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Fall 2016 Teaching Effectiveness Institute


Links to download session resources and handouts are available below

Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction

Thursday, August 11, 2016 
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center


teaching word cloudThis institute is designed to introduce faculty to the basic principles of teaching, share information about teaching-related support resources available at NIU, and discuss how faculty can address students’ learning needs. This institute will include interactive presentations by NIU faculty and staff, and participants will have opportunities to network with both new and experienced NIU faculty. This institute is geared toward those who are new to teaching as well as those wanting to refresh their knowledge about teaching fundamentals.

Agenda and Resources

Session Resources
8:00 a.m.
Check-in, Refreshments, and Networking  
8:25 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m.
Planning an Effective Course Syllabus
9:15 a.m.
Energizing the Classroom Experience
10:00 a.m.
Morning Break  
10:15 a.m.
Assessing Student Learning
11:00 a.m.
Managing Academic Misconduct in the Classroom
11:30 a.m.
Handling Academic Dishonesty and Difficult Students
12:00 p.m.
Lunch in Blackhawk Cafeteria  
1:00 p.m.
Establishing and Maintaining Classroom Civility
1:45 p.m.
Assisting Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Concerns
2:15 p.m.
Implementing Disability Accommodations for Your Students
2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break  
3:00 p.m.
Preparing Successful Writing Assignments
3:30 p.m.
Getting Support from the University Libraries for Teaching and Research
4:00 p.m.
Conclusion and Institute Evaluation  

Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This institute is open to NIU faculty, instructors, and SPS and Civil Service staff. Participants will receive institute materials, lunch, and a certificate of participation. Due to the expensive nature of the institute and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire day.  Advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016. Online registration is closed. If you still wish to register, please call 815-753-0595.

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by Monday, August 8, 2016 so that those on the waiting list can be given the opportunity to attend the institute and/or institute costs can be reduced.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Last Updated: 8/11/2016