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2    WHEREAS, In 1963, the Illinois Board of Higher Education
3established the Faculty Advisory Council to offer information
4and assistance from the perspective of Illinois' higher
5education faculty; and
6    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty
7Advisory Council represents faculty in all sectors of higher
8education in the State of Illinois, including public
9universities, community colleges, and private institutions of
10higher learning; and
11    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty
12Advisory Council has served as a useful and respected resource
13for college faculty participating in discussions with
14legislators, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the
15Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community
16College Board, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
17in addressing issues of interest to higher education; and
18    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty
19Advisory Council has discussed issues of critical importance,
20including, but not limited to, higher education's contribution
21to the State's economic development and value as a public good,
22the profound role faculty play in student learning and the



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1collegiate experience, support for student transfers between
2institutions, the evolution of online education, access to
3affordable higher education, and the essential role of faculty
4in the governance of higher education institutions, especially
5in matters concerning academic freedom and tenure; therefore,
6be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we thank the Faculty
9Advisory Council for its long and trusted service to the
10citizens of the State of Illinois, especially to those who have
11been educated at Illinois' college and universities, and
12designate the date of December 13, 2013 as Illinois Board of
13Higher Education Faculty Advisory Council Day in the State of
14Illinois; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty
17Advisory Council as a symbol of our esteem and respect.