Student Rights Policy
How the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering Protects Student Rights The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is dedicated to protecting student rights. If you have a concern or a complaint, there are many avenues available for discussion an/or mediation. If you want to contest a grade, either on an assignment or for a course: All HCDE faculty and instructors are willing to discuss grades.
First, check to see if your instructor has a specific procedure you should follow to talk about a grade. Then, make an appointment and be prepared to justify, with specifics, why you think a grade should be changed.
If you feel that you are being treated unfairly or that your student rights are being violated:
- Students in HCDE classes should contact the Associate Chair of Learning (in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering): Professor Jennifer Turns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you have further concerns, please contact the Chair of Human Centered Design & Engineering: Jan Spyridakis (jansp @u.washington.edu).
- If you want to talk to someone outside the department, you can contact the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering (http://www.engr.washington.edu/mycoe/am/amprocess.html) or the UW Ombudsman: http://www.washington.edu/about/ombudsman/.
- If you feel you are or have been a victim of sexual harassment follow the procedure described on the COE non-discrimination page: http://www.engr.washington.edu/mycoe/genpol/sexual-harrassment.html.