Academic Standards Committee Bylaws


Mission
The Academic Standards Committee shall hear appeals on undergraduate academic admission and readmission and shall be responsible for recommending policies related to the Academic Honor Code and the Code of Conduct. The Academic Standards Committee shall consist of two Subcommittees: The Academic Appeals Subcommittee and the Student Conduct Subcommittee.

Membership
The Academic Standards Committee shall be composed of six (6) faculty members, with at least one faculty member from each of the four colleges; along with the following ex-officio, non-voting members: the Vice President for Student Affairs or his or her designee; the Vice-President for Academic Affairs or his or her designee; the Registrar or his or her designee; the University Appeals Officer; a representative from the Counseling Services Office; and four non-voting student members. The four students shall be the President and Vice-President of the Student Court, the President of the Student Government Association, and one student-at-large.

Reports
The committee will submit reports to the Secretary of the Faculty Senate. The decisions of the Academic Appeals Subcommittee will be available to Senators but are not subject to a vote of the body of the whole. The recommendations from the Student Conduct Subcommittee will be included in the materials to be considered and voted upon by the Senate as a whole.

Academic Appeals Subcommittee
Duties
The Academic Appeals Subcommittee shall be informed and make decisions regarding students' appeals for academic admission and readmission.

Membership
The Academic Appeals Subcommittee shall be composed of the six faculty members of the Academic Standards Committee along with the following ex-officio, non-voting members: the Vice President for Student Affairs or his or her designee, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee, the Registrar or his or her designee, the University Appeals Officer, and a representative from the Counseling Services Office. The representative from the Counseling Services Office may be the designee for the Vice-President for Student Affairs. The University Appeals Officer will serve as chair of this subcommittee so long as he/she is a full time member of the faculty.

Meetings
The Academic Appeals Subcommittee shall meet a minimum of six (6) times per academic year: the first weekday in August, two days before the start of fall semester classes, mid-November, two days before the start of spring semester classes, mid-April, and one day before the start of summer classes.

Reports
This subcommittee shall report a summary of their decisions to the Academic Standards Committee for informational purposes only.

Student Conduct Subcommittee
Duties
All rules and regulations relating to student conduct that are proposed by any University official, committee, or student group, and for which sanctions may be imposed in the name of the University, must be submitted to the Student Conduct Subcommittee for consideration and review prior to submission to the Faculty Senate and the student body. The Student Conduct Subcommittee will also select the members of the Student Court.

Membership
The Student Conduct Subcommittee shall be composed of the six (6) faculty members and the four (4) student members of the Academic Standards Committee, and the Vice-President of Student Affairs or his or her designee. The Vice-President of Student Affairs or his or her designee will have voting rights on this subcommittee.

Meetings
This subcommittee shall meet at the beginning of the academic year to determine student membership. Otherwise, this subcommittee will meet when necessary.

Reports
This subcommittee shall report their decisions and make recommendations to the Academic Standard Committee for their approval.

Approved March 2009