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June 06, 2011

Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, June 9

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

June 9, 2011

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

Approximate Schedule 

8:50 a.m. Swearing‑In of Trustee Anthony A. Iosco and Student Trustee Jaemin Robertson
Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees Convened - Board of Trustees Room
Approx. 9:30 a.m. Executive Session – Altgeld Hall
Approx. 10:30 a.m. Reconvene Board of Trustees Meeting - Board of Trustees Room

Approximately 15 minutes following the conclusion of the Board meeting, the Board of Trustees will reconvene in a workshop to receive an update on the President’s Vision 2020 Initiative.

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. RESOLUTIONS HONORING FORMER TRUSTEES BARBARA GIORGI VELLA AND MYRON E. SIEGEL
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION
6. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 24, 2011 REGULAR MEETING
7. CHAIR’S COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS (IF ANY)*
9. 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. Universities Civil Service Merit Board
G. Northern Illinois University Foundation
H. Northern Illinois Research Foundation

10. PRESIDENT’S REPORT NO. 75
(Expected to include presentation of proposals for approval: Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences WISSARD Project Support; Recommendations for Faculty Promotions, Tenure, and Promotion with Tenure for 2011-2012 Academic Year; Reorganization in the College of Education; Request for a Change in Degree Designation; Request for a New Minor; Bringing NIU Policies and Regulations into Compliance with Public Act 96‑1513; Fiscal Year 2012 Tuition Recommendations; New Appointments; and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Possibly other matters for discussion only.) For review and information: Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in Excess of $100,000; Periodic Report on Investments; Semiannual Progress Report of Active Capital Projects; The Higher Learning Commission Off‑Campus Site Visit; 97th General Assembly Report; Congressional Report; Summary of Audit Findings and Corrective Actions implemented-Fiscal Year 2010; and Grant and Contract Awards. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

11. CHAIR’S REPORT NO. 51
(Expected to include presentation of proposal for approval: Executive Session Minutes Release; Resolution Honoring Student Trustee Robert Sorsby; and Fiscal Year 2012 Board of Trustees Officer Elections. For review and information: First Reading-Amendment to Bylaws of the Board of Trustees ofNorthern Illinois University. Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

12. NEXT MEETING DATE
13. OTHER MATTERS
14. 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: Bradley Hoey, NIU Media Relations & Internal Communications
Phone: 815-753-1681
Email: bhoey@niu.edu