Student Grievance Procedure

At the School of Education, one of our core values is Creating caring and safe environments.  While we strive to live by this, we also realize that we’re not perfect and, though we work to improve our service to students, sometimes issues arise. If you experience any coursework or instructor-related issue that is of concern to you at any time, you have options for addressing the issue.


Policy Resources
UMKC School of Education General Grievance / Complaint Policy


In order, please speak with the:

  1. Professor or instructor
  2. Appropriate Division Chair
  3. Dean’s Office


Division Chairs

Chris Brown, Ph.D.
Counseling and Educational Psychology

Rita Barger, Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instructional Leadership

Loyce Caruthers, Ph.D.
Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations


If the problem is related to a grade you received, please see the SOE grade grievance policy. Also review the UMKC Grade Appeal Policy here.  For further assistance please, the UMKC office of Student Affairs .