Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 2018–2019 221 Once an Incomplete Grade Agreement has been submitted and the grade of incomplete issued, the course work must be finalized and submitted to the instructor according to the agreed upon timeline, as outlined on the Incomplete Grade form. This date can be no later than the last day of the term following the final class date of the course. The instructor will not accept assignments submitted after the date indicated on the agreement and the student’s grade will be assigned according to the work that the student submitted by the due date. An incomplete ( I ) grade that has not been changed by the official date in the agreement will be converted to an F by the program director and department chair. Applied Dissertation The applied dissertation is a detailed, accurate, and cohesive account of a scholarly investigation designed to answer a research question directed toward the improvement of practice in the field of speech-language pathology. Research is distinguished by a theory-to-practice model encompassing a diversity of disciplines. Each student is assigned a faculty committee to facilitate and supervise the process. There are three benchmarks in the completion of the applied dissertation: (1) the concept paper, (2) the dissertation proposal and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, and (3) the dissertation. On-Campus Residency (Summer Institute) During the first summer semester in the program, all students are required to attend a weeklong on-campus residency (summer institute) and/or an SLP.D. course. The one-week session and class is located either on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus or the NSU Tampa Campus. Dress Code When at any NSU campuses during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., SLP.D. students will follow the dress code identified in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Science section of this handbook. When participating in the courses during in any of the distance learning formats (online chat sessions or hybrid weekend classes), students must maintain a neat and clean appearance befitting scholars attending a professional program. Those students failing to comply may be dismissed from the class. Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email SLP.D. courses for which a student has registered, both purely online and hybrid weekend classes, will be accessed through the Canvas online learning environment. Students must use their NSU email login and password in order to log in to their courses posted on Canvas. Orientation to the online Canvas learning environment will be provided to students in the first semester, and its online assistance and tutorials are available at any time through the University Office of Innovation and Information Technology and the SharkLink student portal. In addition, it is the students’ responsibility and it is mandatory that students regularly check their NSU provided email accounts for important communications from both their course instructors and the university in general.