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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Applications and appeals connected with research and studies (with the exception of disputes concerning academic ethics and employment relationships) are considered by the Dispute Resolution Commission of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"). The Commission follows the Vilnius University Statute, other laws of the Republic of Lithuania, the Dispute Regulation Commission Regulation and other University regulations.

Composition of the Dispute Resolution Commission of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University:

  • Chairperson: dr. Jelena Stanislavovienė
  • Members:

prof. dr. Violeta Žalgevičienė;

assoc. prof. Odeta Kinčienienė;

Paulius Bernotas (student)

Sigutė Miškinytė (student)

Kamilė Sabūnaitė (student)

FAQs: Answers to the most important questions that may arise when planning to apply to the Dispute Resolution Commission of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University

Who can contact?

Applications and appeals may be lodged with the Commission by any person studying at the University who considers that his/her rights are being infringed.

For what reasons can I contact?

The Commission considers:

  • applications of disputes (hereinafter referred to as "applications") related to research and study activities
  • appeals concerning evaluation of academic achievements or violations of the procedures of passing of examinations or final thesis defense

When can I contact?

An appeal concerning the final evaluation of achievements may be lodged no later than within 7 working days from the date of announcement of the evaluation. If the exam is held at the end of the examination period, the appeal must be lodged no later than within 7 working days from the last day of the examinations as specified in the Divisional schedules, e.g. if the exam is held on the last day of examination period and it takes 5 days to correct the works of students and announce the evaluations, the student has 2 days to appeal.

An appeal concerning violations of the procedures may be lodged no later than within 3 working days after the date of interim examination, examination (course credit test) or defense of the final thesis.

An application may be lodged no later than within one month from the date the violation was committed or established. This time limit may be extended, by a decision of the Commission, provided that there are significant reasons for not meeting the filing deadline, a motivated application of the applicant and no more than six months have elapsed since the commitment or disclosure of the violation.

How to submit an appeal or an application to the VU MF Dispute Resolution Commission?

Applications and appeals to the Commission may be lodged in writing at the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Medicine or electronically to the e-mail address at the Faculty of Medicine

What should be stated in an application or appeal?

An application must contain the following information:

  • date and place of application;
  • the given name and surname of the applicant, the email address assigned to the applicant by the University, telephone number, student's main study program, student registration number, course, group;
  • description of violation;
  • specified or attached available information or specification of the circumstances confirming the fact of the violation;
  • a specific request by the applicant;
  • a list of attached available information;
  • the applicant’s signature.

An appeal must contain the following information:

  • date and place of appeal;
  • applicant's given name, surname, the email address assigned to the applicant by the University, telephone number, student's main study program, student’s registration number, course, group;
  • specification of the grounds (reasons) for disagreeing with the received final evaluation of achievements in the academic subject (module) or a specific violation of the procedures of passing the examination or final thesis defense as well as specification of the circumstances confirming that the violation was actually committed;
  • a specific request by the applicant;
  • the applicant’s signature.

How long does it take for the Commission to consider an application or appeal?

Up to 30 calendar days. The period of student summer holidays is not included in this deadline.

Can the Commission reject an application or appeal?

Applications and appeals that have been submitted anonymously, after the deadline or those that are missing some of the required information (see question "What should be stated in an application or appeal?") are not considered by the Commission. If the decision not to consider an appeal is made, the chairman of the Commission notifies the applicant within 3 working days by email at the address specified in the application or appeal.

How will I know about the Commission's decision?

Within 7 calendar days from the date of the decision, the chairman or the deputy chairman of the Commission sends a copy or transcript of the protocol to the parties of the dispute, the dean and the Faculty Study Coordinator (if the decision affects the assessment of the achievements of the studies).

Can I appeal to the Commission?

The Commission's decision concerning examination (course credit test) evaluation is final.

Other Commission’s decisions may be appealed to the Central Dispute Settlement Commission no later than within 7 calendar days from the date of delivery. A missed deadline for lodging an appeal cannot be extended.

Useful links:

Regulations of the Dispute Resolution Commission of the Division

Procedure for submitting applications and appeals to the Dispute Resolution Commisssion of the Faculty of Medicine

 

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