All first year students are required to set up a meeting with their newly assigned faculty advisor in the program sometime during the Fall semester. At that meeting, the faculty advisor will be available to discuss issues regarding coursework, sequence of curriculum, career planning, research opportunities, and so forth. In addition, the faculty advisor will specifically inform the student that competency and progress in academic and training areas is monitored continuously through ongoing and year-end review by faculty.
The procedures for the handling and remediation of any noted difficulties in progress will also be communicated directly to the student as follows: Progress is reviewed annually at a meeting of the entire program faculty. The faculty review student transcripts, grades, and supervisor ratings in making a determination regarding performance and overall progress in the program and document their findings on the Student Progress Report. A copy of this report and a letter explaining its significance is then mailed to the permanent address of each student. Faculty also monitors student progress in an ongoing manner via performance in coursework or supervision in practica during each semester.
Ongoing monitoring provides an opportunity to address concerns that may arise suddenly without having to wait until the annual review. The manner in which any identified concerns or problems are managed is as follows: If an annual or ongoing review indicates particular concerns or unsatisfactory progress in any area, it is required that the faculty advisors arrange a meeting with the student to discuss the issues that have been noted. If, in the opinion of the faculty advisor or faculty as a whole, the concerns warrant formal action or remediation, a recommended improvement plan will be developed jointly by the student and faculty advisor and, as appropriate, in consultation with any faculty members familiar with the areas in which the difficulties are noted. The plan will be given to the student in writing by the faculty advisor and offered as a recommendation for improving performance. In the event that satisfactory progress is not attained by the next scheduled review or end of the semester, the faculty will mee t and develop jointly a new recommended improvement plan. The faculty advisor will again meet with the student and present the plan which may include, but is not limited to, repeating coursework, delays in starting intern/externships, extra-curricular training, or termination from the program.
Exceptions to these procedures are allowed in cases where students have engaged in particularly egregious conduct, for example ethical or legal misconduct, actual or threatened physical or verbal aggression, academic dishonesty, and the like, in which case a student may be referred by any faculty member directly to the appropriate administrative level to face disciplinary actions in accordance with university policies
The School Psychology Program's grievance procedures are as follows:
The Psychology Department adheres to the Statement on Plagiarism from the St. John’s University Liberal Arts Faculty Council.
Read the St. John's University Academic Honor Pledge.
Any questions or confusion about what constitutes plagiarism should be discussed with the instructor.
Any plagiarism discovered in term papers will result in a grade of zero on the paper, or F in the course, at the discretion of the instructor.
For further information regarding what constitutes plagiarism please visit http://www.plagiarism.org/.
Full-time study means enrollment for at least nine (9) credits per semester, or the equivalent. Students are required to attend three (3) years of full-time enrollment or the equivalent thereof. At least two (2) of these years must be at St. John’s University if the student has transferred from another graduate degree offering institution. Equivalent full-time enrollment requires that the student enrolls for a minimum of six (6) credits and is completing the third or fourth year externship, which involves three (3) days per week at a field placement. Students may complete their internship either full-time for one (1) year or half-time for two (2) years.