About the Academic Standards Committee

About the Academic Standards Committee

Academic Standards Committee

The purpose of the Academic Standards Committee is to make recommendations for changes in academic policy, and to serve as the body that hears and acts upon student appeals and grievances of an academic nature. Membership consists of an academic employee elected from each instructional department, the Vice President of Student Services, and a student body representative. The Registrar serves as a non-voting ex-officio. This committee reports to the Vice President of Student Services. Authorization for this committee comes from the Faculty Contract, the Student Handbook, and The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Standard 2.A.15.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Academic Standards Committee shall review student appeals of:

  1. Sanctions imposed on students for alleged arbitrary and capricious application of academic standards.
  2. Application of academic policies or procedures by instructors.

The Committee also shall grant or deny requests to:

  1. Change grades that have been recorded.
  2. Reinstate students from academic probation.
  3. Waive graduation requirements.
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