University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

VIII--Undergraduate Degree 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 every two weeks from the beginning of September to the end of June, controls all undergraduate degree programs under the authority of Senate. The Board comprises the Associate Vice-President (Academic), the Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs) and fourteen other members appointed by Senate, two of whom shall be college deans and five of whom shall be undergraduate student senators, one from the Associate Diploma 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.

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.

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

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Last revised: January 1999.