Southeast Missouri State University

ACEJMC invites all students, faculty, staff, administrators and other persons to report incidents in which they can present evidence that a unit or ACEJMC has violated accreditation standards, policies or procedures.

Complaints must be accompanied by documentation showing that there has been a specific, substantive violation of one or more standards, policies or procedures. The Council does not adjudicate, arbitrate or mediate individual faculty or student grievances against a program, nor does it act as a court of appeals in individual matters of admissions, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

In considering complaints, the Council will give careful attention to due process for both the complainant and the unit.

Within 10 days of receipt of a complaint against an accredited unit, the president will direct the executive director to invite a response to the complaint from the institution and to gather such other relevant information as the nature of the complaint indicates.

No more than 30 days will be allowed for this process.

Within 10 days of receipt of the response and other information, the president will convene the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee may decide to:

  1. dismiss the complaint;
  2. find the unit out of compliance with one or more standards; or
  3. find the unit in violation of one or more standards to a degree that requires a change in its accreditation status.

Within 10 days of receipt of a complaint against ACEJMC, the president will direct the executive director to gather relevant information and provide a response to the complaint.

In the case of complaints against a member of the Executive Committee, the president will direct the complaint to the Appeals Board for investigation and action.

No more than 30 days will be allowed for this process.

Within 10 days of receipt of the response and other information, the president will convene the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee may decide to:

  1. dismiss the complaint;
  2. determine that an individual representing or employed by ACEJMC may have violated a standard, policy or procedure, and counsel the individual; or
  3. take further action as circumstances warrant, up to and including termination of the individual as a representative or employee of ACEJMC.

The president of the Council will notify the unit, the complainant and the Council of the decision in writing within 10 days.

Decisions of the Executive Committee or Appeals Board may be appealed to the full Council for consideration at the Council's next regularly scheduled meeting.

Written complaints may be submitted to the ACEJMC president,
c/o Executive Director Susanne Shaw,
Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
(785) 864-3986.

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