1. Students may register complaints regarding an instructor’s failure to comply with the provisions of the Code of Teaching Responsibility directly with that instructor.

2. Students may also take complaints directly to teaching units’ chief administrators or their designates. If those persons are unable to resolve matters to the student’s satisfaction, undergraduate students may request a formal grievance hearing before the University Academic Grievance Hearing Board (see SRR Article 7.III). Unsatisfied graduate students may request a formal grievance hearing before their department hearing board (see GSRR Article 5). Before doing this, all students are encouraged to meet with the University Ombudsperson.

3. Such complaints must normally be initiated no later than the middle of the semester following the one wherein alleged violations occurred. Exceptions shall be made in cases where the involved instructor or student is absent from the University during the semester following the one wherein alleged violations occurred.

History of Approval
Original Document:

  • Academic Council, November 4, 1969
  • Academic Senate, November 19, 1969

Revisions

  • Academic Council, May 19, 1976
  • Academic Council, February 27, 1996
  • Academic Council, April 19, 2005
  • Board of Trustees, February 12, 2010, Effective August 16, 2011
  • University Council, March 27, 2012