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  1. The student is required to submit the written evidence to the UG-ARC Chair, no later than 10 University days after the challenged grade was posted or received
  2. The student will be required to:
    1. Formally request an academic appeal by the UG-ARC
    2. Provide written evidence with example utilizing one or both terms (prejudiced, capricious) to determine if there is just cause for the academic review/appeal.
      1. This documentation must include basic demographics and a specific description of the faculty's behavior with specific example(s) of capricious and/or prejudiced behaviors
      2. State a list of witnesses which are UNMC students or faculty.
      3. The name of a faculty advisor the student has chosen (if a faculty advisor is chosen)
      4. A request for additional time if needed.
      5. A request to appear before the committee, if needed.
        1. The student is also required in this written information to include a request to appear personally before the committee if the student wishes to do so and if a hearing is granted.
        2. Include any request for additional time if appropriate which must address consideration related to the start of the next semester.
  3. Upon receiving the student’s request for appeal, the UG-ARC Chair will provide the student with an electronic link to the Academic and Professional Performance Policies section of the current UNMC Student Handbook via the student’s UNMC email.
    1. Delivery Receipt with University email will serve as confirmation that the student has received this information.
  4. The UG-ARC Chair receives the appeal request and chooses 4 subcommittee faculty members and 1 student member for the UG-ARC Appeal Hearing Board. This UG-ARC Hearing Board is assigned to the specific student appeal.
    1. The UG-ARC Hearing Board will decide if the hearing will be held, or not, and have the choice to review information in closed session.
      1. Faculty may appear if desired or called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
    2. When the UG-ARC Hearing Board determines a hearing is warranted:
      1. The student will appear, if requested by the UG-ARC Hearing Board and if requested by the student.
      2. The student faculty advisor may be present at the hearing but may not actually participate in the proceedings unless the UG-ARC chair specifically permits.
      3. Faculty may appear if desired or called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
        1. Faculty may also refuse any listed items in 4 (d) b (iii).
      4. The UG-ARC Hearing Board members may question witnesses.
        1. Witness must be UNMC students or faculty and a list must be provided to the UG-ARC Chair by the date set for submission of materials.
    3. The UG-ARC Hearing Board will determine a hearing will be held in the case of academic dismissal or suspension.
      1. The Dean will be consulted in the case of academic dismissal or suspension
      2. The student and faculty will appear in the case of academic dismissal or suspension
      3. The student faculty advisor may be present at the hearing but may not actually participate in the proceedings unless the UG-ARC chair specifically permits.
        1. Faculty called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
        2. The UG-ARC Hearing Board members may question witnesses.
          1. Witness must be UNMC students or faculty and a list must be provided to the UG-ARC Chair by the date set for submission of materials.
  5. UG-ARC Hearing Board proceedings will be conducted as confidential proceedings.
    1. At any time during the appeal process, the student will be entitled to examine the student’s school file and any materials which were used in determining the challenged grade.
  6. A majority vote of the UG-ARC Hearing Board will determine the appeal outcome.
  7. The student requesting the academic appeal will receive a decision on the appeal and, if a hearing is held, the student will receive a digital copy of the hearing, which will be considered the official copy.
    1. When there is a hearing, the student may record, at their own expense, any hearing or proceeding at which the student is present, but this will not be recognized as an official recording.
  8. The UG-ARC Hearing Board Chair shall submit the report and conclusions of the appeal in writing to the Undergraduate Program Director within 5 days after determining the final decision.
    1. The UG-ARC Chair will notify the student and the faculty. The Undergraduate Program Director will notify the Division Assistant Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, and the Dean.

SECTION TEST

  1. The UG-ARC Hearing Board will decide if the hearing will be held, or not, and have the choice to review information in closed session.
    1. Faculty may appear if desired or called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
  2. When the UG-ARC Hearing Board determines a hearing is warranted:
    1. The student will appear, if requested by the UG-ARC Hearing Board and if requested by the student.
    2. The student faculty advisor may be present at the hearing but may not actually participate in the proceedings unless the UG-ARC chair specifically permits.
    3. Faculty may appear if desired or called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
      1. Faculty may also refuse any listed items in 4 (d) b (iii).
    4. The UG-ARC Hearing Board members may question witnesses.
      1. Witness must be UNMC students or faculty and a list must be provided to the UG-ARC Chair by the date set for submission of materials.
  3. The UG-ARC Hearing Board will determine a hearing will be held in the case of academic dismissal or suspension.
    1. The Dean will be consulted in the case of academic dismissal or suspension
    2. The student and faculty will appear in the case of academic dismissal or suspension
    3. The student faculty advisor may be present at the hearing but may not actually participate in the proceedings unless the UG-ARC chair specifically permits.
      1. Faculty called to testify, may present prior submitted evidence, and answer questions from the UG-ARC Hearing Board.
      2. The UG-ARC Hearing Board members may question witnesses.
        1. Witness must be UNMC students or faculty and a list must be provided to the UG-ARC Chair by the date set for submission of materials.