Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Appeals

Academic appeals are addressed to the College Academic Policies and Procedures Committee.

Appeal Process

You may appeal a final course grade provided that:

  • Conferences have been held first with the instructor assigning the grade and then the appropriate dean;
  • The appeal is presented in writing to the chairperson of the committee;
  • The written appeal must be presented to the committee within 100 calendar days from the date of which the grade was assigned.

Final Course Grade Hearing Procedure

The chairperson will notify all participants in the appeal of the time and location of the hearing. The format of the hearing consists of a verbal presentation by the student, a verbal presentation by the instructor or designee, and questions by committee members. The student and the faculty person will each have 10 minutes to present information and answer committee questions. All persons directly involved in the appeal will be given written notification of the outcome. The committee’s decision is final.

Staff Rights

Any faculty/staff member directly involved with any student appeal will be notified of the appeal upon receipt of such by the committee chairperson. The chairperson will also notify the staff person of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing and request that the staff member provide written information responsive to the appeal. The involved faculty/staff person or designee has the right to appear before the committee, personally present information and answer questions pertinent to the appeal.

Student Rights

The student will be notified by the chairperson of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing. The student has the right to appear before the committee, and personally present information and answer questions pertinent to the appeal.

Other Appeals

The committee may also hear other academic policy and procedure appeals as may be designated by the vice president of Academic Affairs for a committee recommendation.

Disposition of Appeals

Grade Appeals

Within 10 business days of the hearing, all persons directly involved in the appeal will be given written notification by the committee chairperson of the committee’s decision about the appeal. The committee’s decision is final. The plurality of the vote or the nature of the votes cast by individual committee members will not be disclosed.