ERIC Number: ED028745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Strengthening Private Higher Education in Illinois. A Report on the State's Role.
Illinois' General Assembly appointed a Commission to Study Non-Public Higher Education in Illinois and directed it to consider the role and needs of private colleges and universities and recommend ways in which the state should aid these institutions. The Commission invited the presidents of all private institutions in Illinois to voice their concerns and submit memoranda on the present and future of their institutions. It also met with presidents of public universities and colleges and respresentatives of the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. Each private institution was requested to submit comprehensive data about its faculty, students, facilities and finances; 17 institutions participated in a substantial long-range planning project looking ahead to 1978; and a management consulting firm conducted field surveys at 12 institutions of the condition of physical plant, adequacy of maintenance, and extent of deferred maintenance. The Commission studied the educational contributions of private institutions, the state's economic and tax base, the question of control in relation to possible state financial aid, and related constitutional problems. It concluded that financial aid from public funds is imperative and proposed several methods of granting aid; it recommended that the State Board of Higher Education administer the programs. Copies of this report may be obtained from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 300 East Monroe Street, Springfield, Ill. 62706. (JS)
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Sponsor: Illinois State General Assembly, Springfield.
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois