Per university policy, a student may appeal any academic determination.
If the decision concerns a course grade, the student may request review and re-consideration by the instructor. A request for such a review and re-consideration should be made no later than one month of the date of posting of the course grade.
Beyond the request for an instructor's review and re-consideration of a course grade, academic appeals are generally presented to the faculty as a whole for consideration. The appeal, in writing, is submitted to the department chair. The faculty then determines how best to look into the appeal: gather information and present the findings for the faculty as a whole to review, discuss, and take decisions and/or steps as judged appropriate to the appeal. The submission should be made no later than one month of the date of notification of academic determination that is being appealed.
On academic standing matters, the department informs students of dismissal and the grounds for that decision. A student so informed may appeal via a written response, if she or he wishes to contest the decision. The written response is considered by the Admissions and Academic Standing Committee, which reviews and reports its recommendation to the full faculty for departmental consideration and determination. The written response should be submitted no later than one month of the date of notification of dismissal.
On comprehensive examinations, the department reviews and approves results as a faculty. Per department policy, students who do not pass one or more parts for the first time are permitted and expected to sit those part(s) at the next administration. A student who does not pass one or more parts a second time is judged to have failed the comprehensive examination and dismissed from the doctoral program.
The time limits set forth above may be extended by the department faculty, for good cause shown. >>CLOSE