Curriculum Planning

Curriculum Planning at NIU supports the university's ongoing commitment to providing high-quality academic programs that address student and societal needs. Curriculum Planning supports NIU's mission to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning through the pursuit of knowledge, sharing of research and artistry, and engagement of communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. Core components of curriculum planning include oversight of new program development and ongoing program review of existing academic programs.

Responsibility for the university’s curriculum is vested in its faculty overseen by the Faculty Senate, which delegates this authority to the Baccalaureate Council for undergraduate curriculum and to the Graduate Council for graduate curriculum.

The curriculum for undergraduate students includes general education requirements in Foundational Studies and Knowledge Domains. See forms and other resources related to general education here.

Required Records for Tuition and Fee Waivers

Tuition and Fee Waiver memorandum (PDF)

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Academic Affairs

Alicia Schatteman
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Richard Mazzolini
Program Assistant

Ian Gawron
Curriculum Coordinator and Catalog Editor