100 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 2018–2019 Religious Holidays Absences for major religious and ethnic holidays may be excused at the discretion of the program. Students are required to obtain approval for their absences one week prior to the holiday. Academic Advising Prior to the start of classes, each new entry-level student is assigned to a faculty adviser for academic counseling. Incoming students meet with their adviser during orientation period and are encouraged to meet periodically with their adviser to review coursework in order to avoid any academic problems. Email Accounts Internet-based email is one of the primary communication methods between programs and students at NSU. All students are assigned an email account upon matriculation. Students must maintain and regularly check mail addressed to their NSU email address. NSU faculty and staff members will only use the student’s NSU email address for correspondence. As a convenience to the student, it is possible to have your NSU mail forwarded to an off-campus email address by updating your account forwarding settings located at sharkmail.nova.edu . Further information about email can be obtained from the NSU Help Desk at (954) 262-4357 or at nova.edu /help . NSU mail can be checked from any Internet browser at sharkmail.nova.edu . Computer Requirements and Recommendations All students are REQUIRED to have ongoing access to a computer and an active account with an Internet service provider. Information regarding the minimum recommended specifications can be accessed at https://www.nova.edu/publications/it-standards . Internet Service Provider In order to access the university’s computing resources, all Nova Southeastern University students must obtain Internet access through a suitable Internet service provider (ISP). There are many ISP providers across the country. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange for and maintain his or her Internet connection. You may choose any reliable provider of your choice. Students enrolled in online programs are recommended to access through a DSL or cable Internet connection subscription. Contact the NSU Help Desk with any questions at (954) 262-4357 or at nova.edu/help . Audio and Videotaping In some programs of study, students are audiotaped and/or videotaped in certain academic classes and clinical labs for teaching, learning, and/or grading purposes. Program offices will obtain authorization and releases from the student prior to any taping. Students wishing to videotape or audiotape lectures must first obtain written permission from the individual course instructor. However, absolutely no audio or videotaping is authorized during exam reviews and exams.