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NIU hosts a number of career-focused events to give students a leg up in the working world. So why weren’t more students attending? Chad Glover, director of NIU’s Jobs PLUS set out to discover the reason. He stopped random students across campus to ask if they attended career events he pulled from the NIU calendar,...
This semester, NIU launched a unique program open to all students called NIU PLUS, short for Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies. It is designed to help students explore their interests, focus their studies, highlight their accomplishments and maybe even “earn and learn.” Best of all, it could help students get hired after graduation. Through NIU PLUS, students...
Hey, it doesn’t cost anything. And it could help you explore your interests, focus your studies, highlight your accomplishments and maybe even “earn and learn.” Best of all, it could help you get hired after graduation. This semester, the university launched a unique program open to all students. It’s known as NIU PLUS, short for Progressive...
Among the topics I addressed at our university town hall meeting last week was enrollment; specifically, what we are doing to stem the reduction of our student population and put us back on a growth trajectory after a 5.5 percent decline this fall. I noted that while some of the issues facing us involve the...
  Provost Lisa Freeman explains NIU PLUS during town hall No matter how well a university is marketed to prospective students, NIU Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman said, it must back up its claims with “a quality product.” “NIU PLUS is a quality product,” Freeman proudly told the in-person and online audiences Thursday...
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Members of the campus community are invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to attend an open forum to discuss two PLUS baccalaureate curricular proposals: transcript documentation of approved co-curricular activities; and required, upper-division writing-infused courses. The forum will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 125 of Altgeld Hall. For more information, contact Ed Klonoski...
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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.
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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.
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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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