Academic Grievance Procedure
Campus Policy: Academics
Issues associated with the authority and responsibilities of faculty members may occasionally arise. To protect the rights of students and faculty, the University has established an academic grievance procedure whereby students who believe that a faculty member has behaved in an improper manner may seek recourse. A reasonable attempt (by phone, mail, email or in person) should first be made to resolve the complaint of academic impropriety on an informal basis with the faculty member. If the faculty member fails to respond to the student’s attempt to contact him/her within a ten-day period, or if a satisfactory resolution is not reached at this level, the matter should be reported, in writing, to the faculty member’s Division Chair. The Division Chair shall render a decision/recommendation for resolution within 10 working days upon receipt of the report of academic impropriety by the student. Should a student decide to appeal the Division Chair’s decision and/or recommendation, the student has the right to file a formal academic grievance with the Chair of the Academic Grievance Committee. For specific information, the academic grievance procedure is available online or may be requested through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.