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 and setting of grading policies and standards are considered to be 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 or not to pursue the matter further.