4.19 Student Course Grades
4.19.1 Grade Changes
The instructor shall have the sole authority and responsibility in assigning grades for the course. Grades changes may be:
- initiated by the instructor and approved by the appropriate Department Chair and Academic Dean;
- initiated by the Department Chair with the approval of the Academic Dean for cases where the instructor cannot be contacted, and there exists clear and convincing evidence for a grade change;
- due to disciplinary action imposed by the Dean of Students or Hearing Officer for violation of University rules; or
- the result of action taken by the Student Grievance Committee of the Faculty Senate under the grade appeal procedures.
Grades determined as a result of actions taken in items c. or d. above are final and not subject to change. No other grade change shall occur without the consent of the instructor. The Registrar shall timely notify the instructor of any grade change.
18.104.22.168 All student-initiated grade reviews and grade appeals may be pursued no later than one year after the official grade has been released to the student. For a student who has graduated, the deadline is three months following the semester in which the degree was awarded.
22.214.171.124 Any student may request the faculty member to review and re-evaluate a grade previously given. The student may also seek assistance from the Department Chair or the Academic Dean in obtaining a grade review by the faculty member. After a grade review, a formal grade appeal process is available in cases where a student wishes to appeal a grade assigned by the instructor. The formal appeal shall be officially filed with the Student Grievance Committee of the Faculty Senate in accordance with Section 4.15 above.