Provisionally approved June 2011
When constituted as the Petitions Committee, the Committee shall:
- Track statistical data and, in light of them, make recommendations to Council on policy matters and procedures relating to student academic petitions.
16 faculty members elected at-large for a two-year term
Eight students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis
Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate
Faculty members will be elected at-large for two-year rolling cycle. Each year, half of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a one-year term. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. Units will self-identify as one of the following: humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.
At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.
When constituted as the Petitions Adjudications Committee, the Committee shall:
- Receive and act on student academic petitions, including petitions against the application of Faculty, Departmental and School rules and regulations;
- Meet in panels for consideration of cases for the adjudication of petitions and appeals against previous committee decisions.
Petitions Adjudication Committee Membership:
Panels will consist of six voting members of whom two are students, elected by and from the Committee on Student Academic Petitions. Normally, a panel will have at least three members to adjudicate student academic petitions, of whom one must be a student. During the summer months, or when quorum requirements cannot otherwise be met, membership may be supplemented by a reserve membership drawn from among former members of the Committee. There shall be no ex-officio members.