The Academic Concern Form is reserved for perceived violations of academic policy or practice related to a class, professor, or adjunct. Examples may include an adjunct not providing feedback in a timely manner or a professor failing to respond to emails.
Before submitting an Academic Concern Form, students must first speak with their Academic Advisor, who can be found under the “My Network” section of Starfish. If the academic concern involves the Academic Advisor, students should first speak with Kelly Von Ruden, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs.
As outlined in the Mitchell Hamline Catalog, final grades for courses cannot be changed once they are submitted except in cases where a clerical error caused an incorrect grade to be recorded (see 1.05.A.6 of the Mitchell Hamline Catalog). If a student believes there has been a clerical grading error, the student should contact the faculty member directly. In situations where students wish to discuss or contest an individual assignment grade in a course, they should first reach out to the professor or adjunct.
For the purpose of effective follow-up, anonymous academic concerns cannot be submitted. The reporter’s identity will only be known to the parties responsible for investigating the concern and will not be made known to professors or adjuncts who are the subject of concerns.
Students who wish to submit an academic concern should click the button below.