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May 21, 2013

NIU Board of Trustees committees to meet May 23

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

May 23, 2013

Board of Trustees Room
Altgeld Hall 315 – 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
and Special Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University

Approximate Schedule

9 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for committee review and endorsement: Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for 2013-2014; and Request for a New Specialization. For review and information: Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10 a.m. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2014 Internal Operating Budget Interim Approval; Fiscal Year 2014 Waste Management and Utilities – Solid Waste Removal and Recycling at NIU DeKalb Contract Renewal; University Outreach – Research Grant Amendment for the Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center; University Outreach – Illinois Shared Learning Environment Grant Expenditures; Permanent Easement; and Academic Affairs/Finance and Facilities/ITS - University Business Analytics and Data Warehouse License Migration, Implementation, Maintenance Fee Restatement and Extension of Caps. For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; and Semiannual Progress Report. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11 a.m. Legislation, Audit, External Affairs and Compliance Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for committee review and endorsement: Delegation of Authority Regarding Intergovernmental Agreements and Modification of Rehiring of Retiree Provisions. For review and information: Research Compliance and Integrity at NIU; Fiscal Year 2012 Compliance Audit; NCAA Compliance Overview; 98th General Assembly Report – Pension Reform, Substantive Legislation and Budget; and Federal Relations Report. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

Noon. Board of Trustees Special Meeting
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for review and approval: Approval of Northern Illinois University Policy on the Use of External Search Firms, as Mandated by State Law; Academic Affairs/Finance and Facilities/ITS – University Business Analytics and Data Warehouse License Migration; and Appointment of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. For review and information: First Reading - Proposed Amendment to Article V of the Board of Trustees Bylaws and First Reading - Proposed Amendment to Article VI of the Board of Trustees Bylaws.)

AGENDA FORMAT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL
4. CHAIR’S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
6. UNIVERSITY REPORT – PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 83
7. 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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