Academic Petition and Appeal Policy and Procedures:
The application of Faculty regulations and decisions regarding students’ academic standing may become the subject of dispute and occasionally a formal appeal. Appeal situations are usually avoidable and the Faculty of Arts advocates early and informal resolution of problems. Students are therefore encouraged to seek early advice from Department/Program Advisors and the Undergraduate Student Services Office, and to resolve their problems first through the Faculty’s informal procedures for petition.
Grade Appeal Procedures:
The determination of the final grades in a course is the initial responsibility of the instructor(s), or the persons expressly authorized by the Department Chair or Program Director to determine the final grade. Arts Faculty Council has the ultimate authority to determine the final examination grades and final grades in courses offered under its auspices.
Arts Faculty Council believes that the instructors are incontestably in the best possible position to assess the performance of their students and that Departments or Programs (through the Chair or Director) are the custodians of acceptable standards of grading practices within the Department or Program.
Appeal situations are usually avoidable and the Faculty of Arts advocates early and informal resolution of problems. Students are therefore encouraged to resolve their problems first through the Faculty’s informal grade appeal procedures.
Please click here for the Faculty’s regulations governing informal grade appeal procedures and formal appeals.