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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.

UH WEST OʻAHU ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Division Chairs

Matthew Chapman
Business Administration
mchapman@hawaii.edu

Michael Furuto
Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences
mfuruto@hawaii.edu

Mary Heller
Education
mfheller@hawaii.edu

Louis Herman
Social Sciences
louisher@hawaii.edu

Kristina Lu
Public Administration
kguo@hawaii.edu

Amy Nishimura
Humanities
amynn@hawaii.edu

Other Academics Policies

Academic Integrity
Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal
Academic Warning
Class Attendance
Credit Hour Policy (PDF)
Dean's List
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)