May 25, 2006

 

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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

May 25, 2006

Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

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

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotions with Tenure for the 2006‑2007 Academic Year; Appointments with Rank and Tenure; Appointment of the Interim Dean of the University Libraries; Request for a New Degree Program; and Request for New Specializations. For review and information : 2005‑2006 Program Review Summary. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

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

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for Committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Guidelines; Fiscal Year 2007 Internal Operating Budget Interim Approval; Fiscal Year 2007 Tuition Recommendations; Fiscal Year 2007 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2007 Materials Management Commodities Purchase; Designated Depository Account; Far West Campus Roadway Extension-DeKalb Sanitary District Easement; West Campus Site Improvement and Steam Tunnel Extensions; Temporary Construction Easement; NIU Outreach-NIU Institute for Neutron Therapy Radiation Oncology Physician Services; NIU Outreach Services Lease Agreement; School of Art Lease Extension; and Information Technology Services Computer Equipment Maintenance. For review and information : Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Semi‑Annual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects with a Budget over $100,000; Fiscal Year 2006/2007 Appropriated Budget Update; Student System Replacement Project Update; and Academic and Athletic Performance Center Project Update. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

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. EXECUTIVE SESSION**
  5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
  6. COMMITTEE CHAIR'S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY *
  8. UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS
  9. OTHER MATTERS
  10. NEXT MEETING DATE
  11. 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.

**Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Only

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, Altgeld Hall 300, and Holmes Student Center