Northern Illinois University

NCATE/ISBE Accreditation

Standard 4  Diversity

 

1. Proficiencies related to diversity that candidates are expected to develop

 

          College of Education

              Early Childhood Education

              Elementary Education

              Physical Education

              Special Education LBSI: undergraduate, graduate

              Special Education Vision: undergraduate, graduate   

              Bilingual ESL

              Chief School Business Official

              Curriculum and Instruction

              Instructional Technology

              Library Media Specialist  

              Principal

              Reading

              School Counselor 

              Special Education LBSII

              Superintendency

              Technology Specialist

 

          College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

              MST in Engineering

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

              Family and Consumer Sciences

              Health

              Speech-Language Pathology

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              Earth & Space Science and Environmental Science

              Mathematics

              School Psychology

 

           Comparison of On-Campus and Off-Campus Programs

 

 

2. Curriculum components that address diversity proficiencies

 

          College of Education

                Bilingual ESL

                Chief School Business Official

                Curriculum and Instruction

                Early Childhood Education

                Elementary Education

                Instructional Technology - during the field experience

                Library Media Specialist  

                M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education

                Physical Education

                Principal

                Reading

                School Counselor 

                Special Education LBSI: undergraduate, graduate

                Special Education LBSII

                Special Education Vision: undergraduate, graduate 

                Superintendency

                Technology Specialist  

 

          College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

                 Engineering MST - final term lesson plans

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

                 Family and Consumer Sciences

                 Health

                 Speech-Language Pathology

 

          College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

                 ILAS 301 description of diversity experience and reflective assignment (all CLAS Teacher Cert)

                     Orientation slideshow for ILAS 301 (links to diversity experiences and Conceptual Framework)

                 History and Social Sciences

                 Mathematics

                 School Psychology

 

 

3. Asessment instruments, scoring guides, and data related to diversity

        INSTRUMENTS & SCORING GUIDES

 

          College of Education

              Curriculum and Instruction - assessment, rubric

              Early Childhood

              Elementary Education, undergraduate

              Elementary Education, graduate

              Chief School Business Official assessment, rubric

              ESL Bilingual assessment, rubric

              Instructional Technology assessment, rubric

              Library assignment, rubric

              Physical Education

              Principal

              Reading

              School Counseling

              Special Education: LBSI, undergraduate

              Special Education: LBSI, graduate assessment1, assessment2, assessment3

              Special Education: LBSII

              Superintendent, assessment, rubric

              Technology Specialist  assessment, rubric

 

          College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

              Engineering MST

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

              Family and Consumer Sciences

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              Mathematics undergraduate, graduate, MST

              ILAS 301 (all of the college's teacher certification programs)

              School Psychology

 

        DATA

          See Unit Annual Report, page 8 for data on diversity proficiencies

 

 

4. Policies and practices for recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty

 

          Northern Illinois University Affirmative Action Plan (2003)

 

          College of Education

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              Mathematics

              School Psychology

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

 

 

5. Policies and practices for recruiting and retaining diverse candidates

 

          Northern Illinois University Affirmative Action Plan (2003)

          CHANCE

 

          College of Education

              Recruitment Services Office

                  Project PRIME

              Early Childhood EC2 Cohort Recruiting

              Counseling Example

              ESL Bilingual Example

              Reading Example

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              Mathematics

              School Psychology

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

 

          Real NIU Club

 

 

6. Policies, practices, and/or procedures that facilitate candidate experiences with students from diverse groups

          Unit Diversity Experience report required each year, see Diversity page

 

          College of Education

              Student Council for Exeptional Children collaborates with community organizations that support individuals with disabilities and they raise money for those organizations and activities (e.g. RAMP, Wheel-a-thon).

              ESL Bilingual Example

              Reading Example

              Project PRIME

              Project Success

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              History and Social Sciences

              School Psychology policy and practices, practicum placements

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

             Health Education:  In addition to clinical experiences in school districts with diverse student populations, candidates are encouraged to actively participate in the Student Health Organization (SHO). There they participate in voluntary work experiences with diverse populations in varied community settings. 

 

For more diversity-related information (including demographics of service population, candidates, faculty/staff, and p-12 students), see the "Diversity" page of this site.