JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Eligibility Task Force

Michael A. Bilandic Building, Room N-505
160 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL

October 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    1. Recap of last meeting and path forward
    2. Expert Speakers:
      1. Theresa Remetio - discuss results of a student survey on MAP
      2. Sharon Thomas Parrott from DeVry - presentation on proprietary institutions
    3. New data for the Task Force
      1. Percentage of state need-based aid going to private institutions
      2. Updated CDR/Graduation Rate/Pell-eligible table
    4. New Scenario Evaluation Sheets
      1. Scenarios with school focus
        1. California model updated (school eligibility based on CDR, graduation rate)
        2. Robert Morris model (adjust awards based on CDR, graduation rate, percent Pell)
        3. Fox College model (institutional aid match for MAP)
      2. Scenarios reflecting degrees of change
        1. Smaller changes to enhance MAP efficiency:  (e.g., no payment for remedial courses, no payment for courses dropped or failed, no MAP next year if student flunks out). Use money saved to extend processing for some or all or use for summer MAP.
        2. Shifting funds within a sector (e.g., at community colleges, counting Pell in addition to MAP and extending processing for independent students within the sector).
        3. Major structural changes (e.g., merit component, weaker students steered to community college, Pell counted in addition to MAP).
      3. Other suggested scenarios
        1. One maximum award for all freshmen and sophomores set at $3,000.  Increase upper classmen awards by $2,000.  (ICCB model)
        2. Others?
    5. Evaluation and Assessment – getting to the finish
      1. Restating the goals
      2. Scenarios grouped by goal
      3. What’s on the table and what’s off for each Task Force member?  
      4. Group of selected scenarios for further study

      Reference Materials

      • Audio File Part 1
      • Audio File Part 2
      • MP3 File Part 1
      • MP3 File Part 2