The Graduate College strongly encourages all students who believe they have a grievance to use all appropriate avenues before initiating a formal grievance procedure. The iSchool currently follows the Graduate College Grievance Policy for any formal graduate student grievances that arise in the unit.
We encourage students with a grievance to first attempt informal resolution of their problems by contacting a trusted person. Depending on the problem presented by the student, faculty and staff will make every effort to collaborate on problem solving with student confidentiality protected as appropriate.
This is a brief listing of individuals able to assist you:
Student advisory and administrative staff
mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards), Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
klucht [at] illinois.edu (Karla Lucht), Graduate Studies Advisor
cvo [at] illinois.edu (Colin Van Orman), Graduate Studies Advisor
lcsmith [at] illinois.edu (Linda Smith), Associate Dean for Academic Programs
renear [at] illinois.edu (Allen Renear), Dean
Faculty Meeting Student Representatives
Curriculum Committee Student Representatives
A trusted faculty member
If you do not feel that you can identify a trusted person in the department, the Graduate College maintains a set of problem solving resources.