State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Kathleen Willis


110 ILCS 205/8  from Ch. 144, par. 188

    Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning budget proposals.

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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 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 and
8undergraduate tuition and fee waiver programs at the State
9universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the
10current and projected utilization of the total physical plant
11of each campus of a university or college in approving the
12capital budget for any new building or facility.
13    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor,
14to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies
15of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and
16recommendations on such budget proposals.
17    The Board is directed to form a broad-based group of
18individuals representing the Office of the Governor, the
19General Assembly, public institutions of higher education,
20State agencies, business and industry, statewide organizations
21representing faculty and staff, and others as the Board shall
22deem appropriate to devise a system for allocating State
23resources to public institutions of higher education based upon
24performance in achieving State goals related to student success
25and certificate and degree completion.
26    Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, the Board of Higher



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



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1    and degrees. Performance metrics shall recognize the
2    unique and broad mission of public community colleges
3    through consideration of additional factors including, but
4    not limited to, enrollment, progress through key academic
5    milestones, transfer to a baccalaureate institution, and
6    degree completion.
7        (5) The metrics must be designed to maintain the
8    quality of degrees, certificates, courses, and programs.
9In devising performance metrics, the Board may be guided by the
10report of the Higher Education Finance Study Commission.
11    Each State university must submit its plan for capital
12improvements of non-instructional facilities to the Board for
13approval before final commitments are made if the total cost of
14the project as approved by the institution's board of control
15is in excess of $2 million. Non-instructional uses shall
16include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings,
17field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and
18parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any
19project submitted for approval is consistent with the master
20plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that
21are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority
22of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement
23shall not be constructed.
24(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)