September 1, 2004

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

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel
Committee Meeting
and
Finance, Facilities and Operations
Committee Meeting
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

September 1, 2004
Holmes Student Center – Clara Sperling Sky Room
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee – Sky Room

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Appointment of Vice President of Student Affairs. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2006 Programmatic Budget Requests; 2004 Faculty Emeritus Recognition; Fiscal Year 2004 University Performance Report; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; Fiscal Year 2004 External Funding for Research, Public Service and Instructional Projects; Higher Learning Commission. Possibly other matters.)

10:00 a.m.
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee – Sky Room

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriated Capital Budget; Fiscal Year 2006 Nonappropriated Capital Budget; Fiscal Year 2005 Internal Budget; Fiscal Year 2005 Salary Increment Allocation Guidelines; West Campus Utility Extensions and Infrastructure Improvements; College Avenue Bridge Repairs; Energy Infrastructure Improvements Performance Contract; Internet 2 Fiber Pathways Lease Agreement; Department of Psychology Grant Subcontracting; University Health Service Multi-Year Medical Reagent Open Order. For review and information: Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Fiscal Year 2004 Report of Tuition and Fee Waivers; Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report of Cash and Investments; Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Summary Report Obligation of Financial Resources; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Convocation Center Review of Second Year Operations; PeopleSoft Student System Replacement Status. Possibly other matters.)

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 OF PREVIOUS MEETING
  5. COMMITTEE CHAIR'S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
  6. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY*
  7. UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS
  8. OTHER MATTERS
  9. NEXT MEETING DATE
  10. 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. 

Public Notice Prepared by: Board of Trustees Parliamentarian
Time of Posting: Original, at least 48 hours in advance of announced Meeting
Places of Posted Meeting Notice: President's Office, Lowden Hall 301, and Holmes Student Center