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Academic Regulations--Academic Appeals or Exceptions
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Document Number: ACAD--111 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/01/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about academic appeal procedures.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Students, Academic Affairs


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Academic Appeals or Exceptions

 


Petitions or exceptions to the academic policies of the University must be submitted in writing to the school Dean in charge of the students major. The petition should indicate the reason(s) why a policy that applies to all University students should be waived or modified for the petitioner. The responsibility for presenting appropriate reasoning rests with the petitioning student. Students may appeal decisions made by the Dean of the School to the Vice President for Academic Affairs within seven (7) days of the decision of the Dean. (A final appeal may be made to the President of the University within seven (7) days of the decision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs).

 


1.1

Academic Appeal Form Procedure--Student Responsibility

 


1. The Student filing this appeal is responsible for insuring that all required attachments and signatures are secured.

2. The student is to maintain possession of this document and all attachments. Do not leave this form with an Advisor or Dean.

3. The completed documents must be turned in to the Registrar’s office in person.

 


1.2

Required Documents--Directed Study Request


1. A letter from the student indicating the reason for the Directed Study.

2. Verification from the student’s advisor that the course is not being repeated to replace an unsatisfactory grade.

3. Verification from the student’s advisor or course instructor that the course will not be offered the following year and that the student did not forgo an opportunity to enroll in this course in the previous year.

4. Verification from the instructor that he/she is willing and available to teach the course.

 


1.3

Required Documents--Course Overload Request


1. A letter from the student indicating the reason for the request.

2. A letter from the Advisor supporting the reason and verifying the student’s ability to carry the increased load.

 


1.4

Required Documents--Transient Permission Request


1. The names and catalog numbers of the courses to be taken and where they will be taken.

2. Verification from the student’s advisor or course instructor that the course is not being offered at Cumberland University in the term or

3. Verification that the student is living outside a 50 mile radius of Cumberland University.

4. Verification from the student’s advisor that the course is not being taken to replace an unsatisfactory grade earned at Cumberland University.

 


1.5

Required Documents--Course Substitution Request


1. The reason for the substitution request.

2. The catalog course descriptions for both courses.

3. A detailed justification from the student’s academic advisor as to the appropriateness of this substitution.

 


1.6

Required Documents--Course Grade Appeal


Any student may appeal a course grade using the academic appeal process. Detailed documentation must accompany the appeal. The school Dean responsible for the course will consider the validity of the appeal and present it to the course instructor. The course instructor is the only authority for implementing grade changes except in cases where he/she is non longer employed by Cumberland University. The student may appeal the decision to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University President respectively. The decision of the President is final.

 


1.7

Required Documents--Other Requests


1. Requests other than those outlined above must be discussed with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

2. Specific documentation requirements will be addressed at that time.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Attachments
Academic Appeal Form
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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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