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Academic Policies and Standards Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Academic Policies and Standards Committee is to review and advise on matters pertaining to academic policy, to include academic standards.

Charter Sponsor: College Senate

Charter Contact: Committee Chair


(16 total)

  • 3 faculty (2 year terms (odd), elected
  • 3 faculty (2 year terms (even), elected
  • 1 Academic Dean (2 year term (odd), elected
  • 1 Associate Dean (2 year term (even), elected from a
  • different center than the Academic Dean
  • Director of Student Records/Registrar
  • Director of Academic Systems
  • Student Services Representative [appointed by VP]
  • Associate Dean for Student Enrollment/Advising
  • Chair of College Wide Curriculum Committee, or designee
  • Dean of the Rome Campus (ongoing)
  • Vice President For Learning and Academic Affairs (ongoing, non-voting)
  • 1 student
  • Chair must be faculty elected by committee


  • Make recommendations to the College Senate regarding matters of academic policies and standards
  • Conduct research on the academic policies and standards practices of other community colleges to inform practice and procedure at MVCC
  • Review and ensure accuracy of academic policies and standards statements in the College Catalog.
  • Submit annual written reports to the College Senate and make meeting minutes available to the College community.

Does Not

  • Discuss contractual issues

Guiding Points

  • Keep the College mission, with an emphasis on the student experience, front and center
  • Identify pathways and practices that maintain high academic standards and support student success
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue
  • Coordinate information with curriculum and distance education committees

Academic Policies and Standards Committee