APPEAL OF GRADES IN GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSES
- Appeal of grades in graduate-level courses shall be made through the graduate student grade appeal procedures of the campus
through which the grade was awarded. Graduate students holding admission with Non-degree status in the Graduate College,
admission with a Master's objective, or a Specialist's objective should appeal as follows:
- Students who believe their evaluation in a course has been prejudiced or capricious must first attempt to resolve the
matter with the course instructor.
- If denied, the student should then appeal to the Graduate Program Chair or Director through which the course was offered.
The appropriate Graduate Program Committee will meet to consider the student's appeal.
- If denied, the appeal may be made to the UNK Graduate Council. The appeal should be filed with the UNK Dean of Graduate
Studies and Research. The Dean will forward the appeal to the Faculty/Student Affairs Committee of the Graduate Council.
Since awarding grades in courses occurs at the individual campus level, the decision of the Faculty/Student Affairs Committee
of the Graduate Council on behalf of the campus Graduate Faculty shall be final and is not subject to further appeal.
- If a student feels the grade he/she received in a class is incorrect, he/she must contact the instructor of record or in the
absence of the instructor, the appropriate Graduate Program Chair or Director, within 30 days of the end of the term for which
the grade was assigned. Failure to notify the instructor/department of record within the allotted time will render the initial
grade final and no changes will be permitted. If the grade appeal cannot be resolved with the instructor, a formal, written
appeal must be filed with the Graduate Program Chair or Director within 60 days of the end of the term for which the grade was
assigned. If the instructor of record is also the Graduate Program Chair or Director, the formal appeal should be made to the UNK
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
- The appeal must be the student's written statement specifying what the appeal is, the reason(s) for the appeal, and what
outcome he/she is requesting. The student must also include documentation of course work pertinent to the course under appeal.
22 Dec 2010