Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal
Each semester, the Graduate Committee, meeting with the director of the
graduate program, reviews the scholastic records of all enrolled
students and makes recommendations for warning, probationary status, or
dismissal of students in academic difficulty. The director notifies
affected students in writing of any action taken. Students who receive
a grade of C+ or lower in any course taken to satisfy degree
requirements may be warned that their work is unsatisfactory or may be
placed on probation. A student receiving a grade of C+ or lower in
9 credits of coursework may be dismissed from the program.
Student appeals of decisions of the Graduate Committee, or student
grievances related to academic matters, must be presented in writing to
the director of the graduate program within one month of the
decision(s). Acceptable grounds for appeal are (1) technical error
and/or (2) new information and/or (3) extenuating circumstances.
Students are allowed to meet with the committee and are permitted to be
represented by an adviser from within the university community. In
consultation with the Graduate Committee and all parties to the
dispute, the director of the graduate program proposes a resolution to
the matter. If this is unsuccessful, the matter is placed before the
membership of the graduate program faculty for its decision. While such
faculty action usually is final, a student may appeal to the dean of
the Graduate School-Camden in cases where the student is dissatisfied
with the resolution.
Student Complaints about Grades
Student complaints about grades are handled according to the
regulations of the Graduate School-Camden. The faculty
committee referred to in these regulations will be the Graduate Committee, meeting without the director of the program.