Mandate from Policy B2.0:
10.2 Committee on Academic Support and Student Affairs. The Committee on Academic Support and Student Affairs shall have the responsibility to monitor and review the aspects of the university that support education and teaching. Examples of areas of academic support include the following: academic services; computer services; cultural programs; and museum and library services of the university. The committee shall also be responsible for policy recommendations relating to the academic aspects of student life and to review questions and policies related to the quality of student life. Faculty members from the committee shall also serve as liaison for the Senate with appropriate administrative officers, committees, and councils of the university, and, when appropriate, shall act in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Committee in the formulation of policies and proposals to be submitted to the Academic Senate. The committee shall consist of the following: one faculty member per college, each to be elected by his or her collegial faculty; three members at large elected by the Academic Senate; four student representatives, including the president of Student Government or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting); the provost or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting) and the vice president for Student Affairs or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting).
Charges for AY2016:
- Propose communication to faculty in order to increase their awareness of resources available to students for counseling.
- Regarding Final Course Grade Dispute Policy, make appropriate changes to policies related to D17.0 to address issues with references to the Academic Appeals Sub-committee. Make necessary changes in order to revise inconsistencies in Policy D08.0 and D18.0
- Propose steps to ensure that students (and faculty advisers) understand the degree to which health, and academic information is protected from unwanted and unexpected disclosure, either by prohibiting unwanted disclosures or by ensuring student knowledge of potential disclosure.
- To underscore the importance of inclusion and diversity at RIT, propose an approach to include discussions on "diversity, inclusion, gender and race equality" across campus for incoming first year students.