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Northern Today - May 11, 2009

Image of the corporate ladderFirst group of professors graduates
from Faculty Leadership Initiative

Wanted: opportunities for tenured faculty at NIU to develop abilities necessary for academic leadership.

Solution: the Faculty Leadership Initiative, which launched Oct. 31, 2008, with 14 faculty members from five colleges.


Nina DorschTeaching and Learning co-chair to retire

Nina Dorsch didn’t set out to lead national discussions on curriculum revision. She didn’t plan to author a book on school reform. She didn’t expect to teach adults.

She wanted to teach English to teenagers.


Image of global diversityMCTI begins today

NIU’s annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute begins today.

All faculty and teaching staff are invited to attend the open sessions. All sessions are located in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center except for Wednesday’s plenary workshops, which are held in the Sky Room.