Policies | Distance and Online Education

Students taking Distance and Online Education courses at the University of Iowa are entitled and held to the same student rights and responsibilities as on campus students. Policies and regulations affecting University of Iowa students are outlined on the Dean of Students’ website.

Instances of academic misconduct in a Distance and Online Education course will be handled as outlined, Dean of Students, Academic Misconduct. Disciplinary action will generally be determined by the dean of the college that is offering the course rather than the college to which the student is admitted. 

Additional Options for Student Complaints

Here are the current procedures for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate online courses.

  1. Speak directly to the person against whom you have a complaint.  If not resolved, please do the following:
  2. Speak to the person's Departmental Chairperson.  If not resolved,
  3. Meet with the Associate Dean for Distance and Online Education. If not resolved,
  4. File a written statement with the Dean of University College.  

If you still feel there has been no resolution made, you may either contact the University Ombudsperson or the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, by filling out an online dispute form or call 877-272-4456 to speak to a representative.