Academic Appeals Committee
(Business/Operations committee of Senate)
These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the General Committee section of Standing Orders available on the University's website.
1 The members of the Committee shall be:
- A Chair/Deputy Chair (not to be the Pro-Vice-Chancellor who chairs the Education Committee)
- Three members appointed to represent the three Faculties
- One member appointed to represent the Colleges
2 In the circumstances outlined in the Regulations for Academic Appeals, section VII paragraphs 4(b), the Vice-Chancellor and Warden shall appoint another Chair to serve for a particular case.
3 The Chair, Deputy Chair and the four members of the Committee, together with a nominated deputy for each of these members shall be appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee.
4 The Faculty and Colleges members shall be members of staff of Lecturer grade or above who are not probationary and who have held their post in Durham for at least three years.
5 Normally at least one member of the Committee shall be a woman and at least one member shall be a man.
6 The Faculty members shall serve for periods of three years and be eligible for reappointment. One member shall retire each year. The Colleges member shall serve for a period of three years and be eligible for reappointment.
7 No member of the Committee should have been involved in the matter at an earlier stage.
8 The Committee shall follow the procedures as set out in section VII, paragraph 5, of the General Regulations of the University. The Committee may submit reports to the Senate if an important point of principle is to be determined, or in individual cases, as it judges appropriate.