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Student Transfer Appeal Process

A student may appeal how a course from another institution transferred for credit toward requirements in the major by requesting a re-evaluation. The student must provide a syllabus of the course to the Registrar, who will forward it to the chair of the appropriate department. The recommendation of the chair shall be forwarded to the dean of the college, who shall make a determination on the transferability of the course. The decision of the dean shall be final.

A student may appeal how a course from another institution transferred for credit toward General Education by requesting a re-evaluation. The student must provide a syllabus of the course to the Registrar, who will forward it to the chair of the appropriate department. The recommendation of the chair shall be forwarded to the General Education committee, which shall make a determination on the transferability of the course. The decision of the committee shall be final.

Students should address any further questions about the appeals process to the Registrar’s Office.
 

Campus Transfer Appeal Process

 The campus transfer appeal process is designed to resolve disputes between institutions over the transfer of courses normally taught as first and second year courses at Wichita State University.
Institutions seeking to appeal the decision on the transferability of a course should complete and submit the Campus Appeal Form, along with supporting materials, to the Office of Academic Affairs . Submissions will be via email as indicated on the form. The Office of Academic Affairs shall forward the materials to the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs committee.
The department referenced in the appeal will be given the opportunity to respond, indicating to the Academic Affairs Committee why it does not accept the course being appealed. The Academic Affairs Committee will make a decision on transferability and communicate its rationale to the Office of Academic Affairs .
The Vice President for Academic Appeals (or designee) will communicate the decision to the chief academic officer of the appealing institution.

Addition to the charge of the Academic Affairs Committee (item 5)

1. Review and make recommendations on proposals for new undergraduate degrees and academic programs.
2. Review existing policies governing academic affairs and proposals for curricular change or development.
3. Serve as the curriculum committee for programs and other units which are not covered by a curriculum committee in one of the degree-granting colleges/schools.
4. Resolve curriculum issues involving two or more college/schools or units. These matters may be referred to the committee by the college/school curriculum committees or the Office of Academic Affairs . In such instances, a representative of the Office of Academic Affairs shall serve as a member of the committee (ex officio, non-voting).
5. Hear appeals that arise over the transfer of courses from other accredited institutions according to the Campus Transfer Appeal Process. In such instances, a representative of the Office of Academic Affairs  shall serve as a member of the committee (ex officio, non-voting).
6. Recommend new or changed policies concerning academic affairs to the Senate. This includes, but is not limited to, developing, reviewing, and recommending changes to university-wide academic standards and practices and administrative practices and policies likely to have an impact on existing academic programs and practices.
7. The Academic Affairs Committee shall have the power to interpret existing academic policy and resolve disputes over diverse interpretations of the policy.