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Academic Policies for Business Students
Academic Progression Standards for Business Students
College of Business Professional Behavior Standards
College of Business Corrective Actions for Failure to Meet Academic or Professional Standards
All business students in the College of Business (COB) must abide by the following general policies related to coursework:
Academic Progression Standards specify the requirements a business student must meet in order to remain in good standing within the College, as well as to graduate with a business degree. Students must satisfy both OSU Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees and Academic Progression Standards below to earn their degree. Students who fail to meet the Academic Progression Standards below will be subject to corrective action.
Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business Community
As a member of the College of Business Community you should strive to:
You are also expected to comply with the law as well as all University regulations and policies that apply to you. Those University policies include, but are not limited to, the University Student Conduct Regulations, the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies and the University’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. Failure to comply with these laws, regulations, and policies may result in the pursuit of corrective action by the College, as detailed further below.
The Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business Community, subscribed to by all members of the College of Business Community, is intended to support and implement the values held by the College. Those values encompass the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship. All members of the College of Business Community accept our responsibility to strive to meet those standards and to act in an ethically proper manner in our dealings with others. We dedicate ourselves to create and nurture a culture of innovation, cooperation, diversity and mutual respect within the College of Business while recognizing and pursuing the social responsibilities imposed by these values.
A reputation for personal integrity is valuable in the business and broader world. A good reputation is created through personal behavior and performance over time that is observed by friends, colleagues, and business associates, both superiors and subordinates.
The students, faculty, administrators and staff of the College of Business are committed to fostering and creating a positive, professional learning environment. These goals will be pursued by conduct that is honest, civil, courteous and responsible.
The College of Business Corrective Actions govern the College’s response to a student’s failure to progress adequately academically in the College or a violation of the law or University regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the College, the University Student Conduct Regulations, the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the University’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. As is the case for all students, College of Business students are also subject to the University’s Student Conduct Regulations and the procedures for enforcement of those regulations.
A failure by the student to progress adequately academically or a violation by the student of any of the College or University standards or policies listed in the above paragraph may result in the pursuit of one or more of the actions detailed below. The College will notify a student against whom it pursues such action with information about the effect of the action on the student’s status in the College and information regarding how the student may respond to or appeal the action.
The types of actions that the College may pursue are:
Academic: “Warning” status is cautionary and may be issued for one or more of the following academic reasons:
A student on Probation must follow recommendations of the College in order to avoid Suspension or Dismissal. Students on Probation status must meet with an advisor following each term to review their progress and standing in the College until the Probation status is removed. Students who successfully fulfill the recommendations will be removed from Probation status. Students who fail to follow or are unsuccessful in fulfilling the recommendations will be placed on Suspension and may be evaluated for Dismissal from the College. Probation may be continued if a student continues to be out of compliance with academic or behavioral standards but is taking steps to correct the identified problem(s).
In the event of a second instance of academic dishonesty, the student will be Suspended and evaluated for Dismissal from the College.
A student may be Dismissed from the College following an evaluation by the Student Conduct Committee (“Conduct Committee”). The Conduct Committee will review the student’s record, any specific departures from law, College, or University regulations and policies, and any progress that has been made toward resolving academic concerns. After review, the Conduct Committee may recommend immediate Dismissal from the College, or may recommend an alternative status, such as Suspension or Probation. The Conduct Committee may also prescribe a plan to address specific academic or behavioral concerns.
During a period of Dismissal, a student cannot participate in or be registered for classes in the College of Business. A determination of Dismissal will include a date after which the student may request readmission to the College. Periods of Dismissal may range from one term to permanent, with no option for readmission. Requests for readmission must be made to the Conduct Committee. Readmission is not guaranteed.
In a request for readmission, the Conduct Committee will review the student’s record, including completion of any required actions administered as part of a behavioral or academic misconduct case. Students requesting readmission must meet current criteria for admission to the College and must be found likely to uphold the College’s standards for professional conduct and academic integrity. In addition, students applying for readmission must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Conduct Committee, their commitment to personal integrity and ability to uphold the College’s Code of Ethics.
If the College’s academic standards or requirements have changed since the student was last a College of Business major, the student will be subject to the more recent standards or requirements.