PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 123 than three business days or no greater than five business days after the course or semester ends. Justifiable exceptions, such as a student appeal process or semester breaks, may necessitate an adjustment to that timeline. 3. A student may remediate no more than two courses during enrollment in the respective program. 4. Prior to a remediation examination, a student who fails a course may be asked to meet with the student’s faculty adviser or designee to devise an appropriate remediation plan. 5. I f a student is successful on course remediation, the highest grade achievable will be the minimum passing grade for that course, and an E will be notated after the remediated grade [e.g., C(E)], on the student’s transcript except in circumstances as noted in number seven. 6. A student who fails a course remediation will receive a failing grade for the course. The transcript should reflect the preremediated or the remediated course grade, whichever is higher. The program policies related to course failures will then be applied. 7. In courses with distinctly separate written and practical grade components, a student who fails that course may, at the discretion of the program chair/director, be required to remediate both components or only the failed component. If successfully remediated, the student will receive the minimum passing grade for that component as well as the course, rather than the actual grade received on the remediated exam. Student Appeals Policy and Procedure The Student Appeals Hearing is an informal proceeding conducted by the College-Wide Appeals Committee (CWAC) upon the written request of the student in question. This written request must be received by the chair of the CWAC within five business days of student notification from the program director. Participation by legal representatives with regard to preparation of the written request is prohibited. No rules of evidence will be used. The hearing 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. The purpose of the CWAC is to review decisions to ensure the policies and procedures of the university, HPD, and the PCHCS have been followed. No new evidence which was not presented to the department will be considered by the CWAC. Appeals Committee Responsibilities The CWAC will hear all student appeals of decisions by the department chair or designee of each of the departments or individual programs of the PCHCS relating to dismissal or disciplinary actions