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Document Number: COMMITTEE-ADMISSIONS--100d Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 12/09/2015
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 04/09/2012

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Description


The Cumberland University Admissions Committee meets regularly to review and discuss prospective student applicants that do not meet minimum admission criteria or who have special circumstances to be considered.


2.

By-Laws


2.1

Role


1.     Review files of students who do not meet minimum University entrance criteria to determine admission status.

2.     Provide caveats for admission that include but are not limited to sound educational and instructional philosophy.

3.     Serves as the final appeal mechanism for a student who has been denied admission to the University because they           do not meet the minimum criteria.


2.2

University Committee Development


The Cumberland University Admissions Committee shall be advisory to the Leadership Committee on the development of committees and subcommittees that will facilitate the assessments and improvements of the University.


2.3

Committee Guidelines and By-Law Interpretation


1.     All decisions made by the Cumberland University Admissions Committee will be made by a simple majority vote of           the members, as long as a quorum of voting members exists.  A quorum exists when a simple majority of voting           members is participating in the decision.

2.     Within the constraints of the constitutional authority of the Board of Trustees, the Cumberland University Admissions           Committee shall be the final authority with regard to the interpretation of these bylaws, except in cases where there is      a conflict with the Board of Trust bylaws.

3.     Upon a majority vote by the Cumberland University Admissions Committee membership, amendment(s) may be           made to the Cumberland University Admissions Committee by-laws.


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Committee Composition


1.     The Cumberland University Admissions Committee will consist of members that include a representation faculty,           staff and/or administrators with expertise in the area of admissions and course placement that insures adequately           informed representation of the University.  The representatives will include, but not be limited to the following:            Executive Director of Enrollment Services (Chair), representative(s) from the Office of Admissions, representative(s)           from the Division of Student Affairs, a representative(s) from the Office of Student Financial Services,           representative(s) from the department of Athletics, representative(s) from the Division of Academic Affairs, and           representatives from the majority of the three (3) University schools.

2.      Each representative on the Cumberland University Admissions Committee will be recommended by the Executive           Director of Enrollment Services at the beginning of each academic term.  In cases where committee members           vacate a position, special appointment will be made to fill the open position by the Executive Director of Enrollment           Services.

3.      All members of the Cumberland University Admissions Committee term of service is one year and has no term limits.

4.     The Executive Director of Enrollment Services will serve as Chair and a Secretary will be appointed at the first fall           meeting in years of new member appointment.

          a. Special Accommodations will be made in the case of a Chair’s resignation and a special election will be                held to replace the chair.

          b. The term of service as Committee Chair is unlimited.

5.     It is the role of the Committee Chair to communicate monthly with the Cumberland University President to present           policies and recommendations made by the Cumberland University Admissions Committee.

6.     It is the role of the Committee Chair to ensure that proceedings of this committee’s works are appropriately           communicated to the faculty.

7.     It is the role of the Committee Chair to guide the operations of the Cumberland University Admissions Committee.

8.     The Committee Secretary will be elected by the membership of the Cumberland University Admissions Committee.            It is the role of the Committee Secretary to record, maintain, and appropriately post minutes for Committee meetings.      Minutes for Committee meetings will be presented to the Cumberland University Admissions Committee membership      and approved prior to posting to the University.

9.     It is the role of the Committee Secretary to aid in the preparation of correspondence outside of the Committee.

10.      The Cumberland University Admissions Committee will meet on a bi-monthly (twice a month) schedule, via electronic      correspondence, and when the circumstances deem it necessary.


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