All students admitted to the CFT program are reviewed regularly to determine adequate progress in the program. Each semester the faculty will conduct a student review meeting at which each student’s performance to date will be reviewed (typically around midterm). A major purpose of this meeting is for faculty members to evaluate students’ demeanor and conduct. This includes the professional and personal characteristics outlined above. The faculty will evaluate students using the Student Review Evaluation Form, specifying either satisfactory, concern, or corrective action. The faculty will document the nature of any difficulties (e.g., poor performance on class assignments or tests, inappropriate behavior in class or in clinical settings, or inadequate or inappropriate performance in therapy sessions) and begin corrective action. The faculty as a group may suggest the corrective action steps outlined below. When problems with students arise during the semester, any faculty member of the Program, as well as faculty in other departments, lecturers, adjunct faculty or part-time instructors, may also begin the corrective action process independent of the student review meeting. Because the faculty as a unit share oversight for the program, information regarding students and any student concerns are shared amongst faculty members as needed. INITIAL 27 Once a problem situation has been identified, an effort will be made to work out a solution with the student. The following procedures may be used, and will be followed to the point of resolution:
- Documentation: Student difficulty noted and documented by individual Faculty member. In the event that a student’s conduct is in direct violation with UNLV policies on student conduct, or, if the student commits an act in violation of academic integrity (e.g., any form of plagiarism, cheating), the faculty has the option recommending separation from the Program to The Graduate College. This principle is in effect at all times, and is not subject to this due process policy. Further, in the event that the student’s conduct is in direct violation with CICFC policies, procedures, or supervisory directives, the faculty has the option of suspending the student’s clinical privileges. This option is in effect at all times and is not subject to this due process policy because of the potential for immediate risk to clients.
- Student/Faculty Conference: Faculty member will initiate a student/faculty conference and document this meeting. If resolution is reached, documentation of such is placed in student’s file. If resolution is not reached, the process continues to Step 3, placed on probation with the Graduate College, or being separated from the Program. Be advised that if the issue of concern is one related to use of supervision feedback, the CAP may also include a temporary suspension of clinical privileges as described above.
- Probation: If warranted, the faculty may recommend to the Graduate College that the student be placed on probation or separated from the program. Faculty would determine the conditions of the probation and a deadline by which the conditions must be met in order to be removed from probation. All documentation is placed in student’s file and copied to the Graduate College. Be advised that if the issue of concern is one related to use of supervision feedback, the CAP may also include a temporary suspension of clinical privileges as described above.
- Temporary Suspension of Clinical Privileges: If the problematic behavior has a negative impact on the student’s clinical conduct or client well-being, the student may be required to discontinue clinical work immediately. In this event, the faculty and the site supervisor will take the responsibility for the disposition of any cases that the student may be carrying, and the student will immediately be placed on a temporary suspension from continuing in practicum or internship. This means that the student will not pursue another clinical setting until receiving faculty approval.
- Separation from Program: Failure to meet the conditions of probation may result in separation of the student from the Graduate College and the degree program. Note: Students who are separated from the program have the right of appeal through standard university procedures (see the Graduate Catalog). Students who are dismissed from The Graduate College are not eligible for admission or re-entry and must petition for reinstatement.