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The Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities (PCPD) makes recommendations to President Lisa C. Freeman regarding the needs of people with disabilities. The commission meets each month during the academic year to discuss current events and plan activities that elevate the awareness of important issues affecting students, staff and faculty members with disabilities. “Our mission is...
Nearly 25 years ago a campus culture survey indicated that there was work to be done relative to the acceptance and inclusion of members of the LGBT+ community. NIU responded, and the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity was born. Today, the commission acts as the primary advisor to President Lisa Freeman on...
NIU President Lisa Freeman has five Presidential Commissions in place to advise her on the issues that relate to many diverse groups on campus. Each spring, the Office of the President invites nominations and self-nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the presidential commissions. Commission appointments are made during the summer with terms...
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is “Turning Fellows into Faculty,” with a third annual conference drawing at least 56 doctoral students of color to campus this weekend. The Preparing Future Faculty Conference will offer the recipients of the state’s Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowship (DFI) information about the professoriate as a...
Based upon its steadfast approach to both recruiting and supporting international students, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering recently won the 2018 Award for Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU. Murali Krishnamurthi, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as the vice provost for faculty affairs at NIU, nominated the department...
Northern Illinois University has released the results of the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experience (SHARE) Survey, a comprehensive survey gauging the experiences and perceptions concerning issues of sexual assault and misconduct at the university. The SHARE survey was provided to all NIU undergraduate, graduate and law students via an open link in the spring...
Work being done to increase retention and narrow the equity gap in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU is gaining worldwide attention. A three-pronged strategy developed by Shanthi Muthuswamy, associate professor of engineering technology, recently earned recognition through an Airbus GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) Diversity Award program. NIU advanced as a...
“Talent is universal, but opportunity is not,” NIU President Lisa Freeman told a packed audience at the Oct. 20 “Saturday Forum” broadcast at Chicago’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters. “At NIU, we’re committed to social justice and inclusion,” she said, “and we believe that higher education is a fundamental human right.” Freeman’s appearance at Rainbow/PUSH came at...
Register now for “Treinta y tres,” an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, Nov. 2, that will feature of research of three NIU faculty members. According to Christina Abreu, director of the Center for Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, the conference name – Treinta y tres – calls attention to, the diversity of experiences and...
DREAM Action NIU, the student-led organization that aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States — and particularly on the NIU campus — will host their annual undocumented ally training on Monday, Nov.19. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
Northern Illinois University’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce sexual assault violence and enhance services to victims of stalking, domestic violence and dating violence on campus. “As a partner on this grant, I look forward to strengthening the collaborations we...
The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continues to reorganize for a comprehensive approach to campus education and awareness, most recently aligning with the former Office of Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance. With new functions in ADEI coordinating to offer campus-wide training and outreach programs on social justice, implicit bias, undocumented student support, and...
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