(110 ILCS 100/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 217)
    Sec. 2. For the purposes of this Act,
    (a) "State-supported institution of higher learning" includes 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 and all public community colleges; and
    (b) "Contract" includes any grant made by any person (individual or corporate), partnership, foundation or association, other than federal, State or local governments, for the performance of research or consulting services by a member of the faculty of a State-supported institution of higher learning. The term does not include a scholarship or grant for study or research required for a graduate degree or the improvement of existing skills without any services to be rendered for the grantor or donor of such a scholarship or grant.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)