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January 27, 2012

NIU Board of Trustees committees to meet Thursday, Feb. 2

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
February 2, 2012
Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee Meeting
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee Meeting

Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Recommendations for Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff Sabbatical Leaves for the 2012-2013 Academic Year; Request to Delete Emphases and a Specialization; and Oral English Proficiency Annual Report 2010-2011. For review and information: Faculty Reports on Sabbatical Leaves; Third Annual Report on the Outcomes of Sabbatical Leaves; and Higher Learning Commission Accreditation. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10:00 a.m. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2013 Student Fee Recommendation; Fiscal Year 2013 Room and Board Rate Recommendations; College of Law Graduation Fee; Fiscal Year 2013 International Programs Division Expenditures; Fiscal Year 2013 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2013 Document Services Copier and Controller System Contract; Fiscal Year 2013 ITS Document Services and Materials Management Copy Paper Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 Mass Transit Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 NIU Outreach Radiation Oncology Physician Services Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 Transportation Services Motor Fuels; and Collective Bargaining Agreement. For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000 and Periodic Report on Investments. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11:00 a.m. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
11:00 a.m. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and information: 97th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; and University Communications Council Report. 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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Phone: 815-753-1681
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