This process is applicable only to those areas for which no special grievance procedure has been established and is intended to address the resolution of student concerns related to classroom issues and other academic matters. Specific colleges and schools may have academic grievance policies and procedures that supercede this process. The Director of Student Support Services (022 Student Union) is available at any point to assist students with identifying the applicable grievance process and addressing concerns.
To initiate resolution of an academic grievance, students should:
- Discuss their concern with the involved faculty member, in a timely manner.
- If resolution is not achieved, discuss the concern with the chair of the faculty member's department, in a timely manner.
- If resolution is not achieved, discuss the concern with the dean of the college or school or the college designated representative responsible for addressing student academic grievances, in a timely manner.
- If resolution is not achieved, discuss the problem with the Provost or designee, in a timely manner.