The procedure for appealing a dean’s imposition of academic probation or dismissal is as follows:
Step I – The student completes the Student Complaint and Appeal Form located under For Students in the MyUSF Portal. The student making the appeal must complete this form and submit it no later than five working days after email notification of the Dean’s decision. The student’s appeal is forwarded to the Dean of the appropriate college.
Step II – The Dean must schedule a meeting with the student within five working days after receiving the request for appeal form. If a mutually agreed upon resolution is achieved at the meeting, no further action will be taken beyond the Dean recording the agreed upon decision on the Student Complaint and Appeal Form. The form will be stored confidentially in the student information system. If no mutually agreed upon resolution is achieved, the student must indicate to the Dean m that he/she is requesting the appeal process move to Step III. The Chair of the Education Standards Committee will convene a meeting of the Student Appeals Subcommittee. Both parties will write and submit statements explaining their positions. The student should expect email notification from the Chair of the Educational Standards Committee of the hearing date, time and place.
Step III – The Student Appeal Committee, which will be composed of the Chair of Educational Standards Committee, two faculty members from the committee, and two students from the appropriate college (designated by the Chief Academic Officer/Provost), will convene within five working days after the Chair receives notification. The Student Appeal Committee will hear from both the Dean and the student, and will review the detailed statements and supporting documentation from the Dean and the student. Once the hearing is completed, the subcommittee will provide the student, the Registrar, the Dean and the Chief Academic Officer (Provost) email notification of the subcommittee’s decision no later than three working days from the hearing. The decision of the subcommittee is final. The Dean will record the decision of the subcommittee on the Student Complaint and Appeal Form and the form will be stored confidentially in the student information system.