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Process for Student Complaints Regarding Instructors and Faculty for the School of Social Welfare

For all other Schools and Departments, please refer to their respective pages for their process details.

Step 1:
Address the issue with your instructor either through direct communication (in writing, email, or face-to-face discussion) or your mid-semester feedback form.

Exception: If you feel you are experiencing discrimination on the basis of race (including racial harassment), religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual harassment, and sexual violence), disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity and gender expression, you should contact:

Institutional Opportunity & Access
Carruth-O’Leary Room 153
1246 W Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-6414
785-864-8069 FAX
711 TTY
IOA@ku.edu
ioa.ku.edu/discrimination-0

Step 2:
If the issue is not resolved, the next step is to contact the KU School of Social Welfare Academic Programs Coordinator

(NOTE: You are on the KU School of Social Welfare Instructor Complaint webpage. For all other Schools and Departments, please refer to their respective pages for their process details.)

Dana Shafer Academic Programs Coordinator
School of Social Welfare
Twente Hall Room 204
1545 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-2292
dshafer@ku.edu

Step 3:
If the issue is not resolved, contact the University Ombudsman at:

Ombuds Office
Carruth O'Leary Room 36
1246 W Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-7261
ombuds@ku.edu
ombuds.ku.edu

Step 4:
If the issue is not resolved, a grievance can be filed in accordance with the School of Social Welfare grievance procedure that follows.