Graduate Studies Appeals Committee
The following shall be members of the Appeals Committee:
The members shall be nominated from the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the Executive Committee and elected by Faculty Council. Additional nominations shall be sought from Faculties and from the floor during a regular meeting of Faculty Council.
Term of Members
The terms of members of the Appeals Committee shall be as follows:
A hearing panel shall be struck for each appeal from the appeals committee as follows:
The Chair may vote only in the case of a tie. The Chair of a Hearing Panel shall report in writing the disposition of appeals to the dean of Graduate Studies who in turn shall report that action to the Faculty Council of Graduate Studies for information, in such a manner as to preserve confidentiality.
No voting member of a hearing panel shall be from the same unit as the appellant. The dean and associate deans shall not normally participate as members of Hearing Panels. If more than one member of hearing panel is not present at the commencement of a hearing or cannot continue during a hearing, the hearing panel must adjourn.
Members of the first Hearing Panel struck each year shall initially be chosen at random from the members of the Appeals Committee and, thereafter, in an alternating fashion to constitute the members of a Hearing Panel.
Powers and Duties
Subject to the powers and duties of Faculty Council, the Appeals Committee shall: