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Development of Educating Illinois 2008-2014

September 2006

President Bowman charged the University during his State of the University Address to begin planning the next phase of Educating Illinois. President Bowman appointed a Task Force that represented each of the vice presidential divisions, colleges, and governing bodies.

December 2006

The Task Force convenes.

Winter 2006 / Spring 2007

The Task Force held discussion forums with 25 groups that included faculty, staff, students, governance groups, and alumni that helped identify issues pertaining to the University's strengths, challenges, and opportunities.

Spring 2007

An environmental scan was developed that focused on demographics and state financial issues as well as policy interests that directly or indirectly affect the planning processes at the University.

Spring / Summer 2007

The Task Force met with representatives of various University offices to gain additional information and perspective on a number of issues identified through discussion forum sessions and the environmental scan: facilities, diversity, enrollment, graduate education and research, and technology.

November 2007

The Task Force released a Draft to the University community for review and input.

Spring 2008

The Task Force made revisions to the draft document based upon input received and released the final document to the University community for endorsement.

April /May 2008

The University governance groups - Academic Senate, Administrative/Professional Council, Civil Service Council, Student Government Association - endorsed the plan.

May 9, 2008

The Illinois State University Board of Trustees endorsed Educating Illinois 2008-2014: Priorities for Illinois' First Public University.

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