Scholastic Committee


The Scholastic Committee consists of fifteen members, including:

  • six faculty members
    • one the UMM representative to the Senate Committee on Educational Policy
  • four students
  • one USA staff member
  • two P&A members (one from the athletic staff)
  • and two ex officio, non voting members
    • the VCAA/dean or his/her designee
    • the registrar


The Scholastic Committee develops, reviews, and recommends policies affecting the quality of education. It is concerned with such matters as admissions, academic progress, academic advising, student academic honesty, scholarship, and graduation. It has the power to grant exceptions to academic regulations when the spirit of such regulations has been satisfied. The committee admits students and evaluates transfer credit in accordance with standards established by the campus assembly.

—from the UMM Constitution and By-Laws


  • Steve Gross, chair (3rd term 2015-18)
  • Ray Schultz (1st term 2015-18)
  • Merc Chasman (1st term 2014-17)
  • Leslie Meek (1st term 2015-18)
  • Jennifer Rothchild (1st term 2014-17)


  • Dan Magner (1st term 2015-18)
  • Mike Vandenberg (1st term 2015-18)


  • Emma Kloos (1st term 2015-18)


  • Megan Jacobson (1st term 2015-16)
  • Yujing Song (1st term 2015-16)
  • Clare Sorensen (1st term 2015-16)
  • Madeline Youakim (1st term 2015-16)

Senate Committee on Educational Policy

  • Jennifer Goodnough

Ex officio

  • Brenda Boever, dean’s designee
  • Judy Korn, Scholastic Committee executive staff, Office of the Registrar coordinator

The Scholastic Committee:

  • monitors and grants exceptions to a broad range of academic regulations including those governing admissions, grading, academic progress, transfer, and degree requirements.
  • operating within its charge, recommends to the Assembly admission standards, changes in the grading system, regulations and procedures governing registration, academic progress requirements, transfer policy, standards for awarding credit by examination, and changes in the advising system.
  • establishes procedures for exemption from degree requirements.
  • while the Office of Admissions makes admissions decisions, consults on the annual admission plan, monitors compliance with policies, and reviews results.
  • monitors the academic progress requirements
  • through the Office of the Registrar, verifies that all degree requirements have been met.
  • through the Student Scholastic Standing Committee, enforces academic progress policy and acts on appeals of suspension and on readmission after suspension.

The transfer evaluation coordinator, for the Scholastic Committee, awards transfer credit consistent with college and all-University transfer policy.

—from the UMM Constitution and By-Laws