Grade Appeal Policy
Undergraduate Grade Appeal Policy
Students who wish to appeal a grade which they feel was capriciously or prejudicially given shall first attempt to resolve the issue through discussion with the instructor responsible for the course within 30 days of the final course grade being posted. If a satisfactory resolution is not possible after discussion with the instructor, the student may then submit a written grade appeal to the department/school chair/director, providing a detailed justification for the appeal, including any supporting materials, and indicating why the student believes the grade determination was prejudicial or capricious. The department chair or school director will try to resolve the grade issue with the student and the instructor. If the chair/director determines that the appeal cannot be resolved at their level, a faculty-student appeals committee will be appointed by them. This committee will consist of a student representative chosen from nominations made by IS&T undergraduate advisors; and, three members of the department faculty - one selected by the student submitting the appeal, one selected by the instructor for the class, and one selected by the chair/director to chair the committee. This committee will meet to evaluate the grade appeal. During that meeting the instructor, the student, and any other appropriate parties invited to speak by the committee may present their justifications. If the committee finds that the grade was not assigned in a prejudicial or capricious manner, the appeal is considered concluded, and the student and the instructor are so notified. If the grade appeal is supported, the chair/director will report the finding to the student and the instructor, and will direct the registrar to change the grade to that determined by the appeal committee.
Last Approved: CSCI on 9-18-2020, ISQA on 5-1-2020 and Si2 in 5-4-2020
Graduate Grade Appeal Policy
For appeals of grades in gradudate courses, see the IS&T Graduate Student Grade Appeal Policy which outlines procedures for appeals in all graduate courses offered by IS&T. Further information about campus grade appeal policies can be found in the graduate catalog here: https://catalog.unomaha.edu/graduate/appeals/
For appeals from graduate students that involve matters other than course grades (eg, comprehensive exams, outcome of thesis/proposal defenses, etc) please see the Graduate Catalog description for Appeal of General Academic Matters Related to Student Programs.