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Student Grievance Policy RE: Denial of Grade Change

Approved by the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College on June 15, 2006

Student Grievance Policy RE: Denial of Grade Change

 

If a student's request for a grade change has been denied by the instructor of the course, the student has 14 days from the date of the denial to appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will convene an Appeal Committee consisting of: the Vice President of Student Development, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the appropriate Division Chair, and two faculty members from the appropriate division. The committee will review the student’s request for a grade change with proper and appropriate documentation. If exams, papers, etc… have been returned to the student, the student is responsible for providing them to the committee.

The instructor of the course for which the student is requesting a grade change must submit the appropriate documentation in the form of, for example, but not limited to, the final examination or project. If a final exam was given in a course, the instructor must keep the student’s final exam for two years after the course has ended.

The committee will decide whether to approve the requested grade change and send it to the Registrar or to not approve the requested grade change. The decision of the Committee is final and binding. Upon conclusion of the appeal hearing, the Vice President of Academic Affairs will notify the student and the instructor of the committee’s decision in writing within 14 days. There is no further appeal process.

In the case of administrative error, and with appropriate documentation, the faculty member or division chair or the discipline coordinator may waive the two-year grade change limit with the concurrence of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.