Admission and Retention of Students Committee (ARTS)

Membership: Six members elected from the faculty at large for three-year overlapping terms.

Advisory Membership: Provost, registrar, dean of enrollment services, director of academic advising, director of student financial services , vice president for student life, director of academic assistance, director of institutional research, and one student selected by the Associated Students of PLU. Consistent with Article IV, Section 4, Subsection B, 7 and 8 of the Faculty Bylaws, advisory members shall have the same rights and privileges as any other member of the committee except the right to make motions and to vote.

General Purpose: To study problems, recommend policy, and, in general, represent the faculty in matters dealing with admission, retention, student academic status, and policy recommendation and formation related to enrollment.

Specific Duties:

  1. To recommend and review procedures for the admission of undergraduate students.
  2. To act on applications at the request of the director of admissions, and by consent of the committee.
  3. To recommend and review policy regarding standards of student academic performance.
  4. To recommend and review policy regarding the retention of students.
  5. To review and decide on applications for readmission after a first academic dismissal at the request of the registrar or provost and by consent of the committee.
  6. To provide a representative to the University Diversity Committee.
  7. To provide two representatives to the Strategic Enrollment Management Advisory Committee.
  8. To make a written report to the faculty at least once a year. The chair of the committee shall file a record of the committee’s activities in duplicate reports–one with the faculty secretary and one with the president of the university at the close of the school year.

Membership for 2017-18:

Name: Sergia Hay (hayks@plu.edu)
Department: Philosophy
Committee Seat: Expires 2018
Contact: 253-535-7736

Name: Amy Stewart-Mailhiot (stewarae@plu.edu)
Department: Library
Committee Seat: Expires 2018
Contact: 253-535-7506

Name: Teresa Ciabattari (ciabatta@plu.edu) – Chair
Department: Sociology
Committee Seat: Expires 2019
Contact: 253-535-7140

Name: Beth Griech-Polelle (griechba@plu.edu)
Department: History
Committee Seat: Expires 2019
Contact: 253-535-7642

Name:  Carmiña Palerm (palermca@plu.edu)
Department: Languages and Literatures
Committee Seat: Expires 2020
Contact: 253-535-7756

Name:  Tom Edgar (edgar@plu.edu) – Secretary
Department: Mathematics
Committee Seat: Expires 2020
Contact: 253-535-6198