Student organisations welcome the plans of Minister Van Engelshoven for a less stringent study advice in the first year, but educational institutions feel hijacked.
Minister’s BSA plan results in acclaim and resistance
Student organisations welcome the plans of Minister Van Engelshoven for a less stringent…
Students recently initiated proceedings aimed at getting rid of Nominal=Normal – to no avail. They now hope to get some political clout on their side.
Students hope for political support after losing N=N court case
Students recently initiated a proceeding aimed at getting rid of Nominal=Normal – to no…
Taking N=N to court: are you allowed to send down students who don’t earn all their credits on time? Yes, according to the education judge.
‘Nominal = Normal’ doesn’t conflict with the law
Taking N=N to court: are you allowed to send down students who don’t earn all their…
An Erasmus School of Law student, is seeking to force the court to issue a guideline statement on the N=N standard. But where was the student when the judge heard the case?
Lawsuit regarding N=N: when do we consider a student incapable of getting a degree?
An Erasmus School of Law student, in association with the National Student Legal Services…
Is the university’s policy of sending away students who fail to earn all their credits in the first year unjustified? Experts are divided on the issue.
Is the end of N=N near?
The Nominal=Normal principle of Erasmus University is under fire. Is the university…
The Landelijk Studenten Rechtsbureau (LSR, a national organisation that helps students with legal problems) has launched legal proceedings against Erasmus University. According to the LSR, Nominal is Normal (N=N), the requirement that students obtain all sixty credits in their first year, is against the law.
Students launch legal proceedings against Nominal is Normal
Legal proceedings against Nominal is Normaal: "We wonder whether you can call someone who…
It is not the first time students go to court because Nominal is Normal. In 2015, the Higher Education Appeals Board questioned the lawfulness of N = N in a preliminary injunction. The university escaped a final decision by settlement.
The university wasn’t concerned about the judge’s remarks: “Because N=N is about much more than a binding study advice (BSA). It’s a combination of activating education, fewer resits, compensation as well as BSA. It was introduced to help students progress in their studies. Research has shown that the group which passed the BSA (of 40 credits) now passes the first year in one go.”
Erasmus University still supports ‘Nominal is Normal’
Erasmus University doesn't doubt validity of ‘Nominal is Normal’ despite ruling
The education judge has questioned the legality of ‘nominal is normal’. According to the judge, a ‘binding study advice’ is intended to assess whether a student is suitable for his/her study programme, while Erasmus University uses the system to increase the study tempo.
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