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November 01, 2013

NIU Board of Trustees, committees to meet Nov. 7

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

November 7, 2013

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

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

Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and endorsement: Open Access to Research Articles Act Task Force. For review and information: Diversity Leadership Summit; Diversity of Faculty and Staff; Enrollment Management Discussion; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; and Oversight of Academic Programs. 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 information: Pension Reform Update; Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget Context; Illinois General Assembly/Veto Session Report; and Federal/Congressional Report. 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: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Undergraduate Search Marketing Program; College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Grant Subcontract for Services; Northern Illinois Research Foundation Expenditure Authority Amendment; and Energy Infrastructure Improvements–Phase XI Performance Contract. For review and information: WTC Consulting Information Technology Assessment; Budget Process Update; Student Recreation Facilities Update; The Affordable Care Act; Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; and Periodic Report on Investments. 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: Internal Audit Duties and Responsibilities Presentation. 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

1:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Special Meeting *

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for review and approval: Intercollegiate Athletics – Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Football Championship Ticket Guarantee; Interim Chief Financial Officer; Hiring of an Executive Search Firm for an Executive Vice President and Provost; and Hiring of an Executive Search Firm for a Chief Financial Officer. 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. CHAIR'S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY **
6. UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATION – PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 87
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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