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Toni Tollerud
How do educators help students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education and teaching must nurture this desire to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. So says Toni Tollerud, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of...
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NIU’s Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute, organized by the Committee on Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will take place from May 13 to May 17 next spring at the Holmes Student Center. The purpose of the institute is to provide faculty and instructors with information, guidance and inspiration to transform...
Ray Alden
Executive Vice President and Provost Ray Alden has issued the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The professorships were established in 2007 by President John G. Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those tenured professors who: have achieved a consistent record of excellence in teaching, scholarship...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2013 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 24, 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...
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The NIU Foundation recently partnered with Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Provost to restructure the NIU Foundation Venture Grants program. A team of NIU students from the College of Law helped to create a concept and plan for this unique program. The move to update the...
Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. Awards recognize community leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration, and share advice, insight content and effective practices with fellow educators outside their own institutions. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors...
Carolinda Douglass
Carolinda Douglass describes herself as a planner “by nature and by training.” It’s a skill that will come in mighty handy in the months and years to come. A veteran NIU administrator with a diverse background and special strengths in assessment, Douglass has been tapped to become the university’s new vice provost for academic planning...
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Four finalists for the deanship of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will begin to visit campus for interviews and open forums this week. The candidates are Diana Biordi, Thomas Birk, Derryl Block and Linda Samson. Home to three schools – Allied Health and Communicative Disorders; Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences; and Nursing and...
Beverly W. Henry and Michael J. Kolb
Open forums are scheduled Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10, to interview the two candidates for the vacant general education coordinator position in the Office of the Provost. Candidates are Beverly W. Henry, an associate professor in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, and Michael J. Kolb, a professor in the NIU...
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
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NIU’s Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education is administering four different types of grants to support research in and projects for the improvement of instruction in undergraduate courses. All proposals must be submitted to the committee by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Email proposal forms to [email protected] Projects must be accompanied by approval from the...
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NIU has completed the first three years of the implementation of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan. Provost Raymond W. Alden has issued a call for proposals to be considered for implementation in FY12 and beyond. Two types of proposals are being sought: Continuation of previously funded initiatives. New initiatives that will function as demonstration projects....
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