Disqualification from the MLIS Program and Right to Appeal
Students receiving an RP in LIBR 289 must successfully complete the missing or unsatisfactory work for a grade of Credit within the specified RP time period (2 years). Students who have an RP (report in progress) will be required to sign up for a 1 unit class called University Studies (UNVS) 290 each semester (after the initial semester of LIBR 289) until they complete the ePortfolio.
UNVS 290 is only available in Special Session. Regular Session students who have an RP will be switched to special session. The fee for UNVS 290 is $280.
Students with RP grades will be notified by the Registrar's office when they can enroll in UNVS 290. It will be after the last day to add for the semester. Even though they will not be enrolled in the class, students should begin to work with their ePortfolio advisors on the first day of the semester. Failure to complete the assigned work will result in an RP grade being converted to a No Credit "NC".
Students receiving a grade of No Credit twice in LIBR 289 will be disqualified from the MLIS program.
Students may appeal disqualification from the MLIS program under the SJSU Academic Senate Policy F-96-11 II-C. Please also read the Student Rights and Responsibilities section in the San José State University Catalog. The first step is to direct a letter to the iSchool's Coordinator of Admissions and Academic Advising with a copy also sent to the Director of the iSchool. The appeal letter must provide the facts to be taken into account in evaluating your request. The Coordinator of Admissions and Academic Advising will convene a faculty committee for review of the issues raised and make a recommendation to the Director who will advise the student of the iSchool's decision.