Grade Appeal for On Campus Students September 2018tk
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[ ] 1. You should have obtained these papers from a chair in a department office, from a
dean in a college office, or from a representative of the Office of the Associate
Provost, 310 Wayne A. Reaud Building. If you have any questions, your department
chair, your dean, or the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (880-8400) will be
happy to explain the entire process, in addition to your rights and obligations.
[ ] 2. The first step in the grade review process is a discussion between the student and the
instructor who awarded the grade. If you have not already had such a discussion, you
must do so immediately.
[ ] 3. Fill in the information that is requested at the top of the Appeal Form for Grade
Review, which is attached.
[ ] 4. On a separate paper (8.5" x 11") to be attached to the Appeal Form for Grade
Review, summarize your reasons for believing that you deserve a change of grade in
the course. You must include a summary of the discussion with your instructor,
emphasizing why you believe that the instructor acted in an arbitrary and/or a
[ ] 5. Give the instructor a copy of your summary, and ask him or her to sign the Appeal
Form for Grade Review and return it to you. If the instructor refuses to sign the form,
proceed to the next step.
[ ] 6. Make an appointment with the chair of the department in which the course was
taught. Explain to the chair the problem with your grade, and give him/her the
Appeal Form for Grade Review (with attachment). The chair will schedule a meeting
with you and the instructor, either separately or together. If no agreement is reached
at this meeting, the department chair will sign the Appeal Form for Grade Review
and return it to you, and will write his/her own assessment of the grade dispute. A
copy will be given to you as well as included in the materials forwarded to the
college level. You should give the chair copies of all materials that you have that
were relevant to the calculation of your grade. The instructor will do the same.
Proceed to Step 7. (If the department chair is also the instructor, skip Step 6 and
proceed to Step 7.)
[ ] 7. Make an appointment with the academic dean of the college in which the instructor
teaches. Explain to the dean the problem with your grade, and give him/her the
Appeal Form for Grade Review (with attachment). The dean may convene the
college’s Student-Faculty Relations Committee to review the materials related to the
grade appeal (given to him/her by the department chair), after which the Committee
will make a recommendation to the dean. Based upon the dean’s analysis of the
situation, perhaps informed by a recommendation from the Student-Faculty Relations
Committee, the dean will try to resolve the problem. If no solution is reached and
you wish to continue your appeal, the dean will sign the Appeal Form for Grade
Review and give you a copy. (If the dean is also the instructor, skip Step 7 and
proceed to Step 8.)