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Task Force Nominations

Nominations for membership on the NIU Program Prioritization Task Forces

NIU seeks nominations for membership on two task forces that will evaluate all academic and administrative programs as part of the university’s Program Prioritization initiative. 

While qualifications differ slightly between the two task forces, the following characteristics are sought for nominations for membership on either group. Successful nominees will:

  • Understand and embrace NIU’s mission as a student-centered research and teaching institution with a strong commitment to engagement with our region.
  • Enjoy the respect of their peers and will have achieved a high level of credibility
  • Have participated in university-wide initiatives such as service on committees, task forces, shared governance bodies, etc.
  • Have a reputation for getting things done and meeting commitments within a specific timeframe
  • Have the ability to consider the university’s long-term vision and participate as a representative of the entire university, not just his/her own department or unit (i.e., have a “trustee mentality”)
  • Be committed to the principle of confidentiality in all task force work
  • Willingness to take the time needed to fully participate in all task force activities.    

Task force work will be very time-consuming. It is estimated to take 6-10 hours per week during the intensive part of the process which is expected to last approximately five months from mid-October 2015 to mid-March 2016. The university will provide support to departments for this temporary loss of service and to individuals for additional work hours. 

Academic Task Force Requirements

  1. Tenured Faculty and Instructors              
  2. At least one member from each college
  3. No more than 20 total members

Administrative Task Force Requirements

  1. Staff, Tenured Faculty and Instructors
  2. At least one from each division
  3. No more than 20 total members


Make a Nomination

The nomination deadline was
April 10, 2015