Terms of Reference

  1. The authority of the Committee derives from the policy “Academic Accommodations Appeal Process for Students with Disabilities” (the Policy) approved by Senate on June 1, 2006.
  2. This committee shall consider and decide appeals with respect to academic accommodations for students with disabilities on a manner that follows the process and requirements of the Policy. In particular the decisions of the Committee are final.
  3. The Committee may recommend changes to the Policy through the Educational Equity Committee.
  4. The Committee reports annually to Senate on its activities


  1. Three members of faculty elected by Senate with one to serve as chair;
  2. Director, Office of Student Affairs (Secretary).


  1. The committee is assisted by a representative of Equity Services appointed by the Director, Equity Services.
  2. It is desirable that members of the committee have experience in equity issues.