Evaluation and Due Process

Graduate students are expected to maintain sufficient progress toward a degree. Any student not showing promise of completing a program in a reasonable amount of time and whose academic per- formance is less than a 3.0 may be advised to withdraw from the University. Evaluation of student performance and progress will be monitored by the Director in consultation with the other members of the permanent graduate faculty. A review of each student’s performance will be made on a continuing basis. Unfavorable review can lead to warning or to probationary status, which can be removed after sufficient academic progress. Continual unfavorable academic performance can lead to removal of the student from the program.

The Graduate Review Committee (the Director and two permanent graduate faculty members) may require a student to take specific actions to resolve an unfavorable situation, such as requiring a student to bring up his or her overall QPA average to 3.0 within the next two terms, or doing further study in an area of weakness.

Should a student disagree with the decisions of the Director and/or the Graduate Review Committee, he or she may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.