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Do I have solid grounds for filing a complaint against a professor?
Hello everybody, it's my first time ever visiting these forums, there is an amazing community here along with an incredible amount of advice and information. Hopefully, someone will be able to tell me if I would be wasting my time to pursue this or not. The situation is as follows: I failed a course this past semester due to not submitting my work on time. So for the summer session I signed up for the same exact course with a different professor in order to take advantage of the grade forgiveness policy at my college. Since I still had all my work from the prior semester for the same exact course, I submit it after checking the student handbook to ensure it is not against policy (it's not) as well as verifying with the Academic Dean and a school enrollment specialist to make sure its okay (in writing). After submitting my work for the semester, as the course was entirely open, the instructor writes an email accusing me of cheating and made it seem like I was trying to be dishonest/lacking integrity when the course assignments are exactly the same as the previous instructor's. I have it on the dean's word that what I did was acceptable and another important thing to note, the current instructor is hypocritically guilty of actual plagiarism and not just self plagiarism as she used the previous instructors course assignments and readings word for word. I then contact the head of the student dean's office once more to clarify the policy to her on my behalf. All of a sudden, a few days later I get notifications that course content is changing and being removed. I believe this was done in order to invalidate my work that I previously did in an effort to single me out and retaliate against me for requesting the dean to intercede on my behalf. If there is anyone with some advice on whether to pursue a filing a complaint or not, please give me your thoughts. Thank you all for your help in advance.15 replies