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 Bill Status of SB2234  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED CENTERS EXCELLENCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/18/2017SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 205/9.07a new
110 ILCS 205/9.07b new
110 ILCS 205/9.37 new
110 ILCS 205/9.38 new
110 ILCS 205/9.39 new
110 ILCS 205/9.40 new
110 ILCS 305/100 new
110 ILCS 520/85 new
110 ILCS 660/5-195 new
110 ILCS 665/10-195 new
110 ILCS 670/15-195 new
110 ILCS 675/20-200 new
110 ILCS 680/25-195 new
110 ILCS 685/30-205 new
110 ILCS 690/35-200 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish a uniform admission process online, which must be used at all public institutions of higher education; sets forth what components this admission process must include. Requires the Board (i) to ensure that any high school student in this State with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent on a 5.0 scale) receives access to the opportunity of higher education and (ii) to guarantee admission to a public university; requires cooperation by the State Board of Education, high schools, and public universities. Requires the Board to conduct a study of the academic programs offered at each public university campus. Sets forth the Board's duties concerning the study. Requires the Board to use the results of the study and other specified factors to determine which academic programs should be prioritized at campuses of public universities and to create and designate Higher Education Strategic Centers of Excellence. Requires the Board to work with the Illinois Community College Board to develop recommendations to integrate community colleges into this plan. Sets forth additional Board of Higher Education duties concerning evaluating programmatic expansions and new programs and studying student financial aid and multi-year budgeting. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities to make conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/18/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  10/18/2017SenateFirst Reading
  10/18/2017SenateReferred to Assignments

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