Students of the University are subject to two sets of regulations,
those of the University as a whole and those of the respective schools. Listed
below are rules that apply within The Darden School. Appropriate excerpts from
the University regulations are set forth in the next section.
Performance in the School
In addition to (1) following the University standards of conduct,
(2) abiding by the obligations of the Honor System, and (3) meeting the standards
of The Darden School for scholastic achievement, a Darden School student is
expected to (4) perform in a manner that is consistent with the academic good
order and educational processes of both the individual courses and The Darden
School of Business Administration in general, and to demonstrate, by seriousness
of purpose, that he or she is profiting, or likely to profit, from the instruction
offered. Such behavior is referred to herein as performance.
The faculty has provided a process for the review of the performance
of a student whose actions suggest he or she is not profiting, or likely to
profit, from the instruction offered, whose neglect or irregular performance
of duties indicates indifference, or whose character and habits are inconsistent
with the academic good order or educational process of individual courses or
The Darden School in general.
It is not intended that this process shall be used in cases
that fall solely within the jurisdiction of the Honor Committee, the Judiciary
Committee of the University, or the Academic Standards Committee of The Darden
School. In such cases, proceedings brought before any of these committees shall
preclude action under this review procedure.
The procedure shall not abrogate an instructors rights
and responsibilities for maintaining an effective and orderly learning atmosphere
The process, in brief, provides for the establishment of an
ad hoc committee of inquiry, which may include a student member, to hear the
issue and, on behalf of the faculty, impose the penalty, if any, that it considers
appropriate, up to and including enforced withdrawal from The Darden School.
The committees decision may be appealed to the schools
faculty. Full details of the procedure will be provided by the dean to any student
whose performance is being reviewed or to anyone who has a legitimate interest.
Darden students are expected to attend class in order to contribute
as well as learn. Each course must have a written attendance policy that describes
the consequences of missed classes. The course policy must be distributed to
students before the end of the first week of classes. Whenever students miss
class, they should, out of courtesy, inform their instructor as to the circumstances,
in advance if possible.
The following letter symbols are used to grade students in
The Darden School: A, B+, B, B-, C, F; lowest no-penalty passing grade: B-.
Credit/No Credit Grades Darden School students may not
take courses on CR/NC basis.
Auditing Courses M.B.A. students and students enrolled
in other schools of the University may audit elective courses with the permission
of the instructor.
The deans office may ask a student at any time to withdraw
from a particular course or from the school because of unsatisfactory academic
work or for other adequate reasons.