On May 19, 2016, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved the policy:
http://www.trustees.uillinois.edu/trustees/agenda/May-19-2016/017-may-Open-Access-Task-Force-item.pdf. According to the board meeting notes: "Each Senate and Provost’s Office will be jointly responsible for implementation. The policy is to be reviewed within three years with reports to the Senates and the Vice President for Academic Affairs."
Senator Daniel Biss and Illinois Public Act 098-0295
Public Act 098-0295 or the “Open Access to Research Articles Act” requires that the University of Illinois (along with other public universities in Illinois) establish a Task Force to design a proposed policy regarding open access for the scholarly articles produced at the University. The Act (available here: http://tinyurl.com/zdm6kkz) specifies a number of issues that the Task Force must consider when recommending such a policy.
On November 14, 2013, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees appointed a task force to address the requirements and questions formulated in Illinois Public Act 098- 0295. The University of Illinois Open Access to Research Articles Task Force (OARAA TF) members represented the libraries in Chicago and at Urbana, members of the faculty from all three campuses, university administration, and the University of Illinois Press. Non-voting members included two additional publishers of scholarly journals, as well as individuals with legal and domain expertise. The Task Force reported its recommendations to the University Board of Trustees on November 13, 2014. The Task Force report can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/gtemg8c.
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What were the responsibilities of the Task Force?