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(110 ILCS 225/2)
(from Ch. 144, par. 2952)
In this Act:
"Board" means the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
"Nonpublic institution of higher education" means an educational
organization, other than a public institution of higher education, that
provides a minimum of an organized 2 year program at the private junior
college level or higher and that operates in conformity with standards
substantially equivalent to those of the public institutions of higher
"Public institution of higher education" means the University of
Illinois, Southern Illinois University,
Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University,
Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, the public community
colleges of this State, and
any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or
hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
"Cooperative work study" means an academically related work and study
experience with business, industry, government or other agencies and
organizations. Cooperative work study may include, but is not limited to,
summer internships, clinical placements, internships and work experiences
during the academic year.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)