Hate Protests at NIU

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Responding to Hate: A Message about the Hate Protests at Northern Illinois University Word has spread rapidly about the fringe “religious” group (the WBC) that is bringing its agenda of hate and homophobia to our community as we grapple with the tragic events that happened on our campus. Many students and others have come together through the Internet to voice their outrage and plan responses to the protestors. We understand … Read More

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

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