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May 27, 2014

NIU Board of Trustees, committees to meet May 29

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

May 29, 2014

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Thursday – May 29, 2014

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

Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for committee review and endorsement: Overview of Ongoing Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Preparations/Preliminary Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget: Resolution for Interim Approval of Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget; Review of Available Funding for Strategic Capital Investments: Resolution to Change Funding Source for Douglas Hall Demolition to Build America Bonds Proceeds and Remove Douglas Hall from the Auxiliary System; Review of Available Funding for Strategic Capital Investments: Resolution to Plan for Holmes Student Center Improvements; College of Health and Human Sciences Differential Tuition; Information Technology Services (ITS) Oracle and PeopleSoft ERP System; Athletics Fiscal Year 2015 Secondary Student Health Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Solid Waste Removal and Recycling at NIU DeKalb Contract Renewal; Authorization to Retain Executive Search Firms for the Appointment of Dean Level Positions; Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of a Chief Diversity Officer; Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of a Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services; DuSable Hall Concrete Beam Repair at Main Entry-Capital Project Approval; Fiscal Year 2015-2018 Fire Services Contract with the City of DeKalb; The Huskie Tram Route Phase I - Bold Initiatives-Capital Project Approval; Fiscal Year 2015 Open Order for Elevator Services and Maintenance; Graduate Application Fee Increase; and Benchmarking Review and Modifications to Achieve More Timely and Efficient Contracting and Procurement: Resolution to Approve Modifications. For review and information: Summer Improvements Update; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; and Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10:00 a.m. Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee*
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and information: Student Athletes and Collective Bargaining: The Legal and Compliance Implications. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11:00 a.m. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and endorsement: Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure and Promotions with Tenure for 2014-2015; and Request for a New Emphasis and Concentration. For review and information: Residence Halls/Housing and Dining Incentives; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; and Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

12:30 p.m. Legislation and External Affairs Committee
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and information: Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget Status and Legislative Update; SURS/Pension Update; and Federal Relations Report. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

1 p.m. Ad Hoc Committee on Sponsored Research Activity and Technology Transfer
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and information: Drilling Down into the Research Enterprise: Accountability. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

2 p.m. Board of Trustees Special Meeting
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for committee review and endorsement: Authorization to Retain Executive Search Firms for the Appointment of Dean Level Positions; Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of a Chief Diversity Officer; Authorization to Retain an Executive Search Firm for the Appointment of a Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services; Fiscal Year 2015-2018 Fire Services Contract with the City of DeKalb; The Huskie Tram Route Phase I – Bold Initiatives-Capital Project Approval; Fiscal Year 2015 Open Order for Elevator Services and Maintenance; and Information Technology Services (ITS) Oracle and PeopleSoft ERP System. 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. CHAIR’S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY **
7. OTHER MATTERS
8. NEXT MEETING DATE
9. 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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