Bill Status of HB5707 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: HIGHER ED-LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
Rep. Maurice A. West, II
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Level Playing Field Act. Provides that the Board of Higher Education shall annually review, for each college and university in Illinois, the latest available data on instructional spending from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and evaluate and determine whether each college or university meets a minimum instructional spending requirement, deeming each institution either in "Good Standing", "Under Review", or "Failing". Provides that an institution that, by a specified metric, spends less on instruction than 33% of the amount of revenue it receives in tuition and fees shall be declared "Under Review". Provides that a college or university that does not meet a minimum instructional spending requirement and is in the category of "Under Review" must report specified information to the Board within 6 months of the finding. Provides for actions to be taken by the Board based on its determination with respect to the college or university. Provides that an institution that fails to submit a corrective action plan within 6 months of a finding of "Under Review" or that remains "Under Review" for 2 consecutive years shall be deemed "Failing" until the Board determines, through the annual review process, that it is in "Good Standing". Provides that institutions that have been declared "Failing" shall be ineligible for State funding, including participation in the monetary award program for all new applicants, and these institutions must publish on their websites and in a manner that reaches all current, future, and prospective students their "Failing" status. Provides that the Board shall adopt rules necessary to implement the Act.