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Toni Tollerud
How do educators help students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education and teaching must nurture this desire to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. So says Toni Tollerud, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of...
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All those who use the Blackboard course management system to teach at NIU might notice that a new item has been added to their “My Courses” module. In addition to a listing of courses taught, a new resource has been added to help ensure online courses are more accessible to students. This resource is a...
Logo of SLATE: Supporting Learning and Technology in Education/Celebrating 10 Years: “Build it Better”
NIU will host the 10th annual SLATE Conference Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at NIU-Naperville. Over the past nine years, more than 2,500 people representing almost 120 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country and around the world have attended the SLATE Conference. This conference invites all faculty, teaching staff, system administrators,...
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NIU will hold its second annual University Support Expo for faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Faculty members, teaching assistants, administrators and support staff are invited to browse among more than 40 university support units available to them, said Cherie Quillman,...
Green Up NIU
The future of learning at Northern Illinois University is becoming increasingly paperless as NIU’s Information Technology Services embarks on a journey to “green up NIU.” The effort has its roots in NIU’s Vision 2020 Initiative, which places an emphasis on enhancing technology-related instruction and investment in that technology.  The NIU Board of Trustees authorized an...
Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. Awards recognize community leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration, and share advice, insight content and effective practices with fellow educators outside their own institutions. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors...
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NIU students and faculty members taking and teaching summer courses will work with an improved and upgraded Blackboard system. The 1,300 faculty members and thousands of students who depend on the university’s online course management system to receive assignments and communicate with classmates and instructors will see the upgrades when they are unveiled Monday, May...
Supportive Professional Staff 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence winners: Todd Latham, Michele Pickett, Deborah Pierce and Jason F. Rhode
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Todd Latham, assistant to the chair in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center; Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs; and Jason F....
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
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NIU’s Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will host a workshop on “Communicating With Your Professor” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. This workshop will share effective strategies that students can put into practice for developing positive working relationships with their professors. The event takes place...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2012 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 Graduate School at...
Patrick M. Green
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center and the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will sponsor the Spring 2012 Teaching Effectiveness Institute on “Creating Transformative Education through Experiential Learning.” The workshop takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. Patrick M....
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