Appeals Committee

The Graduate Council Appeals Committee hears graduate petitions for variances from established policies, requests from graduate program directors for exceptions to graduate policies and procedures, and other cases as referred to the committee (i.e. Golden Rules 5.016 & 5.017 after being reviewed at the Program and College levels).

Refer to the Faculty Constitution, Bylaws Section VII.B for the responsibilities and membership of the Graduate Appeals Committee.

Graduate students wishing to submit graduate petitions to graduate policies should do using the Petition Form.  Questions about this process should be submitted to

Graduate Student Appeals of Golden Rules 5.016 & 5.017

Graduate students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learn about these appeals processes should review the following Golden Rules:

Golden Rule 5.016 (Grade Appeal)

When a graduate student is pursuing a formal grade appeal at the College level (outlined in 5.016 4) a-b), the following form should be completed  Graduate 5.016 Golden Rule Appeal

Golden Rule 5.017 (Appeals of Graduate Program Actions or Decisions).

When a graduate student is pursuing an appeal of a graduate program action or decision (outlined in 5.017 4) a – f), the following form should be completed Graduate 5.017 Golden Rule Appeal

Questions about this process should be submitted to


Appeals Committee Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date and TimeSubmit DateMinutes
09/10/2020 01:30 pm - 08/28/2020Minutes
09/24/2020 01:30 pm - 09/11/2020Minutes
10/08/2020 01:30 pm - 09/25/2020Minutes
10/22/2020 01:30 pm - 10/09/2020Minutes
11/05/2020 01:30 pm - 10/23/2020Minutes
11/19/2020 01:30 pm - 11/06/2020Minutes
12/15/2020 01:30 pm - 11/20/2020Minutes
02/04/2021 01:30 pm - 01/22/2021Minutes
02/18/2021 01:30 pm - 02/05/2021Minutes
03/04/2021 01:30 pm - 02/19/2021Minutes
03/18/2021 01:30 pm - 03/05/2021Minutes
04/01/2021 01:30 pm - 03/19/2021
06/17/2021 01:30 pm - 06/04/2021
07/15/2021 01:30 am - 07/02/2021

Appeals Committee Members

‡ denotes a faculty senate steering committee member
* denotes a faculty senate member
Business Administration
Ex Officio
Graduate Studies
Student Member
Arts & Humanities
Business Administration
Arts & Humanities
Community Innovation and Education
Graduate Studies
Optics & Photonics
Hospitality Management
Health Professions and Sciences
Engineering & Computer Science