This flow-chart provides students with an overview of Fleming College’s Academic Appeal process.
Please refer to Fleming College’s Academic Appeals Policy #2-219 and Academic Appeal Operating Procedure #2-219OP for full details
The Academic Appeals Policy is outlined in the Resources Section in ‘MyCampus’ under Policies and Regulations. To view the Policy, click on the link in the side bar titled ‘Policy’ under the Forms section
The Academic Appeals Proceedures are outlined in the Resources section in ‘MyCampus’ under Policies and Regulations. To view the Procedures, please click on the link in the side bar titled ‘Procedures’ under the Forms section.
Inform your instructor, in advance, if you are going to appeal a grade. This is courteous and allows them adequate time to prepare.
Take time to reflect. While it is understandable that appealing a grade can be stressful (and emotional) it is imperative that you remain polite and professional.
Speak to your SAC representative to get advice and assistance with the appeal process.
Be prepared for your appeal meeting. Why should the instructor consider changing your grade? Look to your rubric, course outline etc. for reasons that you feel your grade was marked unfairly and be certain to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes of the course.
In addition to an electronic submission of your appeal form and supporting documentation, be sure to leave a hard copy of your appeal with your instructor. Your instructor will have 3 College business days to provide a formal response.
Once you have submitted your Appeal Panel form and supporting documentation, speak with your SAC representative to help prepare you for your Appeal Panel presentation.
You may have your SAC representative with you at the appeal panel to provide support. Be advised while the SAC representative may be present in the room, they may not speak during the proceedings or engage in the appeal panel process in any way.
Prepare evidence that will demonstrate to the panel why your grade is inaccurate or unfair. Be certain to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes of the course.
Stay calm! The Appeal Panel process is not punitive and is not a “trial”. An Appeal Panel is designed to provide a neutral forum for thorough and reflective conflict resolution. Above all the Appeal Panel (faculty, Dean, and other representatives) want to see you succeed as a student.
During your appeal panel speak in a respectful and professional manner. Hostile, accusatory, and defamatory statements are not appropriate.