Student Resources

Academic Appeals are defined by Faculty Senate Policy as a formal complaint and procedure designed for students to seek review of academic decisions alleged to be arbitrary and capricious. These academic decisions may involve non-admission to or dismissal from any UAF program that were made by a department or program through the department chair, or involve pass/fail decisions by a committee of faculty on non-course examinations (such as qualifying, comprehensive or thesis examinations) or satisfactory/unsatisfactory evaluations on student reviews (such as the annual review of graduate student performance).

What you should know:

As a student your responsibility is to follow protocol before filing a formal complaint for an academic appeal:

Grade Appeals are defined by Faculty Senate Policy for students to seek review of final course grade alleged to be arbitrary and capricious.

What you should know:

  • Informal Grade Appeal Form DocuSign Powerform: Informal Grade Appeal forms are now submitted via DocuSign Powerform link. Please make sure to follow the instructions, and check your inbox for the DocuSign email to fill out your Informal Grade Appeal form and provide documents. Link: INFORMAL GRADE APPEAL DOCUSIGN POWERFORM
  • Formal Grade Appeal DocuSign Powerform:  Formal Grade Appeal forms are now submitted via DocuSign Powerform link. Please make sure to follow the instructions, and check your inbox for the DocuSign email to fill out your Formal Grade Appeal form, and provide additional documents. Link: FORMAL GRADE APPEAL DOCUSIGN POWERFORM
  • Faculty Senate Grade Policy - Information on updated Faculty Senate Grade Appeals Policy.
  • For questions, please send an email at uaf-provost@alaska.edu