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August 26, 2013

NIU Board of Trustees, committees to meet Aug. 29

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

August 29, 2013

Board of Trustees Room
Altgeld Hall 315 – Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee Meeting
Legislation and External Affairs Committee Meeting
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee Meeting
and Special Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University

Approximate Schedule

8:30 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Appointments with Rank and Tenure; Honorary Doctorate Recommendation and Request for a New Degree Program. For review and information: Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; Faculty Emeritus Recognition; and Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10:00 a.m. Legislation and External Affairs Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Concealed Carry - University Policy. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2014 State Budget and General Assembly Update; and Summary: Fiscal Year 2013 Communication Initiatives and Fall 2013 Marketing and Recruitment Activities. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11:00 a.m. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Office of General Counsel Open Order for Legal Services for State and Federal Investigations. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2013 report of tuition and Fee Waivers; Fiscal Year 2013 Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report of Cash and Investments; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Annual Summary Report Obligation of Financial Resources; and Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

12:30 p.m. Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and information: Review of Role and Responsibility of the Ethics Officer. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

AGENDA FORMAT FOR COMMITTEE MEETINGS

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL
4. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
5. COMMITTEE CHAIR’S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY **
7. UNIVERSITY REPORT
8. OTHER MATTERS
9. NEXT MEETING DATE
10. ADJOURNMENT

2:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Special Meeting *

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Honorary Doctorate Recommendation; Concealed Carry – University Policy; Collective Bargaining Agreement; and Office of General Counsel Open Order for Legal Services for State and Federal Investigations. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

* AGENDA FORMAT FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY **
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION
6. RECONVENE PUBLIC MEETING
7. UNIVERSITY REPORT
8. 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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