June 15, 2006

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Regular Business Meeting of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

June 15, 2006

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

Approximate Schedule  

9:00 a.m.
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. 10:00 a.m.
Public Meeting of the Board Reconvened – Board of Trustees Room

EXPECTED AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
  2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
  3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL, INCLUDING ANY PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
  4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 23, 2006 REGULAR MEETING
  6. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    A. Election of Fiscal Year 2007 Board Officers
  7. 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
  9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 51
    ( Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Guidelines; Fiscal Year 2007 Internal Operating Budget Interim Approval; Fiscal Year 2007 Tuition Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2007 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2007 Materials Management commodities Purchase; Designated Depository Account; Far West Campus Roadway Extension – DeKalb Sanitary District Easement; West Campus Site Improvement and Steam Tunnel Extensions - Capital Project Approval; Temporary Construction Easement; NIU Outreach - NIU Institute for Neutron Therapy Radiation Oncology Physician Services; NIU Outreach Services Lease Agreement; School of Art Lease Extension; Information Technology Services Computer Equipment Maintenance; Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for 2006-2007 Academic Year; Appointments with Rank and Tenure; Appointment of the Interim Dean of the University Libraries; Request for a New Degree Program; Request for New Specializations; and Development Agreement for Housing for Students with Dependent Children. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions n Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Semi-Annual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects with a Budget Over $100,000; Student System Replacement Project Update; 20005-2006 Program Review Summary; Substantive Legislation; Higher Education Act Reauthorization Update; 2006 Congressional Budget and Legislative Update; Compliance Audit Process; and Grant and Contract Awards . Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
  10. CHAIR’S ITEMS
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: For information: Report on Underpreprared Student Programs. Possibly other matters.)
  11. NEXT MEETING DATE
  12. 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.

Notice Prepared by: Board of Trustees Parliamentarian
Time of Posting: At least 48 hours in advance of announced Meeting
Places of Posted Meeting Notice: President’s Office-Altgeld Hall 300 and Holmes Student Center Bulletin Board