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December 13, 2016

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 15 – updated

PUBLIC NOTICE

UPDATE

Meeting of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Thursday – December 15, 2016
Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Schedule

9:00 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. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL, INCLUDING ANY PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

4. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AUGUST 25, SEPTEMBER 15, OCTOBER 20, NOVEMBER 8, AND NOVEMBER 17, 2016

5. PUBLIC COMMENTS *

6. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

7. REPORTS OF BOARD COMMITTEES AND BOARD LIAISONS

A. Executive Committee
B. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee (AASAP)
C. Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee (CARL)
D. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee (FFO)
E. Legislative Affairs, Research and Innovation Committee (LARI)
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

8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 110

(Expected to include items for Board review and approval: Request for New Emphases, Request for Deletion of Minors, Request to Delete a Program, Request for Deletion of Emphasis and New Degree Program, Grant South Steam Vault Replacement & DeKalb Campus Electrical Infrastructure Replacement Phase III-Capital Project Fund Source Amendment, Stevenson and Grant Towers Building Envelope Repairs, Holmes Student Center Hotel Tower Envelope Repairs, Appointments – Faculty and Administrative Employees, FY18 Tuition, Fees, and Room and Board Recommendations, Reappointment of Executive Vice President and Provost, Reappointment of Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Reappointment of Dean, Graduate School, Appointment of Acting Vice President and General Counsel, Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing and Communications, Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of General Counsel, Whistleblower Policy, Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for Vice President of Administration & Finance, and Litigation-Grady v. Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, et al. Review and information: Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff, Oversight of Academic Programs, Residential Life Update, Program Prioritization Update, Overview of NCAA Athletic Compliance, Overview of 2016-17 Annual Safety and Security Report, Internal Audit FY2016 Annual Update, State Legislative Update, Federal Engagement, Sponsored Programs Administration, Corporate Sponsorships, Semi-Annual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects, Periodic Report on Investments, Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000, Quarterly Financial Summary – July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016, Annual Financial Summary – July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Facilities Update, and Grants and Contract Awards.   Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

9. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 75

(Expected to include items for Board review and approval: Board of Trustees 2017 Meeting Dates Approval, Closed Session Minutes Review and Release, Resolution Honoring Jerry D. Blakemore, Vice President and General Counsel, Resolution Honoring Eric A. Weldy, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, and Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Proposals - Proposed Appearances Before the Board Policy. Review and information: Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Proposals - Constitutional Reform Process.)

10. NEXT MEETING DATE

11. CLOSED SESSION

12. 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#B2, 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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Media Contact: Lisa Miner, NIU Institutional Communications
Phone: 815-753-1681
Email: lminer@niu.edu