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From left: Matt Feuerborn, dean of Career Technologies at Kishwaukee College; Mark Lanting, vice president of instruction at KC; Laurie Borowicz, president of KC; Doug Baker, president of NIU; and Promod Vohra, dean of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
Officials from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College signed an agreement today to create a smooth transfer program between the institutions for students interested in pursuing a university technology degree. Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz and NIU President Doug Baker signed the agreement. It will allow Kishwaukee College students who are enrolled in the Associate...
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Beginning in Fall 2015, students at NIU will be able to take advantage of a new general education program which is part of a larger curricular transformation called PLUS: Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies. PLUS brings together a course curriculum with academic experiences to create an integrated learning environment, connect students to their peers across campus...
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Faculty members from diverse disciplines and programs are invited to come together and participate in the development of pathways for the new PLUS general education program. In order to facilitate collaboration, Pathway Development Grants have been made available through the Office of the Vice Provost in collaboration with the General Education Committee and the Office...
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The PLUS Task Force is pleased to present a draft report of Progressing Learning in Undergraduate Studies for public comment.
Photo of an NIU graduation cap: “I did it! Now hire me!”
President Douglas Baker has been stalwart in his singular message that it is NIU’s goal to educate and prepare students for career success.
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The NIU PLUS Task Force has released a set of potential curricular reforms in response to the declining enrollment and student disinterest of our existing general education program.
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Three potential general education models have been offered by the PLUS Task Force to better integrate the curriculum: a clusters model, a core model and a pathways model.
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The entire NIU community needs to support changes to our General Education curriculum.
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In the 21st century, it is critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment. Both students and parents want a college education to lead to meaningful jobs.
NIU Commencement: December 2012
In the final installment in our discussion of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), we address the skills necessary to problem solve and innovate.
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Clear and effective communication, and an ability to work collaboratively in teams are essential to being successful in the work place, and in life. In a continued discussion on Student Learning Outcomes, or SLOs, we will discuss how NIU students are learning these skills.
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Critical to the success of NIU’s students is a well-rounded education. This means a robust general education experience.
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