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Student Academic Complaint Committee

The Student Academic Complaint Committee (SACC) is composed of:

  1. The Department’s FAC; and
  2. At least one (1) student representative.

The Chair appoints a TT member of the FAC to serve as the Chair of the Student Academic Complaint Committee.  The policies and procedures of this committee are governed by University Policy 3342-4-02.3, including but not limited to the addition of a student representative from the complainant’s peer group.  An undergraduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from undergraduate courses and a graduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from graduate courses. 

In the event that a member of the SACC is the subject of or may otherwise be involved with a student complaint, the FAC will select a replacement from the full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty.  The Chair may also, in consultation with the FAC, augment and/or replace members of the SACC if doing so would ensure objectivity, maintain the integrity of the process, and allay any semblance of conflict of interest.

All members of the SACC shall participate fully in its deliberations and vote on recommendations to be forwarded to the Chair. Students wishing to file academic grievance should contact the Chair and Dean of Students Ombuds for advice on their rights and privileges.