Evaluation, Progress, and Continuation in the Program
Continuing, regular and accountable monitoring of student progress in the program is essential, both for the integrity of the training program, and more importantly, for the benefit of the student working to attain competence in the discipline. In addition to regular evaluations provided in coursework and graded experiences, there are two formal components to evaluation of progress.
- The faculty conduct one review of progress for each student, occurring at the completion of the first semester. Input is sought from all relevant sources, satisfactory progress is asserted through a vote of the faculty, and feedback is given to the student. Where progress is unsatisfactory, details are provided to the student, along with recommendations to facilitate future satisfactory progress. Exceptional performance is also noted and communicated to students.
- Comprehensive Examinations serve as a formal, summative means of evaluating academic competency in the major.