Appeal of a Decision made by the Program Director

A student who disagrees with the decision of the Program Director (remediation without progression, dismissal, disciplinary sanctions due to code of conduct violations) may appeal the decision within five (5) business days of the date the decision is sent.  Any such appeal must be made to the Provost.  The Provost, or their designee, shall consider an appeal that is timely and properly filed and render a final determination.  For an appeal to be properly filed, it must be sent to the Provost, with a copy to the Program Director and must be received within five (5) business days of the date the notice of the decision of the Program Director was given. 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 not available at the time of the meeting, which, if available, would have impacted the decision or outcome; 
  2. Whether there is an allegation of discrimination as determined by the appropriate institution (allegations of discrimination will be forwarded to the appropriate University office for investigation);
  3. Whether there is evidence of a procedural error that affected the decision;
  4. Whether there is evidence that the decision was made in an arbitrary or capricious manner; or
  5. The preponderance of the evidence presented does not support the findings and decisions.

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