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Ritu Subramony and Carrie Zack
The Office of the Provost will hold open forums Friday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 16, to hear from the two candidates for director of Academic Accreditation at NIU. Finalists are: Ritu Subramony, who is assisting the Office of the Provost in developing NIU’s self-study report for institutional accreditation and managing the Course Activity Documentation...
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Media Services is offering training on how to use the audiovisual equipment in Office of the Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these hands-on demonstrations, which take about 30 minutes. Appointments are available Wednesday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 10. Contact Keith Bisplinghoff at (815) 753-0172 or via email at...
Front (left to right): Patricia Fernandez, Jeanette Guardino. Back: David Gordon, Janice Hamlet, Daniel Albers.
Diversity education ambassadors are entering classrooms this semester to promote academic diversity programs and the value of being culturally competent. “What better way to promote the importance of diversity in education than to allow students who believe in its importance to communicate this to other students?” asks Janice Hamlet, coordinator of Academic Diversity Programs at...
David Hedin
Two thousand years ago, philosophers of nature believed the universe was made from symmetrical forms such as circles. Physicists now know that a perfectly symmetric universe is a lifeless void – that it’s the asymmetries that give rise to forms from stars to life itself and offer clues to one of time’s most elusive mysteries....
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2014 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 21, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220B. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member to prepare materials in accordance with the published...
Sarah Stuebing and friend
When senior biological sciences major Sarah Stuebing wanted to conduct an independent research project following her sophomore year at Northern Illinois University, she found a program that would allow her to work at the only primate rehabilitation program in Argentina. But Argentina is a long way from her hometown of DeKalb, and the cost of...
Janice Hamlet
Academic Diversity Programs will host an invitation-only Diversity Leadership Summit from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the Holmes Student Center. The event will bring together administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders from all across the university in creating a sense of community as it relates to diversity. President Doug Baker will...
Jenny Parker
NIU has named Jenny Parker, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, acting associate vice provost for Educator Licensure and Preparation. Parker begins her new role Thursday, Aug. 1. “Jenny has a long standing commitment to teacher preparation,” says Vice Provost Anne L. Birberick. “She will be a strong advocate for NIU teacher...
Sherrill Morris and Christopher Parker
The two candidates who are interviewing for the position of associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, for the campus community. Sherrill Morris will talk and take questions from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, in Altgeld Hall 203. Chris Parker...
Tomis Kapitan
When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to enhance understanding through dialogue. A more complete description recognizes that the Socratic method...
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Media Services will offer training Wednesday, Jan. 9, and Thursday, Jan. 10, on how to use the audiovisual equipment in Office of the Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. Training will take place in DuSable 348. A complete demonstration with hands-on practice should take about 30 minutes. New and returning instructors are welcome to attend. Contact Keith Bisplinghoff...
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The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction awards. These awards honor excellent undergraduate teaching in the university, encourage the improvement of instruction and promote discussion among members of the university community on the subject of teaching. Recipients should be among...
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