14. Requirement to Discontinue (RTD)
Upon recommendation of the Advisory Committee or staff within the CGSR, a student may be required to discontinue at any time for failure to achieve satisfactory progress in any aspect of the degree program. Such students must be invited to meet with their Advisory Committee as soon as evidence of unsatisfactory performance is available to either the Supervisor or the Graduate Chair.
When academic units or a CGSR staff member recommends to the Associate Dean, CGSR that a student is required to discontinue, they must also inform the student in writing by providing a copy of the recommendation. If the Associate Dean, CGSR upholds the recommendation, official notification of the requirement to discontinue will be sent by the Associate Dean, CGSR to the student. The Associate Dean’s decision may be appealed to the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee, within 30 days. The basis for the appeal must be outlined in writing.