11.1 Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this procedure is to afford graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering an opportunity to resolve conflicts, complaints or issues regarding dismissal from graduate standing, placement on probationary status, denial of re-admission, and other administrative or academic decisions that terminate or otherwise impede progress toward academic or professional degree goals.


The scope of this procedure is limited to the matters listed above and excludes complaints regarding denial of admission, student records, grades in courses of instruction, student employment, student discipline and auxiliary student services such as housing, child care, etc.  This procedure may not be used for complaints regarding actions based solely on faculty evaluation of the academic qualify of a student's performance, or evaluation of a student's appropriate academic progress unless the complaint alleges that the actions may have been influenced by non-academic criteria.