The Academic Affairs Council at Montclair State, led by Jonathan Cutler, associate professor of mathematical sciences, presented a working list of “Student Rights and Responsibilities within the Instructional Context” to the University Senate on Jan. 20.
The council developed this 11-point list “in the interest of enhancing the quality of student life and of maintaining excellent relationships between students and course instructors,” according to their draft.
The drafting of this list was encouraged by Willard Gingerich, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
If the recommendation is approved by the University Senate, which is comprised of 37 voting members and 22 nonvoting members, it moves along to the provost, who will decide what to do with it from there.
At the last senate meeting, the members deliberated over the language of the list of rights and responsibilities, which has been in the works for over a year.