Dealing with Aftermath of Tragedy: International Students, Faculty and Staff

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Introduction You may already have seen several helpful handouts and other materials produced by NIU and sister institutions which are designed to help faculty, staff and students deal with the tragedy of February 14, 2008. The purpose of this handout is to address questions that may arise for those who share different cultural backgrounds from those typically found in the Midwest of the US. If you consider yourself an international … Read More

Counseling Support Workshops

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Special sessions have been scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (February 19-21, 2008) this week to provide support for faculty/staff/TAs in Academic Affairs in dealing directly with students returning to campus. Please review the following information notices from the Provost’s Office providing further details regarding these sessions: Provost’s Memo Regarding Counseling Support Schedule of Faculty/Staff/TAs Workshops on Counseling Support for Students’ Return to Classes

Special Sessions for NIU Teaching Personnel

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Special sessions are being scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (February 19-21, 2008) this week to provide support for faculty/staff/TAs in Academic Affairs in dealing directly with students returning to campus. Colleges and departments will be contacting their faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants directly with further details concerning these sessions.

Teaching in Times of Crisis

Strategies for Teaching in Difficult Times Campus Resources for Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Students Web and Print Resources on Teaching in Times of Crisis Strategies for Teaching in Difficult Times The recent tragedy at NIU is significant in its impact that many of us may not be able to teach our classes as we usually do. When classes resume, we will have to teach course content as well as help … Read More

Dealing with the Aftermath of Tragedy

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Following our recent tragedy, the NIU Counseling and Student Development Center has put together a few tips to help when working with students. They are reposted below and are also available at http://www.niu.edu/tragedy/counseling/facstaff.shtml. Take time to talk as a group or class. Consider providing an opportunity at the beginning of a class period. Often, a short time period is more effective than a whole class period. This serves the purpose … Read More

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