Academic Grievance Process: A student wishing to register a complaint about course instruction or evaluation should first discuss the matter with the course instructor. If the results of that conversation are unsatisfactory, the student may address the complaint to the head of the department or chairperson of the division. If neither step resolves the complaint, the student may take the matter to the Dean of the Conservatory for final review and decision. At his/her discretion, the Dean may refer the matter to the Faculty Senate for deliberation. Once a decision has been communicated to a student, it may be appealed in writing to the President.
Non-Academic Grievance Process: A student wishing to register a complaint about a non-academic matter prepares a written statement including a) the nature of the problem(s), (b) the name of the individual(s) involved, and c) the result of any previous effort made to resolve the matter informally. The written statement is sent to the Dean of the Conservatory who contacts the person(s) named in the statement and attempts to resolve the matter informally. If informal discussion fails to resolve the problem, the Dean requests a written statement from the individual(s) accused and, if appropriate, convenes a meeting of the Student Affairs Tribunal, Executive Staff, or other administrative or faculty body as appropriate. The student initiating the procedure is notified by the Dean about the issue's resolution.
Student complaints of a less serious nature can be addressed directly to other appropriate administrative officers or faculty.
Student Affairs Tribunal
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