CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

218 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 2018–2019 Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) Complaint Policy Nova Southeastern University’s M.S.-SLP has been awarded accreditation by CAA. Students enrolled in a program accredited by the CAA are eligible to apply for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Should a student enrolled in the program wish to file a grievance against the program, he or she should contact CAA at Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard, #310 Rockville, Maryland 20850 800-498-2071 • Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) Because the Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology Program is delivered in distance format, not all of the policies contained in this handbook are applicable to SLP.D. students. Policies that are not covered in this section are addressed in previous sections of the handbook. The following policies are specific to students in the Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology Program. Credit Transfer A maximum of 9 semester hours of post-master’s degree, doctoral-level credit, earned from a regionally accredited institution within the past 5 years, will be considered toward meeting the doctoral program’s degree requirements. Grades for courses transferred must be at the grade of A or B or equivalent. Acceptance of transfer credit is not guaranteed. Current doctoral candidates should request and receive prior written approval from the chair of the department of speech-language pathology before enrolling in any other institution’s courses that are intended to be submitted for transfer credit. This request should include an explanation and related course description(s). Attendance The SLP.D. courses are designed in distance-learning formats (i.e., online and hybrid weekend classes). Each student holds the responsibility to fulfill class requirements, access recommended resources, and meet the designated deadlines for assignment submissions. Students will attend one on-campus residency (summer institute) over the course of their SLP.D. studies. Attendance of the full day of on-campus classes within the summer institute is mandatory. Students who cannot attend the summer institute when first offered must attend the next summer that it is offered. Students can assume that all on-campus classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated by the course instructor. Return flights and travel arrangements should be scheduled no earlier than the last evening of the last day of the summer institute course. Course instructors may assign an incomplete to students who do not complete a full day of on-campus classes. The time of online chat sessions and hybrid weekend class meeting dates are scheduled according to the availability of the course instructors. Any absence from any of the online chat sessions or hybrid weekend classes that is anticipated by a student (excused or planned) must be approved by the course instructor. If