This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
This policy is available on the UWF web sites at uwf.edu/osrr. Students should contact the Dean of Students Office, Building 21, (850) 474-2383 for more information.
Forms of Academic Misconduct
Violations by a student of any of the following actions that constitutes an offense will result in disciplinary action. Fraudulent or deceptive action involving academic matters, including the following:
The Student Grievance System is in the Student Handbook and Planner and available on the University of West Florida web site at uwf.edu/osrr.
Students should contact the Dean of Students Office, Building 21, (850) 474-2383 for more information.
Students, who wish to make a grievance, including grade appeals, should review the Student Grievance System in the Rights & Regulations section of the Student Handbook and Planner. The process of handling student non-academic grievances is also detailed in the current issue of the Student Handbook and Planner.
An appeal may be filed by a student to request an exception or waiver to a University academic requirement, policy, procedure, or deadline. There are several different levels and types of appeals. All academic appeals should be submitted within six months of the close of academic semester of the appeal.
The student must make a reasonable effort to contact the instructor, the department head and the academic dean in an effort to resolve differences before filing an appeal. Listed below are the various types of academic appeals.
Department Level (Academic Department)
Department level academic appeals include requirements for program admission, such as limited access and teacher certification, course substitutions or waivers for department requirements, course prerequisites, and other department level decisions. Students should contact their academic advisor and department chairperson for information on the appeal process. The final appeal is determined by the College Dean.
College Level (Academic College)
College level academic appeals include decisions on probation and suspension actions, waivers or substitutions of college core courses, etc. Students should contact their academic advisor and the college dean for information on this process and required documents.
University Level (University Registrar)
Most academic appeals fall under this category as this applies to those policies that are at the University level, or apply to all students regardless of major or college.
Examples of University academic appeals include (but are not limited to):
The Academic Appeals Committee hears appeals from students who believe they have an exceptional circumstance or situation that warrants an exception or waiver. The Committee serves on behalf of the Provost to provide a University wide forum and decision making body for academic appeals. The Academic Appeals Committee normally meets biweekly. Appeals must be in writing on the appropriate forms and signed by the academic advisor, department chairperson, and college dean. Forms can be found on the Registrar website, uwf.edu/registrar. Appeals should include any and all appropriate documentation to support the appeal. Students will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of the appeal.
Students should consult the Student Handbook and Planner website at the following for information regarding a grade appeal process: Grade Appeals Form. Grade appeals for courses cross-listed with another department within another college will be heard through the college that houses the department, regardless of the departmental affiliation of the faculty member teaching the course.
The General Education Committee hears requests for appeals of general education, Gordon Rule, multicultural requirement, or Associate degree requirements. In addition, the General Education Committee hears all requests for academic waivers or substitutions based on disabilities. Contact: General Education Committee, attention: Office of the Dean, University College.
The Office of the Registrar reviews appeals related to grade forgiveness, late registration, and schedule adjustments (drop/add). Please visit the Registrar Webisit for appeals forms.
Other appeal processes, including those listed below can be found at the University Appeals Process webpage.