September 23, 2004

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

September 23, 2004

Clara Sperling Sky Room
Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees Convened - Clara Sperling Sky Room

(Following preliminary matters, including roll call, verification of posting proper Open Meetings Act notice, announcements, meeting agenda approval, Chair’s comments, timely requested public comments and reports of Board Committees and Liaisons, 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 the University Suite.)

Undetermined
Executive Session – University Suite

Undetermined
Public Meeting of the Board Reconvened - Clara Sperling Sky 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. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  5. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
  6. 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
  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 42
    (Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriated Capital Budget Request; 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-Capital Project Approval; Energy Infrastructure Improvements-Performance Contract; Internet2 Fiber Pathways Lease Agreement; Department of Psychology Grant Subcontracting; University Health Services Multiyear Medical Reagent Open Order; and Appointment of Vice President for Student Affairs. For information: Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Summary Report Obligation of Financial Resources; Convocation Center Review of Second Year Operations; PeopleSoft Student System Replacement Project Update; Fiscal Year 2006 Programmatic Budget Requests; 2003 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; Substantive Legislation; Spring 2004 Congressional Report; and NIU Procedural Audit Revisions; and Summary of Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
  9. CHAIR’S ITEMS
    (Expected to include for approval: collective bargaining agreement; acceptance of real property gift; grant of temporary construction easement. Possibly other matters for consideration only.)
  10. OTHER MATTERS
  11. NEXT MEETING DATE
  12. 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.

Notice Prepared by: Board of Trustees Parliamentarian
Time of Posting: At least 48 hours in advance of announced Meeting
Places of Posted Meeting Notice: President’s Office, Altgeld Hall 300, and Holmes Student Center Bulletin Board