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APPEALS PROCEDURE WHEN AN ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION REQUEST CANNOT BE ARRANGED THROUGH INFORMAL CONSULTATION

  

1. If a student is dissatisfied with the decision of the Vice-President (Academic) after following the PROCEDURE FOR REACHING ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION and the appropriate procedure when an academic accommodation request cannot be arranged through informal consultation, student may appeal the decision, in writing, within one month from the date the decision was rendered to the committee designated to review such appeals:

(i) Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies - for undergraduate student appeals at the St. John's campus;

(ii) Senate Sub-committee on Undergraduate Studies - for undergraduate student appeals at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College;

(iii) Academic Council, School of Graduate Studies - for graduate student appeals;

(iv) Appeals Committee of the Marine Institute Academic Council - for Marine Institute student appeals.

2. The committee designated to review the appeal shall provide to all parties a written decision within three weeks, or sooner if possible, of receiving the student's request. If in support of accommodation, the committee's decision should be implemented as soon as possible. 

3. If the student is dissatisfied with the recommendation of the committee designated to review his/her appeal, the student may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Executive Committee of the University Senate within one month from the date the decision was rendered.

(i) The Executive Committee of Senate shall provide to all parties a written decision within three working days of the Executive Committee of Senate meeting at which the appeal is heard. If in support of accommodation, the committee's decision should be implemented as soon as possible.

(ii) If the Executive Committee of Senate is not in support of accommodation, the student's request will be automatically forwarded to Senate for consideration at its next scheduled meeting. The committee shall notify all parties, in writing, of its decision.

  • The Secretary of Senate shall provide to all parties a written decision within three working days of the Senate meeting at which the appeal is heard. If in support of accommodation, the decision of Senate should be implemented as soon as possible.
  • Should a student's appeal be denied by the Senate, he/she will be advised that, within the University, no further appeal is possible.

4. Compliance with the time limits outlined in this Appeals Procedure is expected except in exceptional circumstances (see PROCEDURE FOR REACHING ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION). 

5.  When appropriate (see Appendix C of the Academic  Accommodations for Students with Disabilities policy), students may present appeals in a form other than writing, e.g., audiotape.

6.  Students are advised to consult with the appropriate campus co-ordinating centre and/or the Office of the Registrar or the School of Graduate Studies for assistance in the appeal process.

 

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