Reappraisal of term work and reappraisal of final grade are generally settled at the departmental level. If the student is not satisfied with the decision and wishes to appeal, the student shall address a letter of appeal to the Dean of the faculty offering the course within fifteen calendar days of the date on the notification providing the unfavourable decision. In the letter, the student must clearly and fully state the decision being appealed, the grounds for appeal and the remedies being sought, along with any special circumstances which warrant an appeal of the reappraisal. The student should include as much written documentation as possible.
The Dean may resolve the situation without proceeding to the Faculty Appeals Committee. If the matter is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the appeal letter will be sent to the Faculty Appeals Committee.
The Faculty Appeals Committee will hear the appeal only if the appeal letter details the decision being appealed, the grounds for appeal and outcome sought by the student and if there are sufficient grounds to proceed with the appeal. If the appeal is to be heard, the Dean’s office will provide the student with a copy of the principles and procedures that govern the Faculty Appeals Committee for that faculty. These procedures will detail the composition of the committee, the right of the student to have an advocate at the hearing, how the hearing will be conducted, and other information. The chair of the Faculty Appeals Committee may decide not to proceed with the appeal if it is determined that sufficient grounds do not exist.
The Faculty Appeals Committee will report its decision to uphold or deny the appeal in writing to the Dean of the faculty, the Registrar and the appellant within 15 calendar days of the decision.
For details on faculty appeal processes, visit ucalgary.ca/ombuds/appeals.