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 composition of the Senate Committee on Academic Accommodation Appeals shall include:
(a) Five members of the academic staff appointed by Senate
(b) Two students appointed by Senate
(c) A Chair appointed by the President
The Senate Committee on Academic Accommodation Appeals acts in accordance with the established Policy and Procedures.
Effective January 1, 2015