PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 120 The following policy and procedure applies specifically to the PCHCS as a supplement to the policy in the NSU Student Handbook. Faculty members, directors, and/or chairs, with reasonable cause to believe that a student has committed an act of academic dishonesty, must refer the infraction directly to the department CSP, whose recommendation must then be forwarded to the department chair or designee. If the student appeals the decision of the department chair or designee, the appeal must be in writing and submitted to the chair of the Academic Honesty Committee (AHC) within five business days (excluding holidays and weekends) after the date of receiving notification of the department chair or designee’s decision. The appeal must contain a concise statement of all relevant facts and the result sought. Participation by legal representatives with regard to preparation of the written appeal is prohibited. The appeal may be submitted in hard copy, including a mailing address, and should also be emailed to the chair of the AHC to expedite committee response. 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