I. Knowing Your Department, College, and NIU

One of the first steps a new chair should do is to become familiar with the university, college and department and their policies and procedures. This section provides a quick overview of NIU, the organizations structures, policies and procedures, and other useful information.

  1. University and college mission and scope, constitutions and bylaws
  2. Organizational structure and reporting lines
  3. Policies and procedures links
  4. Shared governance and committees of the university
  5. Department bylaws and mission
  6. College personnel, committees, and chair selection process