ARTICLE VII. - APPEAL OF ACADEMIC DECISIONS
The following procedure is applicable in the case of challenges of decisions made either about a course or a comprehensive examination required for a degree program. Such a challenge may be considered only when a student has grounds for charging that the decision reflects legally impermissible considerations.
Such an appeal begins with the student requesting a conference with the instructor. If the issue cannot be resolved then the student should request that the department chairman appoint a committee to make an informal investigation involving a hearing of both the student and the professor (s) and attempt to settle the dispute. If still unresolved, the problem should be taken to the Dean of the Graduate School. In all such instances, the standard University practices and procedures governing such matters shall prevail.