Student Academic Grievance

It is a historically established rule of higher education that an instructor has authority to conduct classes, provide for the discussion of ideas, make assignments or other exercises, require examinations, and render judgments on the performance of students.  This exercise of authority provides the foundation for an academic relationship between individual faculty members and individual students that is unique to colleges and universities.  Certain basic expectations relevant to teaching and learning are spelled out in this procedure.  If issues arise the University of Hawai‘i has provided for the consistent and equitable resolution of legitimate student academic grievances.  The policy and procedures for a student academic grievance is found at: