Deficiencies

For any deficiency in General Undergrad Requirements (Life Sciences, Chemistry or Physics, Behavior and/or Social Sciences, Mathematics) a student must earn a grade of C or better.

For any deficiency in Program Prerequisites (Statistics, Research Design/Methods, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism, Hearing Science, Introduction to Audiology, Auditory Rehabilitation), a student must earn a grade of B- or better.

Graduate-Level Courses

Students must maintain a high level of achievement. Students with unsatisfactory progress may be terminated from their degree program, or denied permission to continue studies at the University. Students are expected to earn a B (P) or better in all courses during their program of study.

For SLPA 800-level courses with a 400-level counterpart (400/800 courses): a minimum grade of B is required. Any grade lower than a B may require remediation at the discretion of the instructor. Remediation may include requiring the student to retake all or part of the course. This may require the student to re-enroll and pay for the course a second time.

For SLPA 800-only or 900-level courses: a minimum grade of B- is required. Any grade lower than a B- may require remediation at the discretion of the instructor. Remediation may include requiring the student to retake all or part of the course. This may require the student to re-enroll and pay for the course a second time. Courses listed on the MOC and POS must have a grade of B- or better.

For 800-only or 900-level courses outside SLPA: a minimum grade of C is allowed; however, courses listed on the MOC and POS must have a grade of B- or better.

Review of Student Progress

The Au.D. faculty review students' progress twice a year – midterm of the fall and spring semesters. Any faculty member with a concern and documented communication with the student has an opportunity to voice the concern(s). In addition, faculty have the option of raising concerns at a faculty meeting and/or directly to the Audiology Governance Committee about a student at any point, provided they have documented prior communication with the student. 

Action regarding the concern(s) will be made in accordance with the following:

  1. Take no further action;
  2. Continue individual faculty-student meetings/communication;
  3. Delay the decision for action and re-review at stated time; or 
  4. Instruct the Graduate Governance Committee to write a letter to the student indicating the concern(s), objectives of any stated remediation plan if one is needed, date of expected progress, and consequence(s) if progress is not made. This plan will be reviewed by the adviser with the student.
  5. Instruct Graduate Chair to contact the Office of Graduate Studies about termination of the student's program.

Termination

If a student, during the course of their Au.D. program, receives more than two (2) grades below a B- for SLPA 800- or 900-level courses, the graduate program will be terminated. This includes grades of NP (no pass) in clinical practicum SLPA 897A or 897T. Regardless of previous grades, a non-pass result for a repeat oral examination will result in termination. This policy differs from that in the UNL Office of Graduate Studies Catalog.