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 VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 Citation links direct you to the statute on the Illinois General Assembly website.

     

Citation

Statute Title

Purpose

     
110 ILCS 5/1 Academic Plagarism Act
The assisting or promoting of plagiarism in institutions of higher education is declared to be against the public policy of this State. 
     
110 ILCS 920/10 Baccalaureate Savings Act The Illinois Board of Higher Education, with the assistance of the Illinois State Scholarship Commission, shall develop and implement an educational program and marketing strategies designed to inform parents about the options available for financing a college education and the need to accumulate the financial resources necessary to pay for a college education.
     
110 ILCS 205/2 Board of Higher
Education Act
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. 
     
110 ILCS 205/7 Board of Higher
Education Act
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.  
     
110 ILCS 205/10 Board of Higher
Education Act
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. 
     
110 ILCS 13/10 College Campus Press Act Public forum.  All campus media produced primarily by students at a State-sponsored institution of higher learning is a public forum for expression by the student journalists and editors at the particular institution.
     
110 ILCS 13/15 College Campus Press Act Grammar and journalism standards.  Collegiate student editors of campus media are responsible for determining the news, opinions, feature content, and advertising content of campus media.
     
110 ILCS 13/20 College Campus Press Act Injunction and declaratory relief.  A collegiate student enrolled in a State-sponsored institution of higher learning or a collegiate media advisor of a State-sponsored institution of higher learning may commence a civil action to obtain appropriate injunctive and declaratory relief as determined by a court for violation of Section 10 of this Act by such State-sponsored institution of higher learning. 
     
110 ILCS 13/25 College Campus Press Act Campus policy and speech distinguished. Expression made by a collegiate student journalist, collegiate student editor, or other contributor in campus media is neither an expression of campus policy nor speech attributable to a State-sponsored institution of higher learning. 
     
110 ILCS 13/30 College Campus Press Act Discipline; unprotected speech. Nothing in this Act prohibits the imposition of discipline for harassment, threats, or intimidation, unless constitutionally protected, or for speech that is not constitutionally protected, including obscenity or incitement. 
     
110 ILCS 13/35 College Campus Press Act Immunity. A State-sponsored institution of higher learning shall be immune from any lawsuit arising from expression actually made in campus media, with the exception of the institution's own expression. 
     
110 ILCS 930/6 Diversifying Higher
Education Faculty in Illinois Act 
DFI grants. A program of financial assistance is established to implement the policy of encouraging minority students to enroll and complete academic programs at the postbaccalaureate level and to enhance the diversity of faculty and staff of Illinois institutions of higher education. The Board of Higher Education shall provide administrative assistance for the Program Board and shall distribute funds appropriated by the General Assembly for this purpose in accordance with decisions made by the Program Board.   
     
110 ILCS 930/10 Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act  Conditions of award. Conditions for acceptance of a DFI award are that the recipient shall agree to: (1) accept a teaching or nonteaching full-time appointment at an Illinois institution of higher education; or (2) accept a position as an employee of this State in an administrative, educational-related position for the period equal to the number of years that he or she was a participant in the DFI. 
     
110 ILCS 27/10 Dual Credit Quality Act Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to accomplish all of the following:
    (1) To reduce college costs.
    (2) To speed time to degree completion.
    (3) To improve the curriculum for high school students and the alignment of  the curriculum with college and workplace expectations.
    (4) To facilitate the transition between high school and college.
    (5) To enhance communication between high schools and colleges.
    (6) To offer opportunities for improving degree attainment for underserved student populations.
     
110 ILCS 27/15 Dual Credit Quality Act Student access, eligibility, and attainment. 
    (a) The Illinois Community College Board and the Board of Higher Education shall develop policies to permit multiple appropriate measures using differentiated assessment for granting eligibility for dual credit to students. The measures developed shall ensure that a student is prepared for any coursework in which the student enrolls.
    (b) Institutions may adopt policies to protect the academic standing of students who are not successful in dual credit courses.
     
110 ILCS 27/20 Dual Credit Quality Act Standards. All institutions offering dual credit courses shall meet the following standards:  
    (1) Instructors teaching credit-bearing college-level courses for dual credit must meet the same academic credential requirements as faculty teaching on campus and need not meet certification requirements set out in Article 21 of the School Code.
    (2) Instructors in career and technical education courses must possess the credentials and demonstrated teaching competencies appropriate to the field of instruction.
    (3) Students must meet the same academic criteria as those enrolled in credit-bearing college courses, including taking appropriate placement testing.
    (4) Course content must be the same as that required for credit-bearing college courses.
    (5) Learning outcomes must be the same as for credit-bearing college courses and be appropriately measured.
    (6) Institutions shall provide high school instructors with an orientation in course curriculum, assessment methods, and administrative requirements before high school instructors are permitted to teach dual credit courses.
    (7) Dual credit instructors must be given the opportunity to participate in all activities available to other adjunct faculty, including professional development, seminars, site visits, and internal communication, provided that such opportunities do not interfere with an instructor's regular teaching duties.
    (8) Every dual credit course must be reviewed annually by faculty through the appropriate department to ensure consistency with campus courses.
    (9) Dual credit students must be assessed using methods consistent with students in traditional credit-bearing college courses.
     
110 ILCS 27/25 Dual Credit Quality Act Oversight, review, and reporting.   (b) The Board of Higher Education shall be responsible for oversight and review of dual credit programs offered jointly by high schools and institutions, except for public community colleges as provided in subsection (a) of this Section. The Board of Higher Education shall develop and implement a review process based on the standards enumerated in Section 20 of this Act.
(c) Each institution shall report annually to the appropriate agency, the Illinois Community College Board or the Board of Higher Education. The reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following data:
   (1) Number and description of dual credit courses.
   (2) Faculty teaching dual credit courses and their academic credentials.
   (3) Enrollments in dual credit courses.
   (4) Sites of dual credit offerings.
     
110 ILCS 27/30 Dual Credit Quality Act Accountability. 
    (a) The State Board of Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the Board of Higher Education shall include information regarding student participation and performance in dual credit programs and their success in postsecondary education in a statewide longitudinal data system.
    (b) The data system shall track dual credit students and courses on student records.
    (c) Analysis of data relating to student success in dual credit courses as well as performance in postsecondary education must be incorporated into the evaluation of dual credit programs in both high school and college.
     
110 ILCS 40/3 Educational Partnership Act [E]ach public institution of higher education as defined in "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as amended, is authorized to establish programs under which qualified students of such institution provide tutorial services to elementary and secondary school students who are in need of such services, as determined and requested by their respective school districts. 
    Each public institution of higher education is encouraged to work in partnership with public schools in this State maintaining any of grades 9 through 12 in order to help assure that all students entering 9th grade in the 1989-90 school year and thereafter are offered, during their years of enrollment as high school students, all coursework required to satisfy statewide minimum admission requirements and standards established by the Board of Higher Education pursuant to Section 9.07 of "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named".
     
110 ILCS 48/5 Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act Purpose. The Grow Your Own Teacher preparation programs established under this Act shall comprise a major new statewide initiative, known as the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative, to prepare highly skilled, committed teachers who will teach in hard-to-staff schools and hard-to-staff teaching positions and who will remain in these schools for substantial periods of time.
    The Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative shall effectively recruit and prepare parent and community leaders and paraeducators to become effective teachers statewide in hard-to-staff schools serving a substantial percentage of low‑income students and hard-to-staff teaching positions in schools serving a substantial percentage of low-income students. Further, the Initiative shall increase the diversity of teachers, including diversity based on race and ethnicity. 
    The Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative shall ensure educational rigor by effectively preparing candidates in accredited bachelor's degree programs in teaching, through which graduates shall meet the requirements to secure an Illinois initial teaching certificate. 
    The goal of the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative is to add 1,000 teachers to low-income, hard-to-staff Illinois schools by 2016. 
     
    Effective 1/1/2010 the average retention rate period is changed to 7 years, as opposed to the current rate of 2.5 years for new teacher in such areas. 
     
110 ILCS 220/3 Higher Education Cooperation Act Any public institution of higher education may participate in the establishment and operation of programs of interinstitutional cooperation with other public institutions of higher education or with nonpublic institutions of higher education or with both public and nonpublic institutions of higher education. Such participation may be by contract or by other means including but not limited to the designation of representatives of the institution as directors of not-for-profit corporations organized for the governance or administration of any such program. Public institutions of higher education may participate in interinstitutional programs which involve institutions based outside this State. 
     
110 ILCS 945/2 Higher Education Loan Act Declaration of Purpose. It is declared that for the benefit of the people of the State of Illinois, the conduct and increase of their commerce, the protection and enhancement of their welfare, the development of continued prosperity and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that this and future generations of youth be given the fullest opportunity to learn and to develop their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that to achieve these ends it is of the utmost importance that students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois have reasonable alternatives to enhance their financial access to such institutions; 
    that reasonable financial access to institutions of higher education will assist such youth in achieving the required levels of learning and development of their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that it is the purpose of this Act to provide a measure of assistance and an alternative method to enable students and the families of students attending institutions of higher education located in Illinois to appropriately and prudently finance the cost or a portion of the cost of such higher education; and that it is the intent of this Act to supplement federal guaranteed higher education loan programs, other student loan programs, and grant or scholarship programs to provide the needed additional options for the financing of a student's higher education in execution of the public policy set forth above. 
     
110 ILCS 947/5  Higher Education Student Assistance Act Purpose. The General Assembly finds and declares that (1) the provision of a higher education for all residents of this State who desire a higher education and are properly qualified therefor is important to the welfare and security of this State and Nation and, consequently, is an important public purpose, and (2) many qualified students are deterred by financial considerations from completing their education, with a consequent irreparable loss to the State and Nation of talents vital to welfare and security. The number of qualified persons who desire a higher education is increasing rapidly, and the physical facilities, faculties, and staffs of the institutions of higher learning operated by, within and for the residents of the State will have to be expanded greatly to accommodate those persons, with an attendant sharp increase in the cost of educating them. 
    A system of financial assistance of scholarships, grants, and loans for qualified residents of college age will enable them to attend qualified institutions of their choice in the State, public or private. The adoption of new federal student loan legislation necessitates that the State update and broaden its system of financial student assistance. 
    As market conditions permit, the Commission is specifically encouraged to offer reasonable and affordable supplemental or alternative educational loans to students who seek to obtain these loans. As part of these alternative or supplemental direct lending initiatives, the Commission may give priority consideration to students assisted by the Commission's need-based programs.
    The system of financial assistance provided under this Act includes prepaid programs for college savings, and the Commission is specifically encouraged to enlist employers in providing voluntary matching donations to the amount that their employees save through these prepaid programs. 
     
110 ILCS 947/15 Higher Education Student Assistance Act Illinois Student Assistance Commission. 
    (a) There is established the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, consisting of 10 persons to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The membership of the Commission shall consist of one representative of the institutions of higher learning operated by the State; one representative of the private institutions of higher learning located in the State; one representative of the public community colleges located in the State; one representative of the public high schools located in the State; 5 citizens of the State chosen for their knowledge of and interest in higher education, but not employed by, professionally affiliated with, or members of the governing boards of any institution of higher learning located in the State, and one student member selected from nominations submitted to the Governor by multi-campus student organizations.
     
105 ILCS 30/2-3 Illinois Peace Corps
Fellowship Program Law
Registration of eligible recipients; examination. The president or chairman of the board of each private junior college or public community college, and the President of each University in which a Reserve Officer's Training Corps program is available, or some individual or committee designated by such person, shall receive and register the names of all eligible recipients applying for the scholarships set forth in Section 30-16.3. Applicants shall take an examination each year according to the rules prescribed jointly by the President of the University of Illinois, the President of Southern Illinois University, the President of Chicago State University, the President of Eastern Illinois University, the President of Governors State University, the President of Illinois State University, the President of Northeastern Illinois University, the President of Northern Illinois University, and the President of Western Illinois University. 
    The scholarships shall be awarded on a merit basis to those eligible recipients receiving the highest grades with evidence of leadership ability, and the number of scholarships to be awarded in any institution shall be as set forth in Section 30-16.3. 
     
110 ILCS 979/15  Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act Creation of Illinois prepaid tuition program. There is created the Illinois prepaid tuition program to be administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. This program is to be administered so that the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees at Illinois public universities and Illinois community colleges may be paid in advance of enrollment through the prior purchase of an Illinois prepaid tuition contract. The Commission may enter into contracts as may be necessary to provide for administration of the program and shall develop and implement rules and regulations necessary for the efficient administration of the program. 
    All reasonable charges incidental to the administration of the program by the Commission shall be paid in the initial start‑up period for the program's operation from the General Revenue Fund, pursuant to appropriations made for that purpose by the General Assembly. Those charges and expenses in subsequent years shall be paid exclusively from the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund established by Section 35 of this Act.  
     
110 ILCS 50/1 Institution of Learning
Powers Act
Any corporation which has been, or may be incorporated under any general law of this state, for the purpose of establishing or conducting a university, college, academy, or other institution of learning, in addition to the powers granted by such law, shall have power to take by purchase, gift, grant or legacy, and to hold for the use of such corporation, any real or personal property whatever, and to sell, convey, mortgage, or otherwise use the same, as may be considered most conducive to the interests of such institution. But such corporation shall have no power to divert any gift, grant or legacy from the specific purpose designated by the donor. 
     
110 ILCS 63/15 Public University Tuition Statement Act Tuition statements. Each year, using data from the preceding fiscal year, public universities shall include as part of an undergraduate student's tuition bill or other statement of tuition charges or as a separate attachment to the bill or charge the following statement: 
    For Fiscal Year ....., the General Assembly and the Governor authorized the aggregate amount of $..... to be appropriated from the General Revenue Fund and the Education Assistance Fund for operation of the State's public universities. For Fiscal Year ....., each resident undergraduate full-time public university student received an average tuition subsidy of $..... from the State of Illinois, which was applied to offset the full cost of instruction.
    The average resident tuition subsidy rate from the State for each undergraduate resident full-time public university student shall be determined annually by the Illinois Board of Higher Education using the following formula: the average total undergraduate instructional costs per full-time equivalent undergraduate student at Illinois public universities minus the average full-time undergraduate resident tuition rate at Illinois public universities. For the purposes of this calculation, a full time equivalent undergraduate student shall be represented by 30 undergraduate hours taken in a fiscal year. 
    The Illinois Board of Higher Education shall provide the calculation for the average tuition subsidy for the preceding fiscal year to all public universities by March 1 of each year.  
     
110 ILCS 985/1  Residence of Minors for
Tuition Act. 
When a minor is emancipated and completely self-supporting and actually resides in this State, such minor, while attending any State supported school in this State, shall be considered a resident for the purpose of paying tuition fees, despite a residence outside this State of his parents or guardian. 
    An emancipated minor shall be considered, for the purpose of this Act, to actually reside in this State when he has maintained a dwelling place within this State uninterruptedly for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to his registration in such State supported school, or for such shorter consecutive period of at least 6 months as is designated by the governing board of such State supported school. 
     
110 ILCS 985/2  Residence of Minors for
Tuition Act. 
The minor children of persons who, having resided in this State for at least 12 months immediately prior to such a transfer, are transferred by their employers to some location outside the United States shall be considered as Illinois residents for purposes of the computation and payment of tuition at any State supported school. However, this Section shall apply only when the minor children of such parents enroll in a State supported college or university within 5 years from the time their parents are transferred to some location outside the United States. 
     
105 ILCS 5/21-1 School Code Qualification of teachers. No one may be certified to teach or supervise in the public schools of this State who is not of good character, of good health, a citizen of the United States or legally present and authorized for employment, and at least 19 years of age. No one may be certified to teach or supervise in the public schools of this State who has been convicted of an offense set forth in Section 21-23a of this Code. An applicant for a certificate who is not a citizen of the United States must sign and file with the State Board of Education a letter of intent indicating that either (i) within 10 years after the date that the letter is filed or (ii) at the earliest opportunity after the person becomes eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, the person will apply for U.S. citizenship. 
    Citizenship is not required for the issuance of a temporary part-time certificate to participants in approved training programs for exchange students as described in Section 21-10.2. A certificate issued under this plan shall expire on June 30 following the date of issue. One renewal for one year is authorized if the holder remains as an official participant in an approved exchange program. 
    In determining good character under this Section, any felony conviction of the applicant may be taken into consideration, but, unless the conviction is an offense set forth in Section 21-23a of this Code, an applicant must be permitted to submit character references or other written material before such a conviction or other information regarding the applicant's character may be used by the State Superintendent of Education as a basis for denying the application. 
    No person otherwise qualified shall be denied the right to be certified, to receive training for the purpose of becoming a teacher or to engage in practice teaching in any school because of a physical disability including but not limited to visual and hearing disabilities; nor shall any school district refuse to employ a teacher on such grounds, provided that the person is able to carry out the duties of the position for which he applies. 
    No person may be granted or continue to hold a teaching certificate who has knowingly altered or misrepresented his or her teaching qualifications in order to acquire the certificate. Any other certificate held by such person may be suspended or revoked by the State Teacher Certification Board, depending upon the severity of the alteration or misrepresentation. 
    No one may teach or supervise in the public schools nor receive for teaching or supervising any part of any public school fund, who does not hold a certificate of qualification granted by the State Board of Education or by the State Teacher Certification Board and a regional superintendent of schools as hereinafter provided, or by the board of education of a city having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants except as provided in Section 34-6 and in Section 10-22.34 or Section 10-22.34b. However, the provisions of this Article do not apply to a member of the armed forces who is employed as a teacher of subjects in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps of any school. Sections 21-2 through 21-24 do not apply to cities having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants, until July 1, 1988. 
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the board of education of any school district may grant to a teacher of the district a leave of absence with full pay for a period of not more than one year to permit such teacher to teach in a foreign state under the provisions of the Exchange Teacher Program established under Public Law 584, 79th Congress, and Public Law 402, 80th Congress, as amended. The school board granting such leave of absence may employ with or without pay a national of the foreign state wherein the teacher on leave of absence will teach, if the national is qualified to teach in that foreign state, and if that national will teach in a grade level similar to the one which was taught in such foreign state. The State Board of Education shall promulgate and enforce such reasonable rules as may be necessary to effectuate this paragraph.  
     
105 ILCS 5/22-45 School Code Illinois P-20 Council.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that preparing Illinoisans for success in school and the workplace requires a continuum of quality education from preschool through graduate school. This State needs a framework to guide education policy and integrate education at every level. A statewide coordinating council to study and make recommendations concerning education at all levels can avoid fragmentation of policies, promote improved teaching and learning, and continue to cultivate and demonstrate strong accountability and efficiency. Establishing an Illinois P-20 Council will develop a statewide agenda that will move the State towards the common goals of improving academic achievement, increasing college access and success, improving use of existing data and measurements, developing improved accountability, fostering innovative approaches to education, promoting lifelong learning, easing the transition to college, and reducing remediation. 
    A pre-kindergarten through grade 20 agenda will strengthen this State's economic competitiveness by producing a highly-skilled workforce. In addition, lifelong learning plans will enhance this State's ability to leverage funding.
    (b) There is created the Illinois P-20 Council. The Illinois P-20 Council shall include all of the following members:
    (1) The Governor or his or designee, to serve as chairperson.
    (2) Four members of the General Assembly, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. . .
    5) Six members appointed by statewide professional organizations and associations representing pre‑kindergarten through grade 20 teachers, community college faculty, and public university faculty. . . 
    9) One member representing public 4-year universities, appointed jointly by the university presidents and chancellors. . . .
    Appointed members shall serve for staggered terms expiring on July 1 of the first, second, or third calendar year following their appointments or until their successors are appointed and have qualified. Staggered terms shall be determined by lot at the organizing meeting of the Illinois P-20 Council.
    Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments, and any member so appointed shall serve during the remainder of the term for which the vacancy occurred.
    (c) The Illinois P-20 Council shall be funded through State appropriations to support staff activities, research, data‑collection, and dissemination. The Illinois P-20 Council shall be staffed by the Office of the Governor, in coordination with relevant State agencies, boards, and commissions. The Illinois Education Research Council shall provide research and coordinate research collection activities for the Illinois P-20 Council.
    (d) The Illinois P-20 Council shall have all of the following duties:
    (1) To make recommendations to do all of the following:
    (A) Coordinate pre-kindergarten through grade 20 (graduate school) education in this State through working at the intersections of educational systems to promote collaborative infrastructure.
    (B) Coordinate and leverage strategies, actions, legislation, policies, and resources of all stakeholders to support fundamental and lasting improvement in this State's public schools, community colleges, and universities.
    (C) Better align the high school curriculum with postsecondary expectations.
    (D) Better align assessments across all levels of education.
    (E) Reduce the need for students entering institutions of higher education to take remedial courses.
    (F) Smooth the transition from high school to college.
    (G) Improve high school and college graduation rates. 
    (H) Improve the rigor and relevance of academic standards for college and workforce readiness. 
    (I) Better align college and university teaching programs with the needs of Illinois schools.
     
     
105 ILCS 5/27-17 School Code Safety education. School boards of public schools and all boards in charge of educational institutions supported wholly or partially by the State may provide instruction in safety education in all grades and include such instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein. 
    In this section "safety education" means and includes instruction in the following: 
    1. automobile safety, including traffic regulations, highway safety, and the consequences of alcohol consumption and the operation of a motor vehicle;
    2. safety in the home; 
    3. safety in connection with recreational activities; 
    4. safety in and around school buildings; 
    5. safety in connection with vocational work or training; and
    6. cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for students enrolled in grades 9 through 11.
    Such boards may make suitable provisions in the schools and institutions under their jurisdiction for instruction in safety education for not less than 16 hours during each school year. 
    The curriculum in all State universities shall contain instruction in safety education for teachers that is appropriate to the grade level of the teaching certificate. This instruction may be by specific courses in safety education or may be incorporated in existing subjects taught in the university.  
     
     
105 ILCS 5/27-9    School Code Training teachers to teach physical education. 
    The curriculum in all State universities shall contain courses in methods and materials of physical education and training for teachers. No student or elementary school teacher shall be graduated from such a university who has not had a minimum of 1 course in methods and materials in the teaching of physical education and training.
     
     
105 ILCS 5/30-13 School Code The scholarships issued under Sections 30-9 through 30-12 of this Article may be used at 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 as provided in those sections. Unless otherwise indicated, these scholarships shall be good for a period of not more than 4 years while enrolled for residence credit and shall exempt the holder from the payment of tuition, or any matriculation, graduation, activity, term or incidental fee, except any portion of a multipurpose fee which is used for a purpose for which exemption is not granted under this Section.  
    Exemption shall not be granted from any other fees, including book rental, service, laboratory, supply, union building, hospital and medical insurance fees and any fees established for the operation and maintenance of buildings, the income of which is pledged to the payment of interest and principal on bonds issued by the governing board of any university or community college.
    Any student who has been or shall be awarded a scholarship shall be reimbursed by the appropriate university or community college for any fees which he has paid and for which exemption is granted under this Section, if application for such reimbursement is made within 2 months following the school term for which the fees were paid. 
    The holder of a scholarship shall be subject to all examinations, rules and requirements of the university or community college in which he is enrolled except as herein directed. 
    This article does not prohibit the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Regents of the Regency Universities System and the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities for the institutions under their respective jurisdictions from granting other scholarships. 
     
105 ILCS 5/30-16.6 School Code -- Reserve
Officer's Training Corps
Scholarship
Registration of eligible recipients; examination. The president or chairman of the board of each private junior college or public community college, and the President of each University in which a Reserve Officer's Training Corps program is available, or some individual or committee designated by such person, shall receive and register the names of all eligible recipients applying for the scholarships set forth in Section 30-16.3. Applicants shall take an examination each year according to the rules prescribed jointly by the President of the University of Illinois, the President of Southern Illinois University, the President of Chicago State University, the President of Eastern Illinois University, the President of Governors State University, the President of Illinois State University, the President of Northeastern Illinois University, the President of Northern Illinois University, and the President of Western Illinois University.
    The scholarships shall be awarded on a merit basis to those eligible recipients receiving the highest grades with evidence of leadership ability, and the number of scholarships to be awarded in any institution shall be as set forth in Section 30-16.3. 
     
110 ILCS 990/2 Senior Citizens Course Act Each public institution of higher education shall permit senior citizens accepted for admission to enroll without the payment of tuition in regularly scheduled credit courses, other than credit courses designed specifically for senior citizens, provided that available classroom space exists and tuition paying students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course. 
     
110 ILCS 75/1 Televised University
Athletics Act
The governing board or administration of each State-supported university conducting or sponsoring intercollegiate athletic games or contests for which an admission is charged may advertise for bids for the televising of each such game or contest that is not the subject of a contract for exclusive showing on a national television network and may contract for the televising of each such game or contest with the television station or network making the highest and best offer for the television rights for each such game or contest, whether by negotiation or sealed bid. 
     
110 ILCS 78/10 Transparency in College Textbook Publishing
Practices Act
Disclosure of information. When contacting or being contacted by prospective clients, each publisher of college textbooks shall disclose, at that time and in writing (which may include electronic communications), all of the following to the faculty member or, if applicable, the other adopting entity in charge of selecting textbooks for courses taught at an institution:
    (1) The copyright dates of the 3 previous editions of the college textbook, if any.
    (2) A description of the substantial content changes made between the current edition of the college textbook or supplemental materials and the previous edition, if any.
    (3) The existence and price of alternative formats of the college textbook or supplemental materials.
     
110 ILCS 78/15 Transparency in College Textbook Publishing Practices
Act
Bundled textbooks. Publishers of college textbooks are required to offer all bundled textbooks for sale as individual unbundled textbooks and supplemental materials. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require the bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with an institution to double stock or purchase textbooks and supplemental materials as both bundled and unbundled items.  
     
110 ILCS 100/1 University Faculty Research
and Consulting Act
No full time member of the faculty of any State-supported institution of higher learning may undertake, contract for or accept anything of value in return for research or consulting services for any person other than that institution on whose faculty he serves unless (a) he has the prior written approval of the President of that institution, or a designee of such President, to perform the outside research or consulting services, such request to contain an estimate of the amount of time which will be involved, and (b) he submits to the President of that institution or such designee, annually, a statement of the amount of actual time he has spent on such outside research or consulting services. 
     
110 ILCS 105/1 University Military
Inspection Act
When any university, college, academy or other educational institution, incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois, offers military science and instruction as a part of the courses of study regularly taught in that institution, and U. S. Department of Defense has detailed to that institution an officer from the U. S. army as professor of military science and tactics, the Governor of Illinois may, on the application of that university, college, academy or other educational institution, signed by the chancellor, president, superintendent, or other presiding officer, under the seal of that institution, declare that institution a post of the Illinois National Guard. 
     
110 ILCS 105/2 University Military
Inspection Act
The Governor is hereby authorized and directed to appoint and commission as honorary staff officers of the Illinois National Guard, the officers of the university, college, academy or other educational institution, as follows: The chancellor, president, superintendent or other presiding officer as colonel; the vice-president, principal or other officer second in authority as lieutenant-colonel; the commandant, or officer in charge of the military department, as major, the quartermaster as major, the surgeon as major, the adjutant as captain, the assistant surgeon as captain, and the professors, members of the faculty, as captains. 
     
110 ILCS 105/4 University Military
Inspection Act
The graduates of the said university, college, academy or other educational institution, shall be eligible to appointment as brevet second lieutenants in the Illinois National Guard, and may be commissioned as such and assigned to companies at the discretion of the Governor upon the recommendation of the inspecting officers and of the commanding officer of the company to which any graduate may be assigned, not exceeding one to each company. 
     
110 ILCS 110/1 University Religious Observances Act A public institution of higher education shall adopt a policy which reasonably accommodates the religious observance of individual students in regard to admissions, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and work requirements. This policy shall include a grievance procedure by which a student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an educational benefit due to his or her religious belief or practices may seek redress. Such policy shall be made known to faculty and students annually by inclusion in the institution's handbook, manual or other similar document regularly provided to faculty and students.
    For the purposes of this Section (a) "public institution of higher education" means 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; and (b) "religious observance" or "religious practice" includes all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief. 
     
110 ILCS 125/5 Youth Crime Prevention Consortium Act Educational consortium; formation. Notwithstanding any other law of this State, a university, college, or community college that is an "institution of higher learning" (as that term is defined in Section 10 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act) and that has a campus located in the same county as a campus of one or more other such institutions of higher learning may join with any of such other institutions of higher learning to form a consortium that operates to supply an educational component to a youth crime prevention program or programs organized by local communities in the county in which the institutions of higher learning that form the consortium are located. 
     
110 ILCS 125/10 Youth Crime Prevention Consortium Act Authorized curriculum. An educational consortium established under this Act shall develop and implement a curriculum that offers one or more courses that a student at an institution of higher learning participating in the consortium may enroll in for academic credit from that institution. The course or courses shall be offered in disciplines normally associated with young people, their families, or the criminal justice system, and as part of each such course the student shall be required to provide adult mentoring and leadership to community youth during informal, safe opportunities organized by and in the local communities as part of their youth crime prevention programs. 

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