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- A student who disputes the accuracy of a final course grade and who does not find satisfaction by informal approaches to the instructor may appeal to the department chair.
- The appeal must be made within the first four weeks of the semester following the grading.
- The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Department Chair (email@example.com) and the Associate Chair.
- The Department Chair, or a delegate of the Chair, will request a written summary of the instructor’s case. The student may also be asked to submit a further written response.
- The Department Chair will make a final disposition of the appeal at the Department level by:
- rejecting the appeal,
- recommending that the instructor change the grade, or
- prescribing a further examination or submission of work which the Department Chair finds is required to remove any ambiguities in the previous evaluation of academic performance. This may result in a meeting with the Department Chair, the instructor, and the student.
Note: The decision to change a grade is ultimately up to the instructor, and the Department Chair cannot make a change to the grade.
- The decision of the Department will be communicated to the student in writing.