17. Senate review

A student may request that the relevant Senate review a decision of the appropriate Appeals Committee, on either a standing matter, or an academic office matter.  For purposes of this Article 30, the relevant appeals committee shall be the Students Standings and Promotions Committee of the Fredericton Senate, the Senate Appeals Committee of the Saint John Senate, or the appeals Sub-Committee of the School of Graduate Studies Executive Committee, as the case may be.

The only grounds for such a request are:

(a) The decision was made without due regard to property procedures, such that the student was materially disadvantaged; and/or

(b) The decision was made in a manner which is not fair in all of the circumstances

17.(A) Advice and assistance

A student is entitled to seek the advice of the Student Advocate (Fredericton appeals) or the Director of Student Services (Saint John appeals) with respect to an application for Senate Review.

Where so requested in writing by a student, the Student Advocate (Fredericton appeals) or the Director of Student Services (Saint John) shall act on behalf of the student to the extent requested in the application for Review.

17.(B) Procedures

(a) An Application for Senate Review shall:

(i) be filed in the Office of the Secretary of Senate within thirty (30) days of the date of the letter of notification of the decision of the Appeals Committee made under the provisions of the Appeal Procedure;

(ii)  be made in writing, addressed to the Secretary of Senate , and state the grounds on which the application is based.

(b) On filing of an Application for Senate Review, the Secretary of Senate shall:

(iii) notify the student or the person acting on the student’s behalf, of the time, place and manner in which the Review will proceed, and further shall ensure access by the student, or the person acting on the student’s behalf, to the materials relevant to the application;

(iv) give notice to the appropriate Appeals Committee of the time, place and manner in which the Review will proceed and request that any written material relevant to the application be filed with Senate in such a manner as that the right of access stipulated in 1 will be facilitated;

(v) ask the Senate Nominating Committee and the President to establish a Review Committee.