WHAT IS A FORM B: FORMAL INQUIRY?
There are two types of Formal Inquiry: – Academic Process, and Non-Academic Process
ACADEMIC PROCESS: A student questions their grade or the assessment of their performance on a piece of work or in a course, or their academic standing or status in a program, and alleges error or injustice on grounds other than the academic assessment of their work, such as:
- the method of evaluation was not fair and reasonable in the circumstances; or
- the instructor was biased against the student; or
- the instructor deviated substantially from the course outline in contravention of applicable University policies; or
- the application of University regulations governing program or degree requirements was not fair, just, or reasonable.
NON-ACADEMIC: A student questions as unfair, unjust or unreasonable, a decision or action of a University authority or official, which has negative material consequences for their University life, and which is unrelated to courses, or to program or degree requirements.
ADJUDICATION PROCESS: The matter will be investigated as per the Student Appeal Procedures and the Associate/Assistant Dean shall make a decision and respond in writing with reasons. This response is normally provided within three weeks of receiving the formal inquiry.
SUBMISSION PROCESS: The Form B must be submitted to the appropriate Office. PLEASE SEE THE LIST OF OFFICES BELOW.
- Graduate Students submit to the School of Graduate Studies.
- Continuing Education submit to MCE.
- Undergraduate Students submit to the Faculty/Program that is responsible for the decision being questioned.
- For students in degree programs not offered by a Faculty (e.g. the Arts and Science Program), the Program Director is equivalent to the Associate Dean of a Faculty.
Some offices may accept forms electronically (e.g. via a secure upload link). If you wish to submit your Form B electronically you must contact the appropriate Office to ask if that is an option.