CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

182 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 such as a student appeal process or semester breaks, may necessitate an adjustment to that timeline. Written remediation examination may occur at the Tampa Campus or online in a proctored environment and at the cost of the student. Practical remediation reexamination must occur at the Tampa Campus. The student is responsible for any associated cost for returning to the regional campus for this purpose. The courses listed as Occupational Therapy Interventions I, II, III (OTD 8271, OTD 8272, and OTD 8273), all include didactic coursework as well as Level I fieldwork experiences (FWE-I). The student must pass the didactic portion of the corresponding intervention course in order to progress to the FWE I placement (e.g., a student who fails the didactic portion of an intervention course will not begin the FWE-I). Any remediation of the didactic portion will delay the start of the FWE-I, and possibly subsequent Level II fieldwork experiences (FWE-II). Furthermore, a student who appeals course grades may not begin FWE-I during the appeal process. Retaking any of the three intervention courses will follow the policy on course failures, and such retake, when applicable, should include both didactic and fieldwork experiences. Students will be permitted to participate in the first FWE-II, or OTD 8391 offered during the summer semester, only after successful completion of all required academic coursework prior to OTD 8391. Students who fail this first FWE-II rotation may or may not be offered the opportunity to retake the failed OTD 8391 immediately, which is during the fall semester. Upon the successful retake of the failed fieldwork rotation, the student will not be able to begin their coursework until the following fall semester with the next O.T.D. cohort. Therefore, the student will not be enrolled in the winter and summer semesters, but will be able to reenroll with the next cohort in the fall semester. The same requirement to immediately retake failed rotation for the FWE-II and Residency rotations will be enforced. Students may retake only one FWE-II. Should students fail a second FWE-II (which includes failing the same FWE-II twice), they will be considered to have failed two FWE-II and will be dismissed from the O.T.D. program. Additional tuition will be charged for repeated courses, including Level II fieldwork experiences. The maximum final grade O.T.D. students may earn on any didactic course after any remediation will be 75 percent. The maximum final grade in Level II fieldwork experiences is a pass ( P ), as numerical scores are not assigned in those courses. Participation in the Virtual Learning Environment of the Blended (Hybrid) O.T.D. Program The student is responsible for keeping track of information posted in Canvas, the university’s learning management system (LMS), which includes, but is not limited to, the postings in the O.T.D. Student Center, contents of the course syllabi, items posted in Canvas Collaborate, course messaging, online examinations, the Respondus Lockdown Browser, etc. The program expects students to use effective time management and appropriate use of electronic communication and social media if necessary. Participation During On-Campus Institutes O.T.D. students are required to be present and participate during four to five face-to-face institutes occurring every three or four weeks, strategically scheduled to have sessions occurring at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester. Unavoidable changes in the schedule will be communicated in a timely fashion. The institutes focus on application of learning and psychomotor skills, followed by active reflection and group/ individual processing. Therefore, students are expected to have prepared according to individual faculty member instructions before coming to the institute. A make up for missed face-to-face institutes may be available at the discretion of the course faculty member.