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Grievances Related to Academic Affairs or Other Matters Involving the Teaching Faculty

Grievances Related to Academic Affairs or Other Matters Involving the Teaching Faculty

a. A student with a complaint should first attempt to resolve the issue through discussion with the instructor.

b. If this fails to resolve the issue, the student may present the grievance to the director of the division, or the chair of the department or program, and request their assistance in resolving the issue.

c. If the director of the division or the chair of the department or program is unable to resolve the matter, the student may present the complaint to the Associate Dean of the Conservatory or to the Dean for Arts and Sciences, as appropriate to the faculty appointment of the instructor. The dean will invite the opinions of all parties involved, will ascertain matters of fact, and will make a determination about the disposition of the matter. Final judgment rests with that dean.

d. In matters of academic dispute, students may find it useful and appropriate to consult with their academic advisors or a dean in the Office of the Dean of Studies. Students studying applied music in the conservatory should present their grievances to the Associate Dean of the Conservatory.