‑traditional undergraduate student who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of non‑traditional students, such as a person who is employed or is a parent. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university. The Governor shall designate the Chairman of the Board to serve until a successor is designated. The chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents of Regency Universities shall cease to be members of the Board of Higher Education on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. No more than 7 of the members appointed by the Governor, excluding the Chairman, shall be affiliated with the same political party. The 10 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate shall be citizens of the State and shall be selected, as far as may be practicable, on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest or experience in, problems of higher education. If the Senate is not in session or is in recess, when appointments subject to its confirmation are made, the Governor shall make temporary appointments which shall be subject to subsequent Senate approval.
(Source: P.A. 93‑429, eff. 1‑1‑04; 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 183)
    Sec. 3. Terms; vacancies.
    (a) The members of the Board whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate shall be selected for 6‑year terms expiring on January 31 of odd numbered years. Of the initial appointees, however, 2 shall be designated by the Governor to serve until January 31, 1963, 3 until January 31, 1965, and 3 until January 31, 1967.
    Of the 2 appointees to be made by the Governor pursuant to this Act as amended by the 75th General Assembly, one shall be designated to serve until January 31, 1971 and one until January 31, 1973.
    (b) The members of the Board shall continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have been appointed.
    (c) Vacancies on the Board in offices appointed by the Governor shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. If the appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and the Senate is not in session or is in recess when the appointment is made, the appointee shall serve subject to subsequent Senate approval of the appointment.
    (d) Each student member shall serve a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    (e) The member of the Board representing public university governing boards and the member of the Board representing private college and university boards of trustees, who are appointed by the Governor but not subject to confirmation by the Senate, shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 184)
    Sec. 4. The Board shall hold regular meetings at times specified in its rules. Special or additional meetings may be held on call of the Chairman, or upon a call signed by at least 6 members, or upon call of the Governor. Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at all its meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or public service for a public institution of higher education, as provided in Section 7 shall require the concurrence of a majority of all the members of the Board.
    The Chairmen of the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission holding membership on the Board each may designate an alternate to attend any meeting of the Board, and an alternate so designated shall have all rights and privileges of regular membership while acting for the Chairman who has so designated him or her.
    The Board may employ and fix the compensation of professional and clerical staff and other assistants, including specialists and consultants, as it may deem necessary, on a full or part time basis.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 185)
    Sec. 5. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3819.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6)(from Ch. 144, par. 186)
    Sec. 6. The Board shall analyze the present and future aims, needs and requirements of higher education in the State of Illinois and prepare a master plan for the development, expansion, integration, coordination and efficient utilization of the facilities, curricula and standards of higher education for the public institutions of higher education in the areas of teaching, research and public service. The master plan shall also include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. The Board shall formulate the master plan and prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor drafts of proposed legislation to effectuate the plan. The Board shall engage in a continuing study, an analysis and evaluation of the master plan so developed and it shall be its responsibility to recommend, from time to time as it determines, amendments and modifications of any master plan enacted by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96‑319, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.1)
    Sec. 6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 900. Repealed by P.A. 89‑657, eff. 8‑14‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.2)
    Sec. 6.2. The Board shall, in consultation with the Department of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, and after affording a full opportunity to the State universities and colleges to be heard, design and establish a State university and college information system to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and timely information pertinent to the formulation of decisions and recommendations by the Board. The information submitted by the universities and colleges shall be in comparable terms and the reports developed through the system shall conform to the procedures established by the Board of Higher Education in cooperation with the Department of Central Management Services.
(Source: P.A. 82‑789.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.3) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.3)
    Sec. 6.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 187)
    Sec. 7. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, the Illinois Community College Board and the campuses under their governance or supervision shall not hereafter undertake the establishment of any new unit of instruction, research or public service without the approval of the Board. The term "new unit of instruction, research or public service" includes the establishment of a college, school, division, institute, department or other unit in any field of instruction, research or public service not theretofore included in the program of the institution, and includes the establishment of any new branch or campus. The term does not include reasonable and moderate extensions of existing curricula, research, or public service programs which have a direct relationship to existing programs; and the Board may, under its rule making power, define the character of such reasonable and moderate extensions.
    Such governing boards shall submit to the Board all proposals for a new unit of instruction, research, or public service. The Board may approve or disapprove the proposal in whole or in part or approve modifications thereof whenever in its judgment such action is consistent with the objectives of an existing or proposed master plan of higher education.
    The Board of Higher Education is authorized to review periodically all existing programs of instruction, research and public service at the state universities and colleges and to advise the appropriate board of control if the contribution of each program is not educationally and economically justified.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of November of each year its budget proposals for the operation and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the design of an information system for State universities and colleges.
    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education, the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and provide the most innovative and efficient programs and services.
    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees at the state universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the current and projected utilization of the total physical plant of each campus of a university or college in approving the capital budget for any new building or facility.
    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and recommendations on such budget proposals.
    Each state supported institution within the application of this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of non‑instructional facilities to the Board for approval before final commitments are made. Non‑instructional uses shall include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings, field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any project submitted for approval is consistent with the master plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement shall not be constructed.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 189)
    Sec. 9. The Board shall exercise the powers and duties specified in the following Sections preceding Section 10 in addition to those otherwise specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1019.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.01)
    Sec. 9.01. To cause to be made such surveys and evaluations of higher education as it believes necessary for the purpose of providing the appropriate information to carry out its powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.02)
    Sec. 9.02. To recommend to the General Assembly the enactment of such legislation as it deems necessary or desirable to insure the high quality of higher education in this State.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.03)
    Sec. 9.03. To advise and counsel the Governor, at his request, regarding any area of, or matter pertaining to, higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.04)
    Sec. 9.04. To submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a written report covering the activities engaged in and recommendations made. This report shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Section 3 of the State Finance Act.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.05)
    Sec. 9.05. To make rules and regulations for its meetings, procedures and the execution of the powers and duties delegated to it by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.06)
    Sec. 9.06. To establish general policies with respect to the amount of charges for extension and adult education courses and for public services.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.07)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.07)
    Sec. 9.07. Admission standards.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), to establish minimum admission standards for public community colleges, colleges and state universities. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law of this State, the minimum admission standards established by the Board shall not directly or indirectly authorize or require a State college or university to discriminate in the admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Admission standards for out‑of‑state students may be higher than for Illinois residents.
    (b) Implementation of the new statewide minimum admission requirements and standards for public colleges and universities in Illinois established and announced by the Board in December, 1985 shall be deferred as provided in this subsection. The Board shall not attempt to implement or otherwise effect adoption and establishment of those minimum admission requirements and standards in any public community college, college or State university prior to the fall of 1993, and no public community college, college or State university shall be under any duty or obligation to implement, establish or otherwise apply those minimum admission requirements and standards to any entering freshmen prior to the fall of 1993. The Board of Higher Education shall provide the State Superintendent of Education, on or before January 1, 1990, descriptions of course content, and such other criteria as are necessary to determine and certify whether all school districts maintaining grades 9‑12 are offering courses which satisfy the minimum admission requirements and standards established and announced by the Board. In addition, there shall be established a 9 member committee composed of 3 members selected by the Board of Higher Education, 3 members selected by the State Superintendent of Education and 3 members selected by the President of the Illinois Vocational Association. The committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the committee to identify and develop courses and curricula in the vocational education area which meet the minimum admission requirements and standards to be established and implemented under this Section. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education within 10 days after the committee is appointed. At its first meeting the committee shall organize and elect a chairperson. The committee's report shall be prepared and submitted by the committee to the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the General Assembly by April 1, 1989.
    (c) By March 1, 1980, the Boards shall develop guidelines which: (1) place the emphasis on postsecondary remedial programs at Public Community Colleges and (2) reduces the role of the state universities in offering remedial programs. By June 30, 1981, the Board shall report to the General Assembly the progress made toward this transition in the emphasis on remedial programs at the postsecondary level and any legislative action that it deems appropriate. Under the guidelines, if a State university determines that a student needs remedial coursework, then the university must require that the student complete the remedial coursework before pursuing his or her major course of study.
(Source: P.A. 95‑272, eff. 8‑17‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.08)
    Sec. 9.08. To design, establish, and supervise the operation of an information system for all State universities and colleges, to provide the Board with timely, comprehensive, and meaningful information pertinent to exercise of its duties. The information system shall be designed to provide comparable data on each State institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.09)
    Sec. 9.09. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the Federal Government or by other agencies public or private.
(Source: P.A.79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09a)
    Sec. 9.09a. Arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to reimburse not‑for‑profit arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions of Illinois, including but not limited to, museums and theater or dance companies, for the costs of providing educational programs to students of public institutions of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 90‑361, eff. 1‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.10)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.10)
    Sec. 9.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑430, eff. 12‑15‑95. Repealed by P.A. 95‑626, eff. 6‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.11)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.11)
    Sec. 9.11. Effective January 1, 1980, to require the preparation of an annual capital plan which details the proposed budget year and 3 year capital needs of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University. Such plan shall detail capital expenditures to finance revenue producing facilities through the issuance of revenue bonds. This plan shall detail each project and the project cost in current dollar amounts. The plan shall contain the appropriate detail for the proposed budget year and the 3 year plan which will justify the projects ability to meet: the debt service requirements by producing sufficient revenue, life expectancy and maintenance requirements. Such annual capital plans shall be submitted to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability no later than March 15th of each year.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1067, eff. 1‑15‑05.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.12)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.12)
    Sec. 9.12. To encourage the coordination of research and service programs in the several State universities to furnish assistance to the communities and citizens of this State in meeting special economic needs arising from the removal or termination of substantial industrial or commercial operations and the waste of human and economic resources which often results from such removal.
    Such programs may include assistance in identifying opportunities for the replacement of the lost operations, in determining the economic feasibility of the various opportunities available, and in the development of new products or services suitable for production in the particular facility made available by the relocation.
    The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may assist the universities by providing, with the assistance of the Board, a system for referring particular economic problems to the most appropriate research and service program.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.13)
    Sec. 9.13. To establish a program of matching grants to engineering colleges in Illinois, for the purpose of assisting such colleges in the purchase of engineering laboratory equipment and software, excluding laboratory or classroom furniture. The amount granted to any engineering college in any fiscal year shall equal $1200 for each Bachelor of Science degree in engineering conferred by such college in the previous fiscal year.
    In the event that the appropriation to the Board for funding grants under this Section is insufficient to fund all grants approved in a given fiscal year, all such grants shall be reduced pro rata as necessary.
    The total grant to each college under this Section for each fiscal year shall not exceed the previously unmatched amount used or earmarked by such college after June 30, 1983, for the purpose of purchasing engineering laboratory equipment and software, which amount may include the fair market value of in‑kind contributions of such equipment to the college, but may not include any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of such college, or tuition, fees and assessments.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1329.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.14)
    Sec. 9.14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.15)
    Sec. 9.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84‑712. Repealed by P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.16)
    Sec. 9.16. Underrepresentation of certain groups in higher education. To require public institutions of higher education to develop and implement methods and strategies to increase the participation of minorities, women and handicapped individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in education programs and activities. For the purpose of this Section, minorities shall mean persons who are citizens of the United States or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States and who are: (a) Black (a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa); (b) Hispanic (a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean, regardless of race); (c) Asian American (a person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands); or (d) American Indian or Alaskan Native (a person having origins in any of the original people of North America).
    The Board shall adopt any rules necessary to administer this Section. The Board shall also do the following:
    a) require all public institutions of higher education to develop and submit plans for the implementation of this Section;
    b) conduct periodic review of public institutions of higher education to determine compliance with this Section; and if the Board finds that a public institution of higher education is not in compliance with this Section, it shall notify the institution of steps to take to attain compliance;
    c) provide advice and counsel pursuant to this Section;
    d) conduct studies of the effectiveness of methods and strategies designed to increase participation of students in education programs and activities in which minorities, women and handicapped individuals are traditionally underrepresented, and monitor the success of students in such education programs and activities;
    e) encourage minority student recruitment and retention in colleges and universities. In implementing this paragraph, the Board shall undertake but need not be limited to the following: the establishment of guidelines and plans for public institutions of higher education for minority student recruitment and retention, the review and monitoring of minority student programs implemented at public institutions of higher education to determine their compliance with any guidelines and plans so established, the determination of the effectiveness and funding requirements of minority student programs at public institutions of higher education, the dissemination of successful programs as models, and the encouragement of cooperative partnerships between community colleges and local school attendance centers which are experiencing difficulties in enrolling minority students in four‑year colleges and universities;
    f) mandate all public institutions of higher education to submit data and information essential to determine compliance with this Section. The Board shall prescribe the format and the date for submission of this data and any other education equity data; and
    g) report to the General Assembly and the Governor annually with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education for implementation of this Section, including financial data relating to the most recent fiscal year expenditures for specific minority programs, the effectiveness of such plans and programs and the effectiveness of the methods and strategies developed by the Board in meeting the purposes of this Section, the degree of compliance with this Section by each public institution of higher education as determined by the Board pursuant to

State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Illinois > Chapter110 > 1080

    (110 ILCS 205/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 180.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 205/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 181)
    Sec. 1. The following terms shall have the meanings respectively prescribed for them, except when the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Public institutions of higher education": The University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; Western Illinois University; the public community colleges of the State and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
    (b) "Board": The Board of Higher Education created by this Act.
    (c) "Engineering college" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/2)(from Ch. 144, par. 182)
    Sec. 2. There is created a Board of Higher Education to consist of 16 members as follows: 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a public university governing board, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a private college or university board of trustees, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and 2 student members selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education, one of whom must be a non‑traditional undergraduate student who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of non‑traditional students, such as a person who is employed or is a parent. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university. The Governor shall designate the Chairman of the Board to serve until a successor is designated. The chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents of Regency Universities shall cease to be members of the Board of Higher Education on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. No more than 7 of the members appointed by the Governor, excluding the Chairman, shall be affiliated with the same political party. The 10 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate shall be citizens of the State and shall be selected, as far as may be practicable, on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest or experience in, problems of higher education. If the Senate is not in session or is in recess, when appointments subject to its confirmation are made, the Governor shall make temporary appointments which shall be subject to subsequent Senate approval.
(Source: P.A. 93‑429, eff. 1‑1‑04; 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/3)(from Ch. 144, par. 183)
    Sec. 3. Terms; vacancies.
    (a) The members of the Board whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate shall be selected for 6‑year terms expiring on January 31 of odd numbered years. Of the initial appointees, however, 2 shall be designated by the Governor to serve until January 31, 1963, 3 until January 31, 1965, and 3 until January 31, 1967.
    Of the 2 appointees to be made by the Governor pursuant to this Act as amended by the 75th General Assembly, one shall be designated to serve until January 31, 1971 and one until January 31, 1973.
    (b) The members of the Board shall continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have been appointed.
    (c) Vacancies on the Board in offices appointed by the Governor shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. If the appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and the Senate is not in session or is in recess when the appointment is made, the appointee shall serve subject to subsequent Senate approval of the appointment.
    (d) Each student member shall serve a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    (e) The member of the Board representing public university governing boards and the member of the Board representing private college and university boards of trustees, who are appointed by the Governor but not subject to confirmation by the Senate, shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 184)
    Sec. 4. The Board shall hold regular meetings at times specified in its rules. Special or additional meetings may be held on call of the Chairman, or upon a call signed by at least 6 members, or upon call of the Governor. Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at all its meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or public service for a public institution of higher education, as provided in Section 7 shall require the concurrence of a majority of all the members of the Board.
    The Chairmen of the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission holding membership on the Board each may designate an alternate to attend any meeting of the Board, and an alternate so designated shall have all rights and privileges of regular membership while acting for the Chairman who has so designated him or her.
    The Board may employ and fix the compensation of professional and clerical staff and other assistants, including specialists and consultants, as it may deem necessary, on a full or part time basis.
(Source: P.A. 94‑905, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 185)
    Sec. 5. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3819.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6)(from Ch. 144, par. 186)
    Sec. 6. The Board shall analyze the present and future aims, needs and requirements of higher education in the State of Illinois and prepare a master plan for the development, expansion, integration, coordination and efficient utilization of the facilities, curricula and standards of higher education for the public institutions of higher education in the areas of teaching, research and public service. The master plan shall also include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. The Board shall formulate the master plan and prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor drafts of proposed legislation to effectuate the plan. The Board shall engage in a continuing study, an analysis and evaluation of the master plan so developed and it shall be its responsibility to recommend, from time to time as it determines, amendments and modifications of any master plan enacted by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96‑319, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.1)
    Sec. 6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 900. Repealed by P.A. 89‑657, eff. 8‑14‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.2)
    Sec. 6.2. The Board shall, in consultation with the Department of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, and after affording a full opportunity to the State universities and colleges to be heard, design and establish a State university and college information system to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and timely information pertinent to the formulation of decisions and recommendations by the Board. The information submitted by the universities and colleges shall be in comparable terms and the reports developed through the system shall conform to the procedures established by the Board of Higher Education in cooperation with the Department of Central Management Services.
(Source: P.A. 82‑789.)

    (110 ILCS 205/6.3) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.3)
    Sec. 6.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 187)
    Sec. 7. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, the Illinois Community College Board and the campuses under their governance or supervision shall not hereafter undertake the establishment of any new unit of instruction, research or public service without the approval of the Board. The term "new unit of instruction, research or public service" includes the establishment of a college, school, division, institute, department or other unit in any field of instruction, research or public service not theretofore included in the program of the institution, and includes the establishment of any new branch or campus. The term does not include reasonable and moderate extensions of existing curricula, research, or public service programs which have a direct relationship to existing programs; and the Board may, under its rule making power, define the character of such reasonable and moderate extensions.
    Such governing boards shall submit to the Board all proposals for a new unit of instruction, research, or public service. The Board may approve or disapprove the proposal in whole or in part or approve modifications thereof whenever in its judgment such action is consistent with the objectives of an existing or proposed master plan of higher education.
    The Board of Higher Education is authorized to review periodically all existing programs of instruction, research and public service at the state universities and colleges and to advise the appropriate board of control if the contribution of each program is not educationally and economically justified.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of November of each year its budget proposals for the operation and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the design of an information system for State universities and colleges.
    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education, the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and provide the most innovative and efficient programs and services.
    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees at the state universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the current and projected utilization of the total physical plant of each campus of a university or college in approving the capital budget for any new building or facility.
    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and recommendations on such budget proposals.
    Each state supported institution within the application of this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of non‑instructional facilities to the Board for approval before final commitments are made. Non‑instructional uses shall include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings, field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any project submitted for approval is consistent with the master plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement shall not be constructed.
(Source: P.A. 89‑4, eff. 1‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 189)
    Sec. 9. The Board shall exercise the powers and duties specified in the following Sections preceding Section 10 in addition to those otherwise specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1019.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.01)
    Sec. 9.01. To cause to be made such surveys and evaluations of higher education as it believes necessary for the purpose of providing the appropriate information to carry out its powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.02)
    Sec. 9.02. To recommend to the General Assembly the enactment of such legislation as it deems necessary or desirable to insure the high quality of higher education in this State.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.03)
    Sec. 9.03. To advise and counsel the Governor, at his request, regarding any area of, or matter pertaining to, higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.04)
    Sec. 9.04. To submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a written report covering the activities engaged in and recommendations made. This report shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Section 3 of the State Finance Act.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.05)
    Sec. 9.05. To make rules and regulations for its meetings, procedures and the execution of the powers and duties delegated to it by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.06)
    Sec. 9.06. To establish general policies with respect to the amount of charges for extension and adult education courses and for public services.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.07)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.07)
    Sec. 9.07. Admission standards.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), to establish minimum admission standards for public community colleges, colleges and state universities. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law of this State, the minimum admission standards established by the Board shall not directly or indirectly authorize or require a State college or university to discriminate in the admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Admission standards for out‑of‑state students may be higher than for Illinois residents.
    (b) Implementation of the new statewide minimum admission requirements and standards for public colleges and universities in Illinois established and announced by the Board in December, 1985 shall be deferred as provided in this subsection. The Board shall not attempt to implement or otherwise effect adoption and establishment of those minimum admission requirements and standards in any public community college, college or State university prior to the fall of 1993, and no public community college, college or State university shall be under any duty or obligation to implement, establish or otherwise apply those minimum admission requirements and standards to any entering freshmen prior to the fall of 1993. The Board of Higher Education shall provide the State Superintendent of Education, on or before January 1, 1990, descriptions of course content, and such other criteria as are necessary to determine and certify whether all school districts maintaining grades 9‑12 are offering courses which satisfy the minimum admission requirements and standards established and announced by the Board. In addition, there shall be established a 9 member committee composed of 3 members selected by the Board of Higher Education, 3 members selected by the State Superintendent of Education and 3 members selected by the President of the Illinois Vocational Association. The committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the committee to identify and develop courses and curricula in the vocational education area which meet the minimum admission requirements and standards to be established and implemented under this Section. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education within 10 days after the committee is appointed. At its first meeting the committee shall organize and elect a chairperson. The committee's report shall be prepared and submitted by the committee to the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the General Assembly by April 1, 1989.
    (c) By March 1, 1980, the Boards shall develop guidelines which: (1) place the emphasis on postsecondary remedial programs at Public Community Colleges and (2) reduces the role of the state universities in offering remedial programs. By June 30, 1981, the Board shall report to the General Assembly the progress made toward this transition in the emphasis on remedial programs at the postsecondary level and any legislative action that it deems appropriate. Under the guidelines, if a State university determines that a student needs remedial coursework, then the university must require that the student complete the remedial coursework before pursuing his or her major course of study.
(Source: P.A. 95‑272, eff. 8‑17‑07.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.08)
    Sec. 9.08. To design, establish, and supervise the operation of an information system for all State universities and colleges, to provide the Board with timely, comprehensive, and meaningful information pertinent to exercise of its duties. The information system shall be designed to provide comparable data on each State institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.09)
    Sec. 9.09. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the Federal Government or by other agencies public or private.
(Source: P.A.79‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09a)
    Sec. 9.09a. Arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to reimburse not‑for‑profit arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions of Illinois, including but not limited to, museums and theater or dance companies, for the costs of providing educational programs to students of public institutions of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 90‑361, eff. 1‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.10)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.10)
    Sec. 9.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑430, eff. 12‑15‑95. Repealed by P.A. 95‑626, eff. 6‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.11)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.11)
    Sec. 9.11. Effective January 1, 1980, to require the preparation of an annual capital plan which details the proposed budget year and 3 year capital needs of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University. Such plan shall detail capital expenditures to finance revenue producing facilities through the issuance of revenue bonds. This plan shall detail each project and the project cost in current dollar amounts. The plan shall contain the appropriate detail for the proposed budget year and the 3 year plan which will justify the projects ability to meet: the debt service requirements by producing sufficient revenue, life expectancy and maintenance requirements. Such annual capital plans shall be submitted to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability no later than March 15th of each year.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1067, eff. 1‑15‑05.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.12)(from Ch. 144, par. 189.12)
    Sec. 9.12. To encourage the coordination of research and service programs in the several State universities to furnish assistance to the communities and citizens of this State in meeting special economic needs arising from the removal or termination of substantial industrial or commercial operations and the waste of human and economic resources which often results from such removal.
    Such programs may include assistance in identifying opportunities for the replacement of the lost operations, in determining the economic feasibility of the various opportunities available, and in the development of new products or services suitable for production in the particular facility made available by the relocation.
    The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may assist the universities by providing, with the assistance of the Board, a system for referring particular economic problems to the most appropriate research and service program.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.13)
    Sec. 9.13. To establish a program of matching grants to engineering colleges in Illinois, for the purpose of assisting such colleges in the purchase of engineering laboratory equipment and software, excluding laboratory or classroom furniture. The amount granted to any engineering college in any fiscal year shall equal $1200 for each Bachelor of Science degree in engineering conferred by such college in the previous fiscal year.
    In the event that the appropriation to the Board for funding grants under this Section is insufficient to fund all grants approved in a given fiscal year, all such grants shall be reduced pro rata as necessary.
    The total grant to each college under this Section for each fiscal year shall not exceed the previously unmatched amount used or earmarked by such college after June 30, 1983, for the purpose of purchasing engineering laboratory equipment and software, which amount may include the fair market value of in‑kind contributions of such equipment to the college, but may not include any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of such college, or tuition, fees and assessments.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1329.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.14)
    Sec. 9.14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.15)
    Sec. 9.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84‑712. Repealed by P.A. 90‑730, eff. 8‑10‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 205/9.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.16)
    Sec. 9.16. Underrepresentation of certain groups in higher education. To require public institutions of higher education to develop and implement methods and strategies to increase the participation of minorities, women and handicapped individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in education programs and activities. For the purpose of this Section, minorities shall mean persons who are citizens of the United States or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States and who are: (a) Black (a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa); (b) Hispanic (a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean, regardless of race); (c) Asian American (a person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands); or (d) American Indian or Alaskan Native (a person having origins in any of the original people of North America).
    The Board shall adopt any rules necessary to administer this Section. The Board shall also do the following:
    a) require all public institutions of higher education to develop and submit plans for the implementation of this Section;
    b) conduct periodic review of public institutions of higher education to determine compliance with this Section; and if the Board finds that a public institution of higher education is not in compliance with this Section, it shall notify the institution of steps to take to attain compliance;
    c) provide advice and counsel pursuant to this Section;
    d) conduct studies of the effectiveness of methods and strategies designed to increase participation of students in education programs and activities in which minorities, women and handicapped individuals are traditionally underrepresented, and monitor the success of students in such education programs and activities;
    e) encourage minority student recruitment and retention in colleges and universities. In implementing this paragraph, the Board shall undertake but need not be limited to the following: the establishment of guidelines and plans for public institutions of higher education for minority student recruitment and retention, the review and monitoring of minority student programs implemented at public institutions of higher education to determine their compliance with any guidelines and plans so established, the determination of the effectiveness and funding requirements of minority student programs at public institutions of higher education, the dissemination of successful programs as models, and the encouragement of cooperative partnerships between community colleges and local school attendance centers which are experiencing difficulties in enrolling minority students in four‑year colleges and universities;
    f) mandate all public institutions of higher education to submit data and information essential to determine compliance with this Section. The Board shall prescribe the format and the date for submission of this data and any other education equity data; and
    g) report to the General Assembly and the Governor annually with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education for implementation of this Section, including financial data relating to the most recent fiscal year expenditures for specific minority programs, the effectiveness of such plans and programs and the effectiveness of the methods and strategies developed by the Board in meeting the purposes of this Section, the degree of compliance with this Section by each public institution of higher education as determined by the Board pursuant to

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