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HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 205/) Board of Higher Education Act.

110 ILCS 205/0.01

    (110 ILCS 205/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 180.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

110 ILCS 205/1

    (110 ILCS 205/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 181)
    Sec. 1. The following terms shall have the meanings respectively prescribed for them, except when the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Public institutions of higher education": 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 the State and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
    (b) "Board": The Board of Higher Education created by this Act.
    (c) "Engineering college" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

110 ILCS 205/2

    (110 ILCS 205/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 182)
    Sec. 2. There is created a Board of Higher Education to consist of 16 members as follows: 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a public university governing board, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; one member of a private college or university board of trustees, appointed by the Governor without the advice and consent of the Senate; the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and 2 student members selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education, one of whom must be a non-traditional undergraduate student who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of non-traditional students, such as a person who is employed or is a parent. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 10 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university. The Governor shall designate the Chairman of the Board to serve until a successor is designated. The chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents of Regency Universities shall cease to be members of the Board of Higher Education on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. No more than 7 of the members appointed by the Governor, excluding the Chairman, shall be affiliated with the same political party. The 10 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate shall be citizens of the State and shall be selected, as far as may be practicable, on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest or experience in, problems of higher education. If the Senate is not in session or is in recess, when appointments subject to its confirmation are made, the Governor shall make temporary appointments which shall be subject to subsequent Senate approval.
(Source: P.A. 93-429, eff. 1-1-04; 94-905, eff. 1-1-07.)

110 ILCS 205/3

    (110 ILCS 205/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 183)
    Sec. 3. Terms; vacancies.
    (a) The members of the Board whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate shall be selected for 6-year terms expiring on January 31 of odd numbered years. Of the initial appointees, however, 2 shall be designated by the Governor to serve until January 31, 1963, 3 until January 31, 1965, and 3 until January 31, 1967.
    Of the 2 appointees to be made by the Governor pursuant to this Act as amended by the 75th General Assembly, one shall be designated to serve until January 31, 1971 and one until January 31, 1973.
    (b) The members of the Board shall continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have been appointed.
    (c) Vacancies on the Board in offices appointed by the Governor shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. If the appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and the Senate is not in session or is in recess when the appointment is made, the appointee shall serve subject to subsequent Senate approval of the appointment.
    (d) Each student member shall serve a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    (e) The member of the Board representing public university governing boards and the member of the Board representing private college and university boards of trustees, who are appointed by the Governor but not subject to confirmation by the Senate, shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1.
(Source: P.A. 94-905, eff. 1-1-07.)

110 ILCS 205/4

    (110 ILCS 205/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 184)
    Sec. 4. The Board shall hold regular meetings at times specified in its rules. Special or additional meetings may be held on call of the Chairman, or upon a call signed by at least 6 members, or upon call of the Governor. Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at all its meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or public service for a public institution of higher education, as provided in Section 7 shall require the concurrence of a majority of all the members of the Board.
    The Chairmen of the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission holding membership on the Board each may designate an alternate to attend any meeting of the Board, and an alternate so designated shall have all rights and privileges of regular membership while acting for the Chairman who has so designated him or her.
    The Board may employ and fix the compensation of professional and clerical staff and other assistants, including specialists and consultants, as it may deem necessary, on a full or part time basis.
(Source: P.A. 94-905, eff. 1-1-07.)

110 ILCS 205/5

    (110 ILCS 205/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 185)
    Sec. 5. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3819.)

110 ILCS 205/6

    (110 ILCS 205/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 186)
    Sec. 6. The Board shall analyze the present and future aims, needs and requirements of higher education in the State of Illinois and prepare a master plan for the development, expansion, integration, coordination and efficient utilization of the facilities, curricula and standards of higher education for the public institutions of higher education in the areas of teaching, research and public service. The master plan shall also include higher education affordability and accessibility measures. The Board shall formulate the master plan and prepare and submit to the General Assembly and the Governor drafts of proposed legislation to effectuate the plan. The Board shall engage in a continuing study, an analysis and evaluation of the master plan so developed and it shall be its responsibility to recommend, from time to time as it determines, amendments and modifications of any master plan enacted by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-319, eff. 1-1-10.)

110 ILCS 205/6.1

    (110 ILCS 205/6.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.1)
    Sec. 6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 900. Repealed by P.A. 89-657, eff. 8-14-96.)

110 ILCS 205/6.2

    (110 ILCS 205/6.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.2)
    Sec. 6.2. The Board shall, in consultation with the Department of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, and after affording a full opportunity to the State universities and colleges to be heard, design and establish a State university and college information system to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and timely information pertinent to the formulation of decisions and recommendations by the Board. The information submitted by the universities and colleges shall be in comparable terms and the reports developed through the system shall conform to the procedures established by the Board of Higher Education in cooperation with the Department of Central Management Services.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)

110 ILCS 205/6.3

    (110 ILCS 205/6.3) (from Ch. 144, par. 186.3)
    Sec. 6.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 205/7

    (110 ILCS 205/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 187)
    Sec. 7. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, the Illinois Community College Board and the campuses under their governance or supervision shall not hereafter undertake the establishment of any new unit of instruction, research or public service without the approval of the Board. The term "new unit of instruction, research or public service" includes the establishment of a college, school, division, institute, department or other unit in any field of instruction, research or public service not theretofore included in the program of the institution, and includes the establishment of any new branch or campus. The term does not include reasonable and moderate extensions of existing curricula, research, or public service programs which have a direct relationship to existing programs; and the Board may, under its rule making power, define the character of such reasonable and moderate extensions.
    Such governing boards shall submit to the Board all proposals for a new unit of instruction, research, or public service. The Board may approve or disapprove the proposal in whole or in part or approve modifications thereof whenever in its judgment such action is consistent with the objectives of an existing or proposed master plan of higher education.
    The Board of Higher Education is authorized to review periodically all existing programs of instruction, research and public service at the State universities and colleges and to advise the appropriate board of control if the contribution of each program is not educationally and economically justified. Each State university shall report annually to the Board on programs of instruction, research, or public service that have been terminated, dissolved, reduced, or consolidated by the university. Each State university shall also report to the Board all programs of instruction, research, and public service that exhibit a trend of low performance in enrollments, degree completions, and high expense per degree. The Board shall compile an annual report that shall contain information on new programs created, existing programs that have been closed or consolidated, and programs that exhibit low performance or productivity. The report must be submitted to the General Assembly. The Board shall have the authority to define relevant terms and timelines by rule with respect to this reporting.
(Source: P.A. 97-610, eff. 1-1-12.)

110 ILCS 205/8

    (110 ILCS 205/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of November of each year its budget proposals for the operation and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the design of an information system for State universities and colleges.
    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education, the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and provide the most innovative and efficient programs and services.
    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees and undergraduate tuition and fee waiver programs at the state universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the current and projected utilization of the total physical plant of each campus of a university or college in approving the capital budget for any new building or facility.
    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and recommendations on such budget proposals.
    The Board is directed to form a broad-based group of individuals representing the Office of the Governor, the General Assembly, public institutions of higher education, State agencies, business and industry, Statewide organizations representing faculty and staff, and others as the Board shall deem appropriate to devise a system for allocating State resources to public institutions of higher education based upon performance in achieving State goals related to student success and certificate and degree completion.
    Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, the Board of Higher Education budget recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly shall include allocations to public institutions of higher education based upon performance metrics designed to promote and measure student success in degree and certificate completion. These metrics must be adopted by the Board by rule and must be developed and promulgated in accordance with the following principles:
        (1) The metrics must be developed in consultation
    
with public institutions of higher education, as well as other State educational agencies and other higher education organizations, associations, interests, and stakeholders as deemed appropriate by the Board.
        (2) The metrics shall include provisions for
    
recognizing the demands on and rewarding the performance of institutions in advancing the success of students who are academically or financially at risk, including first-generation students, low-income students, and students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, as specified in Section 9.16 of this Act.
        (3) The metrics shall recognize and account for the
    
differentiated missions of institutions and sectors of higher education.
        (4) The metrics shall focus on the fundamental goal
    
of increasing completion of college courses, certificates, and degrees. Performance metrics shall recognize the unique and broad mission of public community colleges through consideration of additional factors including, but not limited to, enrollment, progress through key academic milestones, transfer to a baccalaureate institution, and degree completion.
        (5) The metrics must be designed to maintain the
    
quality of degrees, certificates, courses, and programs.
In devising performance metrics, the Board may be guided by the report of the Higher Education Finance Study Commission.
    Each state supported institution within the application of this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of non-instructional facilities to the Board for approval before final commitments are made if the total cost of the project as approved by the institution's board of control is in excess of $2 million. Non-instructional uses shall include but not be limited to dormitories, union buildings, field houses, stadium, other recreational facilities and parking lots. The Board shall determine whether or not any project submitted for approval is consistent with the master plan for higher education and with instructional buildings that are provided for therein. If the project is found by a majority of the Board not to be consistent, such capital improvement shall not be constructed.
(Source: P.A. 97-290, eff. 8-10-11; 97-320, eff. 1-1-12; 97-610, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

110 ILCS 205/9

    (110 ILCS 205/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 189)
    Sec. 9. The Board shall exercise the powers and duties specified in the following Sections preceding Section 10 in addition to those otherwise specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-1019.)

110 ILCS 205/9.01

    (110 ILCS 205/9.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.01)
    Sec. 9.01. To cause to be made such surveys and evaluations of higher education as it believes necessary for the purpose of providing the appropriate information to carry out its powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.02

    (110 ILCS 205/9.02) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.02)
    Sec. 9.02. To recommend to the General Assembly the enactment of such legislation as it deems necessary or desirable to insure the high quality of higher education in this State.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.03

    (110 ILCS 205/9.03) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.03)
    Sec. 9.03. To advise and counsel the Governor, at his request, regarding any area of, or matter pertaining to, higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.04

    (110 ILCS 205/9.04) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.04)
    Sec. 9.04. To submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a written report covering the activities engaged in and recommendations made. This report shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Section 3 of the State Finance Act.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-730, eff. 8-10-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.05

    (110 ILCS 205/9.05) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.05)
    Sec. 9.05. To make rules and regulations for its meetings, procedures and the execution of the powers and duties delegated to it by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.06

    (110 ILCS 205/9.06) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.06)
    Sec. 9.06. To establish general policies with respect to the amount of charges for extension and adult education courses and for public services.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.07

    (110 ILCS 205/9.07) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.07)
    Sec. 9.07. Admission standards.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), to establish minimum admission standards for public community colleges, colleges and state universities. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law of this State, the minimum admission standards established by the Board shall not directly or indirectly authorize or require a State college or university to discriminate in the admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Admission standards for out-of-state students may be higher than for Illinois residents.
    (b) Implementation of the new statewide minimum admission requirements and standards for public colleges and universities in Illinois established and announced by the Board in December, 1985 shall be deferred as provided in this subsection. The Board shall not attempt to implement or otherwise effect adoption and establishment of those minimum admission requirements and standards in any public community college, college or State university prior to the fall of 1993, and no public community college, college or State university shall be under any duty or obligation to implement, establish or otherwise apply those minimum admission requirements and standards to any entering freshmen prior to the fall of 1993. The Board of Higher Education shall provide the State Superintendent of Education, on or before January 1, 1990, descriptions of course content, and such other criteria as are necessary to determine and certify whether all school districts maintaining grades 9-12 are offering courses which satisfy the minimum admission requirements and standards established and announced by the Board. In addition, there shall be established a 9 member committee composed of 3 members selected by the Board of Higher Education, 3 members selected by the State Superintendent of Education and 3 members selected by the President of the Illinois Vocational Association. The committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the committee to identify and develop courses and curricula in the vocational education area which meet the minimum admission requirements and standards to be established and implemented under this Section. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education within 10 days after the committee is appointed. At its first meeting the committee shall organize and elect a chairperson. The committee's report shall be prepared and submitted by the committee to the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the General Assembly by April 1, 1989.
    (c) By March 1, 1980, the Boards shall develop guidelines which: (1) place the emphasis on postsecondary remedial programs at Public Community Colleges and (2) reduces the role of the state universities in offering remedial programs. By June 30, 1981, the Board shall report to the General Assembly the progress made toward this transition in the emphasis on remedial programs at the postsecondary level and any legislative action that it deems appropriate. Under the guidelines, if a State university determines that a student needs remedial coursework, then the university must require that the student complete the remedial coursework before pursuing his or her major course of study.
(Source: P.A. 95-272, eff. 8-17-07.)

110 ILCS 205/9.08

    (110 ILCS 205/9.08) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.08)
    Sec. 9.08. To design, establish, and supervise the operation of an information system for all State universities and colleges, to provide the Board with timely, comprehensive, and meaningful information pertinent to exercise of its duties. The information system shall be designed to provide comparable data on each State institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.09

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.09)
    Sec. 9.09. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the Federal Government or by other agencies public or private.
(Source: P.A.79-94.)

110 ILCS 205/9.09a

    (110 ILCS 205/9.09a)
    Sec. 9.09a. Arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to reimburse not-for-profit arts and humanities organizations and cultural institutions of Illinois, including but not limited to, museums and theater or dance companies, for the costs of providing educational programs to students of public institutions of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 90-361, eff. 1-1-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.10

    (110 ILCS 205/9.10) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.10)
    Sec. 9.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-430, eff. 12-15-95. Repealed by P.A. 95-626, eff. 6-1-08.)

110 ILCS 205/9.11

    (110 ILCS 205/9.11) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.11)
    Sec. 9.11. Effective January 1, 1980, to require the preparation of an annual capital plan which details the proposed budget year and 3 year capital needs of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University. Such plan shall detail capital expenditures to finance revenue producing facilities through the issuance of revenue bonds. This plan shall detail each project and the project cost in current dollar amounts. The plan shall contain the appropriate detail for the proposed budget year and the 3 year plan which will justify the projects ability to meet: the debt service requirements by producing sufficient revenue, life expectancy and maintenance requirements. Such annual capital plans shall be submitted to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability no later than March 15th of each year.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

110 ILCS 205/9.12

    (110 ILCS 205/9.12) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.12)
    Sec. 9.12. To encourage the coordination of research and service programs in the several State universities to furnish assistance to the communities and citizens of this State in meeting special economic needs arising from the removal or termination of substantial industrial or commercial operations and the waste of human and economic resources which often results from such removal.
    Such programs may include assistance in identifying opportunities for the replacement of the lost operations, in determining the economic feasibility of the various opportunities available, and in the development of new products or services suitable for production in the particular facility made available by the relocation.
    The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may assist the universities by providing, with the assistance of the Board, a system for referring particular economic problems to the most appropriate research and service program.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

110 ILCS 205/9.13

    (110 ILCS 205/9.13) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.13)
    Sec. 9.13. To establish a program of matching grants to engineering colleges in Illinois, for the purpose of assisting such colleges in the purchase of engineering laboratory equipment and software, excluding laboratory or classroom furniture. The amount granted to any engineering college in any fiscal year shall equal $1200 for each Bachelor of Science degree in engineering conferred by such college in the previous fiscal year.
    In the event that the appropriation to the Board for funding grants under this Section is insufficient to fund all grants approved in a given fiscal year, all such grants shall be reduced pro rata as necessary.
    The total grant to each college under this Section for each fiscal year shall not exceed the previously unmatched amount used or earmarked by such college after June 30, 1983, for the purpose of purchasing engineering laboratory equipment and software, which amount may include the fair market value of in-kind contributions of such equipment to the college, but may not include any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of such college, or tuition, fees and assessments.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-1329.)

110 ILCS 205/9.14

    (110 ILCS 205/9.14) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.14)
    Sec. 9.14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.15

    (110 ILCS 205/9.15) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.15)
    Sec. 9.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-712. Repealed by P.A. 90-730, eff. 8-10-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.16

    (110 ILCS 205/9.16) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.16)
    Sec. 9.16. Underrepresentation of certain groups in higher education. To require public institutions of higher education to develop and implement methods and strategies to increase the participation of minorities, women and handicapped individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in education programs and activities. For the purpose of this Section, minorities shall mean persons who are citizens of the United States or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States and who are any of the following:
        (1) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person having
    
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
        (2) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
    
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
        (3) Black or African American (a person having
    
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa). Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
        (4) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican,
    
Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
        (5) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
    
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
    The Board shall adopt any rules necessary to administer this Section. The Board shall also do the following:
    (a) require all public institutions of higher education to develop and submit plans for the implementation of this Section;
    (b) conduct periodic review of public institutions of higher education to determine compliance with this Section; and if the Board finds that a public institution of higher education is not in compliance with this Section, it shall notify the institution of steps to take to attain compliance;
    (c) provide advice and counsel pursuant to this Section;
    (d) conduct studies of the effectiveness of methods and strategies designed to increase participation of students in education programs and activities in which minorities, women and handicapped individuals are traditionally underrepresented, and monitor the success of students in such education programs and activities;
    (e) encourage minority student recruitment and retention in colleges and universities. In implementing this paragraph, the Board shall undertake but need not be limited to the following: the establishment of guidelines and plans for public institutions of higher education for minority student recruitment and retention, the review and monitoring of minority student programs implemented at public institutions of higher education to determine their compliance with any guidelines and plans so established, the determination of the effectiveness and funding requirements of minority student programs at public institutions of higher education, the dissemination of successful programs as models, and the encouragement of cooperative partnerships between community colleges and local school attendance centers which are experiencing difficulties in enrolling minority students in four-year colleges and universities;
    (f) mandate all public institutions of higher education to submit data and information essential to determine compliance with this Section. The Board shall prescribe the format and the date for submission of this data and any other education equity data; and
    (g) report to the General Assembly and the Governor annually with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education for implementation of this Section, including financial data relating to the most recent fiscal year expenditures for specific minority programs, the effectiveness of such plans and programs and the effectiveness of the methods and strategies developed by the Board in meeting the purposes of this Section, the degree of compliance with this Section by each public institution of higher education as determined by the Board pursuant to its periodic review responsibilities, and the findings made by the Board in conducting its studies and monitoring student success as required by paragraph d) of this Section. With respect to each public institution of higher education such report also shall include, but need not be limited to, information with respect to each institution's minority program budget allocations; minority student admission, retention and graduation statistics; admission, retention, and graduation statistics of all students who are the first in their immediate family to attend an institution of higher education; number of financial assistance awards to undergraduate and graduate minority students; and minority faculty representation. This paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit the Board from making, preparing or issuing additional surveys or studies with respect to minority education in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-396, eff. 1-1-12; 97-588, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

110 ILCS 205/9.17

    (110 ILCS 205/9.17) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.17)
    Sec. 9.17. The Board may audit or may require the audit of all grant funds annually. The Board shall take such other steps as it deems necessary to ensure the proper discharge of grant responsibilities.
(Source: P.A. 85-244.)

110 ILCS 205/9.18

    (110 ILCS 205/9.18) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.18)
    Sec. 9.18. To review the annual budget proposals of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and to submit to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability its analysis and recommendations on such budget proposals.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

110 ILCS 205/9.19

    (110 ILCS 205/9.19) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.19)
    Sec. 9.19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 90-730, eff. 8-10-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.20

    (110 ILCS 205/9.20) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.20)
    Sec. 9.20. (a) The Board and the Illinois State Scholarship Commission are hereby authorized to research, develop and recommend a State student cooperative work program. The purpose of the program shall be to reduce reliance on student loans, enhance public sector/private sector partnerships, complement student academic programs, and encourage social service activities.
    The work-study program shall include the ability to offset student loans. Students shall be eligible to participate for one calendar year and shall not be required to demonstrate financial need.
    The program may be phased in over no more than a 4-year time period and shall expand current opportunities for students to pursue internship, clinical placement, cooperative programs with business and industry, and other opportunities linked to a student's academic program.
    (b) The Board and the Illinois State Scholarship Commission shall promulgate rules necessary to implement the work-study program.
    (c) The Board shall report to the General Assembly not later than November 1, 1990 on their recommendations for a State-sponsored work-study program, together with recommendations for funding the program.
(Source: P.A. 86-869.)

110 ILCS 205/9.21

    (110 ILCS 205/9.21) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.21)
    Sec. 9.21. Human Relations.
    (a) The Board shall monitor, budget, evaluate, and report to the General Assembly in accordance with Section 9.16 of this Act on programs to improve human relations to include race, ethnicity, gender and other issues related to improving human relations. The programs shall at least:
        (1) require each public institution of higher
    
education to include, in the general education requirements for obtaining a degree, coursework on improving human relations to include race, ethnicity, gender and other issues related to improving human relations to address racism and sexual harassment on their campuses, through existing courses;
        (2) require each public institution of higher
    
education to report monthly to the Department of Human Rights and the Attorney General on each adjudicated case in which a finding of racial, ethnic or religious intimidation or sexual harassment made in a grievance, affirmative action or other proceeding established by that institution to investigate and determine allegations of racial, ethnic or religious intimidation and sexual harassment; and
        (3) require each public institution of higher
    
education to forward to the local State's Attorney any report received by campus security or by a university police department alleging the commission of a hate crime as defined under Section 12-7.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

110 ILCS 205/9.22

    (110 ILCS 205/9.22) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.22)
    Sec. 9.22. International internship program. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to administer an institutional grant program to provide internship opportunities in international business and other international study practica, including overseas study, to students studying foreign languages, international studies, or international business at any public or nonpublic institution of higher education located in Illinois. The Board is authorized to administer and expend privately donated or federal funds that are received by the Board and that are designated to be used for the purposes of this Section. The Board shall administer the program and shall distribute the funds received for this purpose in the form of grants to public and nonpublic institutions of higher education located in Illinois. In awarding grants under this Section, the Board shall consider whether programs:
    (1) comply with the standards necessary to meet the requirements of private or federal funding entities;
    (2) provide opportunities for students from underrepresented groups; and
    (3) meet other criteria that the Board determines are appropriate.
    The Board may promulgate rules it deems necessary for the international internship program.
(Source: P.A. 87-1179.)

110 ILCS 205/9.23

    (110 ILCS 205/9.23) (from Ch. 144, par. 189.23)
    Sec. 9.23. Consistent with policy objectives and priorities designed to assist in preparation of the workforce for the State's economy, the Board shall develop a comprehensive international education policy, the purposes of which shall be: (1) to facilitate the coordination of international academic programming and international activities, integrating those programs and activities into the teaching, research, and service missions of Illinois institutions of higher education; and (2) to facilitate the development of an international workforce for Illinois business and industry that is prepared to compete successfully for the benefit of the Illinois economy in the global business, scientific, and cultural environments.
(Source: P.A. 87-1179.)

110 ILCS 205/9.24

    (110 ILCS 205/9.24)
    Sec. 9.24. Sports Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics. For the purpose of attaining gender equity in intercollegiate athletics, public institutions of higher education may grant, in addition to any such amounts previously authorized by the Board, tuition waivers in an amount not to exceed 1% of all tuition income. Intercollegiate athletics, for purposes of this Section, shall include only those sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, but shall not include club sports.
    Before issuing any such tuition waiver, public institutions of higher education shall place on file with the Board a plan for achieving gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. The plan shall include, but not be limited to:
        (1) intercollegiate sports opportunities available to
    
both men and women;
        (2) activities to be undertaken by the institution to
    
achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics;
        (3) identification of the barriers to achieving and
    
maintaining equitable intercollegiate athletic opportunities for men and women;
        (4) progress in achieving sports equity in compliance
    
with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and
        (5) the use of tuition waivers for attaining gender
    
equity in intercollegiate sports.
    The Board shall report every 3 years to the General Assembly and the Governor, on or before the second Wednesday of April, beginning in 2002, with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education relative to attainment of gender equity in intercollegiate sports. The report shall include financial data on tuition waivers and other intercollegiate athletic expenditures for men and women, the effectiveness of the plans, and the degree of compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
(Source: P.A. 91-792, eff. 6-9-00.)

110 ILCS 205/9.25

    (110 ILCS 205/9.25)
    Sec. 9.25. Feasibility study; Parks College. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity along with the Board of Higher Education may conduct an economic and educational feasibility study for the future development of Parks College in Cahokia, Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 96-995, eff. 1-1-11.)

110 ILCS 205/9.26

    (110 ILCS 205/9.26)
    Sec. 9.26. Matching Grants. To establish and administer a program or programs of matching grants for use by Illinois higher education institutions as incentives in the competition for federal research grants and contracts. Matching grants will be made to stimulate increased federal and corporate research funds and to improve the research capabilities of Illinois institutions of higher education.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-730, eff. 8-10-98.)

110 ILCS 205/9.27

    (110 ILCS 205/9.27)
    Sec. 9.27. Technology Grants. To establish and administer a program or programs of grants for the purpose of improving and making available state-of-the-art technologies for Illinois institutions of higher education. Such grants may be awarded to public institutions of higher learning or nonpublic institutions of higher learning or to both public and nonpublic institutions of higher learning. Such grants may be made for technology purposes that include, but are not limited to, the purchase of equipment or services or both to improve computing and computer networking and to enhance connectivity to external networks.
    The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-730, eff. 8-10-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

110 ILCS 205/9.28

    (110 ILCS 205/9.28)
    Sec. 9.28. Graduation incentive grant program.
    (a) The graduation incentive grant program is hereby created. The program shall be implemented and administered by the Board of Higher Education to provide grant incentives to public universities that offer their undergraduate students contracts under which the university commits itself to provide the courses, programs, and support services necessary to enable the contracting students to graduate within 4 years. Grants shall be awarded from appropriations made to the Board of Higher Education for purposes of this Section.
    (b) To be eligible for grant consideration, a public university shall annually file a report with the Board of Higher Education detailing its 4-year graduation contract program. The report shall include, at a minimum, the following information: the number of undergraduate students participating in the program, the requirements of the 4-year graduation contracts offered by the university, the types of additional support services provided by the university to the contracting students, and the cost of the program.
    (c) In awarding grants to public universities under this Section, the Board of Higher Education may consider each applicant's report data, the number of institutions wishing to participate, and such other criteria as the Board of Higher Education determines to be appropriate.
    (d) The Board of Higher Education shall annually submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a budgetary recommendation for grants under this Section and shall notify applicants for grant assistance that the award of grants under this Section is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds.
    (e) The Board of Higher Education may adopt such rules as it deems necessary for administration of the grant program created by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-750, eff. 8-14-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

110 ILCS 205/9.29

    (110 ILCS 205/9.29)
    Sec. 9.29. Tuition and fee waiver report and task force.
    (a) The Board of Higher Education shall annually compile information concerning tuition and fee waivers and tuition and fee waiver programs that has been provided by the Boards of Trustees of 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, and Western Illinois University and shall report its findings and recommendations concerning tuition and fee waivers and tuition and fee waiver programs to the General Assembly by filing copies of its report by December 31 of each year as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
    (b) The General Assembly finds and declares (i) that the Board of Higher Education reports that in Fiscal Year 2011 public institutions of higher education awarded tuition and fee waivers totaling nearly $415 million; (ii) that 83.9% of these waivers were discretionary in that they were awarded at the discretion of each institution and valued at over $348 million; (iii) that the remaining 16.1% of waivers were mandatory in that institutions had to award the waivers by statute; and (iv) that because of the significant cost of such waivers, it is important to review, evaluate, and verify that these waivers are in the public interest and impose a reasonable financial impact upon higher education.
    There is hereby created the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force. The Task Force shall consist of the following members:
        (1) 2 members appointed by the President of the
    
Senate;
        (2) 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House
    
of Representatives;
        (3) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the Senate; and
        (4) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the House of Representatives.
    The President and Speaker shall designate one member each to serve as co-chairpersons of the Task Force. Members must be adults and residents of this State. The individual or his or her successor who appointed a member may remove that appointed member before the expiration of his or her term on the Task Force for official misconduct, incompetence, or neglect of duty. Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses. Appointments must be made within 60 calendar days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    (c) The purpose of the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force is to conduct a thorough review and evaluation of the tuition and fee waiver programs offered by the public institutions of higher education listed in subsection (a) of this Section, as well as the findings and recommendations made by the Board concerning these programs pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section. The Task Force shall also thoroughly review and evaluate tuition and fee waiver programs offered by public institutions of higher education not listed in subsection (a) of this Section.
    The Task Force shall review and evaluate each of the tuition and fee waiver programs offered by public institutions of higher education and determine the propriety of each such program. As part of its review and evaluation, the Task Force shall, among other things, consider the following:
        (1) the institution's justification of the need for
    
the program;
        (2) the program's intended purposes and goals;
        (3) the program's eligibility and selection criteria;
        (4) the program's costs;
        (5) the purported benefits resulting from the
    
program; and
        (6) whether the program serves the public interest or
    
advances a private interest.
    (d) The Board shall provide administrative support to the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force. The Task Force shall conduct meetings and public hearings before filing any report mandated under this subsection (d). At the public hearings, the Task Force shall allow interested persons to present their views and comments. The Task Force shall submit a report setting forth its review and evaluation of the tuition and fee waiver programs offered by public institutions of higher education on or before April 15, 2013 to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board. Upon filing its reports, the Task Force is dissolved.
(Source: P.A. 97-772, eff. 7-11-12.)

110 ILCS 205/9.30

    (110 ILCS 205/9.30)
    Sec. 9.30. Course transferability program.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Board shall implement and administer a statewide program, using the World Wide Web, to assist students, advisors, faculty, and administrators from public and private institutions of higher education in obtaining consistent and accurate information about transfer courses and their applicability towards degree completion by publishing course equivalency guides, academic programs, courses offered, transfer course evaluations, and degree requirements.
    (b) Under the program, the Board shall provide appropriate assistance and support to participating public and private institutions of higher education. The Board shall designate participants based on which institutions apply to be part of the program. However, all data shall be managed by each institution of higher education and each institution shall retain complete ownership of the data submitted.
    (c) The program's Internet website shall contain the following:
        (1) Transfer course articulations, which shall be
    
updated annually.
        (2) Institutional reference tables.
        (3) Degree requirements, which shall be updated
    
annually.
        (4) Course banks, which shall be updated annually.
        (5) Academic program pull down menus, which shall be
    
updated annually.
(Source: P.A. 94-420, eff. 8-2-05.)

110 ILCS 205/9.31

    (110 ILCS 205/9.31)
    Sec. 9.31. Competitive grants to nursing schools. In order to increase the number of nurses graduating from Illinois institutions of higher learning, the Board shall establish and administer a competitive grant program for institutions of higher learning that award degrees in nursing. The grants may be awarded on the basis of performance criteria that shall include, but not be limited to, degree production, student retention, and passage rates on professional licensure examinations.
    The Board shall adopt those rules that are necessary for the implementation and administration of the grants established under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06.)

110 ILCS 205/9.32

    (110 ILCS 205/9.32)
    Sec. 9.32. Nurse educator fellowship program. In order to ensure the retention of well-qualified nursing faculty, the Board shall establish and administer a nurse educator fellowship program that supplements nursing faculty salaries at institutions of higher learning that award degrees in nursing. Fellowships awarded under the program may be awarded on a competitive basis.
    The Board shall adopt those rules that are necessary for the implementation and administration of the fellowship program established under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06.)

110 ILCS 205/9.33

    (110 ILCS 205/9.33)
    Sec. 9.33. Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Development Grant Program.
    (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.
    (c) Grants may be used for any combination of the following:
        (1) Instructional space on or near a community
    
college.
        (2) Required training and advanced education of
    
faculty for the new programs.
        (3) Instructional technology tools.
        (4) Marketing and promotion for joint efforts.
        (5) Other purposes related to the collaboration
    
efforts, as allowed by the Board's program rules.
    (d) In order to better ensure the commitment of the partnering institutions, the Board shall require that each partnering institution (both the community college and the 4-year institution or institutions) must also invest in the partnership. Each grant application must include how the State's grant will be matched by dollars from the partner institutions. The combined investment of the partner institutions must equal no less than 50% of the amount of the grant.
    (e) The Board shall adopt any rules that are necessary for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-535, eff. 8-14-09.)

110 ILCS 205/10

    (110 ILCS 205/10) (from Ch. 144, par. 190)
    Sec. 10. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board shall retain all the powers and duties heretofore given and conferred upon them by statute, except insofar as they are limited by the powers and duties delegated to the Board of Higher Education by this Act.
    Nothing, however, in this Act shall be construed to prevent individual state universities and colleges from establishing higher minimum admission requirements and higher minimum admission requirements may be established for out-of-state students than for Illinois residents.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

110 ILCS 205/11

    (110 ILCS 205/11) (from Ch. 144, par. 191)
    Sec. 11. In the formulation of a master plan of higher education and in the discharge of its duties under this Act, the Board shall give consideration to the problems and attitudes of private junior colleges, private colleges and universities, and of other educational groups, instrumentalities and institutions, and to specialized areas of education, as they relate to the overall policies and problems of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 205/12

    (110 ILCS 205/12) (from Ch. 144, par. 192)
    Sec. 12. The Board may examine the books, records and files of any public institution of higher education, and of any office of state government, as to matters germane to its responsibilities hereunder, subject only to laws or regulations pertaining to the confidential nature of information or data. The officers and employees of all public institutions of higher education, and of state agencies of government, shall afford the Board, its members, and authorized agents and representatives, access to all such books, records and files, and furnish to them such information as they have relating to the Board's functions and responsibilities. The Board may hold hearings at such places as it deems desirable.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3819.)

110 ILCS 205/15

    (110 ILCS 205/15) (from Ch. 144, par. 193)
    Sec. 15. The provisions of "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, are hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as though a part of this Act, and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Board of Higher Education under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-866.)