2008-2009 Academic Year


COMMITTEE:  Student Academic Appellate Committee


1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

Mike Brown                              Mario Rey                      Cindy Putnam-Evans

Kenneth Ferguson                  Liz Fogarty                     Jeni Parker

Henry Newkirk                         Elizabeth Layman        Stacey Altman

Robert Kulesher                     Johnathan Morris         Ashley Perkinson


 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.


          September 3, 2008: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Fogarty, Parker, Newkirk, Layman, Kulesher, Perkinson

          October 1, 2008: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Fogarty, Rey, Newkirk

          November 5, 2008: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Fogarty, Parker, Newkirk, Rey

          December 3, 2008: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Fogarty, Parker

          January 5, 2009: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Parker

          February 4, 2009: Brown, Ferguson, Fogarty, Newkirk, Rey

          March 4, 2009: Brown, Putnam-Evans, Ferguson, Rey, Newkirk

          April 1, 2009: Brown, Ferguson, Fogarty, Parker, Rey

          May 6, 2009 (Has not occurred yet)


3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).

·    NA


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.


·  Established regular meetings with the dean of students to refer students needing assistance.

·  Worked with Center for Academic Services in the Registrar’s Office to develop improved language on appeals in undergraduate catalog.

·  Made a recommendation to Admissions and Retention Committee on the proposed new grade appeal process.

·  Began to hear readmission appeals from students who were not re-admitted.


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

·                NA


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

·                NA


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

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge: Met the areas of responsibility under our charge.

          B.      Personnel: Highly enthusiastic membership and great continued support from the          Center for Academic Services.

          C.      Attendance: Generally been very good. Outstanding attendance from student representative this year.

          D.      Responsibilities: Changes in readmission policies added significantly to the work load of the committee.

          E.      Activities: NA


8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

·                Nothing to change at this time.


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:  Chairperson ________________________________


                                                                      Secretary   _______________________________