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.  

Fall 2016 Petition and Meeting Dates

PETITIONS DUE NOON ON AAB MEETS ON                                   
Thursday, September 8th Thursday, September 15th
Thursday, September 22nd Thursday, September 29th
Thursday, October 6th Thursday, October 13th
Thursday, October 20th Thursday, October 27th
Thursday, November 3rd Thursday, November 10th
Thursday, November 10th Thursday, November 17th
Thursday, November 24th Thursday, December 1st
Thursday, December 8th Wednesday, December 14th

Students who wish to petition the Board must first consult with the Dean for their class year. Sarah Adelman (2016), Alison Hopkins (2017 & 2018) and Kim Parent (2019) 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.