November 12, 2009

Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in the NIU Board of Trustees meetings should contact Ellen Andersen, Director of Special Events (815) 753-1999, as soon as possible, normally a week before the scheduled meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

November 12, 2009
Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois  

Approximate Schedule      

8:30 a.m.       
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement Appointments with Rank and Tenure.  For review and information :  Carnegie Foundation Classification on Engagement; The Office of Sponsored Projects; Technology Transfer Office Services; and Strategic Planning Update.  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 :  College of Engineering ROCK Program – Research and Project Development; Department of Geology Wissard Project Support; Department of Geology Remotely Operated Instrumentation System; Research and Graduate Studies Multi-Year Software Fees; Data Security on State Computers Act Policy; Energy Infrastructure Improvements – Phase X Performance Contract; and Oracle Database Capacity and Performance Management Add-On Modules.  For review and information :  Semi-Annual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects over $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; and Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000.  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 : Veto Session Update and 96th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; NIU Activity with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; NIU School of Music and Internet2 Technology Update; NIU Athletics Certification Report; Benefit Provisions for Marital Status/Domestic Partnerships Update; and Internal Audit 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. 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.

Public Notice Prepared by:  Board of Trustees Parliamentarian
Time of Posting: Original, at least 48 hours in advance of announced Meeting
Places of Posted Meeting Notice: President's Office, Altgeld Hall 300, and Holmes Student Center