Academic Rights of Students
A fair and just evaluation of each student’s performance in each course that the student based on the standards listed in the course syllabus made available to all students on the first day of class.
A right to have an absence treated as excused when it meets the standard defined by the Senate Rules.
A right to have no more than two final exams on the same day.
A right to notice and an informal meeting with the course instructor and department chair before a student is determined to have committed an academic offense.
A right of appeal to the University Appeals Board to review the determination that a student has committed an academic offense and the penalty that was imposed for the violation if it is not the minimum penalty.
Students who believe their academic rights have been violated, for example by a lower final grade in a course, suspension or dismissal, have the right to appeal the decision to the University Appeals Board.