student dismissed from a program because of time-to-degree expiration (see Time
Limitations policy) can appeal the decision to
the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR), based on
policy and/or procedural violations. The appeal can be based only on
appeal must be made in writing to the dean of the School of Graduate Studies
and Research. Documentation of the policy(ies)/procedures in question must be
provided, along with a detailed description of the alleged violations(s). All
evidence supporting the alleged violation should also be provided. The student
must submit the written appeal to the dean of the SGSR within 30 days of
receipt of the dismissal letter.
receipt of the written appeal to the dean of the SGSR will conduct an
investigation of the allegation, review the documentation, and render a final
decision which completes the appeal process. The decision rendered by the
dean of the SGSR is final and may not be appealed.
If it is
found that policy/and/or procedure has been violated, the dean of the SGSR will
rescind the dismissal.
extensions are considered for doctoral students unless all degree requirements
other than dissertation (including the approval of the research topic and IRB,
if needed) have been completed by the expiration of the seven-year time limit
(see Time Limitations policy).
should discuss the justification for an extension with their program
coordinator and the eligibility criteria. The program coordinator must contact
the dean of the SGSR (or designee) about the extension request for a student.
The dean of the SGSR (or designee) will review all documentation submitted,
thesis/dissertation progress and time-to-degree limitations. The dean of the
SGSR (or designee) will render a decision and convey the decision to the
student, program coordinator and thesis/dissertation chair.