Appeals & Discipline Committee

Appeals and Dicipline Committee
Adopted 08-SEP-1971
Amended by School Council 28-MAY-2010
Revised and adopted by School Council 29-JAN-2016
Revised and adopted by School Council 29-SEP-2017

The following shall be members of the Committee:

  1. Three (3) faculty—two (2) representing studio and one (1) representing art history, elected by School Council;
  2. Two (2) students - one (1) representing studio, and one (1) representing art history; provided by School of Art Student Association (SOFA);
  3. Student Advisor (ex-officio, non-voting);
  4. Recording Secretary, non-voting.

Terms of Membership

  1. The term of office of elected faculty members shall be two (2) years commencing July 1, with terms of each ending on alternate years.  Individuals can be reappointed or re-elected to the committee after a recommended absence of one (1) year. 
  2. Alternates can be appointed at the discretion of the Chair or designate.
  3. The term of office of student representative/s shall be one year commencing July 1.

The term of ex-officio members is standing by virtue of office held.

To be held by a faculty from the committee for a term of one (1) year. Elected by secret ballot in committee at the first meeting after July 1.


The committee has the power to hear and determine appeals, including but not limited to grade appeals, other academic or compassionate appeals, and of disciplinary action imposed by Director or designate pursuant to the Student Discipline Bylaw.

Within the framework of the University policy and procedures on student discipline and appeals, the School of Art Appeals and Discipline Committee, shall act as advisory body to the Director of the School of Art in matters of student discipline and appeals. All committees shall conduct business in alignment with the mission, values, and strategic goals of University of Manitoba Student Discipline and Appeal By-Laws, and Student Discipline and Appeal Procedures. 

Duties include

To hear and determine student grade and discipline matters appealed to it by students.


  1. The Chair or designate shall call and preside at all meetings of the Committee.
  2. The Committee shall normally meet on an as-need basis, with the first meeting to be held no later than September 15.
  3. Quorum for all meetings shall be 100% of the membership. The Chair shall vote only in case of a tie.
  4. The Committee's decisions will be recorded after each meeting and a cumulative record of all minutes maintained in the Office of the Director.
  5. The Chair or designate shall make every effort to consider member’s availability when scheduling meetings.