Student Regulations Committee

September 14, 2006




Present:†††††††††† Jeff Streator, Chair; Reta Pikowsky; Bill Schafer; Bill Drummond; Ray Vito; Larry Jacobs; Allison Graab, student representative


Guests:††††††††††† Bobby Beaulieu, student government VP for campus affairs

The meeting convened at 2:00 pm.

  1. Student academic grievance procedure.† The committee conducted extensive discussion of the academic grievance procedure.† The basic problem is that students working in co-op positions or study abroad may not be able to meet with the professor, the first step in the current process.† The initial proposal was to give those students an extra semester to file a grievance.† The problem with the proposal is that faculty may discard course materials after one semester, especially with large courses and courses with a substantial number of assignments.†

  2. Grade grievance Web site.† Ray Vito proposed that the registrar (or some other official Georgia Tech entity) establish a grade grievance Web site.† On the site any student could register a grievance, and an automatic email would be sent to the faculty member to request that the studentís materials be saved until a specific date.† A second email could also be sent to the student detailing the grade grievance process.† Once the student returned to campus, the student would meet with the faculty member, and the process would continue as before.

  3. Number of students affected.† Several faculty members wished to know how many students this problem effects.† The exact number is unknown, but with the large number of co-op students and the growing number of students studying abroad, the numbers are likely to increase.

  4. Resolution.† The committee could not agree on a resolution, but Bobby, Alison, and Reta agreed to meet and work on revised language to present to the committee.

  5. Next meeting.† The next committee meeting will be held on September 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:15 pm.