Academic Administrative Board

Students seeking exception to the academic policies or regulations of the College may submit an online petition to the Academic Administrative Board. The Board meets bi-weekly during each semester. The Board is comprised of the Dean of Studies, the Registrar, the Class Deans, and three faculty members.  

Spring 2017 Petition and Meeting Dates

PETITIONS DUE NOON ON AAB MEETS ON                                   
Wednesday, January 25th Tuesday, January 31st
Wednesday, February 1st Tuesday, February 7th
Wednesday, February 15th Tuesday, February 21st
Wednesday, March 1st Tuesday, March 7th
Wednesday, March 15th Tuesday, March 21st
Wednesday, March 29th Tuesday, April 4th
Wednesday, April 12th Tuesday, April 18th
Wednesday, April 19th Tuesday, April 25th
Wednesday, May 3rd Tuesday, May 9th

Students who wish to petition the Board must first consult with the Dean for their class year. Sarah Adelman (2017), Alison Hopkins (2018 & 2019) and Kim Parent (2020) may be reached by calling the Academic Deans Office at 413-538-2855.  If you have questions about the petitioning process, please contact Marianne Taylor, Senior Administrative Assistant. 

Once you have consulted your class dean, you may submit your petition electronically via this online form. Petitions must be received one week prior to the posted meeting date by noon as noted above. Petitions received after this deadline will be added to the following meeting's agenda. Students will receive a confirmation and further instructions once the petition has been submitted. The Board’s decision will be sent via email within 48 hours of the meeting.