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March 21, 2014

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, March 27

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

March 27, 2013

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
Recess to Closed Session* – Altgeld Hall – Reconvene BOT Meeting for Adjournment

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. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    A. December 5, 2013 Regular Meeting
    B. February 27, 2014 Special Meeting
    C. March 3, 2014 Special Meeting with Higher Learning Commission
5. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
7. 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

8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 90
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2015 Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 International Programs Division Expenditures; Fiscal Year 2015 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2015 Outreach Education Centers Catering Services Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Document Services Copier and Controller System Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Document Services and Materials Management Printing Paper Open Orders; Fiscal Year 2015 Materials Management Central Stores Commodities Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Mass Transit Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation Services, Physical Plant and Facilities Planning and Operations Motor Fuels; Fiscal Year 2015 ITS Voice/Data Cellular Service Open Order; Fiscal Year 2015 ITS Network and Communication Services Telephone Hardware Maintenance; Office of General Counsel-Open Order for Legal Service for State and Federal Investigations; Office of Education System Innovation Grant Subcontract-Services; Parking Lot P and Lot PS Reconstruction-Capital Project Approval; Parking Structure Reconstruct Four Exit Stairs-Capital Project Approval; Electrical Infrastructure Replacement-Phase III-Capital Project Approval; Recommendations for Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff Sabbatical Leaves for the 2014-2015 Academic Year; Request to Delete a Concentration; Request for a New Minor, New Emphases and a New Specialization; Oral English Proficiency Report 2012-2013; Transfer of Tenure and Tenure-Track Locations; and Lucinda Avenue Extension-Bold Initiatives. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; Update Regarding Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Vice President for Academic Diversity; Fifth Annual Report on the Outcomes of Sabbatical Leaves; Illinois General Assembly Legislative Report; State Budget Update; Federal Relations Report; Illinois High School Association Wrap-Up; Grant and Contract Awards; and Briefing on Campus Planning. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

9. CLOSED SESSION* (if required)
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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Phone: 815-753-1681
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