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Contact: Sharon Banks-Wilkins, NIU Board of Trustees
(815) 753-0833

May 28, 2009

NIU Board of Trustees committees to meet Thursday, June 4

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee Meeting
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee Meeting
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
June 4, 2009

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 proposals for Committee review and endorsement:  Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for 2009-2010 Academic Year; Appointment of the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Request for a New Research and Public Service Center; Request for a New Degree Program; Request for a New Specialization; and Request to Delete an Administrative, Research, Service or Other Unit.  For review and information:  Follow-up on the Outcomes of Sabbatical Leaves; and Presentation on Support for the Development of Students’ Writing Skills.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

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

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement:  ; ; Health Services Multi-Year Medical Reagent Contract; Information Technology Services Multi-Year Blackboard Licenses; Naming of Campus Facilities; and .  For review and information:  Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; and Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Appropriated Budget Update.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11:00 a.m.      
Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and information:  Investment and Cash Management Policy Revision; Contract for Services in Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 - Northern Illinois Research Foundation, A University Related Organization (URO); 96th General Assembly Report; Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Update; Federal Report – Fiscal Year 2010 Administration Budget Summary; NIU Initiatives Related to ARRA Health and Information Technology; and Fiscal Year 2008 Fiscal and Compliance Audit.  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. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
  5. COMMITTEE CHAIR'S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
  6. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY*
  7. UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS
  8. OTHER MATTERS
  9. NEXT MEETING DATE
  10. ADJOURNMENT

*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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