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Lisa Freeman
The co-chairs of NIU’s Program Prioritization task forces say their groups are making good progress with reading and scoring the nearly 500 program narratives submitted in December. Academic Task Force Co-Chairs George Slotsve and Alan Clemens and Administrative Task Force Co-Chairs Michelle Pickett and Matt Streb say the groups have fine-tuned their processes as they’ve...
NIU President Doug Baker will host a town hall meeting Tuesday, February 16 in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and is an opportunity for university faculty, staff and students to engage in a conversation with university leadership about important initiatives and issues. President Baker...
NIU President Doug Baker and Kristen Meyer, chair of the VAWA Implementation Committee
NIU is adopting a definition of “affirmative consent” that requires anyone attempting to initiate a sexual encounter to ask for – and receive – a clear and voluntary “yes” before beginning. Its implementation prohibits sexual activity that does not involve the affirmative consent of each individual. Moreover, NIU’s definition holds that consenters can withdraw their...
Raquel Chavez, now NIU’s student trustee, speaks during last year’s Unity Walk.
“Celebrating our Diverse Community” will be the theme for the second annual Unity Walk, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will walk together and celebrate their shared opportunity to live, grow and learn next to one another. DeKalb Mayor John Rey, Pastor Janet Hunt, NIU Provost...
LaVerne Gyant
For much of her career at Northern Illinois University, LaVerne Gyant has adeptly juggled two very important roles; one a highly respected faculty member in the College of Education and the other as director of NIU’s Center for Black Studies. After 17 years in her leadership role at the center, Gyant has decided to take...
Dani Rollins
President Doug Baker and a team of Northern Illinois University’s senior leaders delivered an upbeat message during a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Despite challenging times, they said, things are looking up. “There are a lot of universities that would love to be in the position that we’re in,” Baker...
Starting next fall, engineering students from the Rockford area can earn bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees from NIU without leaving the campus of Rock Valley College. Presidents and other leaders of both institutions made the announcement and signed letters of intent this morning before a standing-room-only and energetic crowd gathered inside the Woodward Technology Center....
Dani Rollins
Recruitment and retention took center stage Friday morning when nearly 150 NIU leaders gathered for President Doug Baker’s strategic plan implementation retreat. Participants, who ranged from department chairs and directors to deans and vice presidents, received a bird’s-eye view of NIU’s work to reverse declining enrollment and deal with diminished state funding. The first 60...
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....
Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea
Provost Lisa Freeman consulted April 2 with the faculty of the College of Law regarding the processes to be used for identifying and appointing an individual to serve as dean during the period between Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea’s departure and the appointment of a permanent successor. It is anticipated that a national search will be...
NIU faculty, staff and students may now submit nominations for membership on two task forces that will evaluate academic and administrative programs.  Nominations will be taken from March 16 to April 10, and may be submitted online at www.niu.edu/program-prioritization, or printed and sent to the Office of the Provost, 215 Altgeld Hall. The Academic Programs...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU will livestream Thursday’s two town hall meetings led by President Doug Baker and Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman. The meetings, which take place in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium, are intended to engage campus students and employees about program prioritization and other strategic imperatives for the university. At each town...
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