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Curriculum, Honors, and Academic Regulations for a grade appeal. Grades on individual assignments, tests, or other measures of student learning are not appealable except to the extent that they affect the final grade a student received in a course. Students wishing to appeal grades or other academic matters not related to academic integrity issues should follow this timeline and process: 1. Discuss the concern with the faculty member involved no later than two weeks into the beginning of the subsequent semester of the issuance of the final grade to initiate an appeal (into the fall semester for spring semester and summer term courses and into the spring semester for fall semester courses). If the student remains unsatisfied or if the instructor is separated from the University, the student should: 2. Appeal to the department chairperson in writing within five working days of discussing the grievance with the faculty member. Include the circumstances of the grievance, specific concerns, and a possible remedy. The student should make an appointment and meet with the chairperson. It is the responsibility of the department chair to collect evidence from the student and the faculty member, if the faculty member is not separated from the university, prior to making a decision. The student will be notified in writing of the chairpersons’ decision within five working days of the meeting. If the student remains unsatisfied or if the faculty member who issued the grade is the department chairperson, the student should: 3. Appeal to the Provost in writing within five working days of notification by the chairperson’s decision. Include in the written document circumstances of the grievance, specific concerns, and 38

a possible remedy. The student should make an appointment and meet with the Provost. It is the responsibility of the Provost to collect evidence from the student, faculty member, if the faculty member is not separated from the university, and the department chair prior to making a decision. The student will be notified in writing of the Provost’ decision. In all cases, the decision of the Provost is final. In cases where no evidence of capriciousness, errors in fact, or bias exist, the original grade will remain. In cases where evidence of capriciousness, errors in fact, or bias does exist, either the department chairperson or the Provost will administratively change the grade to a more appropriate grade and notify the instructor of the grade change within five business days of the notification. Auditing Students must register for all classes they wish to audit. No credit is given for a class that is audited. Students must observe normal attendance requirements; however, they are not required to take tests or submit term papers. Students have until two weeks after mid-term for semester-long classes and until the fifth week for an eight-week course to elect to take the course for audit. Adding or Dropping Classes Students may drop and/or add classes within the first ten days of the semester without receiving a grade, charge, or a “W” on their transcript. The class schedule that is in place after the ten-day drop/add period will be the class schedule charged out by the Business Office. No tuition refunds, other than government-mandated ones, will be paid after that date. Classes that run only eight weeks have a five day rather than a ten day drop/ add deadline. A $5 fee is charged for a change made after these deadlines. Classes added

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