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Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle’s students were doing service learning before service learning was cool. “Years ago I began sending my graduate students out to do things in the community that we’d later process in the classroom. It was a long time before I knew the name for that was service learning,” says Castle, who has taught in...
Dr. Otieno with students
An announcement this week from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching confirmed what most at Northern Illinois University already knew: NIU excels in providing students opportunities for engaged learning. “NIU always has prided itself on working to ensure that the knowledge we share and produce is relevant and enhances the world around us,”...
NIU Engage! logo
A Presidential Engagement Professorship and three other initiatives represent the newest activities related to the Engaged University designation awarded to NIU last year by the Carnegie Foundation. The Engagement Professorship joins two other presidential awards for senior NIU faculty: the Presidential Research Professorship and the Presidential Teaching Professorship. Other Fall 2010 engagement activities include an...