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     1= Grievance procedures = 
     2 
     3This is a reference page for [wiki:"Graduate student information"].  
     4 
     5'''THIS PAGE IS NOT OFFICIAL DEPARTMENTAL POLICY. IT MERELY REPRESENTS THE PEER-ADVICE PROVIDED BY FELLOW STUDENTS AND FACULTY.''' 
     6 
     7== What the handbook says == 
     8 
     9''It is our goal to strive to maintain an environment in which students feel 
     10free at any time to discuss issues and concerns with any member of the 
     11Faculty. However, it is recognized that in some circumstances, more formal 
     12approaches may be desirable.'' 
     13 
     14''Within the Department, the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) is the 
     15primary contact for all graduate students. He/she organizes the periodic 
     16meetings of students with their faculty research project or dissertation 
     17committee, advises on course and research topic selection, and 
     18communicates to students evaluations of their research performance. For 
     19most issues, the DGS is the first person to turn to for advice and is the 
     20person with whom students should raise concerns. If for some reason this is 
     21unsatisfactory, the student should seek a meeting with the Department 
     22Chair.'' 
     23 
     24''In some circumstances, a student may feel he or she would like to speak to 
     25someone outside of the Department. The University has several offices 
     26designed to facilitate such communications: 
     27 
     28 * ''The Dean of the Graduate School and his/her staff (typically the Associate Deans) are available for students seeking advice or to air complaints not satisfactorily addressed within the Department.'' ([http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/dean.html]) 
     29 * ''The Ombuds Officer is a neutral complaint-handler serving all four campuses: Morningside, Health Sciences, Lamont, and Nevis. She seeks fair and equitable solutions to problems which might arise. The Ombuds Office is available to the entire Columbia University community, including students, faculty and staff. In considering any given instance or concern, the rights of all parties who may be involved, along with the welfare of the University, are taken into account.'' ([http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ombuds]) 
     30 * ''The Counseling and Psychological Service is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are under the Health Service plan. A dedicated and experienced professional staff of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers; along with postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychology, and psychiatric residents is available to discuss, in confidence, a wide variety of concerns about oneself or others.'' ([http://www.health.columbia.edu/cps/index.html]) 
     31 * ''The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action administers the University‚Äôs nondiscrimination polices as well as policies on sexual harassment.'' ([http://www.columbia.edu/cu/vpaa/eoaa/]) 
     32 
     33== Additional information == 
     34 
     35[wiki:"Graduate student representation in department and university affairs" Previous topic] ----- [wiki:"Graduate student information" Table of contents] ----- [wiki:"Departmental activities" Next topic]