Appealing a Grade
A student has the right to initiate an appeal to an instructor’s grade which the student regards as unjustified within one week of the beginning of the following fall or spring semester. If the matter cannot be resolved by discussion between the student, instructor, and the instructor’s department chair, it should be brought to the chief academic officer, who will consult with the instructor and the department chair. If this procedure does not result in a mutually acceptable solution, the chief academic officer is expected to refer the case to the Academic Appeals Board, if the student desires. The appeals process is described in the Academic Appeals section. Final determination of the grade is the instructor’s prerogative.