There are a number of campus and College of Education policies and procedures that are designed to protect the interests of graduate students. These policies and procedures cover issues related to grievances, petitions, appeals, and other actions. If there comes a time when a student has a grievance, he or she should consult first with his or her advisor or, if there is a conflict with the advisor, with the Chair and Director of Training. These individuals will assist the student in resolving the issue. For further steps, consult The College of Education's grievance policies at Policy and Procedures on Grievances by Graduate Students document.
The program is committed to creating an open and nurturing environment. Discrimination and harassment of all types undermine these efforts and are prohibited in the program and on campus. The university has a policy and procedures for addressing discrimination and harassment should this occur. Information about how to report an incident of discrimination and/or harassment is included in the document.
For more information about the policies related to obtaining a graduate degree in the College of Education (e.g., student petitions, transferring credit, changing graduate college departments, etc.), please see the College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook. The following two websites are also helpful in finding out more about policies, procedures, and resources available to graduate students: Graduate Programs Handbook and Handbook for Graduate Students and Advisors.