Student Rights Policy
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 Department Chair: David W. McDonald.
- If you want to talk to someone outside the department, you can contact the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering or the UW Ombudsman.
- If you feel you are or have been a victim of sexual harassment follow the procedure described on the COE non-discrimination page.