CMSV 315 Grade Appeal Policy and Protocol
Policy Name: Grade Appeal Policy and Protocol
Grade Appeal General Considerations
All academic grade appeal grievances, including dissatisfaction with a grade, must be addressed first to the faculty member, then to either the academic or clinical coordinator.
- The decision of the academic or clinical coordinator may be further appealed to the program director.
Appealing an Adverse Decision by the Program Director
When all other means of resolving a problematic situation or adverse grading decision have been exhausted, a student may request a grievance hearing for certain course related issues.
- Requests for a hearing should be made in writing to the Dean of the College or the Dean of Students.
- When jurisdiction is in doubt, a student may notify and/or consult with either the Provost/Dean of the Faculty or the Vice President for Student Affairs. Requests for grievance hearings on course related decisions must be made as soon as possible.
Grievance Committee Protocol
- The committee may consider matters with regard to allegations that a student is being graded unfairly in the classroom.
- The committee will only convene when all other means of resolving a problematic situation have been exhausted and one or more of the following apply:
- A final grade is clearly inconsistent with grades earned over the course of the term in the same course.
- Egregious computational errors are evident.
- The actual evaluation measure and grading criteria were not clearly articulated on the course syllabus.
Academic Grievance Committee
Learn more about the Academic Grievance Procedure.