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Members of the campus community are invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to attend an open forum to discuss two PLUS baccalaureate curricular proposals: transcript documentation of approved co-curricular activities; and required, upper-division writing-infused courses. The forum will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 125 of Altgeld Hall. For more information, contact Ed Klonoski...
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President Douglas Baker has been stalwart in his singular message that it is NIU’s goal to educate and prepare students for career success.
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The NIU PLUS Task Force has released a set of potential curricular reforms in response to the declining enrollment and student disinterest of our existing general education program.
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Three potential general education models have been offered by the PLUS Task Force to better integrate the curriculum: a clusters model, a core model and a pathways model.
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The entire NIU community needs to support changes to our General Education curriculum.
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In the 21st century, it is critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment. Both students and parents want a college education to lead to meaningful jobs.
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An open symposium is planned for noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, to roll out ideas for general education and baccalaureate curricular reform essential for improving educational quality and enhancing NIU’s mission of student success. Hosted by the General Education Visioning Task Force and the Office of the Provost, the NIU General Education and Integrative Learning Symposium...
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To meet the needs of a 21st century university education, Provost Raymond Alden has established a committee to begin the process of revising NIU’s General Education Program. Named the General Education Visioning Task Force, the group is comprised of faculty, staff and students who will provide the leadership necessary to critically re-evaluate current general education...
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If you were asked to write a 500-word essay about a strongly held belief, what would you say?  New NIU students will have the opportunity to answer that question next fall when the book “This I Believe II,” edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, is part of the curriculum in some first-year course sections. The...