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Matt Streb, administrative task force co-chair, (left) and George Slotsve, academic task force co-chair, discuss the progress of NIU’s program prioritization efforts at the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

Program prioritization task force increases meeting hours

By Alexander Chettiath | March 31, 2016

The program prioritization academic task force has increased the hours it meets from four hours to eight hours every Friday for the next two weeks in order to complete their recommendations by the April 30 deadline.Program prioritization, which began...

Faculty nominate president candidates

By Jackie Nevarez | February 19, 2015

Faculty nominated four Faculty Senate members to run for the Senate’s presidency in the 2015-2016 academic year.ElectionsTherese Arado, a member of the Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee, asked the Faculty Senate to nominate faculty members...

Junior communication major Danny Albers smokes a cigarette outside of DuSable Hall Jan. 22. NIU must implement a campus smoking ban to be compliant with the Smoke-Free Campus Act by July 1.

Smoke-free campus task force proposes policy to end tobacco use at NIU

By Jackie Nevarez | January 22, 2015

Some Faculty Senate members questioned how NIU will implement a policy presented Wednesday to make the campus smoke-free.The Smoke-Free Campus Act, which goes in to effect July 1, prohibits smoking in indoor and outdoor areas of college campuses in Illinois....

Faculty Senate addresses cellular device stipend policy, phone privacy concerns

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2014

Matt Parks, senior director of Network and Communications Services, presented a cellular stipend policy proposal Wednesday to Faculty Senate, some members of which were skeptical of the proposal.The policy applies to NIU departments and employees that...

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