The responsibility for determining the grade of a student rests on the faculty member who has responsibility for teaching the course in which the student is enrolled. A grade originally assigned may be changed only with the consent of the faculty member responsible for the grade, unless the change is made for process reasons only.
Students who feel that the grade received in a course is arbitrary or unfair are entitled to a hearing before an impartial committee of the faculty; however, before appealing to the Committee, the student should exhaust all administrative remedies through the appropriate department chair and college dean. A grade appeal must be initiated in the semester following the one in which the grade was given. The appeal itself must be completed in one calendar year from the date the grade was assigned. For procedures for filing an appeal, see the Connection and Student Handbook, Appendix E.