Policies for Termination
The Social Work Program reserves the right to request that a student withdraw from the Social Work Program if academic performance, ethical or professional behavior, or emotional or physical health indicates that the student may not successfully complete the program or may jeopardize the well-being of clients served.
A decision for terminating a student from the Social Work Program will be based when one or more of the following criteria are met:
- Inadequate academic performance (grade point average below 2.0).
- The student shows evidence of academic dishonesty (i.e. cheating, plagiarism)
- The student demonstrates consistent and on-going lack of accountability and responsibility in areas designated as student responsibility.
- The student demonstrates inappropriate behaviors related to emotional instability which hinders professional practice.
- The student demonstrates excessive bias, prejudice and judgmental attitudes in the classroom and/or in the field experience.
- The student shows evidence of a violation of the NASW’s professional code of ethics.
- The student fails to comply with the Behavioral Remediation Plan set by the Social Work Program.