Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 112 Class schedules are issued from time to time as an aid to faculty members and students, but the administration reserves the right to make changes, assign Saturday hours, or deviate from published schedules without notice. Classes generally begin at 10 minutes after the hour unless otherwise specified by a particular department or degree program. Students not seated in their assigned seat by the time class begins will be marked absent. Classes finish on the hour. If a student arrives within 20 minutes after the start of the class, the absence will be reduced to half absence. Students will await the instructor’s arrival until at least 20 minutes after the specified starting time, unless notified otherwise by an authorized person. Academic Advising Prior to the start of classes, each new entry-level student is assigned to a faculty adviser for academic counseling. Incoming students meet with their adviser during orientation period and are encouraged to meet periodically with their adviser to review coursework to avoid any academic problems. Email Accounts Internet-based email is one of the primary communication methods between programs and students at NSU. All students are assigned an email account upon matriculation. Students must maintain and regularly check mail addressed to their NSU email address. Students are expected to check their NSU email daily, Monday through Friday, and respond to faculty members’ emails within 24 hours during the workweek. NSU faculty and staff members will only use the student’s NSU email address for correspondence. As a convenience to the student, it is possible to have your NSU mail forwarded to an off-campus email address by updating your account forwarding settings located at sharkmail.nova.edu. Further information about email can be obtained from the NSU Help Desk at (954) 262-4357 or at nova.edu/help. NSU mail can be checked from any Internet browser at sharkmail.nova.edu. Computer Requirements and Recommendations All students are REQUIRED to have ongoing access to a computer and an active account with an Internet service provider (ISP). Information regarding the minimum recommended specifications can be accessed at nova.edu/publications/it-standards. Internet Service Provider To access the university’s computing resources, all NSU students must obtain Internet access through a suitable ISP. There are many ISP providers across the country. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange for and maintain an Internet connection. Students may choose any reliable provider of their choice. Students enrolled in online programs are recommended to access through a DSL or cable Internet connection subscription. Students should contact the NSU Help Desk with any questions at (954) 262-4357 or at nova.edu/help.