176 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 practicum courses with separate pass/fail course grades that offer Level I experiences, whereas in OCT 6350, fieldwork experiences and practicum grades are incorporated within the overall course. During these Level I experiences, student performance is rated by onsite supervisors. Due to the interactive nature of fieldwork experience, there is no mechanism to take a comprehensive examination following a failed experience. The course faculty, along with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, are ultimately responsible for determining the final grade for the practicum courses. A student who fails a Level I fieldwork experience will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP). Based on the recommendations of the CSP and department chair, the student may be given the opportunity to repeat the Level I experience. Upon the final decision of the department chair, students who fail a Level I fieldwork course and are subsequently approved for continuing in the program will be required to repeat the fieldwork once a placement is arranged. This must be successfully completed prior to beginning their Level II fieldwork course. Should the student fail a second Level I fieldwork experience, the student will be automatically dismissed from the program. Level II fieldwork experiences Level II fieldwork experiences are offered in the third year of the program. It is recommended that students choose placements with different settings and populations representing two different practice areas in the occupational therapy profession. Students will only be permitted to participate in Level II fieldwork experiences after successful completion of all required academic coursework. Students who fail a Level II fieldwork experience will be required to meet with CSP to determine a course of action prior to scheduling a repeated fieldwork experience. Due to the interactive nature of fieldwork experience, there is no mechanism to take a comprehensive examination following a failed experience. As with other course failures, students who fail a Level II fieldwork experience will be required to meet with CSP for recommendations for a course of action. The occupational therapy chair will have the final decision whether to accept the recommendations of the CSP or to provide an alternate, based on his or her discretion. Students who desire a leave of absence due to personal circumstances are required to follow the college policy regarding the Leave of Absence in the college section of this handbook. All students must successfully complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months of completion of didactic courses in order to graduate from the M.O.T. program. Students may only retake one Level II fieldwork experience. Should students fail a second Level II fieldwork experience, they will be considered to have failed two Level II fieldwork experiences and will be dismissed from the M.O.T. program. Additional tuition will be charged for repeated courses, including, but not limited to, level I and level II fieldwork experiences. The maximum final grade in Level II fieldwork experiences is a pass ( P ), as numerical scores are not assigned in those courses. Attendance Absences and tardiness are strongly discouraged. Students are required to attend all classes and to arrive on time. A student is tardy if he/she arrives after the designated class time. Students are ultimately responsible for any information missed. In addition, attendance is required for course lab experiences, field trips, and fieldwork activities. It is possible that these activities cannot be made up and any points or grades assigned to that activity will be lost. Students who are repeatedly tardy or absent will be referred to the CSP, which may result in disciplinary warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal from the program. In the case of a planned or unplanned absence or tardiness, students are required to notify the professor by email or phone within 24 hours of the occurrence.