Central Illinois Lawmakers Propose Changes to Higher Ed

Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose and State Representative Dan Brady will present comprehensive reform to the state's higher education system, according to an interview with WJBC.

One of the key provisions would be for the State Board of Higher Education to rank the quality of academic departments at public universities. This change, Rose said, would ensure universities are focusing on their individual strengths rather than "trying to be all things to all people," WJBC reported. 

Another change would be to create a single admissions application for all of Illinois's public universities. Any high school student with a 3.0 GPA or higher would automatically qualify for admission at an appropriate public university. Those who are not admitted would be directed to a local community college, reported WJBC.


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