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May 10, 2011

Board of Trustees committees to meet May 12

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

May 12, 2011
Board of Trustees Room
Altgeld Hall 315 - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. Swearing In of New and Reappointed Trustees
  • 9:00 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotion with Tenure for 2011-2012 Academic Year; Reorganization in the College of Education; Request for a Change in Degree Designation; and Request for a New Minor. For review and information: School of Nursing Fee for Off‑Campus Nursing Degree Completion Program and The Higher Learning Commission Off‑Campus Site Visit. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
  • 10:15 a.m. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences WISSARD Project Support; For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; and Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences WISSARD Project Support; For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; and Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
  • 11:15 a.m. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
    (Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Bringing NIU Policies and Regulations into Compliance with Public Act 96‑1513. For review and information: 97th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; Summary of Audit Findings and Corrective Actions implemented - Fiscal Year 2010; and NIU’s New Blackboard Mobile Application. 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.

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