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Advising! Matters
NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the third annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6. The event, which recognizes the important role that academic advising plays in student career success at NIU, takes place inside Ellington’s on the main floor...
#ThankAnNIUWoman
The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is honoring NIU women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, the GSRC is looking for stories of thanks – stories of how an NIU women influenced and empowered each personal, educational and professional development journey. To nominate someone who deserves recognition, along with...
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...
As Halloween approaches, NIU is joining other universities in reminding students to think carefully about the emotional and hurtful impact of costumes that mock the sexual orientation, gender identity, cultures, ethnicities and races of others. The “Conscientious Costumes” campaign seeks to keep Halloween a fun and imaginative time for students who plan to share and...
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....
Advising! Matters
NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the second annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Special remarks begin at 12:15 p.m. This event in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center will recognize the important role that academic advising plays...
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Academic advising, says Charlie Nutt, “is the very core of successful institutional efforts to educate and retain students.” “For this reason, academic advising … should be viewed as the ‘hub of the wheel’ and not just one of the various isolated services provided for students,” adds McNutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association. “Academic...
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Registration for the summer and fall semesters is just around the corner, so now is the time for students to sign up for appointments with their academic advisers. “NIU’s academic advisers don’t just help students register for classes,” said Margee Myles, director of Student Services in the College of Education. “They have a variety of...
Office of Student Academic Success
NIU’s Academic Advising Center will host the fifth annual Academic Advising Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26,  in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The theme for this year’s summit is “Coaching Our Students to Success,” and will include a welcome from NIU President Doug Baker and Vice Provost...
Students from across the region transfer to NIU.
Results from NIU’s Fall 2012 Transfer Student Survey show that approximately 90 percent of NIU on-campus transfer students found the process of transferring to NIU to be “manageable,” “easy” or “very easy.” The majority of transfer students also reported that they were “well prepared” or “extremely well prepared” by their community college to transition to...
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....
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Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Tovar has been selected to serve as director of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS). Tovar comes to NIU from Ohio State University, where she served as an athletic academic counselor. Michelle Pickett has been selected to serve as the director of the Academic Advising Center (AAC). Pickett...