Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 183 Absence from on-campus institutes is either excused or unexcused. Absence is excused when it is due to a fortuitous event, such as a natural disaster or emergency (e.g., hurricanes, transportation delay outside control of the student, or if it involves death in the immediate family or severe acute or contagious illness of the student—an immediate family member is defined as a spouse, mother, father, aunt, uncle, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother, grandparent, son, or daughter). In the case of illness, the student must submit a statement from an attending physician regarding the reason for absence. Students with an excused absence may make up their assignments /exams. The final decision for an excused absence rests with the program director. An unexcused absence may occur for any reason other than those listed above. In such cases, the student will have to make up the time at the discretion of the course faculty member. In addition, the student will not be able to make up any graded assignment or exam that occurred during the on-campus institute and will receive a 0 for that assignment or examination. Participation in Research Project The research sequence of the O.T.D. curriculum is embedded in seven courses of the curriculum, namely OTD 8101: Introduction to Didactic, Clinical and Capstone Experiences; OTD 8161: Evidence in Occupational Therapy Practice; OTD 8262: Research Design; OTD 8262L: Research Design Lab; OTD 8363: Research Project I; OTD 8363L: Research Project I Lab; and OTD 8464: Research Project II—Reflections and Dissemination Colloquium. This sequence allows the students to experience the research process from conceptualization to dissemination of results, thereby complying not only with the O.T.D. curriculum requirements, but also with the research component of the standards for doctoral-level occupational therapy education of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE ® ). O.T.D. students are responsible for completion of these sequences, including satisfaction of all course requirements for graduation. Likewise, the student is responsible for all expenses related to the research implementation, data analysis, and results dissemination, including, but not limited to, travel costs to conference sites and to the scheduled Annual Research Colloquium at the NSU Tampa Campus. Submission of Assignments Each course syllabus includes course-specific requirements and submission deadlines. Any assignment submitted after the assignment deadline will be subject to the consequences specified by the course instructor(s) and may affect the assignment grade and/or the final class grade as specified in the course syllabus. Assignment Resubmission The course instructor has the discretion to provide the students with the opportunity to resubmit a failed assignment with revisions as indicated and within the timeline specified by the course instructor. In cases where an assignment resubmission is permitted, the maximum possible score will be 75 percent. Incomplete Coursework A student may receive a grade of I (incomplete) in a course if he or she is passing the course, based on all completed coursework to date, but is unable to complete all course requirements due to documented medical reasons or extenuating personal circumstances. An incomplete will be changed to an earned grade upon a student’s satisfactory completion of the course or fieldwork requirements. A change from an incomplete to an earned grade must occur prior to the first day of the next academic year, or the student’s grade will be converted to an F .