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ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE . September 7 , 2013 DePaul University . WELCOME. INTRODUCTIONS. Executive Chair: Sarah Rens Secretary: Regina Haynes Nontraditional Student Board Member: Justin McDermott Traditional Student Board Member: Adrian Miller
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September 7, 2013
To represent students from all institutions of higher learning in Illinois on all state-level issues concerning higher education.
To empower student leaders as partners in shaping higher education
To serve as anofficial channel for the IBHE to interact with students because of the vital need to obtain first hand knowledge of the impact the IBHE board policies have on students.
Service: Contributing to the welfare of all students by providing access and availability to a higher education.
Advocacy: Upholding the fundamental rights of students by making recommendations and providing direction from a student perspective, representing all sectors of higher education.
Commitment: Striving to do what is best for students by devoting the SAC to worthy causes in the arena of higher education.
Costs of textbooks have risen at 4 times the rate of inflation (a 22% increase over the last 4 years)
The average price of introductory level textbooks is $175
When a new textbook edition is published it is an average of 22% more expensive than the previous edition
6 conglomerates control 86% of the textbook production in the US
70% of students report having not purchased 1 or more required textbooks due to cost
Textbooks are a 5 billion dollar national market
Students spend an average of $1,244 per year on textbooks? (almost 20% of yearly average tuition costs, 72% of community college costs)
Spring of 2007: ILGA passed House Joint Resolution 69 which created the Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy to study the challenges and opportunities facing higher education, the state's workforce needs, demographic trends, higher education funding, and student financial aid.
On December 9, 2008, the Board unanimously endorsed the Public Agenda as the blueprint to guide education policy from preschool to graduate school in Illinois for the next decade.
And interviews for people who want to be considered for subcommittee chair positions.
ADRIAN MILLER, TRADITIONAL STUDENT BOARD MEMBER
JUSTIN MCDERMOTT, NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT BOARD MEMBER
Academic Affairs, Room 8009
Access And diversity, room 8011
Budget, Room 8014
Special Ops, 8010
SUB-COMMITTEE Chair reports
November 2, 2013
University of Illinois, Springfield
Invitation Coming Soon