If a student disagrees with the evaluation of his/her work by the instructor but has no basis for a charge of “discrimination” or “capricious evaluation” or “error,” the student should discuss the matter directly with the instructor, and if unsatisfied, with the department chairperson, and if still unsatisfied, with the dean of the college in which the course was offered. In such cases, the decision of the instructor shall be final.
If a student believes that an improper grade has been assigned, an appeal may be filed on the following grounds:
Every effort should be made to resolve the disagreement at Level I. The student must first seek a resolution to the disagreement with the instructor either in person or in writing. If the student is not satisfied with the results, the student must then speak with the chairperson of the department that offers the course. If still unsatisfied, the student must discuss the matter with the dean of the college in which the course is offered. A member of the Graduate Student Assembly may accompany and advise the student during the Level I procedures. Only after all attempts for resolution at Level I have been exhausted may the student initiate Level II.
*Amendment: Amendments may be implemented upon concurrence by University Senate, APSCUF Representative Council, and Meet-and-Discuss.
*Note: In the amendment process above, specification of University Senate implies the Council of Trustees’ role in approving Senate actions and recognizes the Council of Trustees’ final action to change policy.
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