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Student Academic Complaint Committees

The UGCC serves as the Student Academic Complaint Committee for the undergraduate program.  The Assistant to the Chairperson serves as the Committee Chair.  A student member is selected as per University policy.  In the event a member of the UGCC is the respondent or otherwise may have a direct conflict of interest in the complaint, the UGCC will select a replacement from the full time, tenure-track faculty.  If the Assistant to the Chair is the respondent or otherwise may have a direct conflict of interest in the complaint, the Department Chair will appoint a member of the UGCC to serve as Committee Chair and will appoint an additional member to the committee from the full time, tenure-track faculty.  This procedure is governed by university policy (UPR 3342-4-16).

The GSC serves as the Student Academic Complaint Committee for the graduate program.  The Department Chairperson appoints two additional members to the committee from the graduate faculty membership.  The Graduate Coordinator serves as the Committee Chair.  In the event a member of the GSC is the respondent or otherwise may have a direct conflict of interest in the complaint, the GSC will select a replacement from the graduate faculty membership.  If the Graduate Coordinator is the respondent or otherwise may have a direct conflict of interest in the complaint, the department Chair will appoint a member of the GSC to serve as Committee Chair and will appoint an additional member to the committee from the graduate faculty membership.  The procedure is governed by university policy.  (See Section V; Appendix II; UPR 3342-4-16; UPR 3342-6-06; UPR 3342-6-08).