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Since Jesse W. Fell founded Illinois State Normal University in 1857, tens of thousands of graduates have used the knowledge and skills acquired during their years at the University to build careers, forge reputations, and change the world.

Although commencement can be perceived as the end of a relationship, it is-in reality-just the beginning of a lifelong bond between graduates and their alma mater. Once a student, forever an alum.

Alumni Services Illinois State University is more than just buildings and grounds, books and equipment, classes and research. It is, always has been, and always will be about people, including alumni, a vital part of the extended University family.

Alumni Services and the Illinois State University Alumni Association work with an army of volunteers to serve the needs of all those who have graduated from or attended the University through the years, regardless of their fields of study, geographic locations, or lifetime pursuits.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association at Illinois State University strives to maintain strong ties with alumni, friends and supporters. At the alumni website you will find helpful items like the following:

  • Create or update your profile
  • Forward your ISU alum email to your own email account
  • Find a Friend
  • Transcripts and Diplomas
  • New Grads Quckstart list
  • Professional Networking
  • Events, Travel, Reunions, and more

Click here to check out what the ISU Alumni Association can offer you

Alumni SpotLight

Let’s Talk Teaching: Great Expectations

Communicating high expectations to students requires both clarity and empathy. It can sometimes be a difficult juggling act. We explore ways to incorporate one of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education into your teaching. Discover some of the pitfalls and the great promise in rethinking how you challenge students to excel in their learning. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Claire Lamonica and Jim Gee also discuss ways to help students get back on track when they don’t meet your expectations.

Visit the show page for notes, including citations for the scholarship highlighted on this week’s episode.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Podcast.