The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is pleased to announce the completion of our annual report for the 2014-15 academic year. This latest report is available at go.niu.edu/facdevreport14-15. Below are a few highlights.
During 2014-2015, the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center contributed to the university’s mission …to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service by collaborating with various academic and support units to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of NIU faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate teaching assistants in their teaching, technology integration, professional development, and related needs. This was the sixteenth full academic year of operation for the center since we were reorganized in August 1998. Some of our significant accomplishments this year include:
- Offering 157 programs for 1,609 participants, which totaled 4,980 hours of professional development
- Conducting 1,206 consultations with 416 unique faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate teaching assistants from 77 academic and support units
- Serving on 11 committees, councils, and organizations within NIU and the broader Faculty Development community
- Recognized 4 recipients of Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, issued 11 Graduate Teaching Certificates, and was honored with 3 individual and department recognitions
We hope you enjoy this new digital format for our annual report. Feel free to explore and learn more about our activities and accomplishments from the past year.
Jason Rhode, Ph.D.