Academic Progress Program
The Academic Progress Program is designed to provide assistance and support to help improve academic skills, performance, and standing for the students on academic warning and academic probation(including continued academic probation). Students with the Academic Standing Status of academic alert are also encouraged to participate in the Academic Progress Program. Students on academic warning and academic probation are assigned to an ASC staff member based on their class year. First year students will work with the Coordinator of First Year Success and all students in other class years will work with the Director of Learning Support Services.
The Academic Progress Program offers:
- An important and detailed letter from the assistant vice president for academic affairs explaining the student's academic standing and its consequences.
- An academic progress orientation session at the start of the semester.
- Academic coaching every week to assist with time management and study skills, and to monitor academic progress.
- An initial academic assessment appointment.
- Progress meetings each month with the Director of Learning Support Services or the Coordinator of First Year Success to discuss academic progress, to assess academic coaching work, and to ensure the student is taking advantage of available support services.
Students on Academic Probation also receive:
- An Initial Academic Progress Checklist for the student to fill out in the first week of classes. Students onacademic probation will be required to complete initial academic progress checklist and make appointments connected to their plan. Students can complete the majority of the checklist during theacademic progress orientation sessions, or they can complete the checklist independently. Students must submit their initial academic progress checklist to the Academic Success Center within the first week of the semester.
Academic Progress Orientation Sessions
The Academic Progress Program will offer two orientation sessions at the beginning of the semester. These sessions are designed to give students an overview of the program and opportunities to ask questions, become familiar with various academic resources, and set appointments concerning academic standing with College administrators and staff. Students will be provided:
- An overview of the wide-ranging services and programs offered by the Academic Success Center.
- An explanation of the academic coaching process and a chance to submit preferred days and times for weekly coaching sessions.
- An opportunity to set an initial meeting with the either the director of Learning Support Services or the coordinator of First Year Success.
- A summary from the Academic Advising Center of the course repeat policy and the need to design an appropriate course schedule for the semester before the add/drop period ends.
- A chance to establish an appointment with staff from the Academic Advising Center to review student course schedules.
All students who are on academic warning or academic probation are required to attend these sessions. If, for matters of privacy, students do not wish to attend the academic progress orientation sessions, they must contact Deb Dickens, director of Learning Support Services at 413-748-3768 or email@example.com.
Consequences of Academic Probation
- Students on academic probation will be allowed to continue to take courses at Springfield College for one semester, giving them an opportunity to raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum acceptable standard. Failure to achieve that standard at the conclusion of that semester, or to make significant improvement, will result in academic dismissal.
- Students on academic probation are required to participate in the Academic Progress Program.
- Students who are on academic probation are officially ineligible to receive financial aid.
- Students who are on academic probation are ineligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics.