Grade Grievances and Academic Complaints regarding CAS* and SBS Courses

*Grade grievances and academic complaints regarding CAS courses will be handled as follows with the exception of medical sciences courses. See the policy below for medical sciences courses.

A student who believes that an academic evaluation has no basis in fact or is arbitrary should bring this to the attention of the instructor for resolution, preferably within the semester the course is taken. If the complaint is not resolved with the instructor, the student may then bring the complaint to the department chairperson. If the complaint is not resolved equitably after meeting with the department chair, the student may raise the issue with the senior associate dean of students, or designee. Written requests for review by the associate dean of students, or designee, must be submitted no later than the end of the semester following the semester in which the course was taken. Requests for review by the senior associate dean of students, or designee, for courses taken during summer sessions must be submitted by the end of the following fall semester. Complaints from graduating students must be received by the senior associate dean of students, or designee, at least two weeks prior to graduation. The senior associate dean of students, or designee, will make a recommendation to the academic dean of the college, or designee, in which the course is offered, whose decision shall be final.

Grade Grievances and Academic Complaints Pertaining to Radiation Science Courses

A student who believes that an academic evaluation has no basis in fact or is arbitrary should bring this to the attention of the instructor for resolution, preferably within the semester the course is taken. If the complaint is not resolved with the instructor within 10 business days following the complaint, the student may then bring the complaint to the program director. If the complaint is not resolved equitably after meeting with the program director, or after 10 business days of the director receiving the complaint, the student may raise the issue with the dean of students, or designee. Resolution of the issue, once brought to the dean of students will no longer include any person associated with the Radiation Science Programs, including the director, coordinators, or supervisors. Written requests for review by the dean of students, or designee, must be submitted no later than the end of the semester following the semester in which the course was taken. Requests for review by the dean of students, or designee, for courses taken during summer sessions must be submitted by the end of the following fall semester. Complaints from graduating students must be received by the dean of students, or designee, at least two weeks prior to graduation.

The dean of students, or designee, will make a recommendation to the academic dean of the college, or designee, within 15 business days of receiving the formal complaint. It is the responsibility of the academic dean, or designee, to come to a resolution of the complaint within 15 business days of receiving the recommendation from the dean of students, whose decision shall be final.

The above policy applies to students enrolled in any Radiation Science courses. These courses are offered by the Physics Department and are designated by PHYS-XXX, where XXX is the course number.