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Full Text of HB1503  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
5changing Section 8 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 205/8)  (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
7    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of
8Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois
9University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University,
10the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board
11of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
12Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of
13Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of
14Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western
15Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board
16shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of
17November of each year its budget proposals for the operation
18and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or
19supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal
20shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the
21design of an information system for State universities and
23    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education,



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1the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis
2with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least
3semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and
4provide the most innovative and efficient programs and
6    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget
7request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees at the state
8universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the
9current and projected utilization of the total physical plant
10of each campus of a university or college in approving the
11capital budget for any new building or facility.
12    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor,
13to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies
14of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and
15recommendations on such budget proposals.
16    The Board is directed to form a broad-based group of
17individuals representing the Office of the Governor, the
18General Assembly, public institutions of higher education,
19State agencies, business and industry, Statewide organizations
20representing faculty and staff, and others as the Board shall
21deem appropriate to devise a system for allocating State
22resources to public institutions of higher education based upon
23performance in achieving State goals related to student success
24and certificate and degree completion.
25    Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, the Board of Higher
26Education budget recommendations to the Governor and the



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1General Assembly shall include allocations to public
2institutions of higher education based upon performance
3metrics designed to promote and measure student success in
4degree and certificate completion. These metrics must be
5adopted by the Board by rule and must be developed and
6promulgated in accordance with the following principles:
7        (1) The metrics must be developed in consultation with
8    public institutions of higher education, as well as other
9    State educational agencies and other higher education
10    organizations, associations, interests, and stakeholders
11    as deemed appropriate by the Board.
12        (2) The metrics shall include provisions for
13    recognizing the demands on and rewarding the performance of
14    institutions in advancing the success of students who are
15    academically or financially at risk, including
16    first-generation students, low-income students, and
17    students traditionally underrepresented in higher
18    education, as specified in Section 9.16 of this Act.
19        (3) The metrics shall recognize and account for the
20    differentiated missions of institutions and sectors of
21    higher education.
22        (4) The metrics shall focus on the fundamental goal of
23    increasing completion of college courses, certificates,
24    and degrees. Performance metrics shall recognize the
25    unique and broad mission of public community colleges
26    through consideration of additional factors including, but



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1    not limited to, enrollment, progress through key academic
2    milestones, transfer to a baccalaureate institution, and
3    degree completion.
4        (5) The metrics must be designed to maintain the
5    quality of degrees, certificates, courses, and programs.
6In devising performance metrics, the Board may be guided by the
7report of the Higher Education Finance Study Commission.
8    Each state supported institution within the application of
9this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of
10non-instructional facilities to the Board for approval before
11final commitments are made. Non-instructional uses shall
12include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings,
13field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and
14parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any
15project submitted for approval is consistent with the master
16plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that
17are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority
18of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement
19shall not be constructed.
20(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)