Faculty Advisement Handbook


Appendix

| Instructions for Petition Process

Student Petitions
Academic regulations are established by the University to maintain and enforce academic standards and are adhered to rigorously.

If special and unique circumstances occur, any individual student has the right to petition to waive a regulation. The University similarly has the right to disapprove any petition on the grounds that the circumstances are not compelling enough to warrant an exception to the established regulation.

Any student petition requesting retroactive action must be submitted within one academic calendar year. Any student petition requesting a medical withdrawal must be submitted during the semester to which it applies.

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Procedures for Student Petitions
To petition for a waiver of an academic regulation, the student must submit a written statement and any necessary supporting documentation * to the administrative advisor in the office of the dean of the college or school that houses the student’s major.  If the student is Undecided, the petition should be filed through the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences
Ruth McShane
Assistant Dean

Science Building 127, Ext. 4121

African Amer. Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Dance, English, Environmental Studies, French, Language & Int'l Studies, History, Latin Amer. Studies, Math & CSC, Music, Perf. Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Undeclared

Derner Institute For Advanced Psychological Studies
J.Christopher Muran
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Progam
Hy Weinberg Building 303, Ext. 4803

Francine Conway
Associate Professor, Undergraduate

Blodgett Hall 212E, Ext. 4752

Errol Rodriguez
Assistant Dean Pgm Director, Master's Program
Blodgett Hall 208, 516.237.8572

General Studies
Dan Rosenberg
Director of Academic Affairs

Science Building 328, Ext. 3445

General Education
Charles Shopsis
Associate Dean

Science Building, 123, Ext. 4140

Honors College
Richard Garner
Dean
Earle Hall, Ext. 3800

School of Business
Hagedorn Hall 121, Ext. 4684

Rakesh Gupta
Dean
Ext. 4629

Brian Rothschild
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

Ext. 4673

Pat Joyce
Director Undergraduate Programs

Ext.4668

School of Nursing
Patrick Coonan
Dean
Ext. 4511

Stephen Holzemer
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program
Alum.Hall 212, Ext. 4565

Jane White
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Alum. Hall 216, Ext. 4599

School of Education Communication, Science & Disorders Health Studies & Physical Education
Emilia Zarco
Acting Associate Dean

Harvey Hall 110, Contact: Barbara Selva. Ext. 4090

School of Social Work
Andrew Safyer
Dean

Social Work Building 229, Ext. 4345

Bradley Zodikoff
Assistant Dean For Academic Affs,
Graduate Program
Ext.4439

A. Rodriguez
Student Affairs Coordinator

Ext. 4407

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Required Information
To petition for a waiver relating to a course or courses, such as late ADD/DROP/WITHDRAWAL/CHANGE OF CREDIT or other rule, the student must submit the following items to the office of the dean of the college or school that houses the student’s major.

  • A completed Action Request form with a signature of agreement from the faculty member or department chair or dean.
  • A letter, from the student, detailing the extenuating circumstances related to petition and any necessary supporting documentation*.
  • A letter from the Dean of student’s major.

To petition for a waiver of a University regulation not relating to a specific course, the student must submit the following items to the office of the dean of the college or school that houses the student’s major:

  • A letter detailing the extenuating circumstances related to petition and any necessary supporting documentation*

Once the student’s petition packet – letter, signatures, and any necessary supporting documentationis submitted, the office of the dean will forward the material to the Office of Academic Services and Retention, Levermore Hall 303.  The student will be advised in writing of the final decision from the dean of the college or school that houses the student’s major (unless it is a medical withdrawal petition in which the student will be notified from the Office of Academic Services).

*Documentation may include medical reports, a letter from the student’s academic advisor verifying the described circumstances, notes from a counselor, or written statements from others involved.


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