As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year.
The agreements allow eligible NIU students who transferred without associate’s degrees to earn their two-year degrees using credit from NIU courses.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, a strong proponent of increasing the proportion of working-age adults with college degrees who touted NIU’s reverse articulation program in her College Completion Playbook released late last year, presided over the signing ceremony with Kish.
“College pays off,” Simon said. “When students leave college with credits – but no credential – they are less prepared for the workforce and leave lifetimes of earnings on the table. This reverse transfer agreement is a student-centered reform that should be implemented at campuses across the state.”