Appeal Process.

 

Students who feel that they have been treated unfairly have the right to question this treatment and receive prompt hearing of the grievance.  Before instituting an appeal or grievance, students should discuss their particular situations with an appropriate staff member, e.g., Faculty member, Instructor, or Student Adviser.  A written appeal must be filed with the Admissions office within 10 working days of the date of the letter notifying the student of the decision to discontinue the program, or the right to appeal is waived. The appellant must submit to the Executive Administrator the following information:

 

A written statement addressed to the Chairperson, precise grounds on which the appeal is based, circumstances associated with the need to appeal, arguments supporting the appeal, description of proposed remedial actions to improve the student's academic performance for submission to the Appeals Committee.

 

The appellant may also submit letters of support from persons

 

Knowledgeable about the appellant's current and/or past academic work and/or other matters related to the appellant's academic performance. Any such letters must be submitted to the Executive Administrator by the same deadline. The Appeals Committee is authorized to decide the appeal and is responsible for the following:

 

Reviewing all data presented by the Appellant and others,

 

Discussing the argument presented by Appellant and inviting Appellant to contribute to the discussion,

 

Limiting statements of appellant and other individuals where information being presented is irrelevant, unduly repetitious, or disrespectful.

 

Deciding the appeal and providing a written decision, including the reasons for the decision should be done within 15 working days.

 

The written decision shall identify and include where appropriate:

 

Appellant’s stated reason for the appeal and action taken by the Appeals Committee,

 

The appellant may also submit letters of support from persons

 

Knowledgeable about the appellant's current and/or past academic work and/or other matters related to the appellant's academic performance. Any such letters must be submitted to the Executive Administrator by the same deadline. The Appeals Committee is authorized to decide the appeal and is responsible for the following:

 

Reviewing all data presented by the Appellant and others,

 

Discussing the argument presented by Appellant and inviting Appellant to contribute to the discussion,

 

Limiting statements of appellant and other individuals where information being presented is irrelevant, unduly repetitious, or disrespectful.

 

Deciding the appeal and providing a written decision, including the reasons for the decision should be done within 15 working days.

 

The written decision shall identify and include where appropriate:

 

Appellant’s stated reason for the appeal and action taken by the Appeals Committee,

 

Stipulations and recommendations for appellant's continuation in the program (where appeal is granted, Rationale for decision, Names of individuals present at the hearing, Notice of appellant's right to appeal the Appeals Committee decision to the State Council of Higher  Education.) If the appeal is granted, the Appeal Committee will discuss with the Appellant any stipulations (binding) and recommendations (non-binding) for continuation in the program.

 

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