CTP faculty fellows talk during an Aug. 20 retreat.

NextGen: Faculty can transform large lectures into environments for experiential learning

NIU Vice Provost Anne Birberick is inviting faculty members to an upcoming interactive workshop on Next Generation Course Redesign, also known as NextGen, presented by Philip Turner and Brenda McCoy of the University of North Texas (UNT). Turner and McCoy will share

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Drew VandeCreek

Library makes faculty research publications, student theses, dissertations available online

University Libraries has launched Huskie Commons, a new online repository featuring NIU student theses and dissertations and faculty members’ publications in peer-reviewed journals. While outreach to NIU faculty is just beginning, Huskie Commons already contains full text versions of more than 60

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Two-week celebration of excellence planned

University officials are working to organize a two-week “celebration of excellence” to highlight accomplishments of NIU students, faculty and staff during the academic year. “Each spring, we do a good job of honoring the accomplishments of the campus community, but those events

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Northern Illinois University new freshmen up nearly three percent

Northern Illinois University announced its fall 2012 new freshman enrollment is up 2.9 percent to 2,664 following the first 10 days of classes, according to NIU’s Office of Institutional Research. The strength of the university’s incoming freshman class is reflected not only

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David Stone

PI Academy sessions open to all, begin Friday

Friday marks the inaugural session of the PI Academy for Research and Engagement, a new program funded under the Great Journeys Strategic Plan. The PI Academy is a year-long program that provides a select number of junior faculty members with in-depth professional

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Ray Alden

Provost Alden requests nominations of faculty for 2012-2013 Board of Trustees Professorships

Executive Vice President and Provost Ray Alden has issued the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The professorships were established in 2007 by President John G. Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those

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Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.

Applications Involvement Component equals more success for Ph.D. students in math at NIU

Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved

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University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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