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Economic & Community Development:

Public Interest Mission of

Regional Research Universities



Raymond W. Alden III, Executive Vice
-
President & Provost

Northern Illinois University

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

February 2012

Northern Illinois University


>200,000 Alumni in Chicagoland

Total Enrollment ~ 23,000


Undergraduate ~17,400


Graduate/Professional ~5600


Illinois Residents >90%


URM ~30%

Transfer students


~ 3000/acad yr


75% from IL CC

Regional Impact Projects


Broadband Networks

-

Ifiber

(
Illinois Fiber
Resources Group
)
-

$117 million in federal, state, and
local partnership grants


Construction of 2200 miles of networks through rural and
suburban areas


Healthcare delivery and other services


Research on current and potential users


Rockford Aerospace Cluster

-

$2.4 million


Innovation for aerospace industries in a “Rust
-
Belt” City


R&D, global networking, workforce development


NIU Broadband Initiatives


In three years NIU will have strategically planned
and assisted in the build
-
out of over 2,200 miles
of fiber optics in Illinois.


Over 750 Community Anchor Institutions (CAI’s)
will have high speed broadband access
capabilities.


In Northern Illinois, a 10 county region will have
high speed broadband access capabilities directly
into NIU.

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56 Kbps
128 Kbps (ISDN-2)
256 Kbps
512 Kbps
1.544 Mbps (DS1, T1)
2.048 Mbps (DSL)
10 Mbps (10Base-T)
45 Mbps (DS3, T3)
100 Mbps (100Base-T)
1 Gbps (1000Base-T)
10 Gbps
Speed

Hours

56 Kbps
128
Kbps
(ISDN-2)
256
Kbps
512
Kbps
1.544
Mbps
(DS1,
T1)
2.048
Mbps
(DSL)
10 Mbps
(10Base-
T)
45 Mbps
(DS3,
T3)
100
Mbps
(100Bas
e-T)
1 Gbps
(1000Ba
se-T)
10 Gbps
Time to Download a Average
Movie in Hours
60.7142
26.5625
13.2811
6.6406
2.2019
1.6600
0.3400
0.0756
0.0339
0.0033
0.0003
Time to Download a Average Movie in Hours

Dial
-
up

Some Rural Schools

Ranges for low cost residential DSL

Common CAI Link (89%)

Residential High Speed DSL or Cable Modem

Link often used by Health Care, very expensive

What NIU is installing to all CAI’s

What NIU is installing for backbone networks back to NIU

NIU Broadband
-

Impacts

IL Rural HealthNet

Connecting over 85 Health Care
Facilities in Illinois


$22M Grant awarded to create
the IRHN modeling NIUNet.


Used primarily for Health
Information Exchange (HIE),
Telemedicine and Telehealth.


NIUNet

IMBCA

NITT

TriLightNet

NMBA

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T

A

Illinois Broadband Opportunities
Partnership


Northwest

IBOP
-
NW

NIUNet

-

Northern Illinois
University Research and
Education Network.

NITT



Northern Illinois
Technology Triangle for
Economic Development
.

IMBCA



Illinois Municipal
Broadband Communications
Association for Economic
Development.

TriLightNet



A medical
network for HIE development
and healthcare.

NMBA



Northwest Municipal
Broadband Authority


A
municipal and education
network
.

DATA



DeKalb Advancement
of Technology Authority


A
BTOP funded grant for DeKalb
County
.

IBOP
-
NW



The Illinois
Broadband Opportunities
Partnership


A nine county
BTOP funded grant to NIU.

NIU Broadband Initiatives

NIU Broadband Initiatives

Community Anchor Institutions



Colleges (10)



K
-
12 Buildings (230)



Libraries (50)



Health Care Organizations (225)



Public Safety (90)



State, County Local Gov. Offices (130)

Numbers may be approximate

Strategy for Broadband
Development

Broadband
Steering
Committee

Technical
Advisors

Support
Staff


Evaluation & Metrics


Mapping


Networking


Security/Legal/Ethics


Administrative Support


Technical Design &


Development


Data Collection & Reports




Collaboration



Communications



Publicity

Work Groups

Arts &
Culture

Healthcare


Energy &

Environment



Regional &

Community

Development

Education

Business

Innovation

Impacts
: Healthcare, HIE


Greater access to specialists and home health care


Expanded use of technology for lab and specialty
uses


Ability to participate in statewide and nationwide
exchange of health information


Ability to participate in federal incentive programs
tied to use of electronic medical records.


Improved access to training and education for
healthcare providers

Small Business Online applications


Purchasing




75%


Banking





63%


Shipping and tracking


54%


Selling/Accepting Orders


40%


Customer Support



34%


Training/Education



27%


Inventory Tracking



21%

JIAC: Strengthening the Region’s
Aerospace Industry

Transforming Rockford’s reputation as a “Rust Belt” city to the
home of more than 150 aerospace
-
related companies, with
over 80% of Illinois’ high
-
tech aerospace workers in the region


$2.4 million grant provided by the U.S. Departments of
Commerce and Labor and the U.S. SBA



Local partners


NIU (Principal investigators: NIU Engineering Faculty)


Rock Valley College


Rockford Area Economic Development Council


EIGERlab

(small business incubator) for specialty
m
ftg


A
erospace companies




Rockford Area Aerospace
Network


Goals


Market the Rockford regional aerospace cluster


Advance technical capabilities and global markets


Train new and current workers with skills needed
for current and projected growth of this industry

(Innovative, accelerated high school
-
community
college
-
university degree program in
aeronautical engineering)

Impact of Regional Development
on NIU


New curricula, certificates, degree programs


Increased interdisciplinary activities


Engaged learning opportunities for students


Direct involvement of faculty with regional
partners


Reward and Regard: Presidential Engagement
Professors and Board of Trustee Professors

Engaged Learning for Students


Engineers in Residence & Senior Design
Projects


Work
-
study placements & Undergraduate
internships (e.g. talented students from
underrepresented groups in STEM areas)


Research & Service Learning: e.g. Private and
Public Sector use of broadband


Pre
-
professional academies (2+2+2) linked to
emerging workforce needs






Challenges

Institutional conditions:


Commitment to regional action & innovation


Culture of reciprocity (engagement vs. extension)


Strategic investment of time and talent




(build on previous successes/partnerships)


Communications


Sufficient resources


Outreach and engagement support structure



Challenges

Partnership development and management:


Multiple and diverse partners


750 local
partners for broadband networks and 20+
agencies for JIAC


Differing priorities, perspectives, and sense of roles


Differing contractual requirements/timelines


Partnership management skills; e.g. diplomacy,
negotiations, facilitation, communication


Established, long
-
term, effective partnerships

Challenges

Funding Agency Expectations:


Well
-
established partnerships


Proof of concept


Increased detail and frequency in reporting


Regulatory Environment:


Procurement laws


State and federal audit guidelines


QUESTIONS?