In order to effectively manage student fitness issues in a way that is consistent with the University’s core values, it is recommended that academic units have certain tools in place, including:
- Clear academic, behavioral and professional standards. In addition, graduate and professional schools should have technical standards that match the requirements of the profession for which students are training.
- A designated individual, office, or committee responsible for evaluating student compliance with academic, behavioral and professional standards.
- Policies regarding withdrawal, leaves of absence, re-enrollment, etc.
- Policy for students with disabilities that includes grievance procedures and coordination with Services for Students with Disabilities.
Whenever it is recommended that these policies are written and published. Faculty, administrators, staff and students should be made aware of these policies.
There may be specific situations when offices other than academic units may determine that a psychiatric/psychological examination is appropriate. Such a condition should not be required without prior consultation with the Dean of Students Office. [NOTE: DOS will always consult with OGC.]