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Academic Appeals Procedure

Appeals must be initiated within one calendar month after grades are posted. Appeals must follow the order listed below.

  1. A student who wishes to appeal a decision of a faculty member should ask for a review by that person within one calendar month of the final grade posting. The faculty member is expected to give the student a response within 30 days. If the faculty member is unavailable or a response is not issued within 30 days, and/or if the student is unsatisfied with the response, then the student should inform the Department Head (Health & Human Performance OR Sport Science) of the appeal. 
  2. A student wishing to appeal a decision must appeal directly to the respective Department Head within 120 days of the originating event. Any appeals to the Department Head must be in writing to be reviewed. 
  3. A student who is unsatisfied with the outcome of the Departmental appeal may then appeal to the Associate Dean for the School of Kinesiology. This must be within 30 days of the notification of the Departmental decision. The Associate Dean of the School of Kinesiology will review the appeal and render a decision. 
  4. A student unsatisfied with the decision of the Associate Dean of the School of Kinesiology may then appeal to the Dean of the College of Education. The appeal must be in writing to be reviewed. This must be within 30 days of the notification of the Associate Dean’s decision.
  5.  A student unsatisfied with the decision of the College of Education Dean, may appeal in writing to the Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs within 30 days of notification of the decision of the College. The Vice President for Academic Affairs may decide that no further review is justified, may render a decision upon review, or may appoint a five-member committee to consider the appeal. The committee will consist of a faculty member from outside the involved department as chair, two other faculty members and two student members. After hearing both sides of the grievance, the committee shall render an opinion to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who shall render the final judgment.