The Illinois Commitment:
1) Higher education will help business and industry sustain strong economic growth;
2) higher education will join elementary and secondary education to improve teaching and learning at all levels;
3) no Illinois citizen will be denied an opportunity for a college education because of financial need;
4) Illinois will increase the number and diversity of citizens completing training and education programs;
5) Illinois colleges and universities will hold students to even higher expectations for learning and will be accountable for the quality of academic programs and the assessment of learning; and
6) Illinois colleges and universities will continually improve productivity, cost effectiveness, and accountability.
Eastern Illinois University and the IBHE Performance Report
Each year, Illinois' colleges and universities are required to submit a Performance (formerly "Results") Report to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. This report summarizes each institution's efforts to support the goals of The Illinois Commitment, a document that identifies the statewide priorities to which resources --both human and monetary--are directed. While we anticipate that an additional goal will be added, the current Illinois Commitment goals are listed at the left.
In the context of assessing higher education's progress at achieving statewide goals, the Results Report identifies each institution's current and upcoming priorities, provides an overview of its student learning assessment programs and achievements, highlights instructional and administrative best practices, and discusses the results of that year's academic program reviews. New to the requirements in 2003 are analyses of common and mission-specific performance indicators. These quantitative measures are intended to provide additional evidence of institutions' Illinois Commitment achievements.
If you have questions about Eastern's Results Reports, please feel free to email Mary Herrington-Perry.
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