achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA to be removed from academic monitoring/probation and continue their enrollment at
Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 may not participate in extracurricular activities such as student
government, athletics, music, and missions teams.
It is the responsibility of the faculty member to pursue suspected incidents of academic dishonesty occurring within
his/her courses. If a student is found to be guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or another form of academic dishonesty, the
faculty member is required to document the incident in writing and submit the report to the Senior Vice President and
Provost. The first documented incident of academic dishonesty will result in the student failing the assignment or the
course at the instructor’s discretion depending on the severity of the incident, and the student will become ineligible for
any academic awards that semester. Any subsequent documented offense of academic dishonesty by that student
(regardless of whether it occurs in the same or any other course taken by the student at the University) will result in
automatic failure of the course and expulsion of the student from the University for a minimum of one academic year.
STUDENT APPEALS PROCESS
Any student who believes that a grade received for a course, assignment, or examination has been awarded improperly
or unfairly should address his or her concerns directly to the faculty instructor involved, and then, as necessary, with
the department chair. If satisfactory resolution is not reached through this informal process, a student may submit a
written appeal to the Senior Vice President and Provost. Appeals must be submitted within one month of the occurrence
of the incident and should provide a clear description of the incident, along with an explanation of why the student
believes the action was unfair. The faculty member will be invited to submit a written response to the student’s appeal.
The Senior Vice President and Provost will constitute an appeals committee within a week following the submission of
the appeal. The committee will consist of:
The Senior Vice President and Provost
One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the faculty member whose decision has been appealed
One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the student
One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the Senior Vice President and Provost
The appeals committee will read the student’s written appeal and the faculty member’s response. They may request the
student and/or faculty member to be available to respond to questions relating to the issue. The committee will consider
all of the information and come to a decision relating to the appeal. The Senior Vice President and Provost will be
responsible for communicating the decision in writing to the student and faculty member.
Appeals of Academic Dismissal
A student subject to academic dismissal because of a low cumulative GPA or because of academic dishonesty may
appeal by submitting a letter to the Senior Vice President and Provost within two weeks of being notified of dismissal,
along with an explanation of why the student believes the dismissal was unfair. The student’s request will be reviewed
by the Senior Vice President and Provost with input from the student’s advisor, faculty who have had the student in
recent classes, and the academic counselor. The Senior Vice President and Provost will make a decision on the appeal,
which will be communicated in writing to the student.
Appeals of Student Life Department Disciplinary Decisions
Should a student’s conduct put his or her standing with the school in jeopardy because of violations of student policy,
the issue shall be brought before the Associate Student Life Deans. If, after their careful consideration of the issue, they
conclude it is in the best interests of the individual and the University for the student to be dismissed, it is in their power
to take such action. Should the student wish to appeal that decision, he or she may do so through the Dean of Students
within 48 hours. The appeal must be made by the student; appeals from outside parties will not be processed. An