If a student feels a grade in a course was in error or inconsistent with the grading standards applied to other students:
b) The Appeal Committee will review evidence submitted by the student and may (but is not required to) speak with the student in person or by phone about the case. The Committee may (but is not required to) speak with the instructor.
c) The Committee should not recommend a grade change unless one or more of the following apply:
i) There was an obvious error made in calculating the grade or in constructing the exam/assignment, or a factual error in the “correct” answer.
ii) It is clear that the instructor used grading standards for the student in question that were not applied to all students in the class.
iii) It is clear that there was an egregious misassessment of the student’s work.The committee should not attempt to second-guess an instructor’s evaluation by making close calls, such as changing a “B” to a “B+.”
d) The Committee’s decision is final. There is no further appeal on the part of either the student or the instructor.
The Committee will inform the Associate Dean of its decision in writing. The Associate Dean will communicate the final decision to the student.
5. All grade appeals must be filed within two quarters after the grade was assigned. Appeals will be accepted only for the overall course grade, not individual assignments or exams. Grades of an individual’s exams or papers will be examined only as part of the review of the overall course grade.
6. The review Committee may review the grades of all students in the class if it appears that there may have been egregious errors in grading. This would be done only in extraordinary circumstances.
* This policy conforms to University guidelines on grade appeals as explained in Rule 3335-7-22 (A) and (B).