Any faculty member who has direct and ongoing contact with any COET Candidate may address inappropriate behavior on the part of the Candidate. If the process of correcting behavior through counseling by faculty members is ineffective in changing the Candidate's behavior, the Candidate may be removed from the appropriate Department or Program. In addition to maintaining appropriate professional behavior as described below, to be retained in the program, candidates must also demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions.
A. Candidates in the College of Education and Technology may be removed from a Department or Program for behavior including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
2. Persistent and/or egregious non-professional behavior
3. Repeated absences and/or tardiness
4. Frequent use of offensive language
5. Argumentative behavior
6. Criminal behavior
7. Professional inadequacies
8. Inadequate personal hygiene
9. Inability to adequately communicate
10. Inability or unwillingness to work positively with others
11. Failure to meet academic standards in terms of GPA or program completion
12. Personality traits or behaviors that lead to ineffective teaching/leading/collaboration skills and abilities
13. Inability to follow directives and implement feedback
14. Behavior deemed to be a safety issue will be immediately referred to the COPTSP Admission and Retention Committee and Department Chair. If any conduct, behavior, or other circumstances of, or relating to the Candidate represents a serious threat to the health or safety of the university, college or departmental community, or otherwise represents a substantial interference with the university, college or department, the Candidate may be removed immediately. The candidate may appeal this decision as identified above.
15. Clinical/Field Experience: Demonstration of clinical/field experience impairment, inability to develop and implement clinical/field experience judgment, inability to develop and implement clinical/field experience skills and/or has personality traits that conflict with the profession
B. Procedures for Removing Candidates from a College of Education and Technology Department or Program
1. If an advisor or any other faculty member becomes aware of any circumstances and/or any other non-professional behavior/inadequacy in a COET Candidate, that if not changed, would seriously affect the Candidate's ability to satisfactorily perform in the capacity expected for graduates of the Candidate's program, the faculty member should counsel with the candidate to:
- a. Make the Candidate aware of the problem
- b. Offer the Candidate assistance in the development of a strategy to correct the problem or refer the Candidate for further assistance
- c. Establish a specific and reasonable amount of time for the Candidate to correct the problem
2. Compose a report indicating the nature of the problem and recommended steps for correction within a specified time and place it in the Candidate's advisor's file and provide a copy to the Department Chair.
3. Remove the written report, if the problem is corrected within the specified timeframe, from the advisor's file at the time of graduation or program completion and the Department Chair should be notified.
4. If the problem persists, or another problem occurs, another counseling procedure including addressing the items in (1) above should be conducted.
5. If three written reports have been placed in a Candidate's advisor's file, without ample correction by the Candidate, a recommendation for removal from the Department can be made by the faculty member or advisor to the committee referenced below:
- a. A committee composed of members from the COPTSP Admission and Retention Committee, the Candidate's advisor, and Chair of the Department, should convene and make a decision on the removal of the Candidate based on the three reports in the Candidate's advisor's file.
6. The Candidate may make a final appeal to the Dean of the College of Education and Technology.
The Candidate should follow the dispositions of the College of Education and Technology and the Department and Program of the Candidate's major.