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June 13, 2014

NIU Board of Trustees to meet June 19

Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in the NIU Board of Trustees meetings should contact Ellen Andersen,  Director of Special Events (815) 753-1999, as soon as possible, normally a week before the scheduled meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Meeting of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Thursday – June 19, 2014
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

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. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
    - MARCH 3, 2014 BOT SPECIAL MEETING WITH THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION
    - MARCH 27, 2014 REGULAR MEETING
  5. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  6. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
  7. REPORTS OF BOARD COMMITTEES AND BOARD LIAISONS

    A.  Executive Committee
    B.  Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
    C.  Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
    D.  Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
    E.  Ad Hoc Committee on Sponsored Research Activity and Technology Transfer
    F.  Illinois Board of Higher Education
    G.  Universities Civil Service Merit Board
    H.  Northern Illinois University Foundation
    I.   Northern Illinois University Alumni Association
    J.   Northern Illinois Research Foundation
  8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 92

    Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and approval: 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; Intercollegiate Athletics Fiscal Year 2015 Secondary Student Health Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2015 Waste Management and Utilities-Solid Waste Removal and Recycling at NIU DeKalb Contract Renewal; DuSable Hall Concrete Beam Repair at Main Entry-Capital Project Approval; Graduate Application Fee Increase; Benchmarking Review and Modifications to Achieve More Timely and Efficient Contracting and Procurement: Resolution to Approve Modifications; Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for 2014-2015; Request for a New Emphasis and Concentration; Appointment of Executive Vice President and Provost; Appointment of Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships; and Executive Search Firm for Hiring of a Vice President for University Advancement.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.).

    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; Residence Halls/Housing and Dining Incentives; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget Status and Legislative Update; State Universities Retirement System (SURS)/Pension Update; Federal Relations Report; and Grant and Contract Awards.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
  9. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 66
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval:  Fiscal Year 2015 Board of Trustees Officer Elections; Amendment to Board of Trustees Bylaws Article VI, Section 4 – Board Committees; Closed Session Minutes Release; Resolution Honoring Student Trustee Elliot M. Echols; and Resolution Honoring Recording Secretary Sharon M. Banks-Wilkins. Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
  10. CLOSED SESSION
  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.

Media Contact: Paul Palian, NIU Media & Public Relations
Phone: 815-753-1681
Email: ppalian@niu.edu