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Program Prioritization has shown us that introspection is worthwhile, and that proceeding in a strategic manner provides the best path forward toward aligning mission with resources, accomplishing our goals and fulfilling our purpose. Laurie Elish-Piper, dean of the NIU College of Education, and her amazing team have taken this to heart. Motivated by our university-wide...
Heide Fehrenbach
On social media and in our newsfeeds and mailboxes, fundraising campaigns featuring needy or suffering children confront us on a daily basis. They seek to grab our attention, stimulate empathy, prick our moral conscience and open our wallets for a good cause. Modern humanitarianism and photographic technologies emerged in the 19th century and came of...
J. Ivan Legg
J. Ivan Legg, provost at NIU from July of 2001 until his retirement in the spring of 2006, died Aug. 4 in Vancouver, Wash. He was 77. Legg became well-known rather quickly in DeKalb when he chose to live in a second-floor apartment in Stevenson Towers for the fall semester of 2001. “Students are what...
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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...
Smart Classroom
Academic Computing Operations and Support, part of the Division of Information Technology at NIU, is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. New for spring semester is the addition of Open-Sankoré interactive whiteboard software to the Smart Classroom computers. This easy-to-use annotation software allows users to annotate over whatever is displayed...
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...
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Executive vice president and provost finalist Marek Dollár will visit campus on Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, for interviews. Dollár is currently dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University of Ohio. Prior to this, he was professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering at...
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NIU’s next candidate for the position of executive vice president and provost, Salma Ghanem, will be on campus for interviews Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17. Ghanem is currently the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University. She previously served in the press office of the Egyptian Mission...
Provost candidate, Chukuka Enwemeka, who was scheduled to visit campus this Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, for interviews, has withdrawn from NIU’s search. All forums and meetings for this candidate have been cancelled.
Altgeld Hall
Excellent finalists for the position of NIU executive vice president and provost have been chosen and will be coming to campus over the next month to meet with faculty, students and staff and to see the university. The first candidate, Martin Abraham, will be on campus for interviews Wednesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 3....
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An open symposium is planned for noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, to roll out ideas for general education and baccalaureate curricular reform essential for improving educational quality and enhancing NIU’s mission of student success. Hosted by the General Education Visioning Task Force and the Office of the Provost, the NIU General Education and Integrative Learning Symposium...
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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