The program, "Detection and Care for Students Experiencing Severe Difficulty with Poor Academic Performance, etc. at an Early Juncture," was put into practice for support of students in their studies and campus life, from November, 2002.
Details of the measures are described below.

(1) Detection and Care for Students Experiencing Severe Difficulty with Poor Academic Performance, etc. at an Early Juncture

  1. Objective:
    Through detection and care for students who are experiencing severe difficulty and poor academic performance due to uneasiness about their studies and student lifestyles, etc. at an early juncture, the University will make efforts to support these students in maintaining or regaining their vigor to continue their studies and life as students.
  2. Range of students who will be offered consultations

    *Standard numbers of earned academic credits for each year are shown in parentheses.
    Year1st year students2nd year students3rd year students4th year students
    1st Semester Less than 10 credits Less than 40 credits Less than 75 credits *1
    2nd Semester Less than 20 credits Less than 60 credits Less than 95 credits *2
    Average numbers of academic credits (40) (80) (115) (128)
    • Students whose total number of earned academic credits required for graduation did not reach a specific threshold.
    • (Note*1) Students who could not start their graduation theses in the designated year.
    • (Note*2) Students who could not graduate within their standard years of enrollment (4 years).
    • Students who have not registered for courses.
    • Students who have not regularly attended classes or those for whom graduation thesis supervisors cannot make contact with.
    • Students who have not reported their choice of graduation thesis supervisors.
  3. Measures for supporting students having difficulty with poor academic performance
    The Student Affairs Division will request the above-mentioned students to visit the Division and notify their guardians of academic performance.
    Students may always consult with the Student Affairs Division at its counter, their class mentors, the Counseling Office, the Office for Learning Support, etc. regarding their studies. Students should not take it all on themselves, but have a consultation as soon as possible. (For further information, please refer to the "III. Campus Life.")

(2) Advice on Withdrawal from the University

Those who are lacking in the number of earned credits, and who do not show any enthusiasm for studying even after they have received advice regarding their studies and lifestyles and guidance for more suitable future paths, will be given a advice on withdrawal from the University to give them an opportunity to reconsider their future course in life, based on the purport of Article 38 of the Prefectural Ruling on the University of Aizu Graduate School, after it has been recognized that the student has no possibility of completing a program.

However, students with poor academic performance will never be forced to withdraw from the University. Decisions as to whether they will leave the University and restart their life are left up to the students.

Students who followed the advice and withdrew from the University, as they did not have the desire to continue their studies, may be readmitted to the University according to Article 20, the Ruling on the University of Aizu if they retrieve their desire to continue their studies and apply for re-admission to the University.

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Article Thirty-Eight, the Ruling on the University of Aizu

(Disciplinary Punishment)

38.1 The University President may discipline those students violating this ruling and other regulations or for deviating from their duties as students

38.2 The types of disciplinary punishment shall be expulsion or suspension from the UNIVERSITY, or a warning.

38.3 The expulsion referred to in Paragraph 38.2 above may be applied to those students falling within any of the following categories:

(1) Students of delinquent characteristics and conduct and recognized as lacking any prospect for improvement

(2) Students of inferior scholastic ability and recognized as lacking any prospect for improvement

(3) Students continually absent without justifiable cause

(4) Students disturbing UNIVERSITY order and deviating from their duties as students

38.4 Other necessary matters concerning disciplinary punishment on students shall be determined separately.

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Article Twenty, the Ruling on the University of Aizu

(Readmissions)

20.1 The University President may approve the readmission to the appropriate UNIVERSITY class level of individuals selected from those applying for readmission to the extent that space within the appropriate class levels is available.

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

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