Policy 3.9: Student Academic Due Process

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Any student who believes he/she has a valid complaint regarding the content or conduct of a course, grading, or tuition will be accorded due process and must follow the established procedure.  All complaints must be filed no later than the end of the semester following the incident.

 

DEFINITIONS:

Complaint:
    
An oral claim by a student alleging improper, unfair, arbitrary or discriminatory treatment.

Grievance:

A written claim raised by a student, alleging improper, unfair, arbitrary, or discriminatory action by an employee involving the application of a specific provision of a College or university rule/ regulation or a board policy or procedure.

 

Appeal:

A written request for reconsideration of a grievance application of a policy or procedure.

 

Retaliation:

Retribution of any kind taken against a student for participating in a complaint or grievance.

 

Student:

An individual student, a group of students, or the student government.