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Academic Appeals Procedures (Undergraduate)

Classification number ACD 1512.01
Parent policy Academic Appeal Policy (Undergraduate)
Framework category Academic
Approving authority Academic Council
Policy owner Registrar
Approval date February 23, 2016
Review date

Purpose

The purpose of these Procedures is to outline the process for submitting an undergraduate-related appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee.

Definitions

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Scope and authority

These Procedures apply to undergraduate-related appeals submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee.

These Procedures do not apply to graduate-related appeals. For more information regarding the submission of graduate-related appeals, please refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar.

The Registrar, or successor thereof, is the Policy Owner and is responsible for overseeing the implementation, administration and interpretation of these Procedures.

Procedures

Ground for appeals
  1. Appeals to the Academic Appeals Committee will be permitted only on the grounds of:
    1. New evidence, i.e., evidence relevant to the decision made at the faculty level, but through no fault of the appellant not presented at that level. Generally speaking, events or performance subsequent to the faculty-level decision are not to be construed as new evidence; or
    2. Evidence of procedural irregularity in the original consideration of the case.
Process for submitting an appeal
  1. Appeals submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee must be submitted within 10 working days of the original faculty-level decision and must contain:
    • The specific decision which is being appealed;
    • The form of redress requested;
    • The specific grounds on which the appeal is made;
    • A summary of the evidence in support of these grounds;
    • The complete text of the decision being appealed; and
    • The text of the relevant procedural regulations (if any) allegedly violated or otherwise deemed applicable to the case.

Monitoring and review

These Procedures will be reviewed as necessary and at least every three years. The Registrar, or successor thereof, is responsible to monitor and review these Procedures.

Relevant legislation

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Related policies, procedures & documents

Academic Appeal Policy
Notice of Academic Appeal Form