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Members of the Faculty Senate sitting in banquet style seating at Wednesdays meeting at Altgeld Hall in the second floor auditorium. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate talks phishing scams, AI cheating

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – In NIU’s first Faculty Senate meeting of 2023, members discussed virtual threats, artificial intelligence boosting plagiarism and the future of SURSMAC.   CYBER CRIME AGAINST NIU In a report explaining the role of information...

The newest update to the student code of conduct was discussed on Wednesday by the faculty senate.

New student code of conduct discussed at Faculty Senate Meeting

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | September 29, 2022

The new NIU student code of conduct was discussed during the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday.  The new student code of conduct, which has been worked on and refined since last year, has been adopted by the Office of Student Conduct as of Aug....

Union members work towards better teaching conditions

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into...

Faculty Senate touch on current topics, including student health insurance change

Faculty Senate touch on current topics, including student health insurance change

By Kierra Frazier | November 28, 2018
Faculty Senate members gathered in the Holmes Student Center Skyroom for the final senate meeting of the semester Thursday.

Faculty Senate touches on tenure program and potential scholarship opportunities

By Fathima Siddiqui | October 4, 2018

The Faculty Senate met Wednesday to discuss issues concerning professors on track to tenure and proposed future scholarships, as well as approving other items on the agenda.Wendell Johnson, social sciences librarian, spoke on behalf of the United Faculty...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Program prioritization continues

By Michael Urbanec | January 25, 2018

DeKALB — The Faculty Senate met Wednesday to discuss topics including program prioritization, school pride and the usage of Lynda.com.Acting Provost Chris McCord presented data from the program prioritization process the school started in fall 2015.“The...

Faculty Senate discusses proposed legislation that affects admissions

Faculty Senate discusses proposed legislation that affects admissions

By James Krause | November 2, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Senate members discussed recent legislation proposed by the Illinois House of Representatives that would influence admission procedures and budget prioritization for higher education.The bill is an amendment to the Illinois Board of...

Faculty Senate discusses proposed legislation that affects admissions

Faculty Senate voices salary concerns

By James Krause | October 5, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Senate members have developed concerns about the implementation of a salary increase amid faculty contract negotiations.A report from one senator addressed the ongoing negotiations between the United Faculty Alliance, a union representing...

The newest update to the student code of conduct was discussed on Wednesday by the faculty senate.

Faculty Senate to discuss environmental initiatives, undergrad recruitment

By Northern Star staff | October 3, 2017

DeKALB | Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting will include discussion of an undergraduate recruitment plan and protecting the environment at NIU.Sol Jensen, vice president for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, will be joining the Faculty...

Presidential search thickens: Faculty Senate works on setting standards

Presidential search thickens: Faculty Senate works on setting standards

By James Krause | September 7, 2017

DeKALB — Members of Faculty Senate expressed their opinions to the Board of Trustees leadership regarding the presidential search during a meeting Wednesday.Wheeler Coleman, Board of Trustees chair, and Dennis Barsema, Board of Trustees vice chair,...

Bakers legal fees total out to $337K

Baker’s legal fees total out to $337K

By Ian Tancun | June 26, 2017

DeKALB | While NIU struggled to regain financial stability, officials hired law firm Franczek Radelet in 2016 to investigate complaints made against departing President Doug Baker and his administration, making it the second law firm to add thousands...