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March 15, 2016

NIU Board of Trustees to meet March 17

PUBLIC NOTICE

Meeting of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Thursday – March 17, 2016

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

Schedule

9 a.m. Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees Convened – Board of Trustees Room

EXPECTED AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
  2. VERIFICATION OF QUORUM AND APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
  3. SWEARING IN OF TRUSTEE JAMES ZANAYED
  4. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL, INCLUDING ANY PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
  5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOV. 12, 2015; DEC. 10, 2015; DEC. 17, 2015
  6. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS *
  8. REPORTS OF BOARD COMMITTEES AND BOARD LIAISONS

    A. Executive Committee
    B. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
    C. Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee
    D. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
    E. Legislative Affairs, Research and Innovation Committee
    F. Ad Hoc Committee on Enrollment
    G. Ad Hoc Committee on Governance
    H. Illinois Board of Higher Education
    I. Universities Civil Service Merit Board
    J. Northern Illinois University Foundation
    K. Northern Illinois University Alumni Association
    L. Northern Illinois Research Foundation
  9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 104

    (Expected to include items for board review and approval: Recommendations for Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff Sabbatical Leaves for the 2016-2017 Academic Year; FY17 Architectural & Engineering and Physical Plant Open Orders Contract Renewals; FY17 DOIT – Document Services Campus Copier Program Contract Renewal; FY17 Physical Plant Elevator Services and Maintenance Open Order Contract; FY17 International Programs Division Expenditures; FY17 Student Mass Transit Board Campus Busing System Contact Renewal; FY17 Transportation Services, Physical Plant & Finance, Facilities & Operations Motor Fuels; FY17 Multiple Departments – Non-Food, Food Service Related Commodities; FY17 Student Health Insurance; FY17 Student Health Insurance Fee; Treasury Operations – Signatory Authorization; East and West Heating Plant – Boiler Assessment and Update (Capital Project Approval); DuSable Hall Steam Vault Replacement (Capital Project Approval); Gabel Hall – Roof Replacement (Capital Project Approval); Stevenson Towers A & D – Roof Replacement (Capital Project Approval); Lucinda Avenue Realignment (Capital Project Approval); Honorary Doctorate Recommendations; Appointment of Dean(s). Review and information: Annual Report on the Outcomes of Sabbatical Leaves; Faculty Presentation on Sabbatical Leave; Presentation on Assessment of Student Learning at NIU; Quarterly Summary Report for Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Quarterly Financial Summary;  Update on Enterprise Risk Management Initiatives; Update on Governor’s Executive Order 15-09 and Statement of Economic Interest; Constitutional Rights, Responsibilities, Privileges and Obligations - Proposed Freedom of Expression Policy; State Report; Federal Report; Sponsored Programs Administration; Research in the College of Education. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
  10. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 74

    (Expected to include items for board review and approval: Proposed Administrative Leave Policy; Proposed Disclosure of Interest Bylaw Amendments (Conflict of Interest); Proposed Amendments to Board Regulations Related to Commodities and Sponsored Projects.)
  11. CLOSED SESSION
  12. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 104 (continued)
    (Expected to include items for board review and approval: Update and Amend Supplemental Retirement Plans.)
  13. OTHER MATTERS
  14. NEXT MEETING DATE
  15. ADJOURNMENT

* Individuals wishing to make an appearance before the board should consult the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, http://www.niu.edu/board/bylaws/index.shtml#B4, Article II, Section 4 – Appearances before the Board. For more information, or to register an appearance before the board, contact Kathleen Carey (kjahns@niu.edu), Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Altgeld Hall 300, DeKalb, IL 60115, 815-753-1273.

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Phone: 815-753-1681
Email: lminer@niu.edu