The social work profession requires maturity and ethical and professional conduct (see NASW Code of Ethics). Therefore, professional academic performance extends beyond classroom performance and attendance to include “ethical behavior and psychological well-being sufficient to interact positively and instructively with clients” (Cobb & Jordan, 1989, pp.87-97).
The faculty meets once a semester to review the professional academic performance of each student, though student reviews may occur at any time during the academic year. Students failing to meet any of the professional standards may be asked to meet with his/her advisor and/or the Professional Academic Performance Standards (PAPS) committee.
Grounds for Termination from the social work major at SUNY Buffalo State can include, but are not limited to, the following:
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