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Title:College Course Materials Affordability and Equitable Access Task Force
Meeting Information:

​At the call of the Chair

Function:The Task Force shall conduct a collaborative college course materials affordability and equitable access study; examine the cost-saving methods and practices utilized by public and private institutions of higher learning in this State and throughout the United States for improving students' equitable first-day-of-class access to required course materials and conduct an affordability comparison of providing students' course materials, including digital learning tools; and submit a report of its findings to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Senate Confirmation:No
Chair:The members of the Task Force shall elect a Chairperson at the initial meeting.
Authority:110 ILCS 205/9.40

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Anderson, LindsaySenate Minority LeaderPublic Member
Becker, Jennifer11/10/2021Senate PresidentMember representing an institution of higher learning
Boyce, Cynthia10/6/2021House Minority LeaderMember representing an institution of higher learning
Cote, Denise12/13/2021GovernorMember representing a statewide professional organization that advocates on behalf of public community college employeesBlank
Craig, Anne12/16/2021GovernorLibrarian or online education specialist
Denson, Kelly12/13/2021GovernorMember representing a national association representing the higher education textbook publishing industryBlank
Gentile, Alli10/6/2021House Minority LeaderPublic Member
Gonzalez Jr., Rep. Edgar9/29/2021Speaker of the HouseGeneral Assembly member
Harrison, Melvin12/13/2021GovernorMember representing the Illinois Community College BoardBlank
Hershman, Richard 12/16/2021GovernorMember representing a national association representing higher education book stores in the state
Knox, Joan9/29/2021Speaker of the HouseMember representing an institution of higher learningBlank
Loftus, Thomas10/20/2021Speaker of the HousePublic Member
Murphy, Sen. Laura10/12/2021Senate PresidentGeneral Assembly member
Rocha, Lily11/10/2021Senate PresidentPublic Member
Schumacher, Shawn 12/13/2021GovernorMember representing the Faculty Advisory Coucil of the Board of Higher EducationBlank
Scotty, Thomas12/13/2021GovernorMember representing a higher education digital content platform provider with offices located in the stateBlank
Stowell, Jeff9/28/2021Senate Minority LeaderMember representing an institution of higher learning
Swanson, Rep. Dan1/26/2022House Minority LeaderGeneral Assembly member
Turner, Sen. Sally9/28/2021Senate Minority LeaderGeneral Assembly member
VACANTGovernorMember representing the Board of Higher Education
VACANTGovernorMember representing the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
VACANTGovernorMember representing the Student Advisory Council of the Board of Higher Education
VACANTGovernorMember representing a statewide professional organization that advocates on behalf of public university employees