Academic Grievance - Grade and Non-Grade
Process and Reference:
All students must first discuss the grade or academic grievance with the instructor. If unable to reach agreement with the instructor, the student must follow the College or School’s procedures for filing a grievance.
Graduate students must also first discuss the grade or academic grievance with the instructor and present evidence of differential treatment and/or procedural irregularities. If unsuccessful at reaching an agreement:
- The students’ appeal must be submitted in writing on an Academic Grievance Form available in departmental or program offices to the department chair or program director.
- The department chair or program director will refer the issue to a departmental or program committee of graduate faculty. The committee will make a recommendation to the academic chair.
- If the student is dissatisfied with the chair or director's decision, they may appeal the case to the academic dean. The dean’s decision is final.
- Students have one year from the day grades are posted to initiate a grievance concerning a grade including presenting evidence of differential treatment and/or procedural irregularities.
- Undergraduate and Graduate Grade Policies and Procedure are available in the university catalog.
Department Chair or Program Director
Final appeal is to the college or school dean