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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, one of whom shall be a student senator appointed by Senate;
    one appointed by the Provost and Vice-President Academic.
    Each student shall be from a different Faculty. 
  • Two support staff appointed by Senate

2021 / 2022 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sandy Vanderburgh, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Brian Moukperian Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Andhra Goundrey Wilson School of Design August 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Catherine Schwichtenberg Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Sherry Wilson Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Candice Gartry Support Staff August 31, 2022
Jennifer Jordan Support Staff August 31, 2023
STUDENTS    
Patrick Lui Student August 31, 2022
Karen Ida Villagracia Student August 31, 2022

This committee meets as needed, and does not have regularly scheduled meetings.

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

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sandy Vanderburgh, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Brian Moukperian Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Andhra Goundrey Wilson School of Design August 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Catherine Schwichtenberg Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Sherry Wilson Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Candice Gartry Support Staff August 31, 2022
Jennifer Jordan Support Staff August 31, 2023
STUDENTS    
Ravinderpal Singh Student August 31, 2021
Sharanveer Singh Student Senator August 31, 2021

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sandy Vanderburgh, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Brian Moukperian Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Andhra Goundrey Wilson School of Design August 31, 2022
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Rebecca Harbut faculty Member August 31, 2020
Sherry Wilson faculty Member August 31, 2023
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Candace Gartry Professional Support Staff August 31, 2022
Jennifer Jordan Professional Support Staff August 31, 2023
STUDENTS    
  Student  
Mansi Student Senator August 31, 2020

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sal Ferreras, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Brian Moukperian Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Carolyn Robertson Wilson School of Design April 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS    
     
Sherry Wilson Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Jennifer Jordan Office of Student Judicial Affairs August 31, 2019
Peter Warren Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
STUDENTS    
Murdoch de Mooy Student Senator August 31, 2019
     

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sal Ferreras, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Patrick Donahoe Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation April 30, 2020
Carolyn Robertson Wilson School of Design April 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Leeann Waddington Faculty of Health August 31, 2020
Sherry Wilson Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Jennifer Jordan Office of Student Judicial Affairs August 31, 2019
Peter Warren Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
STUDENTS    
Murdoch de Mooy Student Senator August 31, 2018
Rawan Ramini Student August 31, 2018

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sal Ferreras, Chair Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
DEANS    
Patrick Donahoe Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation April 30, 2020
Carolyn Robertson Wilson School of Design April 30, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Leeann Waddington Faculty of Health August 31, 2020
Sherry Wilson Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF    
Jennifer Jordan Office of Student Judicial Affairs August 31, 2019
Peter Warren Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
STUDENTS    
Allison Gonzalez Student Senator August 31, 2017
Rawan Ramini Student August 31, 2018

Senate Committee Support: Senate Office