Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting all relevant information to support an academic appeal. If out of the immediate area, students may contact faculty members via email; email responses from the Faculty’s University email accounts are accepted in lieu of signatures.
It is a policy of Tiako University to carefully consider student grievances and make adjustments when appropriate. Students submitting a grievance are not subject to unfair action or treatment as a result of their initiation of such a complaint.
It is the University’s objective to maintain good communications and to assure that the concerns of all members of the University community (students, faculty, and staff) are addressed fairly and in a timely manner. To accomplish this, the steps below should be used in seeking resolution of a student’s concerns.
- See your academic advisor to discuss
your appeal. If this action does not bring the situation to a close, the
advisor will explain the process and help you determine which regulation is
involved. Indicate the specific regulation to be appealed on your request
- Write a statement of appeal. Be sure to
give complete information, including specific dates if appropriate. Attach
- Take your appeal document to your program
chair for recommendation, comments (specific reasons for approval or
disapproval), and signature.
- If the meeting with the Program/Department
Chair does not bring the situation to a close, submit your complete packet to
the School Director/Dean or to the Office of Academic Affairs. All
documentation must be submitted 48 hours prior to the next Academic Appeals
- You may attend the Academic Appeals
Committee meeting to provide clarification or additional information.
Attendance is not required. If you wish to attend, check the space on the
Student Academic Appeal Petition form. You will be notified of the meeting date
by phone or via your University email address. If you cannot attend that
meeting, you will need to call to have your appeal delayed. If we do not hear
from you, the committee will make a decision without your attendance.
- Students will be notified of the Appeals
Committee’s decision by mail within a week of the meeting.
- If a grade change or other record revision
is required, the School Director/Dean or the Office of Academic Affairs will
notify the Office of the Registrar that will make the appropriate change to the
If the complaint or grievance cannot be resolved after exhausting University’s grievance procedures, a complaint may be filed with the following institution.
Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
3700 N Classen Blvd Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 528-3370