Resolving academic differences

The University has established a procedure for you to resolve academic differences.

You have certain rights and responsibilities as stated in The University of Akron Bylaws (3359-42-01-C2, 3359-11-13, 3359-41-01, or 3359-24-02) and in the Student Code of Conduct.  

You should first attempt to resolve any issues or complaints directly with the University.

For academic complaints, you should first work with the course instructor. If that proves unsuccessful, the chair of the academic department should be consulted. If the matter still remains unresolved, you should talk with the dean of the college.

At that point, should the proposed resolution still be viewed by you as unacceptable, the issue may, in most instances, be directed to the senior vice president and provost.

For out-of-state online students:

Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Telephone: (334) 242-1998
Fax: (334) 242-0268
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (907) 465-2962
Fax: (907) 465-5316
Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (602) 542-5709
Fax: (602) 542-1253
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Telephone: (501) 371-2000
ADHE_Info@adhe.edu
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (916) 431-6959
Fax: (916) 263-1895
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education
Telephone: (303) 866-2723
Fax: (303) 866-4266
Connecticut Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Telephone: (860) 947-1801
webmaster@ctdhe.org
Delaware Delaware Department of Education
Telephone: (302) 735-4000
Fax: (302) 739-4654
Florida Contact Ohio Board of Regents
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
Telephone: 770-414-3300
Fax: 770-414-3309
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Telephone: (808) 933-0910
Fax: (808) 933-8845
Idaho Idaho Board of Education
Telephone: (208) 334-2270
Fax: (208) 334-2632
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education
Telephone: (217) 782-2551
Fax: (217) 782-8548
Indiana Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
Telephone: (317) 232-1320
Fax: (317) 233-4219
Iowa Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Telephone: (515) 725-3400
Fax: (515) 725-3401
Kansas Kansas Board of Regents
Telephone: (785) 296-4917
Fax: (785) 296-7052
Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (502) 573-1555
Fax: (502) 573-1535
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents
Telephone: (225) 342-4253
Fax: (225) 342-9318
Maine Maine Department of Education
Telephone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6700
Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission
Telephone: (410) 260-4500
Fax: (800) 974-0203
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Telephone: (617) 994-6950
Fax: (617) 727-0955
Michigan Michigan Department of Energy,
Labor & Economic Growth
Telephone: (517) 373-1820
Fax: (517) 373-2129
Minnesota Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Telephone: (651) 642-0567
Fax: (651) 642-0675
Mississippi Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
Telephone: (601) 432-6198
Fax: (601) 432-6225
Missouri Missouri Department of Higher Education
Telephone: (573) 751-2361
Fax: (573) 751-6635
Montana Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
Telephone: (406) 444-6570
emorrison@montana.edu
Nebraska Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (402) 471-2847
Fax: (402) 471-2886
Nevada Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (702) 486-7330
Fax: (702) 486-7340
New Hampshire New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
Telephone: (603) 271-3494
patricia.moquin@pec.state.nh.us
New Jersey New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
Telephone: 1 (609) 588-3226
nj_che@che.state.nj.us
New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department
Telephone: (505) 476-8400
Fax: (505) 476-8453
New York Office of College and University Evaluation
Telephone: (518) 474-2593
Fax: (518) 486-2779
North Carolina North Carolina Community College System,
Office of Proprietary School Services
Telephone: (919) 807-7146
Fax: (919) 807-7164
North Dakota North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education
Telephone: (701) 328-3180
Fax: (701) 328-1255
Ohio Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Telephone: (614) 466-2752
Fax: (614) 466-2219
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Telephone: (405) 225-9100
communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu
Oregon Department of Education – Private and Career Schools Office
Telephone: (503) 947-5600
Fax: (503) 378-5156
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education,
Division of Program Services
Telephone: (717) 783-6137
Fax: (717) 783-6139
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
Telephone: (787) 641-7100
Fax: (787) 641-2573
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Telephone: (401) 456-6008
dgrossman-garber@ribghe.org
South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Telephone: (803) 737-2260
Fax: (803) 737-2297
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Regents
Telephone: (605) 773-3455
Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Telephone: (615) 741-3605
Fax: (615)741-6230
Texas Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Telephone: (512) 427-6101
Contact Form
Utah Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Telephone: (801) 530-6601
Fax: (801) 530-6001
Vermont Vermont State Board of Education
Telephone: (802) 828-3135
DOE-EdInfo@state.vt.us
Virginia Private & Out-of-State Postsecondary Education,
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Telephone: (804) 371-2285
Fax: (804) 225-2604
Washington Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Telephone: (360) 753-7869
DAinfo@hecb.wa.gov
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Education Licensure Commission
Telephone: (202) 442-4343
Alternative Telephone: (202) 442-4465
West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Telephone: (304) 558-4016
canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu
Wisconsin Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
Telephone: (608) 266-1996
Fax: (608) 264-8477
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education
Telephone: (307) 777-5712
samantha.mills@wyo.gov