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2002-2003 Academic Year



COMMITTEE:  Student Academic Appellate Committee 



1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).


          Bruce Albright                    Janice Lewis                               

          Tom Durham                      Janice Neil

          Frances Eason                  Iona Poston

          Matthew Hassey                Michael Schinasi

          Mark L’Esperance              Jonathan Wacker

          Elizabeth Layman              George Williams


2.       Meeting Dates (include members present*).

·         and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

9-4-02:  Durham, Albright, Hassey, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Schinasi, Williams

10-2-02: Durham, Albright, Eason, Hassey, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Poston, Wacker

11-6-02:  Durham, Eason, Hassey, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Poston, Schianasi, Wacker, Williams

12-4-02:  Durham, Albright, Hassey, Layman, Lewis, Williams

1-3-03:  Durham, Albright, Hassey, L’Esperance, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Schinasi, Wacker, Williams

2-5-03:  Durham, Hassey, Layman, Lewis, Schinasi, Williams

4-2-03:  Durham, Eason, Hassey, L’Esperance, Layman, Lewis, Neil, Poston, Williams 

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.


          Reviewed charge from Faculty Senate.

          Became familiar with University policies and procedures relevant to the committee’s areas of responsibilities.

          Heard and decided appeals in a timely fashion.  Denied one financial aid appeal, 14 late course drop appeals, 3 retroactive drop appeals, 1 request for reinstatement of drops, 2 grade replacement appeals, 4 4D appeals, 2 forgiveness appeals, 43 readmission appeals, and 32 late readmission appeals.  Granted 2 late course drop appeals, 1 retroactive drop appeal, 2 grade replacement appeals, 2 4D appeals, 1 financial aid appeal, 6 readmission appeals, and 12 late readmission appeals.   

          Monitored Faculty Senate action on changes to the grade replacement policy recommended by the committee the previous semester.  Clarified how the new policy would be applied to pending cases and to already-completed courses. 



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 current committee will hear readmission appeals in August and will deal with any appeals that arise over the summer as we plan to have regular meetings over the summer as needed in addition to the readmission appeals to be heard in August.


7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the committee's work during the year).


          A.       Charge:  Met charge


          B.       Personnel:  Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Registrar provided active participation and assistance


          C.       Attendance:  Good attendance by faculty and student representatives


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


          E.       Activities:  Heard and decided reviews 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?    _______ yes    ____x______no 

          If yes, when do you prefer:_____________________________________


Signed:  Chairperson: Tom Durham ________________________________


               Secretary: Janice Lewis ___________________________________