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Developing Talent

NIU’s Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development delivers credit and non-credit programs – both online and face-to-face – at convenient locations across the region. The Division also creates partnerships with community colleges and K-12 schools to create seamless educational transitions and grow the pipeline for high-demand careers.

Adult Learners

Meeting the needs of working adults with off-campus classes throughout the region
http://www.niu.edu/adult_learner/

Providing undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs off-campus
http://www.niu.edu/offcampusacademics/index.shtml

Adult Learner

Online Classes

Expanding access to degree programs and credentialing through convenient learning technologies
http://www.niu.edu/niuonline/

Creating award winning online courses for NIU faculty and external clients
http://elearning.niu.edu/

Online Classes

Community Colleges

Creating partnerships that increase 4-year degree completion
http://www.niu.edu/offcampusacademics/ccp/index.shtml

Working with 2-year colleges to identify region's greatest educational needs
http://www.niu.edu/outreach/Education_and_Training/community_colleges.shtml

Community Colleges

Professional Development

Enhancing careers with award-winning credentialing programs
http://www.niu.edu/non-credit/

Professional Development

STEM

Teaching middle and high school students how to develop video games while increasing STEM skills and providing a vision for future STEM careers.
http://dcl.niu.edu/index.php/labs/game-development-lab

Increasing the talent pool in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
http://www.outreach.niu.edu/stem/

Reaching out to schools and families with innovative events and programming
http://www.outreach.niu.edu/stemfest/index.shtml

Teaching educators how to enhance STEM classes
http://www.outreach.niu.edu/stem/educators/index.shtml

STEM

Growing Enrollment

Meeting university goals for increasing off-campus enrollment
http://www.niu.edu/outreach/Education_and_Training/vision2020.shtml

Developing and promoting high-demand degree completion programs
http://www.niu.edu/offcampusacademics/undergraduate/index.shtml

Growing Enrollment