Student Appeals Procedure
Student Appeals of Grades:
A student who feels that a course grade or other grade reported for him/her is incorrect has the right to appeal by the following procedure:
- He or she first discuss the grade with the instructor.
- If, after this discussion, the student is still unsatisfied, he or she may take his or her case to the chair of the department.
- If the chair decides that the student's case has merit, he or she appoints an ad hoc committee composed of two members of the faculty in the department, other than the faculty member involved, and one student who is a major in the department.
- This committee reviews the case, interviews the student and the instructor separately, and reaches a judgment by majority vote. This judgment is communicated to the chair, who, in turn, reports it to the student and the instructor.
- If a grade change is recommended by the committee, the instructor may initiate a change, or the committee's recommendation is forwarded to the appropriate Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs for their consideration. The Vice President for Academic Affairs may modify the grade if the committee so recommends.
The Academic Affairs/Student Affairs Policy Guide is an excellent source of information of all types.