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NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professor, Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professors, Presidential Teaching Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award winners. A reception in their honor begins at 3 p.m. today in the...
Charles E. Downing
In challenging fiscal times, larger class section sizes often become more common. As the number of students enrolled in a course section rises, one way to continue to deliver a quality educational experience for students is through the creative use of technology. Charles E. Downing, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Operations Management and...
Altgeld Hall
Faculty excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, artistry and engagement will be recognized in a bigger way beginning this year, as revisions to the Presidential Professorships are enacted. Base salary increments for the awards have been increased from $2,000 to $5,000, and colleges will receive $4,000 to help cover the costs associated with a semester’s release...
NIU: Celebrating Excellence
NIU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors for any of four different awards designed to honor excellence. The 2016 Presidential Engagement Professorships, Presidential Teaching Professorships, Presidential Research, Scholarship, and Artistry Professorships and the Board of Trustees Professorships will follow the same nomination and application deadlines this year: Call...
What does teaching accomplish? Jim Schmidt, chair of the NIU Department of History, strives for “true learning.” “Having been in the classroom for more than 20 years, I have come to realize learning is not primarily dependent on what material I present or how I present it. Instead, it’s ab out creating an environment where...
Gulsat Aygen
Many educators – Gulsat Aygen included – love to teach the elite learners, those students who continually are tops in their classes and eager to discover even more. But it’s the others in the attendance lists who truly ignite Aygen’s zeal for teaching. “My major goal is creating an intellectual environment where everyone learns, especially...
Jim Schmidt
Jim Schmidt wants students awake and engaged in his classroom. The lights stay on. The PowerPoint remains off. Napping and smartphone surfing are unacceptable. But Schmidt also wants students to laugh and enjoy their education. “If serious intellectual pursuit is the overarching idea, that does not mean we can’t have fun while doing it. I...
David Gunkel
Virtually no field or discipline has been left untouched by technological innovation. This is especially true in the field of communication, where so many daily interactions with each other have moved to computer-mediated systems. For this reason, it is often considered necessary to teach students how to use the technology that has and will continue...
NIU physics professor Stephen Martin at Fermilab
The natural scientist is constantly in search of truth, characterized by the ideal of an uncompromising intolerance for mistakes. However, everyone makes them. Recognizing mistakes is an indispensable part of the learning process. Indeed, mistakes – by both student and teacher – can be systematically built into classroom strategies. The collision with, and defeat of, carefully...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2015 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 27, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 215. Electronic submissions are preferred via email to [email protected] Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member...
James Mellard
James (Jim) Mellard, a Professor Emeritus in the NIU Department of English, died Sunday, July 27. Mellard leaves his wife, Sue Gilbert Mellard; three daughters; and two grandchildren. Mellard was widely published, with 70 articles to his name. He wrote many books, including, “Beyond Lacan; Using Lacan, Reading Fiction;” “The Exploded Form: The Modernist Novel in America;”...
David Taylor
Distinguished Teaching Professor David Taylor was voted “Professor of the Year” by the NIU Law Class of 2014. As Professor of the Year, Taylor will have the honor of addressing the class Saturday, May 24, during commencement and assisting with hooding the students during the ceremony. Taylor also received the accolade from the Classes of...
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