216 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 2018–2019 2. microphone with headset 3. Internet access 4. Office 2007 or higher with PowerPoint and Word (or Office replacement such as Open Office or iWork) 5. Adobe Reader Telecommunications: SharkMail and Internet Access Account Each student is assigned a SharkMail account; this account is the key to effective communication while enrolled in M.S.-SLP. Students are required to check SharkMail daily. The M.S.-SLP administration, the faculty, and the staff will use SharkMail routinely to communicate with individual students, entire classes, or groups of students. A student’s failure to check his or her email will not be accepted as a reason for missed communication. Photographs, Recordings No one may take photographs or record audio or video in either virtual or physical classrooms without prior permission of the instructor and the students within those facilities. Students wishing to record lectures must obtain permission from the instructor. Consent forms may be obtained from the office of your academic center. Clinical Experience and Placement Clinical Practicum Clinical and externship experiences are held during the weekdays. Students should plan to devote full-time participation to two externship experiences. Clinical practicum hours are obtained in the campus-based Speech-Language Pathology Clinic and in affiliate off-campus practicum sites. Clinical hours may only be counted toward ASHA certification requirements when the student earns a passing grade for each clinical assignment. Only clinical practicum hours earned while the student is enrolled in the university program and under the supervision of an ASHA-certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist (for hearing hours, only) may be counted toward the degree and certification. A student may not use his or her own site of employment or previous employment as a clinical site for credit. Students are to follow all supervisory requirements. Students are required to complete all clinical practicum experiences within the United States or Puerto Rico. Students registering for clinical practicums must have the appropriate availability in order to be scheduled for direct contact experiences in the given assigned clinical placements. All students must maintain grades of B- or better in academic and clinical courses in order to participate in further clinical courses and continue in M.S.-SLP. Once a student has been accepted to begin the sequence of clinical courses, the courses will continue each successive semester. If for ANY reason the student wishes to postpone a clinical course, his or her faculty contact must be told in writing at least one semester before the course is to begin. If a student leaves or is asked to leave a clinical course for any reason, the student will receive a grade of F for that clinical course and will be reviewed by the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) for Academic Probation.