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November 29, 2011

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Dec. 1

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

December 1, 2011

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. 10:30 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 SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 REGULAR 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 University Alumni Association
I. Northern Illinois Research Foundation
9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 77
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: ITS Telecommunications Voice Trunking Services and Local Domestic/Long Distance Service; Research and Graduate Studies Contract for Services Amendment; Department of Psychology Research Project Amendments; Campus Alert System-Upgrade Thirteen Buildings on Campus-Capital Project Approval; Request for a New Center; and Northern Illinois University Alcoholic Beverage Policy. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For review and information: Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation; Oversight of Academic Programs; 97th General Assembly Report and Congressional Report; Vision 2020 Initiative Update; and Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
10. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 53
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for approval: Resolution-Review and Adoption of a New University Mission Statement; Board of Trustees 2012 Meeting Dates; and Third Reading-Amendment to Selected Provisions of the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
11. NEXT MEETING DATE
12. OTHER MATTERS
13. 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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