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Freeman speaks at Operating Staff Council meeting

By Lisa Freeman | October 7, 2019

NIU President Lisa Freeman spoke at Thursday’s Operating Staff Council Meeting. The following are excerpts from her speech. The speech was lightly edited for clarity and consistency.EnrollmentIn our enrollment management operation, we made a lot of...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Editorial Board supports Wiley partnership to boost enrollment

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 16, 2019

The Northern Star Editorial Board commends NIU for partnering with Wiley Education Services for the expansion of online programming and hopes the programs will be closely monitored to ensure the investment is worth it.NIU approved the partnership with...

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Grievance policy passes with applause

By Carlos Galvez | April 3, 2014

A grievance policy that will give students guidelines to resolving issues with faculty members was passed with 50 votes by the University Council Wednesday.Student grievance policyThe student grievance policy has been a heavily discussed issue for more...

Online courses provide tools, difficulties for students

By Felix Sarver | February 8, 2012

Professors who seek to spread their knowledge through online classes may find some obstacles.Though there are various means for college professors to teach online, the courses offered are not necessarily accredited and don't cater to all students' needs.Universities...

NIU offers new online courses, plans to add 42 new degree programs

By Faith Healy | September 12, 2011

When students think about college courses, they may think of a professor standing at a podium lecturing. However, NIU also offers alternative class methods in online courses. While offering online classes is not new to the university, there has been an...