3.10.4 Other Appeals
Students who disagree with a decision have access to the appeal routes as laid out by the various Faculty of Graduate Studies and University of Manitoba appeal processes.
There are several avenues of appeal which are open to graduate students: academic; discipline; admission and administration, (e.g. Fee appeals). Please refer to the "Student Appeals" section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Guide, the University of Manitoba Policy and Procedure Manual, policy 1202 "Student Discipline By-Law", policy 1301 "Academic Appeals Procedures and Guidelines" and policy 1302 "Admission Appeals Procedures and Guidelines".
The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, through its Appeal Panel, by delegation from the Faculty Council, is empowered to deal with student appeals from departmental recommendations or Faculty of Graduate Studies actions, provided the departmental appeal process has dealt with the matter. These student appeals should be directed to the Dean of Graduate Studies. A decision of the Appeal Panel is appealable only to the Senate Committee on Appeals.
It should be noted that under section 22.214.171.124. of the Student Discipline By-Law (policy 1202 of the University of Manitoba Policy and Procedure Manual) it states that "Matters involving academic dishonesty of a graduate student shall be referred directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies who shall, in turn, inform the budget dean/director prior to any disciplinary action."
In terms of qualifying examinations, candidacy examinations, thesis examinations, and any other academic matters, departments make recommendations for action to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In the first instance, any appeal of a department's recommended action should be handled through the departmental appeal process, which is outlined in the department's Supplementary Regulations. Appeals stemming from departmental actions on academic matters (e.g., failure in a course) will be heard by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Appeal Panel only after they have been dealt with by the appropriate departmental-level appeal process. The Appeal Panel will handle an appeal of Faculty of Graduate Studies actions.
These student appeals should be directed to the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies within the appropriate timelines. A decision of the Appeal Panel is appealable only to the Senate Committee on Appeals (policy 1300 of the U. of M. Policy and Procedure Manual).