PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 120 The AHC will hear all student appeals of decisions recommended by the committee and concurred with by the department chair or designee of each department or individual program of the PCHCS. The Academic Honesty Hearing is an informal proceeding conducted by the AHC upon the written request of the student in question. No rules of evidence will be used. The AHC will convene a hearing which shall be internal, private, and closed to those not associated with the university. Nonuniversity personnel are not available for consultation during these hearings. Legal representation or any other form of representation during the appeal hearing is prohibited. No recording devices will be permitted during the hearing process. All procedures and actions are aimed to safeguard and preserve the educational and developmental mission of the PCHCS. Actions taken in these cases may include, but are not limited to, no action, assignment failure, course failure, suspension, or dismissal. The Academic Honesty Committee is composed of faculty representatives from each discipline within the PCHCS. • Once the student appeals to the AHC, the student is notified in writing as to the student’s right to a formal hearing before the committee. • The student’s department chair or designee is also notified once the hearing date and time are set or if the student waives the student’s right to be heard. • The AHC will notify the student and the department chair or designee in writing of the final disciplinary decision. • The decisions of the AHC are final. Disciplinary Warning/Probation/Suspension/Dismissal The purpose of this policy is to ensure adherence to the university’s Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility and provide guidance to students who may be in violation of the code. This code seeks to promote high standards of behavior and academic integrity by setting forth the responsibilities of students as members of the university community. Abiding by the code ensures a climate wherein all members of the university community can exercise their rights of membership. NSU’s PCHCS has adopted disciplinary standards designed to identify those students who are in violation of the student conduct policies, and to provide timely intervention through advising and support. The policy addresses disciplinary conduct at four levels—Warning, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal. The university reserves the right to take appropriate action to impose sanctions at any level it deems appropriate based on the nature of the violation of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. The university also reserves the right to take additional disciplinary action as it deems appropriate. Warning Disciplinary Warning is the least severe of the three levels of disciplinary action and will not appear on the official transcript, but will be placed in the student’s program file. Disciplinary Warning serves as an opportunity to address code infractions with the goal of preventing a student from being placed on Disciplinary Probation. It is a written notification that any violation of the Code of Student Conduct