The Academic Grievance policy protects student freedom of expression in the classroom and protects each student from improper, arbitrary, or capricious academic evaluation as evidenced by the student’s final course grade.
An academic grievance shall refer to a claim by a student that an instructor:
A student filing an academic grievance:
A student with an academic complaint shall follow the procedures and timelines listed below and document the informal academic resolution steps taken on the Student Academic Grievance Petition form which is available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services or online at lowercolumbia.edu/students/forms. The full text of the Student Academic Grievance Procedure follows below.
If the informal academic grievance resolution process is unsuccessful, the formal resolution process must be initiated no later than 15 academic calendar days from the start of the subsequent academic quarter, excluding summer quarter.
Having filed an academic grievance, a student:
When the committee finds in favor of the student: