Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
priorities, with particular attention to the School of Social Work at Urbana. The president recounted that in the reallocation process undertaken by the University in 1989, with a goal of reallocating $40 million, $75 million had actually been identified for reallocation. In determining areas for reduction and areas for budgetary supplement, the chief criterion for decision making was the centrality of the program to the mission of the campus. He emphasized that there was much discussion and consultation in this process. The president stressed that the major issue for the future is the gap between the needs of the academic programs and the resources available to address these needs, along with the need to keep tuition in check. He told the board that early on the campuses realized that cuts made across the board would not work if quality of programs was to be maintained. Further, the president stated that this process will require much more time before recommendations for program alterations actually reach them for their deliberation. He indicated that there was another progress report due from the Illinois Board of Higher Education in February 1993. He told the board that during the next year every program will undergo some scrutiny and adaptation. (Mr. Boyle left the meeting at this time.) Following President Ikenberry's remarks, Vice Chancellor Berdahl and Vice Chancellor Broski reported on procedures in effect at the two campuses for evaluating programs and recommending changes within the campuses when initial recommmendations for change were suggested.
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Mr. Begovich reported on concerns of students at the Urbana campus, primarily concerns about safety on campus. Mr. Begovich indicated that he had discussed these with Chancellor Weir and Vice Chancellor Wendel and thought that the campus administration was prepared to address these problems in positive and deliberate ways. He also referred to a pending referendum calling for reduced ticket prices for students for events at Krannert Center. Mr. Lawless reported on the visit of Dr. Mae Jemison, astronaut, to the Chicago campus, as well as a visit from Dr. Antonia Novello, U.S. Surgeon General. Next, he announced that there would be a teleconference emanating from UIC on the topic of sexual harassment on campus. Finally, Mr. Lawless noted again the concerns of students at the Chicago campus about the manner in which the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) designates that campus and in turn the