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NIU President Doug Baker
Reports from NIU’s Program Prioritization Task Forces will go online around 3 p.m. Monday, May 2. After that, speakers at the Wednesday afternoon town hall meeting urged repeatedly, comes the need for feedback. View the town hall slide show “Feedback is not window-dressing. Feedback, collaborative analysis and discussion is important to inform recommendations and decisions,...
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) has welcomed NIU as an institutional participant. Leaders of the initiative are confident that SARA will boost administrative efficiency and lower the costs of obtaining authorization to provide postsecondary distance education in states that join. These benefits will result in increased access as institutions such as...
Students on the NIU campus
Forty-three members of the NIU campus community have been named to task forces charged with ranking university programs. Nineteen faculty and three instructors will serve on the academic task force, while four faculty, 11 supportive professional staff and six operating staff will rank administrative programs. All colleges and divisions are represented on the two groups....
NIU students in a lab
Northern Illinois University has received reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years, the maximum period possible. The HLC is a regional agency that accredits degree granting institutions located in the 19-state north-central region of the United States. Its role is to validate the quality of an institution across multiple criteria related to...
Higher Learning Commission logo
After 30 months of intense collaboration that included the entire Northern Illinois University community, NIU’s accreditation self-study process culminated in a successful site visit from March 3 through March 5. During the visit, the team of 11 Higher Learning Commission (HLC) peer evaluators met with students, staff, faculty, the NIU Board of Trustees, administrators, alumni...
Sherrill Morris
Sherrill Morris, associate professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, has been selected to serve as the acting associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment. Morris will provide leadership for the office of assessment services during a one-year appointment while a search for a permanent associate vice provost for academic outcomes...
Carolinda Douglass
Carolinda Douglass describes herself as a planner “by nature and by training.” It’s a skill that will come in mighty handy in the months and years to come. A veteran NIU administrator with a diverse background and special strengths in assessment, Douglass has been tapped to become the university’s new vice provost for academic planning...
Assessment Expo 2012
Some thing never would have happened without the first steps provided by assessment forms. NIU students, faculty and employees frequently are asked to fill out those forms to turn their opinions into action. Fix a sports field. Add an academic program. Drop an outdated rule. Last week, those very forms and the assessment process received...
Department of English instructor Stephanie Kummerer discusses assessment tools at the 2010 expo.
NIU’s fifth annual Assessment Expo is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. The Assessment Expo is designed to highlight successful assessment practices on campus. “This expo will be a celebration of the successes of NIU Assessment Services,” said Carolinda Douglass, assistant vice provost for Academic Outcomes and Assessment....
Toolkit - The Nuts and Bolts Newsletter from Office of Assessment Services
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services has published the Spring 2011 issue of Toolkit, its quarterly “nuts and bolts” e-newsletter. Toolkit is specifically designed to assist the NIU community with practical assessment issues in a user-friendly format. This issue presents a sneak preview of attractions which will be featured at the annual Assessment Expo. Look for the schedule of events,...