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November 27, 2013

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Dec. 5

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

December 5, 2013

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
9:30 a.m. Executive Session – Altgeld Hall
11:00 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
    A. October 15, 2012 Executive Committee
    B. December 6, 2012 Regular Meeting; May 23, 2013 Special Meeting; September 19, 2013 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. Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee
D. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
E. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
F. Ad Hoc Committee on Sponsored Research Activity and Technology Transfer
G. Illinois Board of Higher Education
H. Universities Civil Service Merit Board
I. Northern Illinois University Foundation
J. Northern Illinois University Alumni Association
K. Northern Illinois Research Foundation

9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 88
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: 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; Energy Infrastructure Improvements–Phase XI Performance Contract; Open Access to Research Articles Act Task Force; Authorization to Hire an Executive Search Firm for an Associate Vice President in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Bowl Game Participation Expenses; Collective Bargaining Agreements; Transportation Services Motor Coaches; Refinancing of Revenue Bonds; and Fiscal Year 2014 Salary Increment Authorization and Allocation Guidelines. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For review and information: WTC Consulting Information Technology Assessment; Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Diversity of Faculty and Staff; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; Oversight of Academic Programs; Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Context; Illinois General Assembly/Veto Session Report; Federal/Congressional Report; Status Update: Fiscal Year 2013 Sponsored Projects and Technology Transfer Activity; Vision 2020 Update; Pension Update; Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Update; and Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 64
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for approval: Executive Session Minutes Release; Board of Trustees 2014 Meeting Dates; Appointment of Interim Treasurer; and Appointment of Interim Chief Financial Officer. For information: Staff-Fest Video. 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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Phone: 815-753-1681
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