This is the same grievance. It is a long story about why I think I should have my grade overturned. my instructor failed me for a couple patient complaints, because I was late twice, I used my cell phone in a wrong area , all in clinical. But why I think I could get my grade overturned is because I was told I had a chance of passing the course around November, after I had been given a warning in the course, but I was told I still could pass so I did not drop out. Then at the end of the semester my instructor told me I would be passing, but apparently it was not up to her. the rest of the faculty told her that they didn’t think I should pass and would not allow me to pass. I think it was unfair to tell me that I had a chance of passing in November when I could have dropped out, could have spent my time elsewhere and applying to other colleges, if despite my efforts I was still going to be failed in the end. I don’t think I could prove that my instructor told me I had a chance of passing mid semester, but at the grievance hearing the director did admit that the instructor came to her and wanted me to pass at the end of the semester so that aligns with her statement to me of telling me I would pass. All students were under the assumption that it was up to the instructor who passed clinical because no one else was overseeing the students in clinical besides our instructor. It was only at the end of all of this that I was made aware that it is a team decision by the faculty who passes clinical. I cannot prove that we weren’t told about this team decision thing, but it is not stated in the nursing handbook that it is a team decision by faculty who passes clinical.
I filed my grievance immediately after the semester ended. I was told by the vice president that it can’t be longer than ten weeks after the end of a class for a grade to be overturned, but she is totally ignoring the fact that it has only been longer than ten weeks because the grievance process took longer than ten weeks! So she stated if she were to turn my grade from a F to a W it would be overriding the schools policy which they cannot do. I think it’s not true I think they can do whatever they want they are the school but I do not know for sure.