​​​Why are Students Referred to SAC?​

A student may be referred to SAC for a variety of reasons which may include one or more of the following:

Violation of TCSPP Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct presents the minimum standards of conduct for all students. It is expected that students behave in a way that is consistent with the Code of Conduct whether on-campus or off-campus, including cyberspace. Visit the Student Handbook for more details. Click the "​Student Rights & Responsibilities" section for the full Code of Conduct.  

​​Breach of Academic Integrity

All suspected incidents of academic misconduct must be reported to the Department Chair or designee. Depending on the egregiousness of the violation, the Department Chair or designee will either refer the matter to SAC or place the student on a mandatory ADP that is filed with SAC. Whether a student referred to SAC for academic misconduct will have their case heard by the committee is dependent upon the circumstances surrounding the referral.​

Breach of Professional Comportment                                                                                            

Behaviors that violate professional comportment standards may result in a referral to SAC. These include behaviors that substantially interfere with the development of professional competence or professional relations, inadequate progress towards the development of clinical skills, failure to act in accordance with school rules and/or policies, unprofessional conduct, illegal conduct, and/or conduct contrary to ethical standards.

Failure to Make Expected Progress Toward Degree

A student who fails to make ​timely progress on their thesis, dissertation, or applied research project as defined by their research project chair may be referred to SAC.

Failure to Meet the Conditions of an Academic Development Plan (ADP)

An ADP may be used to assist a student in the successful completion of a degree program. Visit the TCSPP Student Handbook to learn about Academic Development Plans. Click the "Student Rights & Responsibilities" section for the ADP policy.