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News Release

Contact: Sharon Mimms, Board of Trustees
(815) 753-0833

September 5, 2006

NIU Board of Trustees to hold meetings Thursday, Sept. 7

PUBLIC NOTICE

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee Meeting
and
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

September 7, 2006

Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb , Illinois

Approximate Schedule  

9:00 a.m.
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Request for a New Degree Program. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2006 University Performance Report; 2005/2006 Faculty Emeritus Recognition; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; and Fiscal Year 2006 External Funding for Research, Public Service and Instructional Projects. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10:00 a.m.
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriated Capital Budget Request; Fiscal Year 2008 Nonappropriated Capital Budget; Fiscal Year 2007 Internal Budget; Academic and Athletic Performance Center – NIU and NIU Foundation Lease Agreement; Authorization to Continue Intergovernmental Agreements for Federal Participation of Far West Campus Roads Project; East Campus-Bridge and Street Reconstruction Scope Change to Previous; Far West Campus-Utility and Infrastructure Improvements; and Intercollegiate Athletics Broadcast Service and Licensing. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2006 Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2006 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Fiscal Year 2006 Report of Tuition and Fee Waivers; Fiscal Year 2007 Entering Student Tuition Comparison - Public Universities; Fiscal Year 2006 Annual Report of Cash and Investments; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Fiscal Year 2006 Annual Summary Report Obligation of Financial Resources; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; and Parking Lots 20 and 21 Reconstruction Update. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

AGENDA FORMAT FOR COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
  2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
  3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL
  4. EXECUTIVE SESSION**
  5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
  6. COMMITTEE CHAIR'S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY*
  8. UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS
  9. OTHER MATTERS
  10. NEXT MEETING DATE
  11. ADJOURNMENT

**Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Only

* The Board and its committees comply with P.A. 91-0715 through its Bylaws, Article II, Section 5.B:

  1. Consistent with Public Act 91-0715 and reasonable constraints determined by these Bylaws and the Chair, at each regular or special meeting of the Board or its committees that is open to the public, members of the public may request a brief time on the approved agenda of the meeting to address the Board on relevant matters within its jurisdiction.
  2. Committees of the Board review University proposals for action and make adjustments and endorsements as appropriate for further consideration by the full Board. Public comments are generally most useful at meetings of Board committees, where proposals are first considered and the time for interaction most feasible.
  3. To facilitate an orderly process, appearance requests must be registered on a Board-provided form and submitted to the Board’s Parliamentarian at least 45 minutes before the meeting is scheduled to be called to order. To be recognized, the appearance request will include the name, address and position of the individual wishing to speak, the name of the organization or group represented, a concise summary of the presentation, and whether the requestor has appeared earlier on the topic before any other meeting of the Board. The Parliamentarian may confer with registered speakers to cooperatively assist the Chair of the meeting in assuring coordinated issue presentation and an efficient use of allocated time. The Parliamentarian will acquaint requestors with the generally acceptable rules of decorum for their presentations. In lieu of oral presentations, individuals may present brief written materials not to exceed five (5) pages to the Parliamentarian for distribution and consideration by the Board in advance of the meeting.
  4. The Chair of the meeting will recognize duly registered individuals at the appropriate point during the meeting. Unduly repetitive comments may be discouraged and restricted by the Chair. To assure an orderly and timely meeting the Chair may limit time allotments to five minutes or less, may delay or defer appearances when appropriate, and defer or refer questions received from presenters for answers if available.

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