PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 117 Dean’s List Students receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher are placed on the Dean’s List for that semester. (The undergraduate GPA requirement is 3.8.) An annual letter of commendation is sent from the dean to the student, and the honor is recorded on the student’s official transcript. Graduation with Honors Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher will receive a diploma inscribed with Highest Honors. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 to 3.79 will receive a diploma inscribed with Honors. Committee on Student Progress (CSP) Each department within the PCHCS has one or more Committee on Student Progress (CSP). It is the CSP’s responsibility to conduct proceedings to examine the status of students who are experiencing academic problems or who have violated any regulation, policy, and/or professional or behavioral codes of conduct. The CSP examines individual cases and makes appropriate recommendations to the department chair or designee, who determines the final status of the individual student. All examinations of individual cases are informal proceedings conducted by the CSP. Legal representation is not permitted; rules of evidence will not be used. At the discretion of the academic program, violations of college or university conduct/behavioral policies may be referred to the university’s dean of students to be addressed under the conduct procedures detailed in the NSU portion of this handbook. Process and Procedure • When informed of the alleged violation or academic deficiency by the department chair or program director, the chair of the CSP will conduct a preliminary investigation. • The CSP chair will then call a meeting of the committee and shall notify the student in question. The student shall receive written notice of the time, place, and subject of the meeting. Legal representation or any other form of representation is prohibited during the hearing. • The student will provide the CSP chair with a list of any witnesses the student may have, in writing, no less than two business days before the hearing date. Students will be responsible for ensuring the presence of their witness. Witnesses must have personal knowledge of facts relating to the matter at issue. Character witnesses are not permitted. • Witnesses will be called in individually to be questioned and to provide any statements. Any witness may be asked to remain outside the meeting room for later recall. The student will not be present during the questioning of the witnesses. • The student will be given ample opportunity to present the statements to the committee. The student will only be present during the statement and to respond to any questions from the committee. • The CSP chair will dismiss the student and any witnesses and close the meeting for discussion. • At the conclusion of the discussion, the committee shall make recommendations to the department chair or designee.