Ten employees of the University of Illinois's Global Campus were rewarded with performance bonuses while the online program struggled to attract and maintain students, according to reports that followed a May 21 announcement that the program would be reorganized and operate on a smaller budget.

University trustees voted May 21 to decentralize the Global Campus initiative, giving more power to the system's three campuses and trimming the annual budget from about $9 million to $1.75 million, according to a report detailing Global Campus changes released by a group of eight university officials.

The Global Campus currently has about 400 students--thousands less than


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