Date:    August 10, 2007


To:       Ronald A. Bohlander

            Secretary of the Faculty

            GTRI - 0817


From:   Richard W. Neu

            Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

            Chair, Student Grievance and Appeal Committee


Re:       Report of the Student Grievance and Appeal Committee activities during the 2006-2007 academic year




The Student Grievance and Appeal Committee (SGAC) considered 15 cases brought before the committee in 2006-07.

This is an increase by five in the number of cases considered during the 2005-06 academic year.


The 15 cases considered were in the following categories:


Academic misconduct:                          9

Nonacademic misconduct:                    3

Grade appeals:                                     3


The disposition of these cases was:


Appeal denied:                                     7

Request for hearing denied:                   2

Appeal granted:                                    2

Appeal considered, reduced

      sanction recommended:                   3

Granted request for new hearing:           1


In addition, the SGAC solicited five volunteers to serve as outside members on six separate unit-level grade appeal committees (one volunteer served twice).