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Academic Hearing Board Information
Winter Break 2018 Date

Academic Hearing Board Petition
Academic Hearing Board - Supplement A
Academic Hearing Board - Supplement B

  • January 3, 2018:  Petitions are due to the Student Success Email, studentsuccess@otterbein.edu, by 5:00 on Friday, December 29th.  (Email will be checked over the Holiday Break)

The Winter Break Meeting will begin at 1:00 pm in Roush 331
Seating is available in Roush 330
(Your attendance is encouraged, but not required) 

Students Having Financial Issues

  • How much money do I specifically owe?

  • What will happen if I cannot afford to go to Otterbein?

  • Where can I find other scholarships?

  • What happens if I cannot pay off my balance right away?

  • What will happen if I have to take time off from college?

  • What will happen if I transfer?

  • Can I take courses at another institution over the summer to save money? If so, what credits will transfer back to Otterbein?

  • Do I have the option to commute in order to save money on housing?

  • Has my financial aid status changed since entering college?

  • Are there any work study jobs that will help pay my tuition?

  • When is the deadline to apply for Financial Aid?

  • Does Otterbein offer any emergency loans?

  • I need an external loan, what bank works best with Otterbein students?

Graph about the procedure for addressing student financial concerns

Student Having Issues with a Faculty Member

  • Will the issue affect my grade in the course?

  • Am I paying attention or being an active participant in the class?

  • Has the professor said or done something to offend me personally?

  • Has this been a reoccurring issue?

  • Are other students having issues with the instructor?

  • Who do I speak to if I am having issues with a faculty member?

  • Will other faculty find out if I have issues with another faculty member?

Student Challenge Flow Chart

Student Struggling in a Class

  • Am I used to the teaching methods the professor uses?

  • Have I spoken to the instructor about my struggles?

  • Is there a lower course level offered?

  • Should I consider a tutor? Is a tutor offered for this subject?

  • Where do I find a tutor?

  • Is Supplemental Instruction for this course offered?

  • What if I decide to drop this class?

  • How will dropping the course affect my transcript?

  • If I drop the course, will it put me behind to graduate in four years?

  • Am I struggling with just this class or with other courses too?

  • What am I specifically struggling with in this course? (Tests, lecture material, reading comprehension, paper writing, etc.)

  • What if my advisor will not reply to my emails?

  • What if my advisor is on sabbatical?

Graph about how the issue of students struggling in class is addressed

/ Center for Student Success

Located at 172 W. Main Street (Nestled between Tau Delta and TEM, Across from the Science Center)

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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