professor thinks that a student has violated the Student
Academic Integrity Policy, s/he will arrange a meeting with
the student to present her/his concerns and request an
professor determines that a violation has occurred, s/he will
inform the student in writing of the academic penalty and
the right of appeal.
If the student disagrees with a charge of plagiarism
or cheating or any other violation of the Student Academic
Integrity Policy, s/he has the right to appeal the professor’s
disagree with a grade they have earned in a course or with an
allegation that they are guilty of academic dishonesty, they
have a right to appeal. This document outlines the appeal
procedures in the College of Liberal Arts.
student is dissatisfied with a grade or a charge of academic
dishonesty, s/he should begin by meeting with the professor.
Sometimes problems of miscalculation of points or other
misunderstandings can be resolved in a conversation.
student is dissatisfied with the explanation provided by the
professor, s/he must write a letter of appeal* to the professor
expressing specific concerns. The professor must respond to the
student in writing regarding her/his final decision.
student is dissatisfied with the professor’s response, s/he must
write a letter to the Department Chair (or Program Director in
the case of graduate courses) attaching a copy of the
professor’s written response. The Chair will review the appeal
and gather facts relevant to the case.S/he may ask to meet with the student if further
clarification is needed.The Chair will inform the student in writing of her/his
decision regarding the appeal. (If the Chair is the professor,
the student should skip this step and direct the appeal to the
student is dissatisfied with the Chair’s response, s/he may
write a letter of appeal to the Associate Dean.Copies of prior responses from the professor and Chair
must be attached.
Associate Dean will review the appeal and may ask to meet with
the student if further information is required.The Associate Dean will inform the student in writing of
the decision regarding the appeal.
student is dissatisfied with the decision of the Associate Dean,
s/he may appeal the decision by submitting a letter to the
Student Appeals Committee, c/o the Office of Student Conduct &
Civility Education, Division of Student Affairs. In the case of
graduate courses, the students may appeal the decision by
submitting a letter to the Graduate Committee, c/o the Associate
Dean of the CGSR. Copies of letters from the professor, Chair
and Associate Dean must be attached.
Appeals Committee or the Graduate Committee will inform the
student in writing of its decision regarding the appeal.The decision of the Committee is final.
GRADE APPEALS MUST BE SUBMITTED
WITHIN ONE YEAR.
ACADMEMIC INTEGRITYAPPEALS: SEE
TIMELINE OUTLINED IN THE TU STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY.
*Letters may be mailed/delivered as a hard copy or submitted as