Terms of Reference:
The University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy and related Procedures provide that Senate establish the Senate Committee on Academic Accommodation Appeals, a standing committee of Senate, whose role it is to hear and decide upon appeals related to accommodation.
In accordance with the Student Accessibility Appeal Procedure, if a student or an Academic Staff Member does not agree with the decision of the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) regarding a request for reconsideration of a proposed accommodation, the student or Academic Staff Member may file a formal appeal to the Senate Committee on Academic Acommodation Appeals.
The Committee will meet to determine whether there are grounds to hear the appeal and whether the appeal falls within the jurisdiction of the Committee. The Committee will determine the appropriate accommodation on the basis of the student’s disability and the Bona Fide Academic Requirements or Essential Skills Document of the course or program.
The Committee shall review the Procedures periodically, and, if necessary, recommend changes.
The composition of the Senate Committee on Academic Accommodation Appeals shall include:
(a) Ten (10) members of the academic staff appointed by Senate for a three (3) year term;
(b) Two (2) students appointed by Senate for a one (1) year term;
(c) A Chair appointed by the President for a three (3) year term;
(d) A Vice-Chair elected from and by the academic staff members for a three (3) year term.
The Senate Committee on Academic Accommodation Appeals acts in accordance with the established Policy and Procedures.
Revised September 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2015