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Student Career Success! First Year Composition auditions peer advocates

First Year Composition Program
When 80 faculty members gathered in the Sky Room early this semester for a summit on First Year Composition Program retention, the challenge was clear. What innovative ways could the group conceive to assure that First Year Composition students receive the coursework and connections with faculty and peers that will bring them success as freshman and…

Baker Report: Budgeting for student career success

Douglas D. Baker
On Wednesday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual budget address, which is traditionally the speech that launches the budgeting process in the state of Illinois. In his speech, the governor proposed keeping the higher ed budget relatively flat after years of budget reductions while maintaining current tax rates. A key element of the budget discussion…

‘The No. 1 predictor of Student Career Success’

Karissa Kessen
NIU President Doug Baker makes his thoughts on internships abundantly clear. “Research tells us that the No. 1 predictor of Student Career Success isn’t a student’s major or grades. Rather, it comes down to this: Did the student complete an internship, preferably a paid internship, during college?” Baker said during his November inaugural address. “We need to…

Baker Report: Advancing our student career success agenda

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At last week’s Board of Trustees meeting, interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield presented guiding principles for the annual budgeting process and long-term financial planning. As part of a review of the management process and related timelines for developing recommendations for the “pricing” of students’ total cost of attendance, NIU was able to advance the timeline for approving…

Baker Report: Commencement advances Student Career Success

Douglas D. Baker
While bitter cold grips our campus this week, my heart is warmed by several examples of the NIU Huskie spirit. Of the sights – and often the silence – of our students taking final exams. Of a joyous and festive holiday luncheon enjoyed by our faculty, staff and annuitants. Of a Dec. 26 Poinsettia Bowl invitation…

Baker Report: IHSA excitement fosters Student Career Success

NIU President Doug Baker
Last weekend, Northern Illinois University and the City of DeKalb hosted the Illinois High School Association state football championships. Our university and community welcomed more than 30,000 visitors Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving for a football marathon: four championship high school football games each day. I am pleased to report that the event was a great…

Student teacher prepares for career success by learning craft in Tanzania

New NIU alumna Lucia Hoffman and Caren, a pre-school student who lives at the Amka Afrika hostel.
Lucia Hoffman could have done her student teaching in the suburbs or in Chicago. She chose instead an eight-week internship at Amka Afrika School in Babati, Tanzania, during January and February 2014. An early childhood major in the NIU College of Education, Hoffman worked with her Tanzanian co-teacher Paschalina and 25 pre-schoolers in an English-language school where…

Syllabi says: student voices make a difference

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Most human beings often wonder whether what they say counts or whether anyone even hears them. Not members of the Student Advisory Council on Learning Outcomes (SACLO). The group began looking into NIU sylabbi two years ago, eventually creating “a clear rubric” for faculty to follow when creating each syllabus: Students want information on exactly what is…