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April 23, 2010

NIU Board of Trustees, committees to meet Thursday, April 29

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee Meeting
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee Meeting
and
Special Meeting
of the
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
April 29, 2010
Board of Trustees Room
315 Altgeld Hall - Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Schedule

8:30 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 2010‑2011 Academic Year; Requests for New Degree Programs; Request for Degree Authority at Regional Site; and Request for New Minor. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

9:30 a.m.
Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee*

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2011 Gasoline 10 Percent Ethanol Blend; Fiscal Year 2011 NIU Foundation Professional Services Contract; Fiscal Year 2011 ITS - Telecommunications Cellular Service Open Order; Fiscal Year 2011 ITS ‑ Telecommunications Telephone Maintenance Contract; Fiscal Year 2011NIU Naperville Catering Services Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2011 Radiation Oncology Physician Services Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2011 Solid Waste Removal and Recycling Contract Renewal; Fiscal Year 2011 NIU/FermiLab Neutron Cancer Therapy Agreement Extension; Energy Infrastructure Improvements – Performance Contract Amendment; Materials Management Central Stores Commodities Amendment; and Department of Biological Sciences Research Project AmendmentsFor review and information: Procurement Reform Legislation; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on InvestmentsSemi‑Annual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10:30 a.m.
Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee*

(Expected to include presentation of proposal for Committee review and endorsement: Amendment to Board of Trustees Regulations - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Laws and Internal Audit Department Charter    For review and information: 96th General Assembly Report; Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Updates; Congressional Report; Fiscal Year 2009 University Financial Audit; Public Act 96‑0889 Illinois Pension Code Amendments Applicable to State Universities Retirement System Participants Employed as of January 1, 2011 and Thereafter; and Procurement Reform Legislation Public Act 96‑0795. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11:30 a.m.
Board of Trustees Special Meeting**

Approx. 11:35 a.m.
Executive Session – Altgeld Hall
Undetermined - Reconvene Board of Trustees Meeting – Board of Trustees Room

(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Honorary Doctorate Recommendation and First Year Residence Hall Project. 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. 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

**EXPECTED AGENDA FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. VERIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
3. MEETING AGENDA APPROVAL
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
5. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
7. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 68
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.

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Media Contact: Sharon Banks-Wilkins, Board of Trustees
Phone: (815) 753-0833
Email: sharonmbw@niu.edu