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.
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
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
In response to the recent tragedy, the NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is compiling information and resources for faculty as the campus community begins the healing process. This new resource page is available at http://www.niu.edu/facdev/resources/crisis. In the days ahead this resource page will be frequently updated to provide timely links to resources and details on special programs to be offered for NIU faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants … Read More
This new blog serves as one mechanism for communicating news, information, and resources to the faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants of Northern Illinois University. The blog is one of the many resources offered and maintained by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. Faculty Development staff post information, ideas, and resources regarding teaching and educational technology as well as communicate ideas and suggestions on how to apply such technology … Read More