PCHCS Handbook 2022-2023

2022–2023 Student Handbook DR. PALLAVI PATEL COLLEGE OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook I Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Policies and programs set forth in this handbook are effective through the academic year 2022–2023. Changes in the content of the student handbook may be made, at anytime, by the university, division, or college administration. Adequate notice of anticipated changes will be given to the student, whenever possible. This student handbook supersedes all previous handbooks, documents, and directives where they may be in conflict. The student handbook is the governing document for all program-related information. Please become familiar with the policies and procedures listed within. Failure to read this handbook does not excuse students from the rules, policies, and procedures contained in it. The university recognizes that individual programs require different times for the completion of academic studies leading to a degree. Therefore, the time frame is a matter within the discretion of each academic program. All program/center catalogs, bulletins, and handbooks carry this information. Students should refer to their individual program’s or center’s catalog and/or student handbook for further information about academic programs, policies, and procedures. 22-0610-2022SAT 22-0440-2022SAT 22-0569-2022SAT

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook III CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, updates to academic and safety protocols will be reflected on the following web page: nova.edu/coronavirus.

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook V MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. ........................1 FOREWORD/RESERVATION OF POWER.............2 Foreword...................................................................... 2 Reservation of Power................................................ 3 UNIVERSITY VISION STATEMENT, MISSION STATEMENT, AND CORE VALUES.........4 Vision 2025 Statement.............................................4 Mission Statement......................................................4 NSU Core Values. .......................................................4 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY................... 7 STATEMENT ON STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES........................................9 University Equal Opportunity /Nondiscrimination Policy.......................................9 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)....................................... 10 Release of Student Information........................12 Conduct Notifications..........................................12 Deceased Student Records................................12 Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement............12 CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITY......................13 Academic Standards............................................... 14 Conduct Standards.................................................. 16 NSU University-Wide Religious Holiday Policy......................................... 16 NSU Interfaith Work-Restricted Religious Holiday Calendar................................17 A. G eneral Administrative Policies and Guidelines............................................... 19 A.1 Alcohol Policy..................................................... 19 A.2 Appropriate Conduct and Consensual Relationships Policy...................21 A.3 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses...............21 A.4 E xcused Absences for Participation in Cocurricular Activities.....................................22 A.5 Flexibility in Policies. .......................................23 A.6 Health Policies...................................................23 A.7 Holds on Student Records.............................25 A.8 Image Use Statement......................................25 A.9 I ndebtedness to the University....................26 Force Majeure....................................................27 University Fees..................................................27 A.10 Leave of Absence Policy...............................28 A.11 International Travel Registration Requirement and Program............................28 A.12 J urisdiction of University Policies and Procedures................................................28 A.13 Off-Campus Residency. ................................28 A.14 Student Organization Rights and Responsibilities. ......................................29 A.15 University Computer and Telecommunications Use Policy................ 30 A.16 U niversity Copyright and Patent Policy............................................33 A.17 U niversity Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy...........................................33 B. Specific Conduct Violations..........................33 B.1 Alcoholic Beverages. ....................................... 34 B.2 Animals............................................................... 34 B.3 Assault/Violence. .............................................35 B.4 Bribery.................................................................35 B.5 Cheating..............................................................35 B.6 Complicity...........................................................35 B.7 Contracting on Behalf of the University.....35 B.8 Damage or Vandalism to Property..............35 B.9 Dangerous Items...............................................35 B.10 Disorderly Conduct. .......................................36 B.11 Distributing or Posting Printed Media........36 B.12 Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia...........................36 Table of Contents

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook VI B.13 Emergency Equipment and Procedures...37 B.14 Facilitating Academic Dishonesty..............37 B.15 Failure to Disclose Criminal Offenses........37 B.16 F alse Information (Including Fabrication, Fraud, and Falsification of Records)........................38 B.17 Fire.......................................................................38 B.18 Gambling and/or Games of Chance. .........38 B.19 Guests.................................................................38 B.20 Harassment or Harm to Others..................39 B.21 Hate-Based Conduct Violations. ................39 B.22 Hazing................................................................39 B.23 Health and Safety...........................................39 B.24 Identification Cards. ..................................... 40 B.25 I nterference with University Investigations, Disciplinary Proceedings, or Records............................. 40 B.26 Lake Swimming................................................41 B.27 Littering/Projecting Objects........................41 B.28 Misuse of Computers or Telecommunications (Technology)............41 B.29 Noise...................................................................41 B.30 O nline/Internet Social Networking Usage..........................................41 B.31 Parking and Motor Vehicle Policy................41 B.32 Plagiarism.........................................................42 B.33 R ecWell Center Policies and Procedures...............................................42 B.34 Removal or Ejection from a University-Sponsored Event.......................42 B.35 Requests or Orders........................................42 B.36 U niversity Housing and Residence Life Policies and Procedures...............................42 B.37 Retaliation.........................................................43 B.38 Smoking/Tobacco-Free Policy...................43 B.39 Solicitation........................................................43 B.40 Stalking.............................................................43 B.41 Fraternity and Sorority Life Manual/Policies....................................... 44 B.42 Theft or Unauthorized Possession........... 44 B.43 Unauthorized Entry. ..................................... 44 B.44 Unauthorized Possession of University Property................................. 44 B.45 Unauthorized Recording............................. 44 B.46 Video and/or Audio Copyright Violation. ..................................... 44 B.47 Violation of Disciplinary Status/Conditions.......................................... 44 B.48 Worthless Checks. .........................................45 C. U niversity Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy......................................... 45 D. University Disciplinary Procedures............. 46 D.1 Introduction........................................................ 46 D.2 Judicial Conference......................................... 49 D.3 Administrative Judicial Proceeding. ...........52 D.4 University Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Disciplinary Procedures. .........55 E. A dditional Grievance Procedures Available.....................................55 E.1 G rievance Procedure for Discrimination Based on Disability...............55 E.2 Nonacademic Grievance Procedure............ 61 NSU RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES.................................62 ATMs. ...........................................................................62 Bookstore...................................................................62 Campus Shuttle........................................................62 Division of Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies..............62 Center for Academic and Professional Success...........................................63 Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being..............................................................63 Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement..........................................63 Office of International Affairs......................... .64 Office of Orientation.......................................... 64 Office of Recreation and Wellness................. 64 Office of Residence Life.....................................65 Office of Student Academic Services............65

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook VII Office of Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses.............................................65 Office of Student Affairs Marketing................65 Office of Student Conduct. .............................. 66 Office of Student Disability Services............. 66 Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement............................................... 66 Office of Undergraduate Admissions............ 66 Student Activity Fee Accounts Office............67 Tutoring and Testing Center. ............................67 Enrollment and Student Services........................67 Office of Student Financial Assistance..........67 Office of the University Bursar.........................67 Office of the University Registrar................... 68 One-Stop Shop. ................................................... 68 SharkCard Services. ........................................... 68 Military Affairs Veterans Resource Center....... 69 NSU Alumni Association....................................... 69 NSU Athletics. .......................................................... 69 NSU Health................................................................ 70 NSU Public Safety Department........................... 70 Office of Innovation and Information Technology..........................................71 Office of Student Media..........................................71 Office of University Housing..................................71 SharkPrint....................................................................71 Shark Dining Services.............................................72 Student Medical Center..........................................72 Title IX/Sexual Misconduct....................................72 University Libraries..................................................73 Wireless Networking...............................................73 Writing and Communication Center (WCC). ...73 UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS.........................74 COLLEGES AND ACADEMIC UNITS. ...................76 DEANS. ..................................................................77 ACCREDITATION...................................................78 DIVISION-SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HEALTH PROFESSIONS DIVISION......................79 Building Hours............................................................81 Charges and Payments. ..........................................81 Late Payment Fee.....................................................81 Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawals...........................................81 Short-Term Preloans................................................82 Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library....................82 Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library............... 84 Lost and Found.........................................................85 Computer Laboratories..........................................85 Student Lounge/Student Area.............................85 HPD Policies and Procedures........................... 86 Acceptance of Professional Fees........................ 86 HIV/AIDS Policy....................................................... 86 Background Checks................................................ 86 Health Forms Requirements.................................87 Certificate of Physical Examination................87 Immunization Requirements. ...........................87 Urine Drug Screen............................................... 89 Dress Code................................................................ 89 Food in the Lecture Halls, Laboratories, and Clinics. ..................................... 89 Identification Requirements and Fieldwork Prerequisites. ............................... 89 Email. .......................................................................... 89 Notices, Messages, and Posters.......................... 90 Parking Lot/Garage................................................ 90 Photographs and Recordings.............................. 90 Postexposure Policies and Procedures............. 90 Return of University Property.............................. 91 Security Checks........................................................ 91 Social Events and Extracurricular Activities. ... 91 Student Assistance Program................................92 Student Employment..............................................93 Student Insurance Requirement..........................93 Affirmative Opt-Out Required. ........................93

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook VIII Cell Phones, Computers, Tablets, and Electronic Devices.......................... 94 Visitors........................................................................ 94 Visits to Other Institutions.................................... 94 COLLEGE-SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DR. PALLAVI PATEL COLLEGE OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES. ............95 Administration. .........................................................97 Department Chairs. ................................................ 98 Program Directors. ................................................. 98 Yearly Fees and Expenses.................................. 100 Reservation of Power.............................................101 Discrimination..........................................................101 Harassment...............................................................101 Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement..........101 Disability................................................................... 102 Academic Affairs.............................................. 102 Requirements for Graduation............................. 102 Attendance. .............................................................. 112 General Guidelines.............................................. 112 Student Responsibility for Missed Assignments.................................... 112 Faculty Member Responsibility for Missed Assignments.................................... 112 Clinical Rotations, Experiences, Placements, Fieldwork, or Externship.......... 112 Promptness........................................................... 113 Religious Holiday Policy.................................... 113 Academic Advising................................................. 113 Email Accounts........................................................ 113 Computer Requirements and Recommendations. ........................................ 113 Internet Service Provider...................................... 114 Audio and Videotaping......................................... 114 Examinations and Grading...............................114 Policy on Returning Examinations..................... 114 Grading System....................................................... 114 Transcript Notations............................................... 115 Grade Disputes. ....................................................... 115 Student Evaluation of Courses and Faculty Members..................................................... 116 Academic Standing...........................................116 Transcripts................................................................. 116 Course Failures. ....................................................... 116 Academic Withdrawal from a Course/Program........................................ 117 Leave of Absence.................................................... 117 President’s List......................................................... 117 Dean’s List................................................................. 117 Graduation with Honors........................................ 117 Committee on Student Progress (CSP)............ 118 Process and Procedure.......................................... 118 Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal........ 119 Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure...... 120 Disciplinary Warning/Probation /Suspension/Dismissal.......................................... 121 Course Remediation Cost.................................... 123 Course Remediation—Applies to Professional Programs Only. ......................... 123 Student Appeals............................................... 124 Policy and Procedure............................................ 124 Appeals Committee Responsibilities. .............. 124 Appeals Committee Membership. .................... 124 Hearings Protocol and Procedure..................... 125 Appeals Committee Hearing Process.............. 125 Notification of the Appeals Committee Decision.............................................. 126 Behavioral Standards. ..................................... 126 Dress Code............................................................... 126 Classroom Behavior. ............................................. 127 Netiquette................................................................ 127 Drug Screening....................................................... 127 Drug Policy—Zero Tolerance............................... 127 Drug Testing Policy................................................ 128 Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure. .................................................. 129

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook IX Department of Anesthesia.................................. 129 Department of Audiology. .................................. 129 Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences.... 129 Department of Health Science........................... 130 Department of Occupational Therapy............. 130 Occupational Therapy Program —Fort Lauderdale.............................................. 130 Occupational Therapy Program —Tampa Bay......................................................... 131 Department of Physical Therapy........................ 131 Department of Physician Assistant. .................. 131 Department of Speech-Language Pathology.............................. 131 Student Organizations Officially Recognized by the University......... 132 Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences...... 132 Department of Audiology. .................................. 132 Department of Health and Human Performance..................................... 132 Department of Health Science........................... 133 Department of Occupational Therapy............. 133 Department of Physical Therapy....................... 134 Department of Physician Assistant. ................. 134 Department of Speech-Language Pathology............................. 135 DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA........................ 136 Master of Science (M.S.) in Anesthesia— Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Denver................................. 136 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 136 Policy on Returning Examinations.................... 136 Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credits......................................... 136 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 137 Retake/Repeat/Remediation............................. 137 Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal....... 138 Withdrawal............................................................... 138 Clinical Rotations.................................................... 138 Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos................ 139 Additional Specific Policies................................. 139 Graduate Certificate in Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies (Pre-AA Certificate)........... 139 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 139 Attendance. .............................................................140 Grading Policies and Procedures. .....................140 Incomplete Coursework.......................................140 Advising....................................................................140 Textbooks.................................................................. 141 Dress Code................................................................ 141 DEPARTMENT OF AUDIOLOGY.......................... 141 Academic Promotions and Progression........... 141 Grading Policies, Procedures, and Course Failures............................................... 142 Withdrawal from a Course. ................................. 143 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 143 Accreditation Compliance................................... 143 Clinical Experience and Placement...................144 Affiliation Policy. .................................................... 145 Attendance. ............................................................. 145 Essential Functions of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Student............... 145 DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOPULMONARY SCIENCES...................... 146 Palm Beach. ......................................................146 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional........146 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 146 Academic Warning ............................................... 146 Attendance. ............................................................. 146 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 147 Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit.............................................. 147 Academic Advising and Administrative Support........................................ 147 Textbooks................................................................. 148 Add/Drop................................................................. 148 Withdrawal from a Course. ................................. 148

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook X Administrative Withdrawals. .............................. 148 Dress Code............................................................... 148 Computer Use......................................................... 148 Email. ......................................................................... 148 Course Registration and SharkLink. ................. 148 Online Course Access and Canvas.................... 149 Online Student Center—Program and Course Communication. .............................. 149 Graduation with Honors....................................... 149 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional....... 149 Grading Policy......................................................... 149 Academic and Clinical Promotion.....................150 Retake/Repeat/Remediation.............................150 Course Failures/Remediation.............................150 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors...............................150 Academic Advisers................................................. 151 Dress Code................................................................ 151 Clinical Rotations..................................................... 151 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE........................... 152 Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science Minor in Exercise Science Master of Science in Sports Science. .............. 152 National Recognition............................................. 152 Academic Calendar............................................... 152 Academic Progression.......................................... 152 Grading Policies...................................................... 152 Attendance. ............................................................. 153 Clinical and Practicum Experience.................... 153 Academic Advising................................................ 153 Textbooks................................................................. 154 Professional Dress Code...................................... 154 Student Grievance Policy..................................... 154 Community Relations............................................ 154 Retention and Remediation Policy.................... 154 Withdrawal............................................................... 154 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE................ 155 Departmental Policies for Online Health Science Degree Programs................... 155 Course Registration and Self-Service Banner....................................... 155 Online Course Access and Canvas.................... 155 Email and Course Communication.................... 155 Academic Advising and Administrative Support........................................ 156 Commencement Ceremonies............................. 156 Departmental Policies for All Health Science Programs........................... 156 Textbooks................................................................. 156 Computer Use......................................................... 156 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 156 Dress Code............................................................... 157 Student Code of Conduct, Academic Dishonesty, Committee on Student Progress, and Student Disciplinary/Appeals Policies and Procedures....................................... 157 Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.)— Online Degree Completion Program.............. 157 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 157 Academic Warning................................................ 157 Attendance. ............................................................. 157 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 157 Transfer Credits. ..................................................... 158 Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit.............................................. 159 Academic Advising and Administrative Support........................................160 Textbooks.................................................................160 Add/Drop.................................................................160 Withdrawal from a Course. .................................160 Continuous Enrollment.......................................... 161 Administrative Withdrawals. ............................... 161 Dress Code................................................................ 161 Computer Use.......................................................... 161 Email. .......................................................................... 161

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook XI Course Registration and Self-Service Banner........................................ 161 Online Course Access and Canvas..................... 161 Online Student Center—Program and Course Communication. ............................... 161 Graduation with Honors....................................... 162 Nondegree-Seeking Students............................ 162 Bachelor of Science— Cardiovascular Sonography (B.S.—CVS)....... 162 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 163 Retake/Repeat/Remediation............................. 163 Grading Policies and Procedures. .....................164 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors............................... 165 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 165 Dress Code............................................................... 165 Clinical Externships and Assignment............... 167 Duties and Expectations in Clinical Externships........................................... 167 Clinical Extension of Program............................ 169 Electronic Communications................................ 169 Computer Requirements. .................................... 169 Training Laboratory............................................... 169 Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email. ........................................ 171 Concurrent Master of Health Science Option........................................... 171 Bachelor of Science— Medical Sonography (B.S.—MS)...................... 171 Program Objectives— Minimum Expectations.......................................... 171 Academic Calendar................................................ 171 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 172 Retake/Repeat/Remediation............................. 173 Medical Sonography Program Required Hours....................................................... 174 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 174 Graduation with Honors—B.S.—MS.................. 174 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 175 Clinical Externships. .............................................. 175 Electronic Communication.................................. 176 Clinical Site Requirements................................... 176 Training Laboratory............................................... 176 Accreditation........................................................... 178 Course Registration and Self-Service Banner....................................... 178 Online Course Access and Canvas.................... 178 Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography/ Master of Health Science (B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc.). ......................................... 178 Academic Calendar............................................... 178 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 179 Retake/Repeat/Remediation.............................180 Grading Policies and Procedures. ...................... 181 Graduation with Honors—M.H.Sc....................... 181 Incomplete Coursework........................................ 181 Clinical Externships. .............................................. 182 Electronic Communication.................................. 183 Clinical Site Requirements................................... 183 Training Laboratory............................................... 183 Accreditation...........................................................184 Course Registration and Self-Service Banner....................................... 185 Online Course Access and Canvas.................... 185 Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) Program. .......................................... 185 Attendance. ............................................................. 185 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 185 Requirements for Graduation............................. 186 Graduation with Honors....................................... 187 Retake Policy........................................................... 187 Credit Transfer. ....................................................... 187 Continuous Enrollment......................................... 187 Continuing Services............................................... 187 Certificate Programs........................................ 187

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook XII Accelerated Dual-Degree Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.)/Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) Program............................................ 188 Course Requirements for Awarding the M.H.Sc. Degree in the Accelerated Dual-Degree Program.................. 188 Accelerated Dual-Degree Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.)/Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Science Program. ................ 188 Course Requirements for Awarding the M.H.Sc Degree in the Accelerated Dual-Degree Program.................. 189 Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) Program............................................ 189 Attendance. ............................................................. 189 Continuous Enrollment......................................... 189 Continuing Service................................................. 189 Dress Code............................................................... 189 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 189 Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal.................190 Credit Transfer. .......................................................190 Online Student Center..........................................190 Requirements for Graduation.............................190 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Science Program. .................................190 Credit Transfer. ........................................................ 191 Attendance. .............................................................. 191 Continuous Enrollment.......................................... 191 Continuing Services................................................ 191 Academic Withdrawals. ........................................ 191 Withdrawal from a Course. ................................. 192 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 192 Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal................. 192 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 192 Comprehensive Examination.............................. 193 Dissertation..............................................................194 Dress Code............................................................... 195 Online Student Center.......................................... 195 DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY.............................. 195 Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)—Fort Lauderdale............................... 195 Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure.......................................................... 195 Grading Policies and Procedures. ..................... 195 Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawal.......................................... 196 President’s List and Dean’s List. ........................ 196 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 196 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 196 Fieldwork Experiences......................................... 196 Attendance. ............................................................. 197 Academic Advising and Professional Development. ................................. 198 Essential Functions................................................ 198 Dress Code............................................................... 198 Professional Membership. ................................... 199 Professional Engagement.................................... 199 Mobile Device Use.................................................. 199 Email. ......................................................................... 199 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—Fort Lauderdale............................... 199 Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure (Applicant Program).......................... 199 Academic Promotions and Progression.........200 Grading Policies and Procedures. ....................200 Remediation/Retake Policy, if Applicable.....200 Participation in Research Project......................201 Submission of Assignments................................201 Incomplete Coursework.......................................201 Conference Attendance and Service-Learning Requirements....................... 202 Mobile Device Use................................................. 202 Email. ........................................................................ 202 Student Identification Cards: The SharkCard. ...................................................... 202

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook XIII Academic Advising and Administrative Support....................................... 202 Essential Functions............................................... 203 Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy.............................. 203 Participation in Fieldwork Experiences and Doctoral Capstone. ...................................... 205 Professional Membership. .................................. 205 Textbooks................................................................ 205 Dress Code.............................................................. 205 Postprofessional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Occupational Therapy. ............................... 205 Academic Promotions and Progression......... 205 Grading Policies and Procedures. ....................206 Incomplete Coursework......................................206 Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy..............................206 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—Tampa Bay....................................... 208 Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure.........................................................208 Academic Promotions and Progression.........208 Grading Policies and Procedures. ....................208 President’s List and Dean’s List. .......................209 Remediation/Retake Policy, if Applicable.....209 Participation in the Virtual Learning Environment of the Blended (Hybrid) O.T.D. Program—Tampa Bay..............................209 Participation During On-Campus Institutes...210 Participation in Research Project......................210 Submission of Assignments................................210 Incomplete Coursework........................................ 211 Conference Attendance and Service-Learning Requirements......................... 211 Computer Requirements, Proficiency, and Services...................................... 211 Mobile Device Use................................................... 211 Email. ......................................................................... 212 Travel, Housing, and Parking.............................. 212 Student Identification Cards: The SharkCard. ....................................................... 212 Academic Advising and Administrative Support........................................ 212 Essential Functions................................................ 212 Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy............................... 213 Participation in Fieldwork Experiences and Doctoral Capstone Experience.................. 214 Professional Membership. ................................... 215 Textbooks................................................................. 216 Dress Code............................................................... 216 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY........... 216 Professional D.P.T. Programs —Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay.................. 216 Background Checks............................................... 216 Health and Vaccine Requirements.................... 216 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 216 Grading Policies and Procedure. ....................... 217 Incomplete Coursework....................................... 218 Attendance. ............................................................. 218 Conferences and Community Service Requirements........................................... 218 Submission of Assignments................................ 218 Withdrawal............................................................... 218 Professional D.P.T. Program —Fort Lauderdale. ........................................... 219 Academic Progression.......................................... 219 Communication with Faculty Members........... 219 Professional D.P.T. Program Student Dress Code .............................................. 219 Professional D.P.T. Program—Tampa Bay. .... 220 Academic Progression.........................................220 Communication with Administration and Faculty and Staff Members................................220 Professional D.P.T. Program —Tampa Bay Student Dress Code....................220 On-Campus Institutes for Professional D.P.T. Students................................ 221 Scheduling of Remediation Examinations...... 221

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook XIV Course, Instructor, Guest Instructor, and Lab Assistant Evaluations.......................... 222 Physical Therapy Postprofessional Programs (Ph.D. and Transition D.P.T.). .........222 Textbooks................................................................ 222 Web Access and Registration: SharkLink, Email/Webmail, Canvas, and Self-Service Banner...................................... 222 Computer Services............................................... 222 Travel, Housing, and Parking............................. 222 Student I.D. Cards: The SharkCard. ................. 223 On-Campus Component..................................... 223 Academic Advising and Administrative Support....................................... 223 Grading Policies and Procedures. .................... 223 Administrative Withdrawals. ............................. 224 Suspension/Dismissal.......................................... 224 Academic Promotion........................................... 224 Incomplete Coursework...................................... 225 Withdrawal from a Course. ................................ 225 Comprehensive Examination............................. 225 Dissertation............................................................. 225 Student Rights and Responsibilities................ 225 Specific University Policy and Procedures.... 225 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT......226 Fort Lauderdale............................................... 226 Dress Code.............................................................. 226 Academic Promotions and Progression......... 226 Grading Policies and Procedures. .................... 227 Incomplete Coursework...................................... 227 Academic Advising............................................... 227 Clinical Rotations................................................... 228 Student Organizations......................................... 228 Additional Specific Policies................................ 228 Fort Myers........................................................ 228 Dress Code.............................................................. 228 Physical Exam (Physical Diagnosis) Lab Attire................................................................. 229 Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos............... 229 Academic Promotions and Progression......... 229 Grading Policies and Procedures. ....................230 Incomplete Coursework......................................230 Clinical Rotations...................................................230 Orlando............................................................. 231 Dress Code............................................................... 231 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 231 Grading Policies and Procedures. .................... 232 Incomplete Coursework...................................... 232 Clinical Rotations................................................... 232 Additional Specific Policies................................ 233 Jacksonville......................................................233 Dress Code.............................................................. 233 Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos............... 234 Academic Promotions and Progression......... 234 Grading Policies and Procedures. .................... 235 Incomplete Coursework...................................... 235 Clinical Rotations................................................... 235 Additional Specific Policies................................ 236 DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY...................236 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders.............................. 236 Academic Calendar.............................................. 236 Academic Progression......................................... 236 Grading Policies..................................................... 237 Attendance. ............................................................ 237 Academic Advising............................................... 237 Transfer Credits. .................................................... 237 Add/Drop................................................................ 237 Withdraw from Course........................................ 238 Incomplete Coursework...................................... 238 President’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors.............................. 238 NSU Email Policy................................................... 238

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook XV Textbooks................................................................ 238 Professional Dress Code..................................... 238 Student Grievance Policy.................................... 239 Community Relations........................................... 239 Student Organization........................................... 239 Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology Program......... 239 Program Outcomes.............................................. 239 New Student Orientation....................................240 Instructional Delivery System............................240 Dress Code..............................................................240 Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos................ 241 Academic Promotions and Progression.......... 241 Grading Policies, Procedures, and Course Failures............................................... 241 Withdrawal from an Academic Course........... 242 Withdrawal from a Clinical Course/Placement................................. 242 Incomplete Grades. .............................................. 242 Course Failure. ....................................................... 243 Academic Warning............................................... 243 Academic Probation............................................. 243 Dismissal.................................................................. 243 Student Conduct...................................................244 International Students.........................................244 Transfer of Credit. .................................................244 Program Requirements Regarding the SLP Praxis Examination and Capstone........... 245 Course Load and Program Completion Time Line.......................................... 245 Computer Requirements. ................................... 245 Telecommunications: SharkMail and Internet Access Account............................. 246 Photographs, Recordings................................... 246 Clinical Experience and Placement.................. 246 Student Organizations......................................... 247 Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)................................................... 247 Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.)...........................................247 Credit Transfer. ...................................................... 247 Attendance. ............................................................ 247 Continuous Enrollment........................................ 248 Add/Drop Period. ................................................. 248 Continuing Services.............................................. 248 Academic Withdrawals. ...................................... 249 Withdrawal from a Course. ................................ 249 Grading Policies and Procedures. .................... 249 Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal................250 Incomplete Grades. ..............................................250 Applied Dissertation. ...........................................250 Continuing Dissertation Services...................... 251 Summer Institute.................................................... 251 Dress Code............................................................... 251 Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email. ....................................... 251 APPENDIX. ..........................................................253 NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Map. ... 254

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 1 Welcome to Nova Southeastern University! As the president of NSU, it is my honor to welcome you into our Shark family. Our goal is to provide you with a quality education that will prepare you for a rewarding future in your career, your community, and your life. Within all our programs, you will learn from the expertise of our diverse faculty. Your hands-on, immersive program will challenge you in new ways that you have not experienced before. Over time, you will grow academically and personally as you work with professors and your peers. You will push past any limits you have set for yourself as you learn the skills that will allow you to dominate your chosen profession. There is much more to life at NSU than going to class, so I encourage you to explore your interests with our on-campus clubs, organizations, and internship opportunities. Your course at NSU is yours to chart, and I am confident that you will make the best choices and have enriching experiences. This moment represents the start of a new journey, and I would like to remind you that the journey is as important as the destination. Soon enough you will be completing your degree, and I assure you, by the time you finish, with the knowledge and experience you gleaned at NSU, you will have unleashed your potential to be a leader. Go Sharks, and FINS UP! Sincerely, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and CEO Nova Southeastern University Message from the President

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 2 Foreword/Reservation of Power Foreword For the purpose of promoting its educational mission, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has the inherent right to preserve order and maintain stability through the setting of standards of conduct and the prescribing of procedures for the enforcement of such standards. In addition to maintaining order and stability, whenever possible, the university aims to utilize its disciplinary procedures as a developmental process. In accordance with this philosophy, educational assignments may be added to any disciplinary penalties. The foundation underlying such student standards relies on the tenet that the exercise of individual rights must be accompanied by an equal amount of responsibility. This assures that the same rights are not denied to others. By becoming a member of the university community, a student acquires rights in, as well as responsibilities to, the whole university community. These rights and responsibilities are included in this handbook. Students are required to comply with all NSU regulations as well as all local, city, county, state, and federal laws at all times. All students are subject to the policies and procedures as contained herein. The term “students” includes any individual enrolled in a course or academic program offered by NSU, whether in a degree-seeking program or not. In addition, any student residing in university residence facilities is subject to these policies and procedures for violations occurring within those facilities. Any act that constitutes a violation or an attempt to violate any of the policies or procedures contained herein may establish cause for disciplinary and/or legal action by the university. In circumstances where this handbook defines a violation more stringently or differently than local/state law, the handbook’s definition shall supersede. The university is not limited to or bound by the definitions contained in the local/state statutes or case law in addressing student conduct violations. Students are also subject to rules and regulations that apply to academic programs of the various schools and colleges of the university, including, but not limited to, the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. Students should familiarize themselves with their individual college academic, conduct, and professionalism standards, in addition to the information contained in the NSU Student Handbook. Students who engage in conduct that endangers their health or safety, or the health or safety of others, may be required to participate and make satisfactory progress in a program of medical evaluation and/ or treatment if they are to remain at the university. The determination as to the student’s participation and progress is to be made by the NSU Student Behavioral Concerns Committee. The university reserves the right to require the withdrawal of a student from either enrollment and/or university housing, whose continuation in school, in the university’s judgment, is detrimental to the health or safety of the student or others. The Student Behavioral Concerns Committee, in its judgment, can also place conditions upon a student for either remaining in school or returning from a leave of absence. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, mandating that a student attend counseling. Students who withdraw for reasons of health or safety must contact the Office of Student Conduct before seeking readmission to NSU. Decisions made under this policy are final.

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