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 (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.