What is the process for holding a graduate academic appeals panel?
The Graduate Academic Appeals Panel (GAAP) will hear appeals involving actions against students stemming from the following grievances:
• Unauthorized absence or final grade.
• Evaluation of performance on examinations required by the department, intercollegiate faculty, or graduate advisory committee.
• Probation, suspension, dismissal or termination from a department, interdisciplinary degree program and/or college for scholastic deficiency.
Texas A&M University Student Rules Part III, Section 59 describe the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel Process in detail. Please carefully review Section 59 before pursuing a grievance. Students are also strongly encouraged to seek clarification and advice regarding appropriate grievance procedures. The Ombuds Officer for Graduate Education represents a valuable resource for questions regarding grievances and appeals. The ombudsperson advocates for the processes of graduate education and provides equal, open access to all parties-students, faculty, staff and administrators. To secure a hearing with the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel, please complete the Form to Request a Hearing [link to form in KC] indicating your intention to appeal to the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel. This form must be completed and returned to the Graduate & Professional School within 10 university business days of receiving notice of final actions/decisions you wish to appeal. Please direct any questions regarding graduate appeals to the Graduate & Professional School: firstname.lastname@example.org.