Filing and Handling of Complaints/Grievance Procedures

A dietetic intern or preceptor should provide in writing any concerns regarding the dietetic internship program to the Director of the Internship Program.  Following the receipt of the complaint, a meeting will be scheduled between the intern or preceptor and Director of the Dietetic Internship Program. If the intern or preceptor feels the Director of the Internship Program does not satisfactorily address the concerns, the intern or preceptor can make an appointment with the Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.  If the intern or preceptor is still not satisfied, a meeting can be arranged with the Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences.

 All intern complaints will be retained for a period of seven years and include documentation regarding resolution of complaints.  The records will be kept in the Director of the Dietetic Internship office.

 A dietetic intern can request a review and reconsideration of disciplinary action taken against him/her.  The dietetic intern will notify the Director of the Dietetic Internship in writing of his/her challenge to the prescribed disciplinary action.  If after meeting with the Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences the intern is not satisfied, the dietetic intern will follow the Standard Appeal Procedure for Graduate Students.  This procedure is available from the Graduate Catalog which can be accessed at https://catalog.unl.edu/graduate-professional/graduate/credit/termination/#text.

 The intern or preceptor is protected from retaliation as a result of filing a complaint related to the dietetic internship program.