FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SENATE BILL 12-A-28
Approved by the Faculty Senate
April 11, 2012
BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the policy portion of the existing Faculty Handbook section on Grade Appeal Procedures (Chapter 3, Section C8).
REVISING "GRADE APPEAL PROCEDURES" TO ESTABLISH A POLICY SECTION
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the section be named "Grade Appeals"
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "procedures" section, Chapter 3, Section C8 of the Faculty Handbook be amended by replacing the existing content with the following "policy" section (with the companion "procedures" to follow it in the Handbook):
Grade Appeals Policy
It is the responsibility of the faculty members of Southeast Missouri State University to communicate to students early in the term a clear statement of the grading practices and procedures that will be used to determine the student's final grade. Grading procedures and criteria should be included in the course outline provided to students. If a student believes those practices and procedures were not consistently and accurately followed when the faculty member determined the student's final grade for the course, the student shall have the right to appeal the case first with the faculty member, then with the department chair, and finally, with a committee of faculty members. It should be noted that grade appeals are primarily for instances of capricious grading on the part of the faculty member and it is the obligation of the student to prove this capriciousness. The issuing of grades is an important responsibility of the faculty and should be treated as such. For instances not dealing with capricious grading, other avenues of appeal may be open to students, including actions involving the University Student Affairs Committee.
|Introduced to Senate||2/29/2012|
|Second Senate Meeting||3/21/2012|
|Faculty Senate Vote||4/11/2012|
|Posted to Faculty Handbook|