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Indiana University
Northwest 2005-2008
Graduate Studies Bulletin

IU Northwest
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Indiana University Northwest 
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General Information

University Information
Academic Programs
Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status
  for Indiana University Fee Purposes

Emergency Closings
Institute for Innovative Leadership
Financial Information
Academic Regulations and Policies
Enrollment Services
Admissions
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Career Services
Office of the Registrar
Student Affairs Administration
IUN Child Care Center
Counseling Services
Multicultural Affairs Program
Student Life/Athletics Office
Dental Clinic Services

University Information

Indiana University
Mission
History
Campus and Buildings
The Library
Faculty
Students
Alumni Services
Campus Information and Switchboard
Accreditation

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Indiana University

Indiana University was founded at Bloomington in 1820 and is one of the oldest state universities in the Midwest. It serves nearly 100,000 students on eight campuses. The residential campus at Bloomington and the urban center at Indianapolis form the core of the university. Campuses in Gary, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, New Albany, Richmond, and South Bend join Bloomington and Indianapolis in bringing an education of high quality within reach of all of Indiana’s citizens.

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Mission

The mission of Indiana University Northwest, one of the eight Indiana University campuses, is to provide higher education to the people of the seven counties in northwest Indiana. Quality and relevance are the hallmarks of IUN’s programs. These programs serve the needs of the most diverse, urban, and industrialized area of the state. Out of this diversity, IUN strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the value of education. We provide a friendly community in which faculty, staff, and students interact in an energetic and positive environment. Mutual respect and the development of the full potential of each person are essential parts of our educational philosophy. IUN believes that freedom of inquiry, reason, and honesty is necessary to the pursuit of knowledge. The faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in teaching, research, community service, and the management of university resources.

Indiana University Northwest accomplishes its mission through:

  • A fully qualified faculty
    • whose responsibilities are teaching, research, and service.
    • who as good teachers take responsibility for enhancing student learning.
    • who pursue research that contributes to the expansion of knowledge, enlivens their teaching, and gives form to their service in the community.
  • Fully accredited programs that
    • provide a strong foundation in the arts and sciences.
    • offer a range of degrees in both the arts and sciences and in the professional divisions.
    • offer classes throughout the day, evening, and weekend.
  • A continuing commitment to northwest Indiana through
    • campus involvement in the region's continuing dialogue about its economic, social, and cultural future.
    • faculty research and expertise.
    • university/community projects.

In summary, IUN is an urban commuter university providing Indiana University programs to a diverse student body. IUN is committed to preparing its students to live and work successfully in the pluralistic society of the twenty-first century.

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History

Indiana University Northwest is the result of growth and change that began in 1921 when the university offered its first formal classes in Lake County as part of a program sponsored by the Gary Public School System. Under various names and in various locations, Indiana University has been serving the needs of higher education in northwest Indiana ever since.

In 1932 Indiana University initiated the Calumet Center in East Chicago; and by 1939, through funds granted by the state legislature and the federal government, the Calumet Center was serving students in a building in Tod Park on a site donated by the city of East Chicago.

When Gary College was founded in 1933, Indiana University discontinued classes in Gary except for a few advanced courses. But in 1948, at the request of the Gary School Board, the university assumed the management of Gary College, which became the Gary Center of Indiana University. Gary Center classes were held after school hours and in the evenings at the Horace Mann High School until 1949, when all the main facilities of the center were moved to the commercial wing of the City Methodist Church, a move that allowed for a considerable expansion of the center’s program. In 1955, with approval from the Gary Board of Park Commissioners, the Common Council of the city authorized the sale of 27 acres of Gleason Park to Indiana University for the purpose of establishing a Gary Center campus (the present site of Indiana University Northwest). In May of 1959, the first classes were held in the new location.

Recognizing the growth of such centers and the increasing demands for higher education throughout the state, Indiana University in 1963 reorganized its various “extension’’ centers into regional campuses, and the Gary Center and the Calumet Center became the Northwest Campus of Indiana University. Soon after this reorganization, the first degree programs were authorized, and the Northwest Campus became a four-year college. The first commencement was held at the Northwest Campus in June of 1967. In 1968, the IU Board of Trustees changed the name of the Northwest Campus to Indiana University Northwest.

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Campus and Buildings

The campus of IU Northwest in Gary is adjacent to 240 acres of wooded park land, much of which as currently developed includes municipal playing fields, baseball diamonds, and golf courses. The city of Gary has already given 32.8 acres of this park property to Indiana University for the campus. The Gleason Park site is bounded on the north by an interstate expressway (I 80-94), on the east by a major north-south artery (Broadway-Indiana 53), on the west by the Gleason Park Golf Course, and on the south by residential housing. The northeast and northwest corners of the 240-acre tract lie adjacent to expressway cloverleaf exchanges east and west.

Eight of the buildings used by IU Northwest are located on the 27-acre main campus site. The buildings are the original classroom/office building occupied in 1959; a second classroom/office building and a student union building, which were put into operation in 1969; a four-story classroom/office building, which was first occupied in 1976 and which includes a computer center linked to the computer facilities in Bloomington and Indianapolis; the Library/Conference Center completed in the spring of 1980. A new three-story science/laboratory building, Marram Hall, opened in 1991, and the Savannah Center, which houses an art gallery, auditorium, health club and bookstore, opened in February 2000. In June 2006, the University dedicated the new Dunes Medical/Professional Building, housing the I.U. School of Medicine and the Schools of Business and Economics, Social Work, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public and Environmental Affairs. Adjacent to the campus is a building for divisional, departmental, and faculty offices. Two other structures contain university offices, research offices, and campus support services. There are also a greenhouse and physical plant facilities.

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The Library

The library provides access to multiple information sources and services in support of student learning and faculty research. Along with the book collections of 240,000 volumes and 250,000 government publications, the library has access to 125 online abstract or full text journal databases, an online catalog of all IU libraries, online catalogs of local public and university libraries, 1500 electronic journals, online encyclopedias, and biography and statistics databases. The building’s variety of seating, attractive furniture and colorfully decorated walls, vistas presented by many windows, and café combine to provide a pleasant, comfortable place for individual and group study, research, and socializing. Special purpose areas include the Calumet Regional Archives, the Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis, the Lake County Central Law Library, the Environmental Justice Resource Center, a Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab, and the Education Resources Room. Through the IU Northwest library, students have access to the seven million volumes and 26 million other materials of the other IU libraries. Books and journal articles in the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and other regional campus libraries can be obtained quickly for students and faculty through the IU Northwest System Services (Interlibrary Loan) Office.

The Calumet Regional Archives collects, preserves, and makes available records of local organizations and individuals that document the history of Indiana’s Calumet Region (Lake and Porter Counties) for use by students, scholars, and the general public. There are over 5,000 cubic feet of these documents, preserved for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis provides regional and sub-regional economic, demographic, health, environmental, and other data to businesses, and nonprofit and community organizations. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab provides software and assistance for creating spatial maps. The Environmental Justice Resource Center collects resources for the use of residents as they research environmental health quality in their neighborhoods. The Community Grants Information Collection provides materials and databases for grantseeking.

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Faculty

The Indiana University Northwest resident faculty numbers 180 men and women. They are assisted in their teaching responsibilities by associate faculty drawn from neighboring academic institutions and area businesses.

All resident faculty at Indiana University Northwest have academic appointments from Indiana University. Their conditions of employment, rank, salary, fringe benefits, teaching and research expectations, and promotion are the same as their colleagues in respective departments at all Indiana University campuses.

The faculty of Indiana University Northwest has its own organization, based upon a constitution written from principles embodied in the Indiana University Academic Handbook. Committees established by this faculty organization guide the conduct of the academic program at Indiana University Northwest in a tradition that encourages individual faculty members to recommend policy in all areas affecting their interests and those of their students.

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Students

The student body at Indiana University Northwest numbers approximately 4,600 persons working toward certificates and associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Of that number, over 600 are enrolled in graduate studies.

The rich economic, cultural, and racial diversity of the northwest region of the state of Indiana is found on the campus. Seventy-four percent of the students reside in Lake County, 19 percent in Porter County, and 7 percent in Jasper, Newton, LaPorte, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Students, therefore, come with family backgrounds in steel and related industries, government agencies, service industries, the professions, and farming. With respect to the rich cultural and racial composition of the region, 59 percent of the students are Caucasian, 27 percent are African American, 10 percent are Latino, and 4 percent other. About 85 percent of the students at Indiana University Northwest work full or part time while pursuing their education at the university. About 63 percent of the students enrolled at the campus are 22 years of age or older.

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Alumni Services

The Alumni Office was established on the Indiana University Northwest campus in 1967 when the IU Alumni Association staffed the local office with a field representative. There is now a full-time staff to serve the alumni and students of Indiana University. The Alumni Office provides programming, maintains records, publishes communications, and provides services to those who are members of the IUN Alumni Association and the IU Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana.

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Campus Information and Switchboard

The Campus Information and Switchboard number is the appropriate place to secure information about the campus at large. Well-informed staff can answer general inquiries or direct callers to the appropriate offices in the university. For campus information, call (219) 980-6500 or 1-888-YOUR-IUN (968-7486).

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Accreditation

IU Northwest is accredited for its undergraduate and graduate programs by the Higher Learning Commission [30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois, 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440] as an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) institution and as a member of the North Central Association (NCA). AQIP is an alternative accreditation process offered by the Higher Learning Commission that is based on principles of continuous improvement. The credentials of the NCA, a voluntary certification agency made up of member institutions in 19 states, are accepted on an equal basis by similar agencies in other parts of the United States and in foreign countries. Certain divisional and departmental curricula are additionally accredited by national agencies and organizations pertinent to those areas.

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Academic Programs

Master's Degrees
Graduate Certificate Programs
Summer Sessions

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Master's Degrees

M.B.A. Business Administration
Concentration in management and administrative studies
M.S. Elementary Education
M.S. Secondary Education
M.S.W. Social Work
Concentration in interpersonal practice
M.P.A. Public Affairs
Concentrations in criminal justice, health services administration, human services administration, and public management

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Graduate Certificate Programs

Environmental Affairs (Public and Environmental Affairs)
Nonprofit Management (Public and Environmental Affairs)
Public Management (Public and Environmental Affairs)

In addition, IU Northwest offers post-baccalaureate certificates in the following programs:

Accounting (Business)
Community Development and Urban Studies (Arts and Sciences)
Computer Information Systems (Arts and Sciences)
Drug and Alcohol Counseling (Arts and Sciences)
Environmental Affairs (Public and Environmental Affairs)
Public Safety (Public and Environmental Affairs)
Race-Ethnic Studies (Arts and Sciences)

Note: See the IUN Undergraduate Bulletin for details.

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Summer Sessions

In addition to the regular session, Indiana University Northwest regularly offers summer sessions. These sessions are for students who want to study on the graduate level, to supplement courses taken during the regular year, or to speed up the completion of university study.

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Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status for Indiana University Fee Purposes

These rules establish the policy under which students shall be classified as residents or nonresidents upon all campuses of Indiana University for university fee purposes. Nonresident students shall pay a nonresident fee in addition to fees paid by a resident student.

These rules shall take effect February 1, 1974; provided, that no person properly classified as a resident student before February 1, 1974, shall be adversely affected by these rules, if he or she attended the university before that date and while he or she remains continuously enrolled in the university.

  1. “Residence” as the term, or any of its variations (e.g., “resided”), as used in the context of these rules, means the place where an individual has his or her permanent home, at which he or she remains when not called elsewhere for labor, studies, or other special or temporary purposes, and to which he or she returns in seasons of repose. It is the place a person has voluntarily fixed as a permanent habitation for himself or herself with an intent to remain in such place for an indefinite period. A person at any one time has but one residence, and a residence cannot be lost until another is gained.
    1. A person entering the state from another state or country does not at that time acquire residence for the purpose of these rules, but except as provided in rule 2(c), such person must be a resident for 12 months in order to qualify as a resident student for fee purposes.
    2. Physical presence in Indiana for the predominant purpose of attending a college, university, or other institution of higher education, shall not be counted in determining the 12-month period of residence; nor shall absence from Indiana for such purpose deprive a person of resident student status.
  2. A person shall be classified as “resident student” if he or she has continuously resided in Indiana for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes of the semester or other session in which the individual registers in the university, subject to the exception in (c)1 below.
    1. The residence of an unemancipated person under 21 years of age follows that of the parents or of a legal guardian who has actual custody of such person or administers the property of such person. In the case of divorce or separation, if either parent meets the residence requirements, such person will be considered a resident.1
    2. If such person comes from another state or country for the predominant purpose of attending the university, he or she shall not be admitted to resident student status upon the basis of the residence of a guardian in fact, except upon appeal to the Standing Committee on Residence in each case.2
    3. Such person may be classified as a resident student without meeting the 12-month residence requirement within Indiana if his or her presence in Indiana results from the establishment by his or her parents of their residence within the state and if he or she proves that the move was predominantly for reasons other than to enable such person to become entitled to the status of “resident student.”2
    4. When it shall appear that the parents of a person properly classified as a “resident student” under subparagraph (c) above have removed their residence from Indiana, such person shall then be reclassified to the status of nonresident; provided, that no such reclassification shall be effective until the beginning of a semester next following such removal.
    5. A person once properly classified as a resident student shall be deemed to remain a resident student so long as remaining continuously enrolled in the university until such person’s degree shall have been earned, subject to the provisions of subparagraph (d) above.3
  3. The foreign citizenship of a person shall not be a factor in determining resident student status if such person has legal capacity to remain permanently in the United States.3
  4. A person classified as a nonresident student may show that he or she is exempt from paying the nonresident fee by clear and convincing evidence that he or she has been a resident (see rule 1 above) of Indiana for the 12 months prior to the first scheduled day of classes of the semester in which his or her fee status is to be changed. Such a student will be allowed to present his or her evidence only after the expiration of 12 months from the residence qualifying date, i.e., the date upon which the student commenced the 12-month period for residence. The following factors will be considered relevant in evaluating a requested change in a student’s nonresident status and in evaluating whether his or her physical presence in Indiana is for the predominant purpose of attending a college, university, or other institution of higher education. The existence of one or more of these factors will not require a finding of resident student status, nor shall the nonexistence of one or more require a finding of nonresident student status. All factors will be considered in combination, and ordinarily resident student status will not result from the doing of acts which are required or routinely done by sojourners in the state or which are merely auxiliary to the fulfillment of educational purposes.
    1. The residence of a student’s parents or guardians.
    2. The status of the source of the student’s income.
    3. To whom a student pays his or her taxes, including property taxes.
    4. The state in which a student’s automobile is registered.
    5. The state issuing the student’s driver’s license.
    6. Where the student is registered to vote.
    7. The marriage of the student to a resident of Indiana.
    8. Ownership of property in Indiana and outside of Indiana.
    9. The residence claimed by the student on loan applications, federal income tax returns, and other documents.
    10. The place of the student’s summer employment, attendance at summer school, or vacation.
    11. The student’s future plans including committed place of future employment or future studies.
    12. Admission to a licensed profession in Indiana.
    13. Membership in civic, community, and other organizations in Indiana or elsewhere.
    14. All present and intended future connections or contacts outside of Indiana.
    15. The facts and documents pertaining to the person’s past and existing status as a student.
    16. Parents’ tax returns and other information, particularly when emancipation is claimed.
  5. The fact that a person pays taxes and votes in the state does not in itself establish residence, but will be considered as hereinbefore set forth.
  6. The registrar or the person fulfilling those duties on each campus shall classify each student as resident or nonresident and may require proof of all relevant facts. The burden of proof is upon the student making a claim to a resident student status.
  7. A Standing Committee on Residence shall be appointed by the president of the university and shall include two students from among such as may be nominated by the student body presidents of one or more of the campuses of the university. If fewer than four are nominated, the president may appoint from among students not nominated.
  8. A student who is not satisfied by the determination of the registrar has the right to lodge a written appeal with the Standing Committee on Residence within 30 days of receipt of written notice of the registrar’s determination which committee shall review the appeal in a fair manner and shall afford to the student a personal hearing upon written request. A student may be represented by counsel at such hearing. The committee shall report its determination to the student in writing. If no appeal is taken within the time provided herein, the decision of the registrar shall be final and binding.
  9. The Standing Committee on Residence is authorized to classify a student as a resident student, though not meeting the specific requirements herein set forth, if such student’s situation presents unusual circumstances and the individual classification is within the general scope of these rules. The decision of the committee shall be final and shall be deemed equivalent to a decision of the Trustees of Indiana University.
  10. A student or prospective student who shall knowingly provide false information or shall refuse to provide or shall conceal information for the purpose of improperly achieving resident student status shall be subject to the full range of penalties, including expulsion, provided for by the university, as well as to such other punishment which may be provided for by law.
  11. A student who does not pay additional monies, which may be due because of his or her classification as a nonresident student within 30 days after demand, shall thereupon be indefinitely suspended.
  12. A student or prospective student who fails to request resident student status within a particular semester or session and to pursue a timely appeal (see rule 8) to the Standing Committee on Residence shall be deemed to have waived any alleged overpayment of fees for that semester or session.
  13. If any provision of these rules or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of these rules which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of these rules are severable.

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Emergency Closings

Occasionally, Indiana University Northwest is forced to close because of weather emergencies. In the case of severe storms that occur overnight, every effort is made to assess conditions early enough in the day to notify the mass media of a campus closing in time to alert students, faculty, and staff members before they set out for the campus. In periods of very bad winter weather, students are urged to monitor northwest Indiana radio stations for closing announcements.

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Institute for Innovative Leadership

The Institute is a unique partnership between Indiana University Northwest and community leaders in northwest Indiana. The vision for the Institute is to create award-winning, nationally recognized, noncredit programs that are models for motivating, training, and channeling highly talented students into positions of community leadership. Admission to the two-semester Leadership Development Program is based upon a competitive application process. Applications are available in Sycamore Hall, Room 314, or for further information contact the executive director at (219) 981-5631.

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Financial Information

Basic Costs
Fees
Deferment Plans
Refund of Student Fees

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Basic Costs

Expenses for attending Indiana University Northwest for an academic year, including in-state fees for 12 credit hours, books, and supplies, total approximately $2,300 to $2,700 depending upon the graduate program. Expenditures for clothing, travel, entertainment, and personal items are not included in this estimate.

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Fees

Tuition and fees are determined by the Indiana University Board of Trustees and are subject to change by action of the trustees. Students are advised to consult the fee schedule section of the campus Schedule of Classes or the Indiana University Northwest Office of the Bursar Web site, www.iun.edu/~bursarnw. to determine the current fees for any given semester. Fees are due at the time of registration each semester.

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Deferment Plans

In accordance with Indiana University Northwest’s commitment to provide quality education at a reasonable cost, deferment plans are offered to eligible students. Eligibility is based on the total amount of a student’s assessed tuition and fees for a semester and past payment history with the university. When requesting a deferment plan, an initial payment of approximately 40 percent of the total bill is due. A deferment fee is charged for this service. During the fall and spring semesters, three payment plans are available: the two-payment, three-payment, and four-payment plans. During each summer session, a two-payment plan is available. Contact the Office of the Bursar for additional information.

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Refund of Student Fees

When a student withdraws from a course or courses, a refund will be made for each course involved according to the refund policy stated in the campus Schedule of Classes. Full refund of fees is given only during the first week of classes.

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Academic Regulations and Policies

The Student's Responsibility
Academic Standing of Students
Graduation Procedures
Withdrawals from Courses
Addition of Courses
Grades
Removal of a Deferred Grade
Veterans Benefits

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The Student's Responsibility

All colleges establish certain academic requirements that must be met before a degree is granted. These regulations concern such things as curricula and courses, majors and minors, and campus residence. Advisors, directors, and deans will always help a student meet those requirements, but the student is responsible for fulfilling them. At the end of a student’s course of study, the faculty and the Trustees of Indiana University vote upon the conferring of the degree. If requirements have not been satisfied, the degree will be withheld pending adequate fulfillment. For that reason it is important: (1) for students to acquaint themselves with all regulations and remain informed throughout their college careers and (2) for students to realize that while IUN establishes certain minimum standards that apply to its students, other standards may be established by its various academic divisions. Therefore, students should refer to the appropriate section(s) of this bulletin for a more complete statement of academic policy.

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Academic Standing of Students

Probation
A student is automatically placed on probation whenever his or her cumulative grade point average is below 3.0. Unless the student brings this record up to a 3.0 grade point average, or begins making satisfactory progress in the next semester of enrollment, the student will not ordinarily be allowed to continue in the graduate program.

Reinstatement
Dismissed students should consult the appropriate academic school concerning procedures for reinstatement.

Student Load
Consult specific program requirements.

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Graduation Procedures

Degree Requirements
Each school sets its own degree requirements. Students, therefore, should be sure that they are fully informed as to the requirements of the school from which they expect to receive their degree.

Credit Deadline
All credit of candidates for degrees, except that for the work of the current semester, must be on record at least one month prior to the conferring of the degrees.

Application for Degree
Each school sets its own dates and procedures for filing applications for degrees. Students, therefore, should be sure that they are fully informed about the dates and procedures used in the school from which they expect to receive their degree.

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Withdrawals from Courses

A student may withdraw from a course during the first 10 weeks of the semester (fifth week of a summer session) and will automatically receive a grade of W. After the tenth week (fifth week of a summer session), the grade shall be W or F as determined by the instructor.

At any time during the semester, the student may secure a Schedule Adjustment Form from the registrar’s office. A completed form must be submitted to the registrar’s office within seven days from the date of issuance in order for the change to be valid. The effective date of the form for grading and refund purposes will be the date of processing in the registrar’s office.
Withdrawals during the automatic W period require the signatures of the student and the academic advisor. After the automatic withdrawal period, a student may withdraw only with the permission of his or her school dean or director. This approval is given only for urgent reasons relating to extended illness or equivalent distress. To qualify for the grade of W, a student must be passing the course on the date of withdrawal. If the student is failing, the grade recorded on the date of withdrawal will be F.

Students who alter their original class schedules, whether by personal incentive or by university directive, must do so officially by the procedure outlined above. Students who do not assume this responsibility are jeopardizing their records by the possibility of incurring an F in a course not properly dropped or not receiving credit in a course improperly added.

Students who simply stop attending classes without formally withdrawing will jeopardize their student status and may become liable for repayment of all federal financial aid.

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Addition of Courses

No student is permitted to enroll in any regularly scheduled course or for any additional hours of credit in any course after Tuesday of the first week of a session unless the instructor of the course petitions that an exception be made and the request is approved by the student’s advisor.

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Grades

The official grading system of the university is as follows: A, B, C, D, F, I (Incomplete), W (Withdrawn), P (Passed), S (Satisfactory), R (Deferred Grade). The University Faculty Council has passed a resolution that permits the use of plus and minus grades. The faculty council has also established a formula that attaches varying weights to these grades in computing grade point averages: A+ or A = 4.0; A– = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3.0; B– = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2.0; C– = 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1.0; D– = 0.7; F = 0.0.

The legislation was framed in general terms and applies to instructors teaching graduates and undergraduates on all campuses of Indiana University. Within the policy, individual instructors and academic units can elect to require its faculty to assign (1) only straight letter grades; (2) any combination of plus, minus, and straight letter grades; or (3) Pass/Fail in clinical or other phases of course work, or to permit individual students in specified courses to elect Pass/Fail options. The weights assigned by the registrar will be those specified above. It is the responsibility of the academic unit to adopt procedures for electing options, implementing the decision, and announcing its decision to faculty and students.

S = Satisfactory  
Certain courses are offered under the S/F grading policy. Credits earned with the grade S count toward graduation but are not computed in the grade point average. In any course in which the grade S is used, the only other grade permitted will be F.

P = Passed (Pass/Fail Option)  
Students may elect to take one course each semester with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail), with a maximum of two such courses each school year, including summer sessions. The student must exercise the election of this option within the first three weeks of the semester or first two weeks of the summer sessions. Required courses and courses used to meet concentration requirements may not be taken under this option. The responsibility for approval, as well as special regulations affecting the option, rests with the dean or director of the student’s school under procedures that the school establishes. A grade of P is not counted in the cumulative grade point average, but a grade of F is included. A grade of P cannot be subsequently changed to a grade of A, B, C, or D.

W = Withdrawn  
The grade W is given when the student, with the approval of the academic advisor, officially withdraws during the first 10 weeks of a semester or the first four weeks of a summer session. Thereafter, it is given only when the student withdraws with the approval of the instructor and the division chairperson and if the student is passing on the date of withdrawal.

I = Incomplete  
The grade I may be given only when the work of the course is substantially completed and when the student’s work is of a passing quality. When an Incomplete is assigned, a record must be maintained in the department in which the grade was given. The record will include the reason for recording the Incomplete, the course number and hours of credit, the signature of the instructor, and a guide for its removal, with a suggested final grade in the event of the departure or extended absence of the instructor from the campus.

The time allowed for the removal of an Incomplete is one calendar year from the date of its recording, except that the dean or director of the student’s school may authorize adjustment of this period in exceptional circumstances. By assigning an Incomplete, the instructor implicitly authorizes and requires the I to be changed to an F at the end of the appropriate time period, if that instructor does not otherwise act to remove the I. The registrar will automatically change the I to an F at the end of the appropriate time period. A grade of Incomplete may be removed if the student completes the work within the time limit or if the student’s dean or director authorizes the change of the Incomplete to W. Students may not reregister in a course in which they have a grade of Incomplete.

R = Deferred Grade  
Used on the final grade report, the R indicates that the nature of the course is such that the work of the student can be evaluated only after two or more terms. The grade R is appropriate only so long as there is work in progress. The deferred grade procedure can be used only with approval of the division and the willingness of the student to take the extended course before receiving a grade.

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Removal of a Deferred Grade

At the end of the second term of a deferred grade course, the instructor will submit the student’s grade for the last term on the grade sheet for that term and/or send a Removal of Deferred Grade Card through the office of the student’s school to the registrar’s office.

If work is interrupted because of extenuating circumstances, a special arrangement between student and instructor must be made on a term-to-term basis. If a student drops out of a course before the work is complete, the instructor must assign a regular grade (A, B, C, W, etc.) for the course.

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Veterans Benefits

Graduate students attending the university with educational assistance from the G.I. Bill should note that for full-time monthly payment 8 hours of credit must be taken during the fall/spring semesters. Three-quarter-time benefit is paid for 5 to 7 hours of credit; half time consists of 4 credit hours or the equivalent; tuition and fees only for fewer than 4 credit hours.

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Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services supports IU Northwest academic units by assisting prospective students to become a part of the IU Northwest community and assisting current students to remain a part of the community and to successfully complete their programs of study. An integral part of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs, Enrollment Services is headed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and consists of the following units: Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Student Testing and Assessment, Office of Special Retention Programs, Office of Career Services, and Office of the Registrar. The Enrollment Services’ office is located in Sycamore Hall 103, (219) 981-5693.

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Admissions

Admissions Policies

International Admission  
All non–United States citizens and those educated in countries other than the United States who want to study in any division at any level are required to complete the International Application for Admission. This application, along with appropriate educational records, must be forwarded to the Office of International Services at Indiana University Bloomington (Franklin Hall, Room 306, Bloomington, IN 47405).

Graduate Program  
Students seeking graduate degrees must apply directly to the specific school, which awards the degree. Each school that awards graduate degrees has its own admission policies and procedures. The appropriate dean or graduate advisor must officially approve a student’s enrollment in graduate courses. If students register for graduate credits without school approval, they do so without assurance that credit for such work may be applied toward fulfilling requirements for an advanced degree.

Nondiscrimination Policy  
Indiana University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons and provides its services without regard to gender, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The university director of affirmative action is responsible for carrying out the affirmative action program for units in central administration. In addition, there is an affirmative action officer on each campus who develops and administers the program there.

To consult with the 504 coordinator of Issues of Students with Disabilities at IU Northwest, contact the Office of Student Support Services, (219) 980-6798. The coordinator of Title IX for Women’s Rights and Issues at IU Northwest Director of Diversity and Equity, (219) 980-6705.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Detailed information on types of financial assistance and application procedures may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Indiana University Northwest.

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Career Services

Career Counseling and Planning

  • We provide career counseling sessions to assist you through your career development process, which may include assistance with choosing a specific career field of interest or major, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills (mock interviews), job search strategies, exploring graduate schools (test dates and applications)

Career Assessments

  • Identify your personal strengths and even a potential major through career counseling assessment inventories including Focus II, Myers-Briggs Test Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory

Placement and Resume Referral Services

Federal Work-Study Program

  • Learn about the application process, post-award paperwork, orientation, benefits of work-study, and identifying work-study opportunities on and off campus.

Undecided Program

  • The Career Library and counselors help in determining regarding career options for particular majors.

Internship Program

  • Let us assist you with finding quality internships to help you grow as a professional and become marketable upon graduation.
  • Employers provide paid and non-paid opportunities for internships
  • Possible academic credit may be available upon approval of your academic division

Programs and Workshop

  • Topics include Resume and Cover Letter Writing; Effective Job Searching; Interviewing Skills; How to Have a Successful Job Fair Experience: Credential Files; and Work-Study Information. In addition, we offer in-class presentations on various topics related to career development processes. Workshop topics, dates, times, and locations are announced via e-mail to students and are posted on job boards located in the Moraine Student Center, Hawthorn Hall, Marram Hall, and the Dunes Medical Professional Building.

Career/Job Fairs, Online Job Board, and Events

  • Check your e-mail for job and internship opportunities. Or visit the Career Services Web site for job postings, upcoming dates for our annual Job Fairs, as well as a listing of other local job fair events, on-campus interview and employer recruiting events, and roundtable information sessions.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Career Services:
Phone: (219) 980-6650
Location: Moraine Student Center, Room 101

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Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar has primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing schedules of classes, registrations, and course changes. Other functions include student record maintenance, grade processing, student information reporting, enrollment certifications, and transcript services. Questions concerning veterans’ affairs may be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar is also responsible for scheduling meeting rooms as well as classrooms for activities other than classes.

Confidentiality of Records

Release of Information in Student Records
In accordance with federal statutes and regulations, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), student records are confidential and available for disclosure to persons other than the student only under stated exceptions. An exception to the Act exists that permits disclosure to school officials, including collection agencies.

Further details about the provisions of the privacy act and a list of offices where student records are kept may be found in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Copies are available in the Office of Student Life, Savannah Center, room 217.

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Student Affairs Administration

The Student Services Administration provides a variety of support services to students as they pursue higher education. The Office of Student Services Administration is administered by the Vice Chancellor for Student Services. The units of student services work together to enhance the development of each student. They support the mission of the university and they bring the needs of the students to the attention of the faculty and administration.

The following offices, having relevance to graduate students, report to the Student Services Administration: Child Care Center, Counseling Services, Multicultural Affairs, and Student Life/Athletics.

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IUN Child Care Center

IUN Child Care Center provides child care for children of students, faculty, and staff. The center offers a quality program at a reasonable hourly rate for children from ages three through nine during the following hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Summer
Mon.-Fri.
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For further information, contact the director at (219) 980-6875.

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Counseling Services

Professional counseling services are available to all students through the IUN Counseling Office, Sycamore Hall 301. In addition, faculty and staff are available for consultation on personal problems. When appropriate, referrals to community or private counseling resources will be made. All counseling and consultation, and all records are held in strict confidence.

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Multicultural Affairs Program

The Multicultural Affairs Program is designed to meet the academic, cultural, and social needs of students in order to increase retention, graduation, and professional and graduate school participation, specifically for students of color.
The Multicultural Affairs Program’s services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Summer orientation
  • Peer mentoring
  • Faculty mentoring (when appropriate)
  • Tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Educational tours
  • Career workshops
  • Internships
  • Workshops on various issues
  • Graduation/acknowledgment/activities

Applications for participation are available in Raintree 227, or for further information contact the coordinator at (219) 980-6763.

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Student Life/Athletics Office

The Student Life/Athletics Office promotes and enhances the quality of student life on the Indiana University Northwest campus. The office serves as the central university resource for student clubs and organizations. Professional assistance is available to individuals and student organizations sponsoring campus activities, forming new clubs, and addressing special needs or interests.

Students may participate in intramurals and recreation; student government; planning and sponsoring campus entertainment through the Student Activities Board; developing journalistic skills as a member of the student newspaper, the Northwest Phoenix, or the Spirits literary magazine; or community service projects through the IUN Volunteerism program. More than 40 registered student clubs and organizations seek to develop social, educational, and cultural appreciation, and provide creative expression through the fine arts. Additionally, the Student Life/Athletics Office issues photo identification cards, approves on-campus publicity, processes student requests for the use of campus facilities and food services, and distributes recreational equipment and games.

Student Life/Athletics also oversees the new Savannah Recreation Center and Gym, where the IU Northwest RedHawks sports teams play their home games. Membership in the Savannah Fitness Center is available to students, faculty, and staff for a nominal fee.

Athletic Programs  
Effective fall 1998, Indiana University Northwest became a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate sports include men’s basketball, baseball, and golf, and women’s basketball, volleyball, and golf.

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Dental Clinic Services

The Dental Hygiene Program on the Indiana University Northwest campus offers clinical dental services to students and faculty including a dental inspection, dental prophylaxis (scaling and polishing of teeth), caries preventive treatments (application of fluorides), sealants, preventive periodontal treatment (treatment of minor gum disorders), and diagnostic dental X-ray films. Qualified dental hygiene students under the supervision of an instructor render all treatment. All persons are eligible for treatment, and appointments can be made by calling (219) 980-6772.

The Dental Assisting Program also offers supervised X rays for a nominal fee. Appointments can be made by calling (219) 980-6772.

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1 Invocation of the provision in Rule 2(a) that applies to cases of divorce or separation requires appropriate legal documentation.
2 Rules 2(b) and 2(c) apply only to unemancipated persons under 21 years of age.
3 NOTE: Effective Fall 2007, students with immigration statuses which permit the establishment of a domicile in the United States may be eligible to pay resident fees. Current eligible classifications are: A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, E-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, H-1B, H-4, I, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, V-1, V-2, and V-3. Continuing eligibility to remain classified as a resident student for fee-paying purposes depends upon the continued maintenance of eligible immigration status. Contact the registrar’s office for more information.



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