Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
general policy approved by the Board; shall prepare the annual budgets for presentation to the Board, and shall recommend to the Board suitable persons for positions in the University, including appointments to appropriate administrative positions, other than academic, which are not provided for in the University Statutes. In case of exigencies, it is acting within the hts proper jurisdiction? of the President to may make appointments so that the work of the University shall not be interrupted, but such appointments shall be subject to confirmation of the Board. T h e President is responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations of the University; shall make such recommendations to the Board and to the Senates as he the President may deem desirable for the proper conduct and development of the University; and shall issue diplomas conferring degrees, but only on the recommendation of the appropriate Senate and by authority of the Board of Trustees. T h e President may designate the administrative officer(s) who shall exercise the functions of the President during the absence of the President from duty, which designation(s) shall be subject to change by the Board of Trustees. (Similar gender-neutral changes will be made throughout the Statutes.)
On motion of Ms. Reese, these amendments were approved. Proposed Amendments to The General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure
(17) Amendments to the General Rules are proposed for the following sections: Article II, Section 3(e) — Business Policies and Procedures Article II, Section 8 — Commercial Tests Article IV, Section 4 — Retirement, Death, Disability, and Sick Leave Benefits T h e amendment to Article II, Section 3(e) deletes a phrase that appears to imply that the vice president for business and finance (or his designee) may have some personal liability when serving as treasurer of student or other organizations. Clearly, no personal liability was intended; deletion of this phrase will eliminate any ambiguity. Article II, Section 8 is being amended to reflect the change in the external environment in relation to intellectual property and product development. Entirely new language is proposed for substitution in place of the current Section 8 language. Finally, the Federal Age Discrimination and Employment Act contains an exception from mandatory retirement for tenured faculty. This exception expires on January 1, 1994. T h e proposed deletion of Section 4(a) from the General Rules is necessary to bring the General Rules into compliance with applicable law. This deletion will take effect on January 1, 1994. These amendments have been endorsed by the University Senates Conference. T h e vice president for academic affairs now recommends these changes. I concur. (In the text below, deletions are interlineated.) ARTICLE II. BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND POLICIES SECTION 3. BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (a) No financial obligation shall be entered into except on authority of the Board and after a general or specific appropriation has been made by the Board allocating funds therefor, as evidenced by its records, and after having been approved by the Vice-President for Business and Finance. All allocations of funds made by the Board of Trustees, including those made from funds appropriated to the University by the State of Illinois, shall expire at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, unless otherwise especially ordered.