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May 04, 2012

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, May 10

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

May 10, 2012

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. 9:30 a.m. Executive Session – Altgeld Hall
Approx. 11:15 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. CHAIR’S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/HONORARY TRIBUTES
5. FISCAL YEAR 2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICER ELECTIONS
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
7. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 1, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
9. 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 University Alumni Association
I. Northern Illinois Research Foundation

10. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 79

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2013 Internal Operating Budget Interim Approval; Fiscal Year 2013 Northern Star Contract; Fiscal Year 2013 University Outreach Catering Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2013 ITS Cellular Service Open Order; Fiscal Year 2013 ITS Telephone Hardware Maintenance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 Materials Management Commodities Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2013 Waste Management and Utilities Solid Waste Removal and Recycling Contract Renewal; ITS Multiyear Blackboard Software Licenses; NIU Vision 2020 WiFi Access Initiative; High Definition Electronic Video Boards and Central Control Room Project; Amendment to Existing Yordon Center Lease; Temporary Construction Easement; Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for 2012-2013; Requests for New Degree Programs; Requests for New Emphases; Vision and Mission of Northern Illinois University; Information Technology Strategic Assessment and Planning; Fiscal Year 2013 Tuition Recommendations; Approval of the Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences; Honorary Doctorate Recommendation; Intergovernmental Agreement - Illinois Board of Examiners; and University Council Amendment to the NIU Constitution. Possibly other matters for discussion only. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2012 Increment Summary Report; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; 97th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; Financial Audit Report; Compliance/Risk Management Report; Residential Renaissance/Vision 2020 Recruitment and Retention Update; and Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 55

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for approval: Resolution Honoring Student Trustee Jaemin Robertson and Swearing-In of New 2012-13 Student Trustee Elliot Echols. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

12. NEXT MEETING DATE
13. OTHER MATTERS
14. 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
Email: ppalain@niu.edu