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News Release

Contact: Sharon Banks-Wilkins
(815) 753-0833

March 24, 2008

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, March 27

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

March 27, 2008

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

(Following preliminary matters, including roll call, verification of posting proper Open Meetings Act notice and meeting agenda approval, it is expected the Board will approve a motion to close the public meeting to consider matters permitted by §2 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act in Executive Session in Room 225 Altgeld Hall.)

Approx. 9:15 a.m.   
Executive Session – 225 Altgeld Hall

Approx. 10:15 a.m. 
Public Meeting of the Board Reconvened – 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 OF DECEMBER 6, 2007 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. Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee
    D. Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee
    E. Illinois Board of Higher Education
    F. University Civil Service Merit Board
    G. Northern Illinois University Foundation
  9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 58
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2009 Student Fee Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2009 Room and Board Rate Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2009 Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2009 Athletic Sports Camp Housing and Meal Expenditure; Fiscal Year 2009 International Programs Division; Fiscal Year 2009 Document Services Copier and Controller System Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2009 Northern Star Contract Renewal; Telecommunications Services Parts and Supplies Amendment; Telecommunications Services Right to Use Agreement Amendment; Department of Biological Sciences Research Project Amendment; Student Residence Hall – Install Fire Sprinkler Systems Capital Project Budget Revision; Reconstruction of Parking Lot 24 Capital Project Approval; The Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center Development Agreement; Collective Bargaining Agreement; Master of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) Program Fees; Recommendations for Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff Sabbatical Leaves for the 2008‑2009 Academic Year; Request for a New Minor; Request for a New Emphasis and Specialization; Public Safety Security Services; Dean of University Libraries; Request for New Degree Programs; and Center for Governmental Studies Medicaid Transformation Project.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)  For information:  Fiscal Year 2008 Increment Summary Report; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Fiscal Year 2009 Programmatic Budget Requests; Oral English Proficiency Annual Report 2006-2007; Annual IBHE Report on Underrepresented Groups 2006‑2007; and Grant and Contract Awards.  Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
  10. OTHER MATTERS
  11. NEXT MEETING DATE
  12. ADJOURNMENT

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