Academic probation encompasses the following situations:
- Any student who is recessed will be placed on academic probation for the first semester they return.
- Any student who fails a course will be placed on academic probation for the next semester and may appear before the Student Progress Committee.
- Any student with an overall average at or below 75% or an average at or below 75% in two or more classes from the previous semester will be placed on academic probation.
- Any student whose academic performance remains at or below 75% while on probation, will remain on probation for the subsequent semester(s).
Requirements for a student on academic probation are:
- Mandatory meeting with the course director of the course(s) with poor academic performance.
- Mandatory initial meeting with the Director of Academic Success, Director of Academic and Inclusive Excellence and/or the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions to create a success plan for academics, to be on file with the ADSAA.
- This plan may include regularly scheduled meetings with DAS and/or ADSAA, counselors, tutors, and other programs or interventions as recommended.
- Students may not hold any office in a student organization, corporate representative position, nor attend local or national meetings that interfere with class attendance or exam preparation (studying) while on probation.
These requirements are in place for the remainder of the applicable term, or until the Student Progress Committee or Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions is satisfied the student is making satisfactory academic progress.
Outline of faculty/staff responsibilities for students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation
After each examination, course directors will be available to discuss a plan for success, including, but not limited to, pairing with other students, utilizing additional resources, or participating in individual sessions. If needed, course directors will recommend student to tutors for study sessions. This will be coordinated in conjunction with the office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions. All communications with individual students will be documented.
Director of Pre-Clinical Outcomes and Assessment
After each examination, the Director of Outcomes and Assessment identifies students who have failed an exam or whose academic performance is less than 75% in any course and sends an updated grade book to the ADSAA and Dean. Provides regular overall student performance information to the Student Progress Committee and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, and the Dean. Provides any information on student grades to advisors as requested.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
For academic warning and academic probation students, the ADSAA coordinates the effort to support the student in consultation with the Director of Academic Success. The ADSAA will ensure that the student has open lines of communication between the student, DAS, advisor and the ADSAA; that the student is referred to academic counseling services; and that the student is referred for accommodations if necessary.
Director of Academic Success and Director of Academic and Inclusive Excellence
The DAS and DAIE provide academic counseling such as study strategies, time management, testing strategies, among a host of other educational strategies.
Outcomes and Assessment Committee (OAC)
The OAC reviews student grades as part of their overall program assessment. They also make decisions where student performance impacts curriculum. For example, the OAC holistically evaluates students' preparedness for entering clinical rotations. After evaluation, the OAC may, as part of their clinical year curriculum, require additional coursework prior to a student entering clinical rotations.