National Report Card Illinois is Number 1 Grades: A in Preparation A in Participation A in Affordability B- in Benefits C+ in Completion I in Learning Overall GPA = 88.8B+
National Report Card Preparation A Illinois top state in AP test scores All high school graduates should take college prep core curriculum Participation A Illinois is top-ranked state in adult learners in college.
National Report Card Affordability A Needs-based financial aid is key factor Benefits B- We need to raise the educational attainment level of our citizens
National Report Card Completion C+ Presidential Commission on Degree Completion Learning I All academic programs will assess student learning by 2004
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Total General Funds Recommendation For Operations and Grants $2.7 Billion Increase of $157 Million Or 6.3% Over Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriations
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Help Business and Industry Sustain Strong Economic Growth: $5.1 million Information Technology Programs Quern Scholarships
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Join Elementary and Secondary Education to Improve Teaching and Learning at all Levels: $4.7 million Alternative Teacher Certification Programs Teacher Shortage Scholarships
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Assuring Opportunity Through Affordability: $13.8 million Monetary Award Program -- Maximum Award Increase By $228 to $4,968 Tuition & Fee Increases Less than Half-Time Students Extend Application Deadlines
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Increasing Access and Diversity: $10.7 million Adult Education HECA Minority Grants East St. Louis Higher Education Center
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Enhancing Student Learning and Assessment and the Quality of Academic Programs: $107 million Recruit/Retain Critical Faculty and Staff and Improve Academic Programs Improve the Quality of Technology Instruction
FY2002 Budget Recommendations Increasing Productivity, Cost Effectiveness, and Accountability: $15.8 million Statewide Deferred Maintenance Plan Community College Performance Based Funding
Illinois Higher Education is #1 Thank you for your support that has made Illinois #1 We need your continued support for Illinois to sustain its #1 status
Illinois Higher Education is #1 Lily Jane wants to be able to enroll in the nations top system of higher education... when she gets out of kindergarten.