Benguet State University

Retention Policy


RETENTION


After admission to the BSDC Program, the student, regardless of year level, must maintain good moral character at all times. He/ she must adhere to the rules of conduct imposed by the University and the Department of Development Communication in its Student Handbooks. He/she shall act in a manner that will uphold the honor, dignity, and prestige of Benguet State University and B.S. Development Communication Program and must follow the following guidelines to stay in the program and obtain the corresponding BSDC degree:

Based on Policies and Standards for Bachelor of Science in Development Communication Program as stipulated in CMO 36 series of 2017 students admitted into the program must maintain a general weighted average at least 2.75 in all major subjects each semester/ term.

Major subjects- refers to specialization courses

Situations and actions to be taken for the following cases:

SITUATION

GWA in major subject is less than 2.5

ACTION

Student will still be admitted to the program but will be advised to improve his/her grade in the remaining major subjects. The student will be given a “warning” status and will be lifted if the student obtained in the succeeding semester.

If such average will be attained for the second time, the student will be advised to shift to other courses.


GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLASTIC DELINQUENCY


A. WARNING

            A student who, in any given semester, obtains failing grades (5.0) and/ or a mark of “D” in 25 percent (25%) to 49 percent (49%) of the total number of academic units enrolled in, shall be warned by the Adviser or Chairperson to improve his/her grades and shall be required to enroll and pass the failed subjects in the next semester/s, and to report to the Guidance and Counseling for counseling.

B. PROBATION

Students shall be placed under probation in the next semester of enrollment under any of the following conditions:

—-They had failing grades (5.0) and/or a mark of “D” in 50 percent (50%) or 75 percent (75%) of the total number of units enrolled in a given semester.

—-They had failing grades (5.0) or a mark of “D” in 25 percent (25%) to 49 percent (49%) of the total number of academic units enrolled in two consecutive semesters.

—-They did not comply with the other requirements imposed to them during their “warning” status.

A student placed under probation shall be given a limited academic load, as determined by the Chairperson and/or the Office of Students Services, and shall be required to enroll in the failed subjects in the next semester (if the subject is not available during the present semester). A student on probation shall be released only upon passing all subjects enrolled in during his/her period of probation.

C. DISMISSAL

            Student shall be dismissed in the program and be advised to shift to other course under any of the following conditions: List

—-A student who, in any given semester, obtains failing grades (5.0) and/ or a mark of “D” in more than 75 percent (75%) of the total number of academic units enrolled in.

—-A student who obtains who obtains failing grade (5.0) and/ or a mark of “D” in all his/her DevCom minor or major subjects.

A student, who is no longer allowed to re-enroll in the BSDC program because of scholastic delinquency, may seek admission in another College. However, he/ she shall first be referred to the Guidance Counseling Office for evaluation of capability and possibility of success in that College or unit, and the Dean of the College to which he/she is seeking transfer must favorably consider his/her application for admission.

General Weighted Average


To raise the Department’s academic standards, the Department of Development Communication has deemed it necessary to provide a minimum Grade Weighted Average (GWA) which BSDC students must maintain.

Minimum GWA (for every semester or summer of study) 2.75

Situations and actions to be taken for the following cases:

SITUATION

GWA is less than 2.75

ACTION

Student is disqualified to continue in the BSDC curriculum and is to be advised to shift to another course.


COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP


SITUATION

With INC grades in any major subjects:

Development Journalism DEVC 125, DEVC 126, DEVC 127, DEV 128, DEVC 112

Community Broadcasting DEVC 135, DEVC 136, DEVC 137, DEVC 138, DEV 112

Educational Communication DEVC 145, DEVC 146, DEVC 147, DEVC 148, DEVC 112

Science Communication DEVC 155, DEVC 156, DEVC 157, DEVC 158, DEVC 112

ACTION

Student is not allowed to enroll for Communication Internship unless INC mark is completed before enrollment  

Final grade in any major subject is 5.0 (Failed)

Student is not allowed to enroll for  internship


COURSE INVENTORY

The Bachelor of Science in Development Communication consists of the following courses:

Course Category Units
General Education Courses 43
Professional Courses 61
Electives 30
Thesis/Research 6
OJT/Internship/Practicum/Field
Practice/Teaching Internship
6
Physical Education 8
National Service Training Program 6
TOTAL 160

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