2004-2005 Academic Year


COMMITTEE: Student Academic Appellate Committee



1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

          Victor Aeby                              Jeni Parker

          Tom Durham                            Cindy Putnam-Evans

          Greg Lapicki                            Mario Rey 

          Elizabeth Layman                   Michael Schinasi

          Janice Lewis                           Johnathan Wacker

          Janice Neil                               Yong Wang

          Student member: Maggie O’Neal


2.            Meeting Dates (include members present*).

8-9-04: Aeby, Durham, Lapicki, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Scott


8-25-04: Aeby, Durham, Lapicki, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Schinasi, Scott


9-1-04: Aeby, Durham, Lapicki, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Rey, Schinasi, Wang


10-6-04: Aeby, Durham, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Rey, Wacker


11-3-04: Aeby, Durham, Lapicki, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Putnam-Evans, Rey, Wacker, Wang, Student: O’Neal


12-1-04: Aeby, Durham, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Putnam-Evans, Rey, Wacker, Wang


1-3-05: Aeby, Durham, Lapicki, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Parker, Putnam-Evans, Wacker, Wang, Student: Maggie O’Neal


1-5-05: Aeby, Lapicki, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Putnam-Evans, Wacker, Wang,

           Student: Maggie O’Neal

2-2-05: Durham, Lewis, Lapicki, Layman, Neil, Parker, Rey

3-2-05: Durham, Lewis, Lapicki, Layman, Neil, Putnam-Evans, Rey, Wang

4-6-05: Lapicki, Layman, Neil, Parker, Putnam-Evans, Rey, Wacker, Wang

*There is a meeting scheduled for May 11th.

3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work). None


4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

          The committee heard and decided appeals in a timely fashion. In August the committee heard 62 readmission appeals. (granted 12, denied 50).  The committee also heard 50 Readmission appeals on January 3rd, 2005.  12 of those were granted, while 38 were denied.  The committee heard 18 Retroactive Withdrawals during the year (19 were granted, 8 denied.)  5 Grade replacement appeals were heard (4 granted, 1 denied). One of those grade replacement appeals was for a late grade replacement. The committee heard 47 late Readmission appeals.  In August, 4 of those were denied, while 2 were granted.  In January, 36 of those appeals were denied, while 5 were granted.  25 Financial Aid Appeals were heard (6 granted, 19 denied).  36 Late drops were considered in which 16 were granted and 20 were denied.  The committee granted 11 total Additionial drop requests and denied 18.  In January the committee reconsidered 2 Readmission Appeals.  One was granted, and one denied.  18 Retroactive drops were considered. 5 were granted, 13 denied.  1 Late grade change was granted.  2 Late grade drops were denied. Finally, 1 Change of Grade after one year was granted.

          The committee invited Dr Lynne Roeder and Jolene Jernigan to their March meeting.  The committee decided that it would only hear appeals based on procedural error on the part of the University or its representatives once Dr. Roeder or Ms. Jernigan deny the appeals based on medical information.


5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).


6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

          None.  However, the committee has another meeting schedule for May 11th.

7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge: met charge

          B.      Personnel: Registrar’s office provided regular outstanding assistance.

          C.      Attendance: Good attendance by faculty; student representative did not attend meetings regularly.

          D.      Responsibilities: Excellent; combined student appellate committee continued to work effectively and efficiently.

          E.      Activities: Heard and decided appeals in a timely and fair manner.


8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee. NONE


9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?  NO


          If yes, when do you prefer:_____________________________________________



                                                  Signed:  Janice Lewis, Chairperson


                                                                      Jeni Parker, Secretary