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Campus urged to attend Presidential Open Forum

August 29, 2018

On Thursday, Aug. 30, Acting President Lisa C. Freeman will participate in an open forum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium, where she will share her vision for the future. Time will be set aside for questions and answers.

The session will be streamed live at, as well as recorded and made available online for those unable to attend. After downloading and installing the free Adobe Connect software, viewers can follow the link to login to the live stream with their NIU credentials or join as a guest.

Employees are encouraged to attend this event in order to actively engage with Dr. Freeman.

The university has authorized release time for employee attendance at this event, including hourly Operating Staff, subject to operational requirements.

Supervisors of areas with limited access to email should confirm that this printable notice has been either placed in employees’ mailboxes or posted in a common area so that all employees are aware of the release time for the event.

Following the open forum, a survey will be made available to gather additional feedback. Results of the survey will be compiled and provided to the trustees. For those employees who do not have readily-available access to a computer to take the electronic survey, the University has additionally authorized release time of one hour in order to locate a computer and take the survey, subject to approval by the employee’s supervisor based on operational requirements.  As an alternative, a paper copy of the survey can be sought from the Office of General Counsel by calling 815-753-1774 or visiting 330 Altgeld Hall.

For more information on the process, timing and opportunities for feedback, see