student who feels that the grading policy for a class has been unfairly
administered and the result is a course grade lower than that deserved has the
right to appeal the professor’s decision on the grade.
process is for appealing a course grade only; grades on individual projects or
tests are not in the
of this policy.
grievance policy requires the following steps, each of which must be taken in
order. Failure to follow
procedure may obviate the appeal.
committee includes three professors from different academic areas with one
specified to the chair
two senior students with grade point averages of at least 3.00. The chair of
the committee will
meetings and preside during deliberations. Neither the professor nor the
student will have counsel at the meetings.
grievance committee will review the materials submitted by both the student and
the formal meeting and convene at a time convenient for all involved for the
purpose of hearing
two individuals present their cases. The committee will then convene in an
executive session to
a decision in the matter. The chair of the committee will inform in writing the
student, the faculty
and the vice president for academic affairs of the decision of the committee.
If a grade is to be
the vice president for academic affairs will see that the proper forms are
filled out in the Office
ruling of this committee is final.
written grievance should be submitted to the Office of Student Development. The
dean of students or
official will discuss the grievance with the parties involved and bring
suggested resolutions to
person lodging the grievance.
satisfactory resolution of the issue be impossible at this level, the dean, in
conjunction with the vice president for student development, will appoint a committee
(which will include a student) to develop a recommendation for a solution.
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