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August 04, 2012

NIU Board of Trustees to hold organizational workshop

Organizational Workshop
of the

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Room 105 — NIU Naperville
Naperville, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Organizational Workshop

In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Board of Trustees if Northern Illinois University hereby gives notice that it will meet on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at NIU Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois, for an informal workshop.

The Board of Trustees is expected to take action on an item related to legal services and technology expertise related to technology transfer and intellectual property issues.

Pursuant to Northern Illinois University Law 110 ILCS 685, the Board will meet to discuss policies, procedures and updates to operational matters.

*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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