On 22 March 1978, the Graduate Council adopted the following statement:
At least once a year, the status and progress of every graduate student in a department shall be reviewed and evaluated. This evaluation and the grounds upon which it is based shall be entered in writing in the student’s file and a copy provided to the student. Students shall have the opportunity to add to their files at any time.
No student shall be withdrawn for academic reasons from a program without at least a semester’s forewarning of their possible termination.
A student receiving aid shall not have the aid terminated without a semester’s forewarning for sufficient cause. Reasons for termination of financial aid shall be placed in the student’s file in writing and a copy given to the student.