Graduate Student Grievance Procedure

See Also: Faculty Handboook D176

Approved by Faculty Senate Graduate Committee 10/20/1994
Revisions approved March 6, 1997 by Faculty Senate Graduate Committee

The Graduate Student Academic Grievance (GSAG) Procedures have been established to address complaints, disputes, or grievances of an academic nature initiated by students enrolled in graduate degree programs at the University of New Mexico. Although conflicts that on occasion occur between students and faculty or administrators may be resolved through formal adjudication, a more informal and productive kind of resolution -- one that is mutually agreed upon by the parties involved -- is strongly encouraged.

The GSAG procedures are available for the resolution of a variety of possible issues related to the academic process. These may include, but are not limited to, issues related to progress toward a degree and allegedly improper or unreasonable treatment, except that grievances based upon alleged discrimination or sexual harassment should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). The procedures may not be used to challenge the denial of admission to a degree program, nor to appeal the refusal of a petition by the Dean of Graduate Studies for an exception to University-wide degree requirements, policies or procedures.