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)
  • two non voting members
    • the VCAA/dean or their designee
    • the director of the office of the registrar


The Scholastic Committee develops, reviews, and recommends policies affecting the quality of education including admission, academic progress, academic advising, student academic honesty, undergraduate scholarship, and graduation. It has the power to enforce policies and to grant exceptions to academic regulations when the spirit of such regulations has been satisfied. The committee sets admission standards and evaluates transfer credit in accordance with standards established by the Campus Assembly.


  • Merc Chasman, Chair (2nd term 2020-21)
  • Dennis Stewart (1st term 2019-21)
  • Joe Beaver (1st term 2019-22) (Fall 2020 Leave)
  • Jason Ramey (1st term 2019-22) (Fall 2020 Leave)
  • Chris Atkinson (Leave Replacement)
  • Alyssa Pirinelli (2nd term 2020-23)


  • Heather Pennie (1st term 2018-21)
  • Lauren Combellick (1st term 2020-23)


  • Emma Kloos (2nd term 2018-21)


  • Kara Black (1st term 2020-21)
  • Marley Lund (1st term 2020-21
  • Cameron Anderson (1st term 2020-21)
  • Joey Daniewicz (1st term 2020-21)

Senate Committee on Educational Policy

  • Jennifer Goodnough


  • Brenda Boever (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs designee)
  • Marcus Muller (Director of the Office of the Registrar)