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Social media is ubiquitous in society. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Instagram and many more are common tools – and chances are good that faculty already use one or more of these already to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Social media can also be a powerful tool to connect with other academics, help students build...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding graduate teaching assistants for their contributions to the teaching mission of NIU. Each recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque and recognized at the Graduate Students Reception sponsored by the...
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NIU’s Spring 2016 Teaching Effectiveness Institute, presented by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, will explore questions of “why” and “how” Thursday, Jan. 7. Both the morning session – “Why We Teach: Our Impact at Educators” – and the afternoon’s “How We Teach: Connecting Philosophy with Practice” will be delivered completely online. All that...
Heide Fehrenbach
On social media and in our newsfeeds and mailboxes, fundraising campaigns featuring needy or suffering children confront us on a daily basis. They seek to grab our attention, stimulate empathy, prick our moral conscience and open our wallets for a good cause. Modern humanitarianism and photographic technologies emerged in the 19th century and came of...
Suzy and David Changnon
Climate affects almost everything we do. And while climate and climatic events might seem unpredictable, it’s the ability to understand them that helps decision-makers make adjustments – and better decisions. In a Board of Trustees Professor seminar scheduled Thursday, April 9, David Changnon will highlight the important role NIU students have played in his research of...
David Gunkel
Virtually no field or discipline has been left untouched by technological innovation. This is especially true in the field of communication, where so many daily interactions with each other have moved to computer-mediated systems. For this reason, it is often considered necessary to teach students how to use the technology that has and will continue...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding graduate teaching assistants for their contributions to the teaching mission of NIU. Each recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque and recognized at the Graduate Students Reception sponsored by the...
NIU physics professor Stephen Martin at Fermilab
The natural scientist is constantly in search of truth, characterized by the ideal of an uncompromising intolerance for mistakes. However, everyone makes them. Recognizing mistakes is an indispensable part of the learning process. Indeed, mistakes – by both student and teacher – can be systematically built into classroom strategies. The collision with, and defeat of, carefully...
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During the week of Oct. 20, NIU will present a series of lectures, panel discussions and other events to celebrate International Open Access Week 2014. Now in its eighth year, International Open Access Week highlights the potential benefits that open access can bring to scholarly publishing and research. Open access issues have come to the...
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NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
Gerald Jensen
There is no questioning the tremendous influence that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has on the financial markets. Even announcements from the Fed that might seem to be innocuous by many market participants can create or destroy billions of dollars in global wealth. The Fed chairman has been described as the second most powerful person in...
Top: Lisa Clark and Amy Deegan. Bottom: Patricia Lee and Liz Wright
Four members of NIU’s Operating Staff have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Service Award for 2014. The recipients are Lisa Clark, routing supervisor, Physical Plant; Amy Deegan, office support specialist, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center; Patricia Lee, office support specialist, Campus Recreation; and Liz Wright, administrative assistant in the Division of Research and...
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