CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 2018–2019 219 an absence is anticipated, the student is required to contact the course instructor and the field associate prior to the first day of class or no later than two weeks before the date of the online chat sessions or hybrid weekend class that will be missed. If an emergency arises and the student cannot reasonably alert the course instructor prior to the missed class, the student should contact the course instructor and field associate as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the course instructor after the emergency to determine how the missed class requirements and/or assignments can be made up. Students are required to access and participate in their online classes at least once per week. Students are expected to attend and participate in all online chat sessions as scheduled by the course instructor. Every student is expected to be on time for all online chat sessions. Each course instructor will advise students as to the repercussions that may be incurred as a result of absence from the online chat sessions. Grade reductions may be imposed, if a student demonstrates a pattern of tardiness to the online chat sessions (more than five minutes late more than once) or if more than one absence occurs from the online class. Such a reduction in grade will be reported to the student in writing at the time it is imposed. Missed assignments may be made up solely at the discretion of the course instructor. Attendance and participation in the hybrid weekend component of each designated class is mandatory. Students can assume that all hybrid weekend classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated by the course instructor. Students are required to attend the full day of class for each of the hybrid weekend class sessions (Saturday and/or Sunday). If a student has received prior approval from the course instructor to miss any day of the hybrid weekend class sessions (excused or planned), he or she must contact, in writing, the field associate in order to request a copy of the DVD recording from the missed hybrid weekend class day. If a student experiences any technical difficulties that cannot be resolved during the hybrid weekend class sessions, the field associate will make note of the student and a copy of the DVD recording will be sent to her or him within 10 business days following the end of that specific hybrid weekend class sessions. Continuous Enrollment The SLP.D. program requires students to enroll in at least one course per semester per the duration of their SLP.D. studies. If a student needs to take a semester off during the academic year, a formal, written request for a leave of absence must be submitted to the program director and chair of the department of speech-language pathology. The request for a leave of absence will be subject to approval. Add/Drop Period Students can add or drop courses during the first week of the semester. To add/drop a course, students must contact their advisors to complete the add/drop process. For information regarding add/drop period and tuition refund, see Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawals , previously located in this handbook. Continuing Services SLP.D. students are allotted seven years from the initial term of enrollment in which to complete all program and degree requirements. Students unable to complete all program and degree requirements within this seven year timeframe will be subject to dismissal. Academic Withdrawals Unless prior approval or a leave of absence has been granted, students who do not enroll in any classes for two consecutive semesters may be administratively withdrawn ( WU ) from the SLP.D. program. If a student