A student who feels that a piece of graded term work (term paper, essay, test, etc.) has been unfairly graded, may have the work reappraised as follows. The student shall discuss the work with the instructor within ten business days of being notified about the mark or of the item's return to the class. If not satisfied, the student shall take the matter to the head of the department offering the course within 2 business days of receiving the decision from the instructor, who will arrange for a reappraisal of the work within the next ten business days. The reappraisal will only be considered if the student provides a detailed rationale that outlines where and for what reason an error is suspected. Students in faculties without a departmental structure should take the matter to the dean, or designate, of the faculty offering the course. The result of that reappraisal will be given to the student in writing along with information about appealing the reappraisal.
The reappraisal of graded term work may cause the grade to be raised, lowered or to remain the same. Students should be aware that the reappraised grade will be the grade assigned for the term work, regardless of whether that grade is higher, lower, or the same as the original grade. Unfavourable decisions may be appealed to the faculty appeals committee of the faculty offering the course. See the faculty section in this calendar for additional details.
There is no limit to the number of pieces of graded work that a student may request be reappraised, however a single piece of work may only be reappraised once.