Board of Trustees Meeting

Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in the NIU Board of Trustees meetings should contact

Kathleen Carey, Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees, 815-753-1273, as soon as possible.

Public Notice

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Approximate Schedule

9:00 a.m.        Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees Convened –

Board of Trustees Room


Agenda Format for the Meeting

1. Call to order and roll call

2. Verification of quorum and appropriate notice of public meeting

3. Meeting agenda approval

4. Review and approval of minutes

5. Chair’s comments/announcements

6. Public comment*

7. Reports of board committees and board liaisons

  • A. Executive Committee
  • B. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee (AASAP)
  • C. Finance, Audit, Compliance, Facilities, and Operations Committee (FACFO)
  • D. Research and Innovation, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee (RILLA)
  • E. Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • F. Universities Civil Service Merit Board
  • G. Northern Illinois University Foundation
  • H. Northern Illinois University Alumni Association
  • I. Northern Illinois Research Foundation

8. Chair's report no. 82

(Expected to include items for board review and endorsement:  Consideration of Presidential Transition Agreement with Dr. Douglas D. Baker {agreement includes the following: Terms of Dr. Baker’s resignation as President of Northern Illinois University; Payments made and to be made to Dr. Baker by the University; Certain releases made by Dr. Baker {The Presidential Transition Agreement to be considered by the Board can be found at; the 2017 Presidential Evaluation can be found at; if you do not have access to a computer, the agreement can be reviewed prior to the Board meeting at Altgeld Hall 300 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Copies will also be made available at the Board meeting.}

Additional Items for review and endorsement: Presidential Search Planning Committee; Board of Trustees 2018 Meeting Dates Approval; and, Closed Session Minutes Review and Release.  Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

9. President’s report no. 120

(Expected to include items for board review and endorsement: Fiscal Year 2019 Out-of-State College of Law Tuition Recommendation; Fiscal Year 2019 Pricing Recommendation; Intercollegiate Athletics and Division of Administration & Finance IHSA State Football Championship Ticket Agreement; Fiscal Year 19-23 Intercollegiate Athletics Athletic Apparel Sponsorship Package; Fiscal Year 2018 Intercollegiate Athletics Athletic Apparel Amendment; Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships Multi-Disciplinary Scientific Instrumentation for “Shimadzu Program for Academic Research and Quality of Life” (SPARQ); DoIT Voice Trunking Services and Local Domestic/Long Distance Service Contract Renewal; NIU Outreach – Professional Services Subcontract Amendment; Holmes Student Center – Phase I Renovation; Holmes Student Center – Renovation Retail Franchise Venues; Request for Deletion of Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies; Request for Deletion of Center for Institute for Nano Science, Engineering and Technology; Collective Bargaining Contract, NIU Instructors’ Unit, Local 4100 of UPI; Collective Bargaining Agreement, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 – Campus Grounds Department; Collective Bargaining Agreement, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 – Materials Management Department; and Collective Bargaining Agreement, Metropolitan Alliance of Police, Chapter 675 – Telecommunicators; and, Student Internship Partnership/Lease or License Proposal. Review and information: Fiscal Year 2017 Report on Capital Activities; Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report of Transactions Involving Real Property; Periodic Report on Investments; Quarterly Summary Report of Transactions in excess of $100,000; Quarterly Financial Summary – FY17 Year End; Quarterly Financial Summary – FY18 First Quarter; FY17 Internal Audit Update; Professional Excellence Awards for Faculty and Staff; Recruitment and Retention Presentation; Oversight of Academic Programs; State Legislative Update;Federal Relations; Sponsored Programs Administration; Faculty Scholarship; Strategies to Support Scholarship; University Press Request for Proposal Posting; and, Grants and Contract Awards.Possibly other matters for discussion only.)

10. Other matters

11. Next meeting date

12. Closed session

13. Adjournment

*Individuals wishing to make an appearance before the Board should consult the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, Article II Section 4 – Appearances before the Board, For more information, contact Kathleen Carey, Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Altgeld Hall 315, DeKalb, Illinois, 815-753-1273,

Public notice prepared by: Board of Trustees Parliamentarian/Board of Trustees Recording Secretary
Time of posting: Original, at least 48 hours in advance of announced Meeting
Places of posted Meeting notice: President’s Office, Altgeld Hall, and Holmes Student Center


Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Altgeld Hall, 315
595 College Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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