DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Approved by CS faculty on October 26, 2010
An undergraduate student* who wishes to appeal a grade received in a computer science course must follow the College of Arts and Sciences grade dispute policy.
Should mediation be unsuccessful (step 2 of college policy) the student may appeal to the Computer Science departmental appeals committee.
The department's undergraduate committee will normally fill the role of grade appeals committee; however if the grade appeal involves a member of the undergraduate committee or at least three members of the undergraduate committee are unavailable, then the department chair will temporarily appoint additional faculty to the grade appeals committee to bring the committee size to at least 3 members.
The following procedure will be used by the department's undergraduate grade appeals committee.
- A student must submit to the Appeals Committee a written statement documenting that the college procedure has been followed and including an explanation why the grade received is unsatisfactory.
- The committee will request all information that it deems relevant to resolve the issue, which may include:
- papers used in determining the grade.
- class distribution of grades and the method used in determining grades for the class.
- The committee will evaluate the student's appeal by reviewing the submitted material. If deemed necessary, the committee may call a meeting with either the student or the instructor.
- The committee will recommend to the involved faculty member that the grade be raised, be lowered, or remain unchanged. This recommendation will also be communicated to the student submitting the appeal, the Chair of the Computer Science Department, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The student may appeal this decision to the College of Arts and Sciences by following step 3 of the College of Arts and Sciences grade dispute policy.
* A graduate student must follow the graduate grade dispute policy.