The Academic Standards Committee reports to the Student Services Council on academic matters, makes recommendations for changes in academic policy, and serves as the body which hears and acts upon student appeals and grievances of an academic nature.
Membership consists of an academic employee elected yearly from each instructional department, the Vice President of Student Services, and a student body representative. The Registrar serves as a non-voting ex-officio. Authorization for this committee comes from the Faculty Contract, the Student Handbook, and NWCCU Standard 2.A.15. The Academic Standards Committee meets twice per month. The meeting is cancelled if there are no student appeals and/or grivances to review.