Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 118 • 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. • The department chair or designee shall review the committee’s recommendations and shall notify the student of the outcome in writing by certified mail (return receipt requested), by email with response requested, or by hand delivery. The department chair may adopt, reject, or modify the committee’s recommendation or may remand the matter back to the committee for further investigation or deliberation. • The recommendations of the CSP and all reports, letters, and investigative records shall be maintained by the program for not less than five years. This information is not part of the student’s permanent record or the student’s transcript. Students have the right to appeal the decision within five business days of notification from the department chair or designee, except in cases of grade disputes, in which the department chair or designee is the final appeal. A request for appeal must follow the procedures outlined in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Handbook section titled Student Appeals. Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal The purpose of this policy is to identify and provide assistance to students who are not making satisfactory academic progress. To enhance students’ chances of achieving the best academic outcomes, the PCHCS has adopted academic standards designed to identify those students who are experiencing academic difficulty, and to provide timely intervention through academic advising and academic support programs. The policy addresses academic discipline at three levels—academic warning, academic probation, and academic dismissal. The university reserves the right to take additional action as it deems appropriate. Individual program policies may affect interpretation of these policies, and the student is therefore subject to the program’s policies. For example, a program that dismisses students after one course failure will not need to adhere to the policies, outlined below, for Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Academic Dismissal. Warning Academic Warning is the least severe of the three levels of academic discipline. Academic Warning will not appear on the official transcript, but will be placed in the student’s program file. Academic Warning serves as an opportunity to address difficulties with the goal of preventing a student from being placed on Academic Probation. It is a written notification that any continuation of substandard academic performance may result in additional disciplinary action.