University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


VIII--Regulations and Procedures

Notes on Academic Structure


Under the University of Guelph Act the Senate is the ultimate academic authority in the University. Senate Bylaws may be consulted in the office of the Secretary of Senate. Notices and agenda of Senate meetings are posted on the Senate bulletin board in the University Library. Undergraduate student senators are elected by the undergraduate students. The meetings of Senate are open to visitors who have tickets. Tickets are available from the Secretary of Senate. Senate directs the academic life of the University assisted by its boards and committees which report regularly to Senate. The Senate meets at least ten times per year from September to June. Dates of the meetings are published in Section III--Schedule of Dates.

Board of Undergraduate Studies

The Board of Undergraduate Studies, which normally meets once a week from the beginning of September to the end of June, controls all undergraduate degree programs under the authority of Senate. The Board comprises the Chancellor, the President, the Associate Vice President (Academic) and Registrar, the Associate Vice President (Student Affairs) and fourteen other members appointed by Senate, two of whom shall be college deans and three of whom shall be undergraduate student senators, one from the Associate Diploma in Agriculture program.

Program Committee

For each undergraduate degree program there is a program committee which consists of faculty representatives and student members. Committees examine the general regulations relating to their program and also the particular regulations proposed for specializations within that program. Admissions policy is recommended by these committees to the Board of Undergraduate Studies and is approved by Senate. Each program committee has an Academic Review Sub Committee which reviews grades as reported to the Registrar and determines the academic standing of each student in the program. Each semester every Academic Review Sub- Committee reports, through its program committee, to the Board of Undergraduate Studies.

Senate Committee on Student Petitions

This committee assesses and disposes of academic appeals from students registered at the University of Guelph. The Senate Committee on Student Petitions consists of ten members of Senate and a chair, who is named by Senate and is a tenured faculty member and a member of Senate. Of the ten members of Senate, five are students and five are faculty members. The members of the committee are appointed annually by Senate based on recommendations from the Senate Striking Committee on Bylaws and Membership.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
VIII--Regulations and Procedures

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