Date: October 9, 2006


To: Professor Said Abdel-Khalik

Secretary of the Faculty

Mechanical Engineering – 0405


From: Deborah H. Turner

College of Management

Chair, Student Grievance and Appeal Committee


Re: Report of Student Grievance and Appeal Committee activities

    during the 2005-2006 academic year



The Student Grievance and Appeal Committee (SGAC) considered ten cases brought before the committee in 2005-06.  This is an increase of two from the number of cases that were considered during the 2004-05 academic year.


The ten cases considered were in the following categories:


Academic misconduct: 5

Nonacademic misconduct 4

Grade appeals: 1 

            Total 10



The disposition of these ten cases was:


Appeal denied 7

Hearing granted, no change in

    grade but additional

    recommendations made to

    the Provost 1

Appeal granted, recommended

     change in sanction 2

             Total 10



In addition, the SGAC solicited twelve volunteers to serve as outside members on unit-level grade appeal committees.