The Department maintains a standing ‘academic appeals’ committee. Its membership is periodically reviewed and the current committee can be found here. This appeals path is only for academic matters pertaining to coursework and degree completion and not for other matters such as disputes about authorships, awards, funding, or admissions. The committee membership will be adjusted in cases where there is a conflict of interest. Students have 8 weeks from the time of a disputed decision to request an appeal. Students must use a form that can be obtained from SGS. The committee will only be called after initial attempts at resolution with the supervisor or committee or teacher have failed. After meeting with all parties involved the committee will write a report and make a recommendation to the Chair, who may or may not accept the recommendation. Matters that remain disputed or unresolved may be elevated to another committee overseen by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.