Graduate 2013-2014 by Southern Arkansas University

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failure to meet this deadline will result in requiring the student to reapply for graduation the student will then graduate at the next date of commencement provided all essential documents are complete and the student has reapplied for graduation lack of knowledge or misinterpretation of policies and regulations on the part of the individual student does not absolve the student from fulfilling the requirements for a program of study ultimate responsibility for completion of a program of study rests with the student grade appeals if a student believes an error in a grade has occurred the student shall formally initiate a review of the grade no later than three weeks after the beginning of the next regular semester summer terms are excluded from the phrase regular semester for the purposes of this provision the first step of the process is for the student to verify with the instructor the accuracy of the recorded scores and the listed grade if the instructor is also the chair of the department or the dean of the college this step also initiates the formal appeal process if the grade differences are not resolved through discussion with the instructor and the student seeks additional mediation during the first three weeks of the next semester the student must submit a letter to the chair of the department in which the course is housed requesting a review a copy of this letter must also be sent to the college dean the graduate dean and to the vice president for academic affairs the chair has the responsibility to confer with the instructor concerning the documentation of the grade for its completeness and accuracy the chair will notify the student of the grade status in writing within 10 days of receiving the student’s request if the student wishes further appeal the student must submit by mid-term a written request for formal review to the dean of the college in which the course is housed a grade appeal committee will conduct a hearing and recommend a decision the committee will be composed of the following      two students appointed by the student government association president one of the students must be a graduate student a faculty senate representative appointed by the faculty senate president a faculty member appointed by the dean of the college in which the course is housed the dean of the college in which the course is housed ex-officio votes in case of a tie and will chair the committee the dean of the school of graduate studies ex-officio non-voting at the hearing the instructor and the student may both make individual presentations and the grade appeal committee may ask questions and seek clarification a final written decision will be provided by the committee if a grade is to be changed the final grade will be recorded by the college dean this procedure shall be completed by the end of the semester in which the grade is appealed academic probation and suspension a graduate student is expected to maintain a cumulative 3.0 average students who do not maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation at the end of the semester regardless of whether or not they receive notification any graduate student who receives a grade of d f and/or wf in any graduate-level course will be placed on academic probation whether or not they receive 74