PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Audiology 2024–2025 148 Withdrawal from a Course A request for withdrawal from a course shall be made in writing to the program chair. A student may request withdrawal only if the student is in good academic/professional standing with the program. A withdrawal from a course requires approval from the program chair. A grade of W (withdrawal) will be recorded on the transcript. The grade of W will be replaced by an earned grade only if the student retakes the course. Unofficial or poor standing withdrawals may result in a grade of F as determined by the faculty member. Incomplete Coursework Students who are unable to complete the requirements for a course within the term limits may request, in writing, a grade of I (incomplete) from the professor. This request must be made in writing to the professor, who has the sole discretion to accept or reject the request. To be eligible for a grade of I, the student must be earning a passing grade at the time of the request. If the request is accepted by the professor, the professor shall provide to the student the terms and conditions of an “incomplete contract.” It is the student’s responsibility to complete the requirements of the incomplete contract within the prescribed time limits. Incomplete coursework must be completed by the end of the next semester the course is offered or within one year from the end of the course, whichever is sooner. Failure to successfully complete the contract automatically results in a failing grade. Accreditation Compliance With respect to the ACAE, submission of any complaints relating directly to lack of compliance with the Accreditation Standards and requirements of accreditation must be made in writing and signed by the complainant. The complainant’s contact information including address and telephone number is to be included with the complaint. The submitted complaint must include specific details and documentation to support the complaint and should be sent to the executive director, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191. The telephone number is (703) 226-1056. Upon receipt of the complaint, the executive director of ACAE will forward a copy to the department chair within 10 business days, for response and appropriate documentation. If the complainant identification is to be withheld, the complaint will be forwarded in a de-identified format. The department chair will then have 30 business days to respond to the complaint, including providing documentation to support the response. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) residential education program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. With respect to CAA, grievances about the program must • be against an accredited educational program or program in candidacy status in speech-language pathology and/or audiology • relate to the standards for accreditation of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology, and