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  • Advising on enrollment is not routinely required, since the curriculum for the CPMA is set, but students are encouraged to seek advisement and/or help in courses as needed with the Program Director or other faculty. Ultimately, responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Department faculty are generally available for appointments throughout the week.  Students should make appointments by contacting the individual faculty member.  A student who repeatedly has difficulty contacting a faculty member should contact the CPMA Program Director or Department Chair.
  • Students’ academic and professional progress in the program is monitored through the Department’s Academic and Professional Progress Committee (AAPC), consisting of teaching faculty of the Department. The APPC will meet at the end of each semester, and more often if needed, to review the progress of each student. The APPC analyzes each student’s overall academic, clinical, and professional performance and makes recommendations in writing to the Dean regarding each student’s academic and professional progress.  The APPC may recommend that the Dean commend, promote, retain, place on or continue probation, suspend, or dismiss a student. Recommendations may also include, but are not limited to:
    • Individualizing course sequence and selection.
    • Modifying standard timing and sequence of coursework.
    • Repeating courses.
    • Adding courses to strengthen basic competencies.
    • Assigning specialized academic and/or clinical projects.
    • Making program modifications to allow for higher-level work and advanced studies for students making exceptional progress.
  • When a student's semester grades and/or clinical and/or professional performance do not constitute required progress, that student is informed of the recommendations of the Academic and Professional Progress Committee by letter from the Dean, which includes the Dean’s decision and necessary sanctions.
  • Students who have minimal chances of success in the program will be counseling into career paths that are appropriate to their ability.

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