Students who feel they have been treated unfairly in any matter concerning the graduate program, including continuation of support, assignment of duties, academic status, or nondiscrimination policies, may request a hearing by the Graduate Committee. Assignment of grades, setting of grading policies, and standards are an instructor's prerogative and are not normally an appropriate grievance topic. Grievances should be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator in writing. When a grievance concerns an individual Graduate Committee member, that person will abstain from the decision. Grievances concerning support decisions will be heard by the full Committee. A Committee decision may be appealed, in written form, to the Department Head, who will decide whether to pursue the matter further.