Illinois Online Program Disappoints, but Still Awards Bonuses
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The Global Campus of the University of Illinois, an online program that has been controversial with faculty members, has had sufficiently disappointing enrollment numbers that the university's board this week approved major revisions in the program. But the Chicago Tribune reported that those disappointments didn't hurt leaders of the campus financially and that 10 staff members received bonus payments of 7 to 9 percent of their salaries during the program's first year. The payments ranged from $6,732 to $19,040.