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September 10, 2010

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Sept. 16

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

September 16, 2010
 
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

Approx.  9:15 a.m.   
Executive Session – Altgeld Hall

Approx. 11:00 a.m.  
Reconvene Board of Trustees Meeting - 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 MAY 13, 2010 REGULAR MEETING AND JUNE 23, 2010 SPECIAL MEETING

  6. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  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.   Universities Civil Service Merit Board
    G.  Northern Illinois University Foundation
    H.   Northern Illinois Research Foundation

  9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 71
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval:  Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriated Capital Budget Request; Fiscal Year 2012 Nonappropriated Capital Budget; CEET ROCK Program Research and Project Development; Revenue Bond Underwriting Services Agreements; Roof Replacement -Nine Buildings on Campus; Holmes Student Center-Roof Replacement; Phase III Stevenson Hall -  Install Fire Sprinkler; First Year Residence Hall - Development, Management, Financing and Related Project Agreements; First Year Residence Hall Project Depository Account; Grant Towers Renovation - Phase I Living and Learning Initiatives - Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment; Proton Therapy Program Support; Fiscal Year 2011 Internal Budget; and Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Guidelines.  For review and information:  Undergraduate Tuition Policy Update; Fiscal Year 2010 Report of Tuition and Fee Waivers; Fiscal Year 2010 Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report of Cash and Investments; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Annual Summary Report Obligation of Financial Resources; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; 2009‑2010 Faculty Emeritus Recognition;  Fiscal Year 2010 External Funding for Research, Public Service and Instructional Projects; 96th General Assembly Report; Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Update; Congressional Report; Fiscal Year 2009 Summary of Audit Findings and Corrective Actions Implemented; NIU School of Music Internet/Internet2 Video Technology Update; Freedom of Information Act Requests for June 1 through August 16, 2010; and Grant and Contract Awards.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

  10. NEXT MEETING DATE

  11. OTHER MATTERS

  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.
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Media Contact: Sharon Banks-Wilkins, NIU Board of Trustees
Phone: (815) 753-0833
Email: sharonmbw@niu.edu