Appeal of Student Assessment and Promotions Committee (SAPC) Decision

A student may appeal any adverse action taken by the SAPC. Any student subject to appealable action by the SAPC may request reconsideration of that action by submitting a written request to the Provost within ten (10) business days from the date of the written notice of the SAPC’s decision. The appeal must cite the basis for the appeal and provide sufficient and detailed information to support the appeal. During the appeals process, the Provost will not reconsider the facts and statements upon which the original decision was based but will consider only: 

  1. Whether new information regarding the status of the student has been discovered, previously unknown to the student or to the Program;
  2. Whether there is an allegation of discrimination as determined by the appropriate Institutional Office; 
  3. Whether there is evidence of a procedural error in the SAPC’s review that prejudiced the student’s ability to receive a fair decision; or 
  4. Whether there is evidence that the SAPC acted in an arbitrary or capricious manner.

The Provost, or designee, may affirm or reject the SAPC’s decision or refer the matter back to the SAPC for further consideration. The Provost's decision is final.