Academic Grievance Procedures
A student who believes his/her academic efforts have not been justly evaluated has the right to be heard. The problem may be the result of exchanges with the instructor, occurrences within the class, or the content of a written evaluation. All grievances should be initiated within the quarter the alleged violation has occurred.
- A student who is unsure whether or not his/her grievance falls under this description should consult the ADAA.
- Once it is determined that the grievance is academic in nature, every effort should be made to resolve the problem informally. To accomplish this, the student is encouraged to talk directly with the faculty member. (In exceptional circumstances where a dispute cannot or should not be addressed informally, this step may be omitted.)
- If informal efforts are unsatisfactory or unsuccessful, a formal grievance may be filed with the RDP dean’s office. The grievance should be in writing and include the name of the respondent and a description of the specific incident(s) forming the basis of the grievance, an outline of the informal steps taken to resolve the matter, and reference to the desired outcome(s) if appropriate. The formal grievance should be presented no later than 30 days after the student has knowledge of the problem.
- The ADAA will investigate and decide how the problem should be resolved. The ADAA will make a recommendation to the RDP dean who will render a decision.
- The RDP dean’s decision may be appealed in writing to the College president, who will make a ruling within 15 days of receipt of the appeal.
- If the student complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution’s grievance
procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for
Private Post Secondary Education. The student may contact the State Board for
further details. The State Board address is: 1400 W. Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 542-5709, Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
After finishing his B.A. at Prescott College, Colin worked as a Crop Curator at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and Patagonia, Arizona, and as ... Learn more >
Jessica Williams ’08 of Tucson was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship by the National Wildlife Federation to support work on college ... Learn more >
It’s a bakery-hot Prescott summer evening, but the Raven Café is packed with folks who don’t seem to mind the heat for a second. The Just ... Learn more >