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Patrick M. Green
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center and the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will sponsor the Spring 2012 Teaching Effectiveness Institute on “Creating Transformative Education through Experiential Learning.” The workshop takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. Patrick M....
The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2012 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...
Blackboard CATALYST AWARD
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received a major award for its work with Blackboard. This summer, the center received the 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Outstanding Staff Development. Given by Blackboard Inc., the award salutes NIU for putting the online learning system to innovative uses that have created global reaches. NIU received...
Members of the NIU community will soon have the opportunity to hear presentations on multicultural curriculum transformation given by faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines. Each of the presenters participated in the most recent Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute. The Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute was designed to facilitate discussion about multicultural issues, to...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2012 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 26, 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...
Michael Konen, Michael Morris, Brendon Swedlow and Jeanne Jakubowski
Teachers cannot fake or hide genuine enthusiasm for knowledge. They cannot keep it to themselves, or can they control when they spark it in their students. This month, NIU honors three of its teachers – Michael Konen, Michael Morris and Brendon Swedlow – for passing their zeal onto their undergraduate students. The trio is this...
Apple Inc. products
NIU faculty and administrators are invited to join representatives from Apple Inc. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a hands-on experience regarding “Learning Beyond the Lecture Hall.” The event in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center will explore the ways Apple products are helping teachers increase student engagement and achievement. Participants will...
The Office of the Provost has announced its annual call for nomiations for Presidential Teaching Professorships. Letters of nomination for the 2011 Presidential Teaching Professorships are due Monday, Sept. 27, to Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver, Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, members of the selection committee will...
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