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Candidate forums are scheduled for Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, for the position of vice provost for faculty affairs. Monday, May 4: Murali Krishnamurthi Faculty Forum 10 to 10:45 a.m., Holmes Student Center Illinois Room University Community Open Forum 1 to 1:45 p.m., Altgeld Hall 125 Tuesday, May 5: Joel Stafstrom Faculty Forum...
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With a huge snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast today, residents from New Jersey to Maine are preparing for two feet or more of the white stuff to blanket their homes, roads, schools, hospitals and more. The blizzard warning already has canceled nearly 1,500 flights. And how, in 2015, will everywhere from New York to...
Blackboard
NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
Stephanie Richter accepts her SLATE Star Aaward from Ken Sadowski, the organization’s executive director.
Stephanie Richter, assistant director of NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, has been recognized for outstanding contributions and dedicated service to SLATE (Supporting Learning And Technology in Education). The professional organization is devoted to providing networking opportunities for faculty support staff at institutions across the Midwest. Established in 2004, the SLATE Star Award recognizes...
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has been recognized yet again for being a leader in online teaching support. Jason Rhode and Stephanie Richter were two of only six recipients of Blackboard’s inaugural Key to the Community Award. This prestigious award recognizes Blackboard clients who go above and beyond the call of duty to...
NIU’s Stephanie Richter and Jason Rhode (right) accept awards alongside Jay Bhatt, president and CEO of Blackboard, Inc.
For the third consecutive year, NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received major awards in recognition of excellence in offering faculty and staff development online. The center recently received two Blackboard Catalyst Awards, honoring those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning...
NIU’s Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center stepped into a familiar spotlight last week at Bb World 2012, Blackboard’s Worldwide User Conference in New Orleans. Jason Rhode, assistant director of the center, represented NIU to accept the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. This award recognizes leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration,...
Lynn Neeley
Lynn Neeley, a professor in the Department of Management in the NIU College of Business, has won funding from the Coleman Foundation. As part of the approved funding, Neeley was designated to serve as project coordinator for a new Coleman Foundation Faculty Fellowship program at NIU. As project coordinator, Neeley identified two Faculty Fellows to collaborate with on...
Murali Krishnamurthi
Murali Krishnamurthi learned more than industrial engineering in college. The life’s lesson – to teach the “whole” student – came as he was struggling financially, eating only one meal a day, teetering on the verge of homelessness and preparing to drop out of school. A caring professor noticed – and made a difference. “He invited...
Presidential Teaching Professors
“The art of teaching,” said the late Mark van Doren, a professor of English at Columbia University for more than 40 years, “is the art of assisting discovery.” Such is the mission of this year’s class of Presidential Teaching Professors, who share a deep commitment to creating and nurturing comprehension and knowledge despite their separate...