ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A3.15g
Appeals with regards to academic matters fall into three main categories: appeals related to a specific course, appeals related to applications of written policy, and appeals related to charges of academic dishonesty. Students should consult the appropriate section related to the type of appeal they are making.
Students must be clear about the reasons why they believe an academic-related decision is incorrect before lodging an appeal. An appeal can only be considered on one or more of the following grounds:
Detailed information related to these specific grounds for appeal can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook. An appeal cannot be made against the academic judgment of instructors with regards to a grade for a specific assignment or activity within a course. If a student is dissatisfied with a particular assignment/activity grade awarded to them, they are advised that the correct route is to follow up within their School/Department/Program and inquire whether any feedback/further clarification can be provided on the basis for the specific grade on that assignment/activity. Since this is a matter of academic judgment, however, please note that a student should not have any expectation that a specific assignment/activity grade will be changed.
Students also have the right to appeal academic matters with regard to academic dishonesty decisions. The full process for this type of appeal and all procedures are described in the section on Academic Honesty. The deadline for an academic dishonesty appeal is seven days after the date of the decision being appealed.
For non-academic appeals see the Graduate Student Handbook.
NOTE: All appeal forms can be found on WebbConnect/Graduate Forms.