Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute
Every other summer (the odd years - e.g., 2011, 2013) the Committee on Multicultural Curriculum Transformation organizes an institute on the NIU campus. The institute is designed to facilitate discussion about multicultural issues and provide tenured and tenure-track faculty, instructors and teaching supportive professional staff support for incorporating multicultural perspectives and content into their teaching. Ideally, the institute leads to curricular as well as personal transformation.
The institute format includes plenary addresses by invited scholars, presentations by NIU faculty and staff, panel discussions, syllabi reviews, videos, and small group activities that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disabilities. During the institute, participants will be assigned to small groups led by past participants who will moderate discussions and syllabi reviews. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation signed by the Provost.