Academic Standards Committee


The Academic Standards Committee consists of seven elected faculty (one from each college including the library), two students appointed by the president of the Student Government Association (SGA), and seven ex-officio members.

Voting members

Name Department College Term Expiration

Mona Mohamed

Business Analytics and Technology Management

CBE 2024

Angel Kumchev


FCSM 2022
Marion Hughes Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice CLA 2023

Audra McMullen, Chair

Communication Studies COFAC 2022

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld

Health Sciences CHP 2023
Janese Daniels Early Childhood Education COE 2022
Elizabeth DeCoster Library  Library 2022
  SGA   2022
  SGA    2022

 Ex-Officio and Voting

Name department
Sara Sides  University Registrar
Patrick Malloy, Secretary Assistant Director, Academic Standards
Adam Melfa Case Manager, Student Affairs
Susan Willemin Inclusion & Institutional Equity Representative

Ex-Officio and Non-voting

Name department
Alicia Arkell-Kleis Associate Director, University Admissions
Jackie Gabrielian Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center
Terry Cooney Rector, Honors College



The committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the semester, plus additional sessions in the minimester and summer.


According to the Academic Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the Academic Standards Committee are:

  1. To establish all policies governing the academic status of the undergraduate University student, such as classification, good standing, probation, graduation, grading system, and dismissal. 
  2. To review, approve, and update academic policies (such as the University's Latin Honor's policies.)
  3. To interpret academic policies in ambiguous cases as requested by administrators and faculty. 
  4. To approve or disapprove appeals submitted by students for late drops or withdrawals, for reconsideration of placement on academic warning, suspension, or dismissal, for unusual or special programs in all academic sessions of the University, for parts of programs to be taken at other institutions, for any exceptions to the degree requirements because of unusual circumstances, and for reconsideration of any decisions made by the Committee. 
  5. To establish policies governing readmission;
  6. To approve or disapprove all applications for readmission to the University following academic dismissal.