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Academic Appeals Committee

Termination Date:  last revision April 2011, August 2012.
 

Purpose: To provide a level of appeal for all students on academic matters.
 

Membership: Voting membership of the committee shall consist of two faculty members with graduate teaching status from each college and one at-large faculty, all selected by the Faculty Senate. (At least one faculty member shall be a Faculty Senator, but Faculty Senators should not hold a majority of faculty membership on the committee.) Two students with junior standing or higher and two graduate students, with no two from the same college, selected by the Student Government Association and the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs/Programs or the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School. A member from the Office of First Year Programs and Academic Services appointed by the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs/ Programs shall serve as a nonvoting ex officio member. Term of service for faculty members shall be two years. These terms shall be non-successive and half of the faculty members will be replaced each year. Term of service for the students shall be one year with possible selection to an additional year.
 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To serve as an appeals committee for those students who have been dropped from the University for failure to meet academic standards.
  • To serve as an appeals committee for student academic grievances.
  • To implement, strictly monitor, and recommend revisions of approved criteria and procedures for academic appeals.
 

Officers: Co-Chairs - the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs/Programs (for undergraduate student appeals) and the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School (for graduate student appeals) who shall vote only in case of a tie.  In the event that one of the Co-Chairs is not available for their respective committee meeting, the other Co-Chair will preside over that meeting.
 

Frequency of Meetings: Minimum of twice a semester.
 

Reporting Channels: Appeal decisions reported to the student, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Programs, or the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School.  Proposed revisions in approved criteria, policies and procedures must be approved by the Provost and reported to the Faculty Senate.
 

Minutes & Proposals Copied to: The Library, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, and Staff Congress. (Published minutes should protect the confidentiality of students and employees.)
 

Support Services: Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Programs or Office of Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School shall provide administrative support.

 


 

MEMBERSHIP

The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair.
 

Name Representing Term Ending
Jeffrey Hill At-large 2017 - 19
Jennifer Birriel     COS 2017 - 19
Fujuan Tan COE 2017 - 19
Ron Morrison       CCAHSS 2016 - 18
Michelle Kunz     CBT 2016 - 18
Teame Ghirmay CBT 2016 - 18
David Long COE 2017 - 19
Katy Carlson CCAHSS 2016 - 18
Patricia Harrelson COS 2016 - 18
  Student (EDU) 1 year term
  Student (BUS) 1 year term
  Student (HUM) 1 year term
  Student (S&T) 1 year term
Craig Dennis Office of First Year Programs and Academic Services Ex Officio  (Non-Voting)
Laurie Couch Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Programs (for undergraduate student appeals) Position Filled - Co-Chair
Michael Henson Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School (for graduate student appeals) Position Filled - Co-Chair

All 1 year terms end August 15 of each fiscal year.

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