Committee on Student Standing and Programs
The Committee on Student Standing and Programs (CSSP), a standing committee of the faculty, is composed of three faculty members appointed by Academic Council, three students appointed by Student Council, and two deans, one of whom serves as the executive secretary.
The Committee is charged with reviewing students’ academic performance in consultation with their deans and, if necessary, with members of the Athletics department, the Office of Admission, and (to the extent consistent with confidentiality) the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff. CSSP relies on the faculty to convey notes of concern to the deans of those students in their courses who are experiencing academic difficulty. The Committee reviews these faculty reports as needed but typically at the middle of each semester, and sends letters to some students apprising them of the concerns, urging them to consult with their advisors, counselors, deans, and instructors, and recommending, where appropriate, that they make use of the College’s peer tutoring system, the Office of Academic Resources, and other academic support resources.