PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2024–2025 122 Probation Academic Probation is one disciplinary level higher than Academic Warning and appears on the student’s official transcript. Probation serves as an opportunity to address serious academic difficulties with the goal of preventing a student from Academic Dismissal. It is a trial period during which students have the opportunity to demonstrate that they can succeed academically. A student who fails any course in a program will be placed on Academic Probation. The Academic Probation may be lifted when the student successfully completes the failed course(s) the next time it is (they are) offered. Upon being placed on Academic Probation, students will be referred to their adviser and/or the CSP. Please see the CSP procedures in the PCHCS section of this handbook. Dismissal Academic Dismissal is the final and most severe step in the levels of academic discipline. Dismissal is stipulated when students are unable to improve their academic performance and meet the conditions of their probation, as described above. Students who fail a course in a program will be referred to their adviser and/or the CSP and may be subject to dismissal from the program. Please see the CSP procedures in the PCHCS section of this handbook. A student who is dismissed on the basis of inadequate academic performance may be required to reapply to the program to be considered for readmission under the admissions standards applicable for the next class; however, readmission is not guaranteed and is ultimately at the discretion of the program director. The applicant will be treated as a first-time competitive applicant for the purposes of coursework and must repeat and pass all required coursework. Students are instructed to refer to their college’s individual program policies regarding readmission, because exceptions or additional restrictions may apply. Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure Academic dishonesty is addressed in the NSU Student Handbook, under the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. 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.