Senate Standing Committee on Appeals

Mandate

Background

KPU is required to create appeal mechanisms for a variety of student-related matters. The Senate Standing Committee on Appeals (SSCA) is the body created, through KPU’s governance processes, to hear appeals referred to it through policy.

Mandate

The Senate Standing Committee on Appeals will:

  • Be responsible for hearing student appeals on matters as determined through policy.
  • Make recommendations to Senate or the Board of Governors as to any appeal matter or procedure that falls within its mandate.
  • Provide recommendations to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic or President on systemic challenges or on policy revisions.

Members must agree to participate in regular training to fully understand the processes of administrative tribunals and the principles of procedural fairness.

Hearing Panels

  • A hearing panel will be created to hear each appeal.
  • Hearing panels will be drawn from the SSCA membership and will consist of one representative from each membership group provided the member does not come from the same Faculty as the appellant.
  • The Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate will chair.
  • Membership on a hearing panel may need to be adjusted because of availability or possible conflicts of interest.
  • The Chair will only vote in the instance of a tie.

Reporting

  • The Committee will report to Senate and the Board regarding its regular business once a year in April.
  • The report will include the number and type of appeals heard and recommendations regarding policy or systemic concerns.

Membership Composition

The membership and mandate for such a committee must be broadly constituted to ensure that possible conflicts of interest are avoided when hearing student appeals.

  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate (Chair)
  • Two faculty members, one each from two different Faculties appointed by Senate
  • Two deans appointed by the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • Two students, each from a different Faculty,
    • one of whom shall be a student senator appointed by Senate, and
    • one appointed by the Provost and Vice-President Academic.
  • Two support staff appointed by Senate

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Diane Purvey, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Laura McDonaldFaculty of Trades & TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Andhra GoundreyWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Cindy MilnerFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2026
Judy BenevidesMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2026
SUPPORT STAFF  
Shelley StrimboldSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2024
Jennifer JordanSupport StaffAugust 31, 2026
STUDENTS  
 Student (appointed by Provost) 
Navleen KaurStudent (appointed by Senate)August 31, 2024

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATE
TBA

Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

Information on Appeals

Student Appeals has the steps to follow to submit an appeal.
Appeal Hearing Request Form

If you require further information, please email appeals@kpu.ca.

Membership Archives

2022 / 2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Diane Purvey, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Laura McDonaldFaculty of Trades & TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Andhra GoundreyWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Catherine SchwichtenbergFaculty of HealthPost Term
   
SUPPORT STAFF  
Shelley StrimboldSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2024
Jennifer JordanSupport StaffAugust 31, 2026
STUDENTS  
Ishant GoyalStudent (appointed by Provost)August 31, 2023
Navleen KaurStudent (appointed by Senate)August 31, 2023

2021 / 2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Diane Purvey, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Laura McDonaldFaculty of Trades & TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Andhra GoundreyWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Catherine SchwichtenbergFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Sherry WilsonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
 Professional Support Staff 
Jennifer JordanProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2023
STUDENTS  
Patrick LuiStudent (appointed by Provost)August 31, 2022
Adriana TerceroStudent (appointed by Senate)August 31, 2022

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sandy Vanderburgh, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Brian MoukperianFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
Andhra GoundreyWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Catherine SchwichtenbergFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Sherry WilsonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
Candice GartrySupport StaffAugust 31, 2022
Jennifer JordanSupport StaffAugust 31, 2023
STUDENTS  
Ravinderpal SinghStudentAugust 31, 2021
Sharanveer SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2021

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sandy Vanderburgh, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Brian MoukperianFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
Andhra GoundreyWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Rebecca Harbutfaculty MemberAugust 31, 2020
Sherry Wilsonfaculty MemberAugust 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
Candace GartryProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2022
Jennifer JordanProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2023
STUDENTS  
 Student 
MansiStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2020

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal Ferreras, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Brian MoukperianFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
Carolyn RobertsonWilson School of DesignApril 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS  
   
Sherry WilsonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
Jennifer JordanOffice of Student Judicial AffairsAugust 31, 2019
Peter WarrenFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
STUDENTS  
Murdoch de MooyStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2019
   

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal Ferreras, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Patrick DonahoeFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationApril 30, 2020
Carolyn RobertsonWilson School of DesignApril 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Leeann WaddingtonFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
Sherry WilsonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
Jennifer JordanOffice of Student Judicial AffairsAugust 31, 2019
Peter WarrenFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
STUDENTS  
Murdoch de MooyStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2018
Rawan RaminiStudentAugust 31, 2018

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal Ferreras, ChairProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
DEANS  
Patrick DonahoeFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationApril 30, 2020
Carolyn RobertsonWilson School of DesignApril 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Leeann WaddingtonFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
Sherry WilsonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF  
Jennifer JordanOffice of Student Judicial AffairsAugust 31, 2019
Peter WarrenFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
STUDENTS  
Allison GonzalezStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2017
Rawan RaminiStudentAugust 31, 2018

Senate Committee Support: Senate Office