|Original Policy Source
|APPM Section III Item 11
|Effective Adoption Date
|Last Review Date
Faculty & Academics
This information is intended to set forth the basic procedures by which a department, school, or college (hereafter referred to as “the program”) may seek and gain approval to limit the retention of students in majors. This process involves attention to both curricular and resource matters. The guidelines are intended to insure that all affected campus offices, interested students, high schools, and community college counselors have adequate notice and sufficient time to prepare for the change in the retention policies of an NIU program.
Justification for a program continuing its limited retention policy shall be addressed in the year prior to the normal eight-year program review. As with an initial application, the college/department will need to address the issues in “C” above. Continuation or modification to the limited retention procedure is recorded in the college curriculum committee minutes.
Subject to the normal curricular review process, the following methods may be used to implement limited retention:
Approved by Undergraduate Coordinating Council, May 6, 2004;
Revised December 10, 2008;
Revisions Approved by Undergraduate Coordinating Council, February 5, 2009
Approved by the Baccalaureate Council on September 8, 2016.