Academic Standards Committee

Membership

The Academic Standards Committee consists of five elected faculty, three students appointed by the president of the Student Government Association (SGA), and five ex-officio members.

Voting members

Name Department College Term Expiration
Sarah Burns Gilchrist Library Library 2019
Barry Margulies, Chair Biological Sciences FCSM 2019
George McCool Foreign Languages CLA 2020
Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld Interprofessional Health Studies CHP 2020
Felice Shore Mathematics FCSM 2019

 Ex-Officio

Name department
Alicia Arkell-Kleis Associate Director, University Admissions
Christina Olstad Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs
Jackie Gabrielian Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center
Bob Giordani Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Registrar
Patrick Malloy, Secretary  Assistant Director, Academic Standards

Meetings

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

Responsibilities

According to the University 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, to use an example from 2015-2016 business, approve the process for testing and placement of international students).
  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.