Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 185 Student Identification Cards: The SharkCard NSU requires that students wear the NSU SharkCard (ID card) at all times. Students can complete an NSU SharkCard application (available online) and mail a passport-size photo to NSU Campus Card Services. Students can also obtain the SharkCard if they go to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus at the SharkCard Services Desk located in the Don Taft University Center (open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.) or at HPD in the One-Stop Shop located in the admissions area on the first floor of the Terry Building. The SharkCard provides access to all buildings, libraries, and the fitness center located in the Don Taft University Center. Each year, the NSU SharkCard provides students with $75 toward printing costs associated with printing at the computer labs on campus. Academic Advising and Administrative Support The department has a policy and procedure in place for academic advising. Prior to the mandatory orientation weekend, the program director assigns academic advisers to each student; an initial meeting between student advisees and their academic advisers occurs at a dedicated session during orientation. Students can access the current policy and procedure on student advising in the O.T.D. Student Center. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to develop a relationship with their adviser, and be proactive in their academic preparation. Essential Functions Most educational programs have technical standards or essential function policies that guide and protect the program and its students regarding reasonable expectations for admission, retention, and graduation. Essential functions, as distinguished from fund of knowledge standards, refer to those abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of a curriculum, including clinical education and the development of professional attributes required of all students at graduation. The Entry-Level O.T.D. program has a responsibility to the public to assure that its graduates can become fully competent and caring occupational therapists who are capable of providing benefit and doing no harm. Individuals admitted and retained in the O.T.D. program must possess the intelligence, integrity, compassion, humanitarian concerns, physical and emotional capacity, cognitive and communication skills, and professionalism necessary to practice occupational therapy. To this end, all Entry-Level O.T.D. students must meet the requirements outlined in the O.T.D. program’s Essential Functions Policy for Admission, Retention, and Graduation. Find the O.T.D. Essential Functions document at healthsciences.nova.edu/ot/orientation/forms/otd-essential-functions-policy.pdf . Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy • Principal authorship, order of authorship, and other publication credits should accurately reflect the relative scientific, technical, professional, or scholarly contributions of the individuals involved. • No authorship credit should be given to someone whose suggestion/idea/feedback may have influenced a project, but did not actively participate in project development and implementation. This person could be acknowledged as described in bullet five (following). • Authorship is not merited solely for administrative support, financial contribution, or a supervisor/ adviser’s position.