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Faculty Committees

Scholastic Advancement and Appeals Committee


The Scholastic Advancement and Appeals Committee (SAAC) shall consist of at least five faculty members, and reports to the faculty and administration. The committee is a standing faculty committee in the School charged by the Dean to monitor students’ progression through the School’s academic programs and make recommendations concerning advancement, suspension or dismissal of students from the professional program.  Representatives from experiential, NTPD, and the skills series may be asked to attend committee meetings as students familiar to them are presented.

Charges to the Committee: 

  1. Develop, revise, and implement policies for student advancement and appeals in the Pharm.D. program as approved by the faculty and the dean.
  2. Conduct a targeted assessment of key changes to the scholastic advancement and appeals policy to determine the impact of implemented changes, e.g. dismissals, academic standing, track and assess progression of students with academic improvement plans (AIPs) to determine the effectiveness of the AIP process.  
  3. Monitor academic standards within the Doctor of Pharmacy program and make recommendations to the faculty and the dean regarding processes by which the development, monitoring and implementation of academic standards within the School can be improved.


2018-2019 Scholastic Advancement and Appeals Committee

  • Members
    • Tom Anchordoquy, Chair
    • Six Faculty Members

  • Ex-Officio Members
    • Brian Hemstreet
    • Toni Qualantone