Contact: Sharon Mimms, Board of Trustees
September 18, 2006
NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Sept. 21
Regular Business Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
September 21, 2006
Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb , Illinois
Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees Convened
Board of Trustees Room
(Following preliminary matters, including roll call, verification of posting proper Open Meetings Act notice and meeting agenda approval, it is expected the Board will approve a motion to close the public meeting to consider matters permitted by §2 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act in Executive Session in Room 225 Altgeld Hall.)
Approx. 9:15 a.m.
Executive Session – 225 Altgeld Hall
Approx. 10:30 a.m.
Public Meeting of the Board Reconvened – Board of Trustees Room
EXPECTED AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING
- CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
- VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
- MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL, INCLUDING ANY PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
- REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 23, 2006 REGULAR MEETING
- CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
- 8. REPORTS OF BOARD COMMITTEES AND BOARD LIAISONS
A. Executive Committee
B. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
C. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
D. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
E. Illinois Board of Higher Education
F. University Civil Service Merit Board
G. Northern Illinois University Foundation
- PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 52
( Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriated Capital Budget Request; Fiscal Year 2008 Nonappropriated Capital Budget; Fiscal Year 2007 Internal Budget; Academic and Athletic Performance Center – 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 – Capital Project Approval; Far West Campus – Utility and Infrastructure Improvements – Capital Project Approval; Intercollegiate Athletics Broadcast Service and Licensing; Housing for Students with Dependents – Ground Lease and Management Agreements; Request for a New Degree Program; Collective Bargaining Agreement – University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100 Instructors; Collective Bargaining Agreement – AFSCME Service Workers; Collective Bargaining Agreement – International Union of Operating Engineers Heating Plant Workers. Possibly other matters for discussion only. For information: Fiscal Year 2006 Report of Tuition and Fee Waivers; 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; 2005-2006 Faculty Emeritus Recognition; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; Fiscal Year 2006 External Funding for Research, Public Service and Instructional Projects; Fiscal Year 2006 University Performance Report; Summary of Grant and Contract Awards; and Northern Illinois Research Foundation. Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
- CHAIR’S ITEMS
(Expected to include presentation for information : Report on Underpreprared Student Programs. Possibly other matters.)
- NEXT MEETING DATE
* The Board and its committees comply with P.A. 91-0715 through its Bylaws, Article II, Section 5.B:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.