The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has instituted a grievance procedure for graduate students for matters relating to graduate student and faculty relationships. If the parties in question cannot work through the issue themselves, then the following procedures can be followed:
Step 1 First point of contact is the Assistant to the Director of
Graduate Studies, Linda Jagerson. Set up a meeting with her to
to discuss the issue. Traditionally, many issues can be resolved at
this level. Students also may wish to consult with community
representatives like the Electrical Engineering Graduate Student
Association (EEGSA) to discuss further options.
Step 2 If Step 1 does not result in a satisfactory resolution, the
EE Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies or the student
can initiate a meeting with the EE Director of Graduate Studies
Keshab Parhi, to further explore this issue and a possible
resolution. For matters relating to TA issues, Professor Parhi
and/or the Center for Teaching and Learning is available for
Step 3 If Step 2 does not result in a satisfactory resolution, the
EE Director of Graduate Studies may recommend either a
meeting with ECE Department Chair David Lilja,
or with University resolution personnel (see Step 4).
Step 4 University resolution options:
The University Office for Conflict Resolution
provides various services for faculty, TAs, RAs, and staff including
anonymous consultation and mediation by a neutral third-party.
Some aspects that they deal with include employment concerns
such as expectations and workload in TA and RA relationships.
For more information, please see their web site.
The Student Conflict Resolution Center
(SCRC) provides a full range of services to students with
campus-based complaints or concerns. An ombudsman helps
students resolve problems informally. An advocate also is available
to assist students in formal grievance or disciplinary hearings.
SCRC can help students deal with university regulations and
policies, or misunderstandings between students and instructors or
administrators. Students also may have concerns about unfair
treatment or may have been accused of a violation of the student