Student Affairs Committee
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is comprised of one member of the Executive Committee, appointed by the Dean,
who serves as an Ex Officio member without vote who functions as a liaison to the
Executive Committee. The Dean also appoints one member of the faculty from each academic
department; five faculty members selected at-large from the entire faculty and two
practicing pharmacists, who are not paid faculty members of the SOP. One professional
pharmacy student from each class are elected by the Pharmacy Student Council and serve
for one year.
The Student Affairs Committee serves as the standing faculty committee to develop policy and to make recommendations
to the faculty pertaining to standards for professional pharmacy student recruitment
and admission to the existing program, and for academic standards required for curricular
progressions and completion. This committee also establishes and recommends standards
for the awarding of professional pharmacy student scholarships, awards and prizes,
and shall supervise such awards.
According to the Buckley Amendment, i.e., Family and Educational Right to Privacy
Act (FERPA), student and practitioner members of this committee do not have access
to students' records, and do not participate in student grievance and progressions
Student and practitioner members of this committee may participate in interviewing
students, submitting written recommendations to the committee, and contributing to
nominations for student awards.
To accomplish the work in the several areas of student affairs, this committee is
divided into subcommittees under the direction of subcommittee Chairs to consider
the natural divisions of student admissions, academic progressions and awarding scholarships
and student awards.
The Admissions Subcommittee is comprised of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and all members of the SAC.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shall serve as permanent secretary for this
Subcommittee. This Subcommittee shall review all applicants for admissions to the
professional programs of the SOP, conduct interviews, and make recommendations to
the Dean regarding the admission of students.
The Student Credentialing Subcommittee is comprised of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, who serves as the permanent
secretary of the Subcommittee, and four faculty members, with at least one from each
academic department. The Student Affairs Committee Chair appoints the subcommittee Chair.
This subcommittee reviews the credentials of applicants for advanced standing in one
of the professional programs of the SOP and recommend to the Student Affairs Committee
the appropriate placement of students within the curriculum.
This subcommittee annually reviews each professional student for satisfactory progression
through the curriculum, considering the report and recommendations of the Student
Assessment of Learning Committee. This subcommittee shall recommend to the Student
Affairs Committee the status of each professional student, either for continuance,
continuance with remediation, probation for one year with remediation, suspension
or dismissal. The Student Affairs Committee shall make its recommendation to the Dean
by June 1of each year regarding each student enrolled in the SOP.
The Student Awards Subcommittee is comprised of five faculty members, with at least one from each academic department.
The Chair of the Student Affairs Committee appoints the subcommittee Chair. This subcommittee seeks nominations and applications
for student awards, including School administered scholarships, cash awards and other
awards for achievement, and recommend recipients to SAC. The SAC shall identify students
for each award and recommend the recipients to the Dean.
Standing committees shall keep and approve all minutes of meetings. The Dean's office
representative shall be responsible for the timely preparation of the minutes. The
committee shall submit minutes to be posted on the committee webpage within 48 hours
of approval. When accepted and approved by committee membership, minutes shall be
distributed to the Executive Committee through the designated liaison.
When such minutes include a specific recommendation or policy for faculty consideration,
the Executive Committee shall communicate recommendations to the standing committee
within 30 working days after receipt. This paragraph is not intended to preclude the
Chair of a standing committee to make recommendations on policy changes to the faculty
that may not conform to the recommendations of the Executive Committee.
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Meetings by Date
May 9, 2014 - (Agenda) (Minutes)
February 4, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)