My question involves education law in the State of: OK
Which controls the handling of the course -the publicly published bulletin(catalog) or the individual course syllabus?
The instructor (a graduate student) has added a requirement that is not published as a part of the class to the grade criteria. The item added is such that if the student does not meet the additional requirement but has passed all of the published requirements, the student fails the class. All of the published (and passed) requirements are a component of the new criteria. If the student meets the additional requirement, the grade is that determined by the published criteria; if not, the student fails the course. The new requirement is not related to the subject matter of the course. The instructor has great leeway in the grading of all assignments.
Does the student have a legal basis to challenge his grade?