If students’ pace of academic progress is not reflective of good academic standing (as detailed in Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress), students are placed on academic probation. Students who are on academic probation for any reason have one term in which to return to satisfactory academic standing; failure to do so results in a program dismissal from Relay.
If placed on probation, students are required to have initial meetings with their faculty advisor(s) in order to develop a written academic plan for returning to good academic standing. The plan must be completed by students with their faculty advisor, then reviewed by the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation at the beginning of the term.
While all students are expected to attend every class and participate in substantive academic activity, complete all assessments by given deadlines, and attend initial and follow-up meetings with faculty members, it is especially important for students on probation to meet these expectations and return to good academic standing. The Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation or faculty advisor(s) may notify the principals (or appropriate school or program leaders) if students on probation have not made adequate progress by the midpoint of their probationary term.
Students whose academic progress falls below the probation benchmark for a second consecutive term despite their enrollment (as detailed in Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress) will face a program dismissal. Once dismissed, students can appeal the dismissal by contacting the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation. The Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation will review all appeals with the Academic Review Council. The decision from the Academic Review Council is final. If the appeal is unsuccessful, program-dismissal procedures will continue, and students will be dismissed.
Students who are dismissed are not eligible to reenroll in Relay in most circumstances.