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March 15, 2012

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, March 21

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

March 21, 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
Recess to Executive Session #1 – Altgeld Hall
Reconvene Board of Trustees Meeting – Board of Trustees Room
Recess to Executive Session #2 – Altgeld Hall
Reconvene Board of Trustees Meeting for Adjournment

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 #1
5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 6, 2012, REGULAR MEETING
6. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
7. PUBLIC COMMENT (IF ANY)*
8. 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. Illinois Board of Higher Education
F. Universities Civil Service Merit Board
G. Northern Illinois University Foundation
H. Northern Illinois University Alumni Association
I. Northern Illinois Research Foundation

9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 82
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2014 Student Fee Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2014 Room and Board Rate Recommendations; Fees for Courses Associated with Distributed Learning (Online); College of Law Academic Excellence Fee Renewal; Housing and Dining Services Cable Television Programming Package; Fiscal Year 2014 International Programs Division Expenditures; Fiscal Year 2014 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2014 University Outreach Catering Services Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2014 Document Services Copier and Controller System Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2014 ITS Document Services and Materials Management Copy Paper Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2014 Materials Management Central Stores Commodities Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2014 Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation Services, Physical Plant and Capital Architecture Planning and Motor Fuels Expenditure; Zeke Giorgi Law Clinic Lease Renewal; Electrical Infrastructure Campus Wide Replacement – Phase II; Campus Alert System – Upgrade Campus Buildings - Capital Project Approval; Huskie Stadium Sound System and LED Ribbon Board Project; Revision of Maximum Vacation Accrual Limitation for Nonexempt Civil Service Employees; Technical Update – Faculty and Staff Educational Benefit Limitations; Revision of Vacation Accrual Limitations for Temporary Administrative Professional SPS Employees; Illinois Shared Learning Environment Development Services RFP’s; Renewal of Academic Program Enhancement and Instructional Technology Surcharge; Recommendations for Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff Sabbatical Leaves for the 2013-2014 Academic Year; Request for New Minors; Request for a New Emphasis; Request to Delete an Emphasis and a General Program of Study; Oral English Proficiency Annual Report 2011-2012; and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For review and information: Projects Related to Campus Noninstructional Modernization and Capacity Improvement – Update on Infrastructure Projects; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Fourth Annual Report on the Outcomes of Sabbatical Leaves; Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Update; NIU Athletic Compliance Report; Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Audit; Possible Impact of Sequestration on Northern Illinois University; and Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 58
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for approval: Honorary Doctor Recommendations; Authorization of Board Secretary and Seal; and Appointment of Acting Treasurer. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION #2
12. NEXT MEETING DATE
13. OTHER MATTERS
14. 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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