COMMITTEE: Student Academic Appellate
MEETING DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
PERSON PRESIDING: Tom Durham
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Victor Aeby, Mike Brown, Tom Durham,
Dee-Dee Glascoff, Jeni Parker, Cindi Putnam-Evans
REGULAR MEMBERS ABSENT: Mario Rey
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Elizabeth Layman
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS ABSENT: Chris Grymes (excused), Henry Newkirk (excused)
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Gerry Clayton
ACTIONS OF MEETING:
Agenda Item: Late Drop appeals
Discussion: The committee has requested further documentation from the student regarding the tabled appeal.
Action Taken: 1 - granted, 3 – denied, 2 - tabled
Agenda Item: Additional drop requests
Discussion: For one of the tabled appeals the committee has requested the student get documentation from the counseling center to validate her concerns. The committee will rehear this appeal once additional documentation has been provided. For the other tabled appeal, the committee asks that the student organize her documentation and try to resolve this with the instructor, Chair and/or Dean. Another option: if the student feels the class really is causing health problems then she should bring this to the counseling center not this committee.
Action Taken: 2 – granted, 6 – denied, 1 - tabled
Agenda Item: Retroactive drop
Discussion: On one of the tabled appeals the committee has requested that the student come before the committee at 3 pm on March 7th to provide more information. On another tabled appeal, the committee requests the student follow the grade appeal quidelines on page 64 of the current Undergraduate Catalog. If the student is still unsuccessful, he should return to the committee for the appeal to be reheard. Finally, on the remaining two tabled appeals, the committee has requested further documentation to adequately hear the appeal.
Action Taken: 1- granted, 2- denied, 4 - tabled
Agenda Item: Retroactive withdrawal
Discussion: One of these appeals was tabled at the January 2nd, 2007 meeting. The committee was provided with further documentation and with it able to grant this appeal.
Action Taken: 5 – granted
Agenda Item: Honors course credit appeal
Discussion: The committee feels the pre-approval guidelines for Honor course credit is clear.
Action Taken: 1 – denied
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 3:00 pm in Rawl Annex 142.