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Appeals Process

Level One

A student accused of any academic violation has the right to an appeal. However, the student must be aware that for Level One violations, only the grade can be appealed. An appeal will automatically create a first offense even if the instructor had decided that no institutional awareness of this incident was necessary.

  1. If the student disputes the instructor’s decision, s/he can seek a solution from the chair of the department involved.
  2. If still not satisfied, student meets with appropriate dean or the dean’s designee for a solution. The student will be notified in writing of the dean’s decision within seven (7) business days.
  3. If the student wishes to request an appeal to the outcome of his or her case, the student must submit an Appeal Request Form (pdf, doc) to the Chair of the Faculty Student Appeals Board within three (3) business days after receiving the dean’s letter.
  4. The Faculty Student Appeals Board shall convene a meeting, in a timely fashion, to consider the appeal. Statements from both the student and the professor will be heard. The decision of this Board is final.
  5. The outcome of the decision will be communicated to the student, the instructor, the appropriate chair and dean, and (if applicable) the Registrar within seven (7) business days.
  6. A copy of the decision of the Faculty Student Appeals Board shall be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Education.

View Diagram of the Level 1 Appeals Process

Level Two

A student accused of any academic violation has the right to an appeal. A student found to have committed a Level Two violation has the right to appeal the decision of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to the Faculty Student Appeals Board.

  1. The student submits an Appeal Request Form (pdf, doc) to the chair of the Faculty Student Appeals Board within three (3) business days after receiving the decision of the Committee on Academic Misconduct.
  2. The chair of the Faculty Student Appeals Board shall convene a meeting, in a timely fashion, to consider the appeal. The decision of this Board is final.
  3. The outcome of the decision will be communicated to the student, the instructor, the appropriate chair and dean, and (if applicable) the Registrar within seven (7) business days.
  4. A copy of the decision of the Faculty Student Appeals Board shall be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Education.

View Diagram of the Level 2 Appeals Process