COMMITTEE: Student Academic Appellate
MEETING DATE: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
PERSON PRESIDING: Mike Brown
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Mike Brown, Chris Grymes, Cindy Putnam-Evans, Stacey Altman, Ken Ferguson, Henry Newkirk, Elizabeth Layman, and Andrew Griffin (SGA President)
REGULAR MEMBERS ABSENT: Liz Fogarty, Mario Rey
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS ABSENT:
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Mary Beth Corbin, John Trifilo, Faye Hodges (Registrar’s office)
ACTIONS OF MEETING:
Agenda Item: Due date for suspension appeals (fall/spring semesters)
Discussion: Moving the date one week out would allow all grades to be recorded and students would have a better understanding of the need to appeal if necessary.
Action Taken: Dr. Layman moves to change the due dates of suspension appeals, seconded by Chris Grymes. Approved.
Agenda Item: Retention Period clarified.
Discussion: Dr. Brown reviewed the retention periods as far as attempted hours/transfer hours and required GPA.
Action Taken: No action required.
Agenda Item: Readmission appeals
31 appeals were presented.
Action Taken: 28 appeals were denied. 3 appeals were approved.
Agenda Item: Retroactive Drops (14 presented)
One was tabled in order for student to present a letter stating why illness affected one class only.
One was sent to the Office of Equity. Student needs to file a complaint with this office instead of appealing to SAAC.
Action Taken: 2 – granted, 10 – denied, 1 – tabled, 1-other
Agenda Item: Retroactive Withdrawal (27 presented)
Discussion: One student presented two withdrawals in same appeal. One appeal was approved for fall 2006 and one appeal was denied for spring 2006. These numbers are noted in parenthesis below.
Action Taken: 15 – granted, 11 - denied
See below (the following approval/denial are not included in numbers above)
1 approval was ˝ of a request to withdraw from 2 semesters.
1 denial was ˝ of a request to withdraw from 2 semesters.
Agenda Item: Other (2 presented)
Action Taken: 2 denied
1 appeal was for an additional grade replacement. Denied.
1 appeal was for an exception to the forgiveness policy. Denied.
NEXT MEETING: September 3, 2008 – 3:00 p.m.