Purpose and Scope
The purpose of this procedure is to afford graduate students in the Graduate Group in Ancient History and
Mediterranean Archaeology an opportunity to resolve complaints about dismissal from graduate standing,
placement on probationary status, denial of readmission to the same program, and other administrative or
academic decisions that terminate or otherwise impede progress toward academic or professional degree
goals. This procedure may also be used to resolve disputes over joint authorship of research in accordance
with joint authorship policies of campus departments or units.

The scope of this procedure is limited to the matters listed above, and excludes complaints regarding denial
of admission, denial of readmission to a program different from the one the student originally pursued,
student records, grades in courses of instruction, student employment, student discipline, and auxiliary
student services (such as housing, child care, etc.). This procedure may not be used for complaints regarding
actions based solely on faculty evaluation of the academic quality of a student’s performance, or decanal
evaluation of a student’s appropriate academic progress, unless the complaint alleges that the actions were
influenced by non-academic criteria.