MEETING DATE: September 3, 2008
PERSON PRESIDING: Mike Brown
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Mike Brown, Cindi Putnam-Evans, Ken Ferguson, Liz Fogarty, Jeni Parker,
REGULAR MEMBERS ABSENT: Mario Rey, Barbara Kellam (resigned)
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Elizabeth Layman, Robert Kulesher
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS ABSENT: Stacey Altman, Jonathan Morris
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Mary Beth Corbin, John Trifilo, Janice Tovey
ACTIONS OF MEETING:
I. Agenda Item: Officer Elections
Discussion: Jan Tovey attended the meeting to oversee the election of officers. Mike shared that Barbara Kellam is forced to resign the committee due to a concurrent obligation on Wednesday afternoons. Henry Newkirk was suggested as a possible replacement for Barbara Kellam.
Action Taken: Mike Brown was elected Chair, Jeni Parker was elected Vice Chair, and Liz Fogarty was elected Secretary
II. Agenda Item: Introductions and Committee Overview
Discussion: Mike Brown discussed the purpose of the committee and provided a handout “Academic Appeals in a Nutshell,” a handout he’d created for new chairs but thought we might also find helpful.
Action Taken: none
III. Agenda Item: Retroactive Drops
Discussion: One petition was tabled (request for medical information documentation of panic attacks).
Action Taken: 4 requests: 3 – denied, 1 – tabled
IV. Agenda Item: Retroactive Withdrawal
Discussion: The petition that was not heard was from a graduate student and is, therefore, outside the jurisdiction of this committee.
Action Taken: 11 requests: 6 – granted, 4 - denied, 1 – not heard
V. Agenda Item: Grade Appeal
Discussion: Did not hear the petition – was a grade change and out of our jurisdiction.
Action Taken: 1 request: 1 – not heard
VI. Agenda Item: Transfer Policy
Action Taken: 3 requests: 1 – granted, 2 - denied
VII. Agenda Item: Spring 2009 Readmission
Discussion: Student wanted to come back a semester early
Action Taken: 1 request: 1 – granted
**Meeting concluded at 4:55 pm
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm in Rawl Annex 142.