1.4.1 The Jurisdiction of the Committee
1. The Committee shall hear and determine appeals from Appellants against decisions of Faculties affecting Academic Standing at the University.
2. The Committee shall have no jurisdiction to hear an appeal until the Appellant has exhausted all formal appeal processes available within the Faculty.
3. The Committee shall have no jurisdiction to hear an appeal where:
a. the Appellant was granted relief by the Faculty with written conditions and specified consequences should the conditions not be met and;
b. the Appellant was both informed of the right of appeal at the time the conditions were set and that, by not appealing the conditions and specified consequences, any further appeal rights were waived.
4. The Committee shall have no jurisdiction to hear an appeal with respect to:
a. marks or grades awarded;
b. an examination decision of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research;
c. a decision to refuse admission or readmission to a Faculty;
d. a decision relating to the granting of credit for courses taken or to be taken outside the University of Alberta;
e. a decision on Academic Standing arising from a discipline matter;
f. a decision on Academic Standing arising from a Practicum Intervention, as defined and set out in the Practicum Intervention Policy;
g. other matters deemed by the Committee to be outside its jurisdiction.
5. In the case that the Appellant produces new information prior to the GFC AAC hearing that was not available to the Faculty Appeals Committee, the Faculty can request that this information be heard first by the Faculty Appeals Committee. The request by the Faculty must be made prior to the start of the GFC AAC hearing.
6. In the case that new information is introduced during a hearing, it will be at the discretion of the GFC AAC to decide, after hearing submissions from both parties, whether a new Faculty hearing should be held or whether the GFC AAC hearing should proceed.
7. Notwithstanding that an Appellant may satisfy the Committee that the Appellant’s case falls within the grounds of appeal, the Committee shall uphold the appeal only if it is convinced that a Miscarriage of Justice has occurred.
8. The Committee shall hear an appeal from the Appellant against the same decision only once.
9. a. When an Appellant appeals twice on what is considered by the Appeals Coordinator to be the
same decision, the question of jurisdiction shall be decided by as many members of the original
Panel who are still Panel Members or who are still Student or Faculty members at the University
of Alberta. Such persons shall be considered by GFC as members for this purpose, and for any
subsequent hearing. Other Panel Members may be added to this Panel in order to constitute a
full Panel (see Section 1.4.3 – Composition of the Committee). The normal quorum regulation
b. If this Panel finds that the Appellant is appealing the same decision twice, there shall be no re-hearing. The decision of the original committee shall stand and shall be final and binding;
c. If this Panel finds that the Appellant is appealing a new decision, the Appellant may choose to have the case heard either by this Panel or by a new Panel.
10. In some instances, the Appellant may question whether or not the Faculty has carried out the relief granted. These concerns will be addressed collectively by the Dean, the GFC AAC Chair and the Appellant. If the Appellant’s question is not addressed to the satisfaction of the Appellant, the following procedure will be adopted:
a. The question shall be decided by as many members of the original Panel who are still Panel Members or who are still Student or Faculty members at the University of Alberta. Such persons shall be considered by GFC as members for this purpose. Other Panel Members may be added to this Panel in order to constitute a full Panel (see Section 1.4.3 – Composition of the Committee). The normal quorum regulation shall apply;
b. This Panel's decision on the matter shall be final and binding.