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Dan Gebo
Having been a key member of research teams that announced discovery of the world’s smallest primate fossil in 2000 and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013, Northern Illinois University Professor Dan Gebo has made more than his share of headlines worldwide. He also has won every award that NIU has to offer for great teaching...
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The PLUS Task Force is pleased to present a draft report of Progressing Learning in Undergraduate Studies for public comment.
Michael Kolb and Joel Stafstrom
Open forums are scheduled Tuesday, May 13, for the two candidates vying for the position of associate vice provost for academic affairs. Michael Kolb will talk and take questions from 10:35 to 11:15 a.m. Joel Stafstrom will talk and take questions from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Both forums take place in Room 406 of the...
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President Douglas Baker has been stalwart in his singular message that it is NIU’s goal to educate and prepare students for career success.
The late Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, once described a litmus test on whether he – or anyone else – truly grasped what they claimed to comprehend. He “argued that one does not understand a complicated subject unless one can clearly explain it to a class of freshmen,” says Brianno Coller, a professor of...
Michael Kolb
Nearly 250 current and former NIU students can thank Michael Kolb for the new directions they found – and pursued – because of his belief in engaged learning. Kolb’s annual archeological field school trips to Sicily offer opportunities to gain knowledge through first-hand experience while they become critical, lifelong learners who sort fact from idea...
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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.
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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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In the modern world, it becomes more critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment.
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