ERIC Number: ED411902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Capital Task Force.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
The increased need for state funded construction projects in Illinois has created problems due to lack of funding. To reconcile this problem, the Capital Task Force convened to review, analyze, and assess all aspects of the current capital budgeting process, including the recommendations of the System Funding Task Force. The Task Force recommended the following needs evaluation criteria for Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) construction projects: regular evaluations of existing facilities, a more reliable means of determining utilization rates and the highest priority projects, and identification of the most productive uses of all facilities. The Task Force also recognized the need for basic common measures in assessing facility needs for all higher education institutions. Technological issues and their repercussions on education were discussed, as was the Resource Allocation & Management Program document, which provides information regarding the needs and resources of community colleges. The System Funding Task Force provided recommendations for a better means of facility comparison, including: updating capital project criteria, cooperation with the Finance Advisory Committee, modifications to its data collection system, workshops regarding capital issues, and an effective analysis of needs. Appendices include a list of Capital Task Force members, proposed amendments to Illinois Community College Board rules regarding capital project priority criteria, and a history of capital appropriations from 1980 to 1998. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.