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Student Life & Academic Atmosphere Committee (SLAAC)

  1. Function. This committee shall be responsible for the policies and actions of the faculty relating to student life and general academic atmosphere of the University.

    This committee, with faculty approval, shall deal with policies, guidelines, and information on all factors affecting student life and campus-wide academic atmosphere; these factors include policies stated in the Student Handbook (e.g., academic dishonesty, the student judicial process, or sexual harassment), policies on campus-wide academic atmosphere (e.g., collecting data on University-wide GPAs or studying the effects of social activities on classroom work), policies related to international student life, and policies which encourage faculty-student interactions which foster the intellectual life of the University.

    This committee shall coordinate the faculty representation on those committees, councils, and boards which supervise student life and campus-wide academic atmosphere issues participated in jointly by faculty members and students including the University Review Committee, which deals with grade grievances and cases of academic integrity (See the Academic Integrity Policy in the Academic Policies Section of the Academic Handbook), Community Conduct Council (See Article VI of the Student Judicial Code in the Student Life section of the Student Handbook), and Athletic Board.

  2. Membership. Voting members: the President of the University; the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or his or her representative); the Vice President for Student Life (or his or her representative); the Director of International Student Services; six elected faculty members (one elected from each division and two elected at-large), of which no more than two may be from one division and no more than one from each department; the student body president (or his or her representative) and one other student to be designated by student congress.

    Ex-officio members (without vote): the Dean of Students, the Dean of the School of Music, and two other students to be designated by the Student Congress by virtue of the office which they hold.