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News Release

November 30, 2009

NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Dec. 3

Regular Business Meeting of the
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University

December 3, 2009
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

Undetermined 
Executive Session – Altgeld Hall

Undetermined 
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 OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 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
          H.   Northern Illinois Research Foundation
  9. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 66
    (Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement:  College of Engineering ROCK Program – Research and Project Development; Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Wissard Project Support; Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Remotely Operated Instrumentation System for Subglacial Environments; Research and Graduate Studies Multiyear Software Licensing and Maintenance Fees; Data Security on State Computers Act Policy; Energy Infrastructure Improvements – Phase X Performance Contract; Oracle Database Capacity Management and Performance Management Add-On Modules; Appointments with Rank and Tenure; and Naming of Facility.

    For review and information:  Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects over $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Technology Transfer Office Services; Veto Session Update and 96th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; NIU Activity Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Update; NIU Athletics Certification Report; and Grant and Contract Awards.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)
  10. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 46
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval:  xecutive Session Minutes Release.  Possibly other matters for consideration 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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Media Contact:
Sharon Banks-Wilkins, NIU Board of Trustees
(815) 753-0833