Article 6:
Establishment of Grievance Process for Students

6.1 As a student-centered institution of higher learning, Northern Illinois University strives to create a professional environment that is free from unprofessional or inappropriate acts or decisions by a university employee which adversely affect students in the academic or educational setting. This is consistent with the preamble of the Northern Illinois University Constitution which declares that "Respect for the intrinsic dignity of each member of the university community, both by the university itself and by each member of that community, is the basic cornerstone governing all community activities."

 

6.2 Enactment of the Student Grievance Process shall promote the values inherent in the American Association of University Professors' Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. That is to say, employees have an obligation to (a) promote the common good, (b) pursue a free search for truth, and (c) protect students' freedom in learning. Students have a right to expect that these values be demonstrated throughout the university. In order to provide recourse for allegations of unprofessional or inappropriate acts or decisions by a university employee which adversely affect students in the academic or educational setting, the university has established procedures through the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for students to file a grievance, as set forth in the Student Grievance Procedures
 

Grievance Procedures for Students established by University Council 04/02/2014.
Proposed amendment approved by University Council 04/29/2020.
Proposed amendment approved by University Council 04/06/2022.

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Ismael Montana
President, Faculty Senate
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Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
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