2010 - 2011 Welfare of Students Committee

The Welfare of Students Committee (Faculty Handbook Section 7.2.8):

  1. deals with problems, or problem areas, which directly affect the general student body and the well-being of every student currently enrolled at Appalachian;
  2. serves as liaison to bring serious student problems and possible solutions to the attention of the faculty, administration, and student body for the purpose of developing or reformulating policy;
  3. cooperates with other Appalachian agencies, in particular the Offices of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, the Director of Auxiliary Services, the chair of the Student Government Association's Student Welfare Committee, the Director of Admissions, and the Registrar; and
  4. serves, in some situations, as an investigatory body.


2010 - 2011 Welfare of Students Committee
Lisa Gross
Rene' Horst
Susan Jennings, Chair
Patricia Napiorski
Carol Pollard
Rob Sanders







The Welfare of Students Committee accomplished the following during the 2010-11 academic year:

1) Proposed the creation of a web page to Academic Affairs to house all the required policies for ASU Faculty. This page can be conveniently referenced or linked in an ASULearn course. (Status: Completed: Created by Academic Affairs).

2) Proposed changes to the Office of Student Affairs for the editing of the Student Code of Conduct to address behavior not in the face-to-face environment but also to reflect behavior in the digital age. (Status: In Progress - JJ Brown, Dean of Students and his office is working on this).

3) Proposed a change in the wording of the Faculty Handbook 5.5.1 General Attendance Policy to include further wording regarding religious observances. (Status: Approved by the Senate).