While you’re at Saint Louis University, we want you to reach your full potential. The John Cook School of Business has guidelines, policies and programs to help you reach your academic goals.
The academic advising process is considered an essential aspect of a student’s educational experience at Saint Louis University. The goals of the advising process are to:
In addition to advising services, SLU’s academic advisors provide the following assistance to undergraduates:
Important information will be communicated through your SLU email account. It is your responsibility to check this on a regular basis.
An academic adviser will:
An advisee will:
Display respect for the advisor and has a positive attitude toward the advising process.
Meet the advisor at appropriate times and come to advising appointments prepared to assume responsibility for degree planning.
Clarify personal values and goals and provide the advisor with accurate information regarding academic interests and abilities.
Seek to become acquainted with the academic structure of the University/school/college program.
Become knowledgeable about academic programs, policies, and procedures and utilize available University resources and services.
Ask questions if he or she does not understand an issue or has a specific concern.
Through the advising experience at Saint Louis University, academic advisees will acquire the ability to:
The University is a community of learning, whose effectiveness requires an environment of mutual trust and integrity, such as would be expected at a Jesuit, Catholic institution. As members of this community, students, faculty and staff members share the responsibility to maintain this environment. Academic dishonesty violates it. Although not all forms of academic dishonesty can be listed here, it can be said in general that soliciting, receiving or providing any unauthorized assistance in the completion of any work submitted toward academic credit is dishonest. It not only violates the mutual trust necessary between faculty and students but also undermines the validity of the University’s evaluation of students and takes unfair advantage of fellow students. Further, it is the responsibility of any student who observes such dishonest conduct to call it to the attention of a faculty member or administrator.
Examples of academic dishonesty would be copying from another student, copying from a book or class notes during a closed-book exam, submitting materials authored by or editorially revised by another person but presented as the student’s own work, copying a passage or text directly from a published source without appropriately citing or recognizing that source, taking a test or doing an assignment or other academic work for another student, tampering with another student’s work, securing or supplying in advance a copy of an examination without the knowledge or consent of the instructor, and colluding with another student or students to engage in an act of academic dishonesty.
Where there is clear indication of such dishonesty, a faculty member has an obligation to uphold the school’s standards of academic integrity and to apply the school’s academic misconduct policy. The faculty member bears primary responsibility for determining how acts of academic dishonesty will affect the student’s academic performance in the faculty member’s course. This is consistent with the responsibility of the faculty to determine when course requirements have been met and what grades will be assigned to individual students. While faculty members must not make prejudiced or capricious academic evaluations of students, they may apply academic penalties, including course failure, as appropriate sanctions for incidents of academic dishonesty.
Faculty members also are responsible for informing the associate dean of incidents which they believe constitute likely violations of the school’s standards of academic integrity. The responsible faculty member will determine, after consultation with the associate dean, whether the incident necessitates the filing of a formal complaint of academic misconduct. Such a complaint may then provide the basis for a disciplinary hearing. If the hearing then determines that a student has violated the school’s academic integrity standards, this finding may then provide the basis for further sanctions, which may include, but are not limited to, disciplinary probation, suspension and dismissal from the University. The dean of the school holds final authority regarding such further sanctions when the student or students affected are enrolled within the John Cook School of Business. In cases in which the student or students are members of another academic unit of the University (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences), the dean of the business school will recommend sanctions to the appropriate University officials.
The John Cook School of Business holds our students to a high academic standard. Our policies are meant to help produce students who are rooted in honest and original academic work that exhibits their true potential and creativity.
Students whose cumulative SLU grade point average falls below 2.0 are required to apply for probationary status, which allows for no more than two consecutive semesters to improve scholastically and to demonstrate evidence of the capacity to proceed toward a degree. A student on academic probation may not register for more than 12 to 15 semester hours, depending on the probation term, and may not make application for a degree.
A student may be suspended from a course, a school or college, or from the University for academic or disciplinary misconduct. At the time suspension is imposed, the conditions for reinstatement are explained. While under suspension, a student is barred from further registration. Reinstatement after academic suspension requires the approval of the student’s academic dean.
The dean of each degree-granting unit of the University has the authority and responsibility to dismiss a student from the school or college and the University for academic reasons.
The conditions under which a student is dismissed are:
A student notified of dismissal for these reasons may apply for transfer to another school of the University under the condition that he or she is eligible for special probationary status in the school into which transfer is requested.
To be eligible for this status, the student must: