Student Academic Grievance Procedures
A student who seeks to appeal the assignment of a course grade may initiate action to achieve a remedy. The actions available are outlined in the Academic Grievance Procedures and must be initiated within 30 business days after the student has become aware, or could have reasonably been expected to become aware, of the grade assignment.
A student who seeks to appeal the assignment of a course grade must first make every reasonable attempt to discuss the matter with the faculty member involved. The faculty member must be afforded the opportunity to initially handle these matters before the grievance progresses to the next level.
If the student fails to resolve the matter with the faculty member, he/she needs to then discuss it with the faculty member's Division Chair within 14 business days after completing step 1. The DC shall then complete any consultation and shall notify the faculty member and student in writing of his/her conclusion(s) and recommendation(s) within 14 business days of receiving the student's report.
If this process fails to achieve a satisfactory resolution of an appeal of a final grade, the student may file an academic grievance, in writing, with the Chairperson of the Faculty Senate Student Committee. Complete details of the Academic Grievance Procedures are available through the Office of the Dean of Student Services and online at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/policies.