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Student Appeal Procedures

There are several types of student appeals at Eastern Florida State College. Check below for information and procedures for each type.

Code of Conduct Related Appeals

Alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct are referred to the Associate Provost/Dean. Academic dishonesty includes conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to a student's academic performance. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, plagiarism or falsifying records; unauthorized collaboration in work to be presented; unauthorized access to the learning management system or allowing another individual to access one's learning management system; stealing examinations or course materials or knowingly and intentionally assisting another student to commit academic dishonesty. Please relay any questions about this policy to your professor and/or the Associate Provost / Dean's office.

Procedure for Academic Appeals

Prior to submitting the formal appeal form, students must do the following, and in this order:

  1. The academic student concern must be addressed as soon as possible in a non-confrontational manner with the appropriate faculty member.
  2. If not resolved at this level, the student must contact the Department Chair or Program Coordinator/Manager to address the concern.
  3. If not resolved through steps 1 and 2, the student may submit a formal appeal form with attached documentation to the Campus Associate Provost's/Dean's office for processing and resolution. Appeal forms, as well as additional information regarding the appeal process, are available through the campus Associate Provost's/ Dean's office. Appeals will only be accepted within two years from the date of the incident or issue on which the appeal is based.
  4. If not satisfied with the resolution at step 3, the student may request in writing, through the Associate Provost's/ Dean's office, a review by the Provost. The request must be received within ten days of student notification of the resolution and must contain additional documentation that is pertinent to the appeal. The decision of the Provost is final.
  5. If the student feels that the established procedures were violated, the student may request an administrative review by the Vice President of Academic Affairs/CLO. This is NOT a re-trial of the incident, but a procedural review. The request for administrative review must be made in writing through the Provost's Office within five days of receiving notification of the resolution. The decision of the Vice President is final.
Administrative Appeal

Administrative issues include issues with administration, registration, late withdrawals due to medical problems or other extenuating circumstances.

Procedure for Administrative Appeals

  1. Administrative student issues should be addressed as soon as possible with the appropriate staff member.
  2. If not resolved through step 1, the student may submit a formal appeal form with attached documentation to the Campus Associate Provost's/Dean's office for processing and resolution. Appeal forms, as well as additional information regarding the appeal process, are available through the campus Associate Provost/Dean's office. Appeals will only be accepted within two years from the date of the incident or issue on which the appeal is based.
  3. If not resolved at step 2, the student may request in writing, through the Associate Provost's/Dean's office, a review by the Provost. The request must be received within ten days of student notification of the resolution and must contain additional documentation that is pertinent to the appeal.
  4. If not resolved at this level, the student may request, with additional documentation that is pertinent to the appeal, a review by a campus based appeal committee. This request must be in writing and received in the Associate Provost's/ Dean's office no later than five days following the student's receipt of written notification in follow up to the appeal. This committee will make recommendations to the Provost. The decision of the Provost is final.
  5. If the student feels that the established procedures were violated, the student may request an administrative review by the appropriate Vice President. This is NOT a re-trial of the incident, but a procedural review.The request for administrative review must be made in writing through the Provost's Office within five days of receiving the written report stipulating the findings and sanctions. The decision of the Vice President is final.
Campus Appeal Committee for Administrative Appeals

A Campus Appeal Committee will be formed whenever there is a case to be heard. The Appeal Committee shall be composed of students, faculty and staff as appropriate. The Provost shall appoint the committee and establish the hearing date, time and place and communicate the same to the student, and committee. Committee members may not have direct knowledge or involvement in the incident leading to the appeal. Actions of the committee are decided by majority vote.

Associate Provosts

Associate Provost Dr. Dedra Sibley
1519 Clearlake Road
Building 5, Room 128
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-433-7661

Online eLearning Programs
Dr. Mary Roslonowski
Associate Provost, eLearning
3865 North Wickham Road
Building 10, Room 205
Melbourne, FL 32935
Tel: 321-433-7100

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