Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
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All students have the right to appeal a grade or academic decision that he or she believes to be in error or unfair. Students who believe they have been unfairly treated should first voice their concerns directly with the individual faculty member or administrator and attempt to resolve their concerns.
When a grading or program issue cannot be resolved through direct meetings with the faculty or administrator responsible, students may appeal or bring their concerns to the Division Chair or Dean of the School. The Division Chair/Dean will review the issues with the student and faculty member and make a determination regarding action to be taken.
When issues are not resolved by the foregoing steps, the student may initiate a formal written appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs, The Dean of Graduate Studies. The Dean may forward such appeal to an ad hoc Faculty Review Committee for its review and recommendation. A formal appeal should not be entered upon lightly by a student, nor lightly dismissed by an instructor. A formal written appeal may be made no later than the sixth week of the following semester or by a preset date in cases of suspension and dismissal. The decision of the Dean of Graduate Studies is final.
If the appeals process results in a change of grade, the instructor and/or appropriate administrator must submit the signed grade change form to the Office of the Registrar.
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