NIU President John G. Peters and Harper President Kenneth Ender announce NIU’s Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Management Public Safety Emphasis program at Harper College.
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of the Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success, will include several initiatives: improving student learning at CLC through promoting active learning strategies; streamlining student transfer from the CLC to NEIU with online systems and discipline specific articulation agreements; establishing a NEIU Transfer Center to improve mentoring, advising, orientation, and financial literacy workshops for CLC students and their families; expanding the number of B.A. completion programs offered by NEIU on-site in Lake County; and providing comprehensive services to students who are military veterans and their families through a Veteran’s Services Coordinator at both institutions.
Northern Illinois University to offer bachelor’s degrees for first responders at Harper
Northern Illinois University will offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Management with an emphasis in Public Safety degree on the campus of Harper College beginning next summer. NIU’s new degree was recently approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and will allow working police officers, firefighters, and emergency management personnel to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree affordably and close to home.
ISBE, IBHE to brief legislators on school leader initiative The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Board of Higher Education will conduct a special legislative briefing on Newly Defined Principal Preparation for Illinois. This briefing will cover changes in standards for principal preparation programs that will better prepare school principals to be instructional leaders and improve student performance. This work was facilitated through the Working Together to Prepare Illinois School Leaders Initiative directed by HJR 42.
IBHE releasing a Request for Proposals for new grant projects under Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program
The IBHE intends to fund projects that provide research-based in-service professional development for teachers in high need school districts with measureable outcomes that include student achievement gains. An informational meeting will be held November 17, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parke Hotel in Bloomington to answer questions regarding the RFP. The ITQ federally funded program aligns with and supports the Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success strategy to “Strengthen teacher and school leader quality through upgraded standards and professional development.” For additional information about the RFP, please contact Rich Jachino, Associate Director, Grant Administration, at 217.557.7339.
Eureka College events to mark 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
A defining time in world history will be remembered at Eureka College on Nov. 9. Events will include a ceremony at the Ronald W. Reagan Peace Garden, which includes a section of the wall; a dinner; and a symposium with panelists who will discuss the collapse of communism in former Eastern Bloc nations. Eureka College is among several colleges and universities in the United States to have a section of the wall.
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