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October 2018


Dear Adjunct Colleagues,

We would like to thank Diane Salmon, Director of the Office of Teaching of Learning, for her leadership and the provision of excellent professional development offerings for our faculty community. Diane’s vision, talent, and hard work have been instrumental in providing opportunities for faculty growth. Beginning with the new academic year, Diane will be transitioning back to her faculty role in the National College of Education. We are sad to see her leave the Provost’s team, but understand her desire to fully focus her expertise in the service of teacher preparation programs.

We would like to announce the formation of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a stakeholder group committed to faculty continuous growth and improvement in teaching at NLU. Comprised of faculty and administrators from each of the colleges, the primary purpose is to share faculty development needs and plans identified within the colleges and to maintain a system of teaching and learning support that is responsive to the needs of our students and faculty. This collaborative will be co-chaired by Michael Carr, Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Faculty Development, and Catherine Honig, Associate Professor in the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. In addition, Diane Salmon will be a vital part of the transition she serving as a consultant to the collaborative.

Lastly, we are also pleased to announce a new position for Raquel Garcia. Raquel is now, Manager of Academic Operations and Faculty Development. She will maintain her current responsibilities related to the adjunct faculty but her leadership will expand to help support operations and development for all faculty. She will play an important role supporting the Teaching and Learning Collaborative.

We are looking forward to working together for collective impact in support of teaching excellence.

Upcoming Dates
10/28/18 6-week classes end
10/29/18 Late start classes beginFirst

2:00 PM - Monthly University President's Meetings

See below for more information


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News You Can Use
Student Experience Office

The Student Experience Office is so excited to introduce Eagle Life, NLU’s new student engagement tool that provides access to student life events and student organization meetings. What’s happening on campus is right at your fingertips through the Eagle Life app.  

Students, faculty, and staff can get updated information on what events and activities are happening on campus.  Faculty and staff can register their departments, allowing you to create and promote events to the University community. Visit or download the app. 

Eagle Life will add to your marketing efforts for student-facing events. In addition to marketing events and activities, Eagle Life will provide analytics to your events and activities, allows for electronic check in, and create efficiencies.

Save the Date

We are excited to share the 2019 Connection dates with you as we finalize the details for each event.

Winter Connection
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
3:00 – 6:00pm
NLU Goose Island Campus
900 N. North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Spring Connection
Friday, June 7, 2019
NLU Wheeling Campus
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090

Fall Connection
September 4 and 5, 2019
More details will be included on the save-the-date.

Please note that a save-the-date in the form of a calendar invitation with more details will be sent out to everyone for each event in the weeks to come. We encourage you to attend all three events and look forward to collaboration and teamwork as we connect in the year ahead.

Kind Regards,

NLU Connections Committee


Upcoming Events

Dear NLU Colleagues,

To better foster communication across the university, we will continue our monthly president’s updates throughout the year. Our first meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Atrium on the Chicago campus. At our meeting I will provide a status update on such issues as our financial performance, progress in key initiatives such as the undergraduate college, Kendall integration, facilities plans, online programming, etc. Key members of the leadership team will be available to address questions. The meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 year is as follows:

Monday, December 3, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, February 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 1, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

We encourage you to participate at one of the campus Zoom locations listed below. If you are unable to be at a campus, we have provided a Zoom link as well -

Chicago - Atrium
Wheeling - Public Forum Room
North Shore - Room 469
Lisle Public Forum Room
Elgin Room -114
Kendall - Rooms 255 and 257 (for October meeting; location will be updated for future meetings)

D2L Professional Development

Need support for a D2L project? Every month the LITS Instructional Designers hold open labs to provide personalized support. The labs are held at five Chicago-area campuses and in Zoom. Instructors at distant locations (Wisconsin, Elgin, Florida, Poland, etc.) are especially invited to the Zoom sessions. Here is the schedule for October.

• Thursday, October 25 Chicago Campus, 1pm – 4pm
• Monday, October 29 Wheeling Campus, 1pm – 4pm
• Tuesday, October 30 Kendall Campus, 10am – 12pm

Interested? Please email your requested date and session to Optionally, you can include a brief statement of what you would like to work on. [Note: if you aren't able to make any of these sessions, please contact to request an individual session.]

For more information you can check out the Faculty D2L Workshop Calendar here. We look forward to working with you.

Adjunct Spotlight

Adjunct Council Meeting Date

The NLU Adjunct Council meets the second Thursday of every month via Zoom video conferencing.  The meetings are open to all and you are welcome to attend.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. If you would like to receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Raquel Garcia or Nancy Hekkema.

If you would like to showcase your work email us a short description of your work by the 15th of the month end of business day to  We look forward to sharing your work with the NLU Community.

Useful Links

Adjunct Council

Adjunct Handbook

Adjunct Orientation

Student Guidebook

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