Bischoff came to NIU in 1973, as an assistant professor
in physical education. She was named acting chair of her department in
1989, and permanent chair the following year.
Her involvement on committees aimed at enhancing
opportunities for women is extensive: chair, Commitment to Equity
Committee for NCAA Self-Study Certification(1993-94); Ad Hoc Committee
on Gender Equity in Athletics(1993-94); Affirmative Action
Committee(1989-92; chair, 1991-92); Presidential Commission on the
Status of Women(1983-86; chair, 1984-86); and Women's Studies Advisory
Committee(1981-83; chair, 1982-83).
In addition to her committee work, Dr. Bischoff was
cited for having made opportunities for women part of standard operating
procedure in her area. She has hired women, promoted women and mentored
promising female colleagues who aspired to leadership positions.
In addition to her departmental duties, Bishchoff serves
on the University Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees, sits as a
member of the University Council and Faculty Senate, and served as the
executive secretary of the University Council and chair of the Faculty