Student Life Advisory Committee (SLAC)

Responsibilities of Faculty on Student Life Advisory Committee

The Student Life Advisory Committee serves as an advisory group to the division of Student Development through the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. The Student Life Advisory Committee will study and make recommendations about student life issues, with the goal of improving the overall quality of student life at Kalamazoo College. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Studies and makes recommendations about student life issues identified by the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students (VPSD/DOS).
  2. Identifies student life issues of interest or concern for study and consideration.
  3. Provides feedback and advice about student life issues.
  4. Though primarily a thinking and advisory group, the SLAC may, on occasion, be charged by the VPSD/DOS with specific tasks and initiatives that fall outside of
    providing advice. For example, SLAC may be asked to help communicate information across campus.

The faculty members of SLAC are also responsible for bringing any general student life issues and concerns raised by faculty to the VPSD/DOS. These issues could include, but are not limited to, academic misconduct, disability accommodations, and disruptive student behavior in class. These issues may be raised and addressed within regularly scheduled SLAC meetings, as appropriate, or in a separate meeting with the VPSD/DOS.

Composition of Student Life Advisory Committee

SLAC membership consists of four students selected by the student government organization, two faculty members appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee, an at-large member of the staff, and the Associate Deans of Students and the VP/DOS.

(SLAC updated on 3/28/16)