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Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC)

Chair: 

 

Roster Year: 
2019-20
Members: 
  • Rebekah Epps, '20
  • John Kirn, '22
  • Leslie Scott, '22
  • Azhar Swanson, '21 (Advising Network representative)
  • Tom Troland, '21
  • Allison Wright, '22
  • ​Scott Yost, '22
  • Annie Weber (assistant provost for strategic planning)
Current Items for Review
  • Proposed New College of Health Sciences Behavioral and Technical Standards (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to Bachelor of Liberal Studies (PDF)
  • Proposed Policy to Limit Undergraduate Transfer Credit Hours for Undergraduate Degrees and Minors in Gatton College of Business and Economics (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of BHS Physical Therapy (PHTH-BHS PT) (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to JD, including Sections within SR 5.3.4.1 (Dismissal, Probation, and Suspension Policies for JD) (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to PhD Epidemiology (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to MSEP Epidemiology (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to CI Undergraduate Admission (Senate Rules 4.2.2.12) (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension of Admissions and Closure of Pre-Physician Assistant Studies (Major Code: PPAS-BHS; Degree Code: BHS-AH) (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension of Admissions for Graduate Certificate in Reproductive Biology (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension of Admissions for MS Reproductive Biology (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension of Admissions for PhD Reproductive Biology (PDF)
  • Proposed Suspension of Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) (PDF)
  • Proposed New Admissions Path into Lewis Honors Program for Sophomores (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 4.2.8 and 4.2.9 ("Undergraduate Certificates" and "Graduate Certificates")
    • Language in Track Changes (PDF)
    • Language with Changes Accepted (PDF)
    • IPEDS Glossary (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 4.2.8 from Engineering (PDF)
  • Request from Senate Council for SAASC to Draft a Minor Changes Policy for Admissions and Academic Standards Changes (January 10, 2016 SC Minutes)
  • Review of Senate Rules 5.2.2 ("Student Load") to Determine New Maximum Student Load for Single Summer Session (PDF)
  • Review of Senate Rules 10.3 ("Senate-Approved Policy For Determining Meeting Times And Number Of Credit Hours For Courses") (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules Pertaining to Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.4.3.4 ("Senate Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals Committee (SRWAC)") from SRWAC (DOCX)
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.1.8.5 ("Retroactive Withdrawal") from SRWAC (DOCX)
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.1.8.5 ("Retroactive Withdrawal") from Student and Academic Life (DOCX)
    • Proposed Changes to RWA Form from SRWAC (DOCX)
  • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 4.2.8 and 4.2.9 ("Undergraduate Certificates" and "Graduate Certificates")
    • Language in Track Changes (PDF)
    • Language with Changes Accepted (PDF)
    • Potential Proposal (PDF)
  • Request for SAASC to Propose Changes to Graduate School Bulletin (pg. 29 of 2018-19 version) to Match Newly Revised Senate Rules 4.2.5.2 ("Postbaccalaureate Student") (PDF) and (PDF, pg. 6)
Past Items for Review
  • Proposed Changes to PharmD (SR 4.2.3.2 and SR 5.3.4.2.1) (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to BHS Medical Laboratory Science (PDF)
Charter: 
Senate Rules 1.4.2.2

The Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) is charged to examine and recommend to the University Senate changes: in the admission requirements and grading rules; standards for granting academic credit; probation and suspension procedures; and degree and graduation requirements. Basically, the SAASC shall review Sections IV and V of the Senate Rules but may consider other related areas. Recommendations by the SAASC on conditions of merit and circumstance for (1) graduation requirements, (2) honors with degrees that are conferred to graduating students (SR 5.4.2.2) and (3) Honorary Degrees conferred to others (SR 5.4.2.3), shall be acted upon by the elected University Faculty Senators, as per KRS 164.240