II. General Regulations
When it is necessary for action to be taken with respect to unsatisfactory performance by a graduate student, the following process applies. The advisory committee makes a recommendation to the department graduate studies committee which forwards a recommendation to Graduate Program Services. The dean of Graduate Studies ensures that the student is aware of the department's recommendation and is offered the opportunity to make a submission. The recommendation of the department and any submission from the student are considered by the Admissions and Progress Committee of the Board of Graduate Studies. The Admissions and Progress Committee makes a decision on behalf of the Board of Graduate Studies.
At any stage of the above process, a graduate student may request a reconsideration. It is hoped that communication with the advisor, the chair of the departmental graduate studies committee and the Admissions and Progress Committee will be forthright and constructive.