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Engagement at NIU

Engagement is an essential goal of our division. From working together with faculty to support their teaching and research practices to building collaborative partnerships with the community, we thrive on making connections to improve our region. 

NIU is bestowed with a Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OERD's contributions to our university in community engagement and campus collaboration have helped us earn this distinguished classification.

OERD is committed to the future of a NIU as an engaged university. Learn more about OERD's role and our next steps in this June 2022 presentation from Dr. Cotsones to the NIU Board of Trustees.

We invite you to contact us at to learn more about engagement at NIU.

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Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
307 Lowden Hall

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