|Public Act 096-0535
||LRB096 10808 NHT 21024 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
adding Section 9.33 as follows:
(110 ILCS 205/9.33 new)
Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development
(a) The Board shall implement and administer a grant
program, to be referred to as the Collaborative Baccalaureate
Degree Development Grant Program, to help deliver upper
division courses and bachelor's degree programs offered by
bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities at a
location geographically convenient to student populations
currently being served by existing public community colleges.
The Board shall adopt rules regarding eligibility criteria and
a process for the annual application and awarding of grants.
The grant application and award process shall be as efficient
as possible to encourage collaborative applications and shall
include consideration of existing programs and facilities.
(b) A grant application must be jointly submitted by one
public community college and one or more public or private,
not-for-profit, 4-year colleges or universities.