Academic and Grade Appeals

 Academic Appeals

 Academic Appeals are defined by Faculty Senate Policy as a formal complaint and procedure designed for students to seek review of academic decisions alleged to be arbitrary and capricious. These academic decisions may involve non-admission to or dismissal from any UAF program that were made by a department or program through the department chair, or involve pass/fail decisions by a committee of faculty on non-course examinations (such as qualifying, comprehensive or thesis examinations) or satisfactory/unsatisfactory evaluations on student reviews (such as the annual review of graduate student performance). 

What you should know:

 As a student your responsibility is to follow protocol before filing a formal complaint for an academic appeal:

 Grade Appeals

Grade Appeals are defined by Faculty Senate Policy for students to seek review of final course grade alleged to be arbitrary and capricious.

 What you should know:


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