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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Academic Affairs Committee

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/mssa/committees/senate/academic.html

Academic Affairs Committee

Academic Affairs Coordinator & Committee Chair: Melanie Ramsey

Meetings: To Be Announced

Membership:

Unlimited - Appointed from Student Government 0 From Other Constituencies Total
  • Erica Thompson (Automatically Appointed 4/10/18) - Academic Allied Health & Nursing Senator
  • Kayla Erickson (Automatically Appointed 4/10/18) - Academic Allied Health & Nursing Senator
  • LeeAnna Moy - Academic Allied Health & Nursing Senator (Elected - 9/12/18)
  • Melanie Ramsey (Automatically Appointed 4/10/18) - Academic Arts & Humanities Senator
  • Olivia Schmidt (Automatically Appointed 4/10/18) - Academic Arts & Humanities Senator
  • Shamsudeen Adediji - Academic Business Senator (Elected - 9/19/18)
  • Kwadwo Owusu (Automatically Appointed 4/10/18) - Academic Business Senator
  • Oscar Andrade Lara - Academic Education Senator (Elected - 9/12/18)
  • William "Bill" Landis (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Academic Graduate Studies Senator
  • Katrina Cronk (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Academic Graduate Studies Senator
  • Rachel Newinski - Academic CSET Senator (Elected - 9/19/18)
  • Udu Ovraiti (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Academic CSET Senator
  • Shristi Silwal (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Academic CSET Senator
  • Esther Okaro - Academic Social & Behavorial Sciences Senator (Elected - 9/12/18)
  • Emily Christensen (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Academic Social & Behavorial Sciences Senator
  • Ray Witte (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) Student Body At-Large Senator
  • Samson Akintan (Automatically Appointed 04/10/18) - Student Body At-Large Senator
 
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Appointed to Date

The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for representing student's positions in academic areas at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The specific duties for this committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling grade appeals
  • General education
  • Grading policies
  • Academic calendar

According to the Bylaws - Article IV, Section 2 - Academic Affairs Committee (Bylaw as amended 4/26/17)

The Academic Affairs Committee shall be responsible for representing the student position in academic areas.

Subsection 1: Membership of the Academic Affairs Committee will be open to all students with Presidential appointment but must include all Senators representing an Academic College, including Graduate and At-Large Senators.

Subsection 2: The Academic Affairs Coordinator shall be the chair of the committee and shall coordinate the election of a committee secretary to record meeting minutes. The Coordinator will be expected to report these minutes during Presidential Cabinet meetings.

Subsection 3: The Academic Affairs committee will meet weekly throughout the academic year. During a meeting scheduled, once a month, by the Academic Affairs Coordinator, the chair of each Academic Affairs related committee (listed above) will report on their committee actions. If a committee chair cannot attend the Academic Affairs Committee meeting, scheduled for their committee report, they must appoint a designee to attend in their place.

Subsection 4: The Academic Affairs Committee will work with grade appeals and academic policy review.