Policy for Academic & Clinical Probation
PURPOSE: To make the student aware of, and provide remediation for unsatisfactory academic and/or clinical progress.
POLICY: Students failing to maintain a minimum didactic grade of 75 or a minimum clinical grade of 85 will be placed on probation until the next academic and clinical evaluation.
The student will be placed on probation for the following:failure at mid-semester evaluation
- failure at end-of-semester evaluation
- failure of remedial work
- failure of a course if the student is not already on probation.
Failure of the clinical section is a grade average of less than 85. Failure of the academic portion is a grade of less than 75.
Students placed on probation will be given written notice. Probationary periods last until the next evaluation, either mid-course or end of semester.
Students who must repeat a failed course will be placed on probation until the student catches-up academically with his/her classmates. Students, who restart a course and are placed on probation, must be passing at mid course, or the end of the semester or they will be dismissed immediately from the program. **In the event that a course needs to be retaken, the student must discuss with Widener University the fee for retaking the course.
Students who are already on probation, and fail any portion of the program (clinical or academic) will be dismissed from the program.
Students who fail more than one class at the end of a semester, when the course has been completed, will automatically be dismissed from the program (a student does not need to be on probation for this to occur).
At the end of the probationary period one of the following actions will be taken:
- remove the student from probation for satisfactory progress
- dismiss the student from the program for unsatisfactory progress
SUBJECT: Any student who fails under the guidelines of the academic and/or clinical Student Achievement Policy and results in dismissal from the Program.
PURPOSE: To inform students of their potential options regarding academic and/or clinical failure that results in dismissal from the Program.
POLICY: Any student who is dismissed from the Program due to academic and/or clinical failure has the option to request re-admission to the Radiography Program. Re-admission is not guaranteed and the final decision will be at the discretion of the Program Director, and/or through the guidance of the Advisory Committee, and Widener University. The final decision will take into consideration any student disciplinary or attendance issues throughout the duration of the students stay within the Program.
Any student who fails out of the program, must re-apply through Widener University. The students GPA may also be taken into account for re-admission through Widener.
Any student dismissed from the School of Radiologic Technology due to academic and/or clinical failure can ^request re-admission into the Program.
This request for re-admission must be submitted in writing to the Program Director within five (5) days.
Any student that is approved to be re-admitted into the Program, only has one (1) opportunity for re-admittance to prove academic and/or clinical competency. If the student fails after that one opportunity, he/she will not be given the opportunity for re-entry to the Radiography Program.
Students that are approved for re-admittance into the Program are bound by the following guidelines:
Any student that is dismissed for academic or clinical failure during and/or up to the end of the first (1st) year must begin the Program at the start of the first semester.
The student will be placed on probation until the first marking period (mid-
course/semester). If the student is in good academic/clinical standing at mid-course/semester, they will be removed from probation. However, if he/she is failing, the student will be dismissed without the opportunity to re-enter the Program.
Any student that is re-admitted for academic and/or clinical failure during and/or up to the end of the second (2nd) year must begin the Program starting at the beginning of the second (2nd) year (3rd semester). The student will be placed on probation until the first marking period (mid-course/semester). If the student is in good academic/clinical
standing at midcourse/semester, they will be removed from probation. However, if he/she is failing, the student will be dismissed without the opportunity to re-enter the Program.
*A request for re-admittance is not a guarantee; consideration is based on the students overall performance (including probation, attendance, lateness, disciplinary issues, etc.) Students applying for re-admission are also not guaranteed acceptance into the next available academic class, in the event that the class has already been filled at Widener University.
PURPOSE: To make students aware of the existence and procedures for due process
POLICY: Students will follow the procedure for due process in the event that the student believes a decision for suspension, probation or dismissal to be unfair or events leading to the decision to be untrue or unjust.
- In the event of the occurrence of a situation, deemed by a student to be unfair or untrue, that results in a decision of a student’s suspension, probation or dismissal, the student should first seek to discuss the information with the person who initially issued the information first.
- If there is still dissatisfaction on the student’s part, the student will make a written request to discuss the matter with the Program Director within five days of the initial complaint. The Program Director will investigate the situation and arrive at a decision over the next five to seven working days, and get back to the student.
- If the student is still dissatisfied, the student will make a written request to have a formal meeting with the Advisory Committee.
- A formal meeting will be conducted within five to seven working days of this written request.
- The student will present evidence at this time indicating their version of the events. The Program Director and other school faculty will be present evidence of their version of the events.
- The decision of the Advisory Committee will be based solely on the evidence presented at the time of the meeting, and shall include a summary of evidence and reason(s) for the decision. The student shall receive a written copy of this decision in writing.
- If the student is dissatisfied with the decision of the Advisory Committee, the student shall appeal the decision within five to seven working days, in writing, and deliver this to the Program Director.
- An external source to the educational program will be appointed, from the Human Resource department to insure a fair and impartial consideration. The time, date, and location for this meeting will be agreed upon. This external source will hear all evidence presented from the student and from the school faculty.
- The decision will be based solely on the evidence presented at the time of the Appeals Meeting.
- The decision from the external source will be sent to the student in writing.
- All decisions will be final.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Sharmane Walker, EdD
Graduate Program Director
Center for Extended Learning
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3182