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Academic Grievances


In situations involving alleged academic integrity violations (e.g., attendance fraud, cheating, plagiarism, etc.), the academic grievance appeal process is described under the academic integrity policy statement.

Otherwise students with grievances or problems with the way a particular course is conducted and how their grades are assigned should first seek a solution with the instructor of the course. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached with the instructor, the student may file a written appeal with the appropriate school dean. The appeal must be filed in writing within 10 days of the issuance of the grade.

The school dean is expected to respond in writing to the appeal within 10 working days. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the school dean, he/she may appeal the decision in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. Correspondence and evidence related to all previous actions and appeals must be submitted with the appeal to the Vice President, who will resolve the issue. The appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean must be filed in writing within 30 days of the issuance of the e-mailed grade report.
 
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