Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Puts Academic Freedom on Agenda

On January 21, 2011 I have been invited to speak and discuss for an hour on the status of academic freedom in Illinois and to comment on national issues that impact on the increasing threats to academic freedom. I will focus of course on DePaul University and their problematic tenure and promotion system and Illinois AAUP engagement with this issue.

Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)

* Dinner meeting: 7 PM Thursday January 20th at The Greek Islands Restaurant located at 200 South Halsted St., Chicago, IL. 60661 Tel.: 312-782-9855 (Map and Directions) Executive Committee meeting from 9:00 to 9:45 PM Friday January 21, 2011* Meeting Agenda

Room 605, Student Center East Tower, 750 South Halsted Street,

University of Illinois at Chicago

8:00 Continental Breakfast (Room 605, Student Center East)

8:30 Call to Order

8:35 Remarks by UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares 8:45

, Introductions A Conversation with: Sylvia Manning, President of the Higher Learning Commission 9:45 FAC Chair’s Report and Discussion (Abbas Aminmansour)

9:55 IBHE Liaison Report and Discussion (Ocheng Jany)

10:00 Continued Discussion on Remediation and Articulation (Tim Scherman/Task Group)


A Conversation with: Jeff Mays, President of the Illinois Business Roundtable 12:00 Lunch

1:15 Business Meeting

i. Approval of minutes of December 10, 2010 meeting in Springfield

ii. Old Business 1. Discussion of FAC Priorities for the Year

iii. New Business 1. Nominations for Faculty Membership on IBHE


2:15 Peter N. Kirstein, VP and Chair of Committee A, AAUP Illinois:

Academic Freedom, Promotion and Tenure – – National Picture/Illinois Cases 3:15 FAC Discussion on Academic Freedom, Promotion and Tenure – – Action Items?

3:30 Adjournment

Next FAC Meeting: February 15, 2011 at National Louis University

FAC morning meeting, lunch meeting with the Board, IBHE meeting in the

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