CHCS Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 4
Message from the President 16
Foreword/Reservation of Power 17
Foreword 17
Reservation of Power 18
University Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and Core Values 19
Vision 2025 Statement 19
Mission Statement 19
NSU Core Values 19
Policies and Procedures 22
Nova Southeastern University 22
Statement on Student Rights and Responsibilities 24
University Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy 24
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 25
Release of Student Information 27
Conduct Notifications 27
Deceased Student Records 27
Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement 27
Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility 28
Academic Standards 29
Conduct Standards 31
NSU University-Wide Religious Holidays Policy 31
NSU Interfaith Work-Restricted Religious Holiday Calendar 32
A. General Administrative Policies and Guidelines 34
A.1 Alcohol Policy 34
A.2 Appropriate Conduct and Consensual Relationships Policy 36
A.3 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses 36
A.4 Health Policies 37
A.5 Holds on Student Records 40
A.6 Image Use Statement 40
A.7 Indebtedness to the University 40
Force Majeure 41
University Fees 41
A.8 International Travel Registration Requirement and Program 42
A.9 Jurisdiction of University Policies and Procedures 42
A.10 Off-Campus Residency 42
A.11 Student Organization Rights and Responsibilities 43
A.12 University Computer and Telecommunications Use Policy 43
A.13 University Copyright and Patent Policy 47
A.14 University Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy 47
B. Specific Conduct Violations 48
B.1 Alcoholic Beverages 48
B.2 Animals 48
B.3 Assault/Violence 49
B.4 Bribery 49
B.5 Cheating 49
B.6 Complicity 49
B.7 Contracting on Behalf of the University 49
B.8 Damage or Vandalism to Property 50
B.9 Dangerous Items 50
B.10 Disorderly Conduct 50
B.11 Distributing or Posting Printed Media 50
B.12 Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia 51
B.13 Emergency Equipment and Procedures 51
B.14 Facilitating Academic Dishonesty 51
B.15 Failure to Disclose Criminal Offenses 51
B.16 False Information (Including Fabrication, Fraud, and Falsification of Records) 52
B.17 Fire 52
B.18 Gambling and/or Games of Chance 53
B.19 Guests 53
B.20 Harassment or Harm to Others 53
B.21 Hate-Based Conduct Violations 53
B.22 Hazing 53
B.23 Health and Safety 54
B.24 Identification Cards 54
B.25 Interference with University Investigations, Disciplinary Proceedings, or Records 55
B.26 Lake Swimming 55
B.27 Littering/Projecting Objects 55
B.28 Misuse of Computers or Telecommunications (Technology) 55
B.29 Noise 55
B.30 Online/Internet Social Networking Usage 56
B.31 Parking and Motor Vehicle Policy 56
B.32 Plagiarism 56
B.33 RecWell Center Policies and Procedures 56
B.34 Removal or Ejection from a University-Sponsored Event 57
B.35 Requests or Orders 57
B.36 Residential Life Policies and Procedures 57
B.37 Retaliation 57
B.38 Smoking/Tobacco-Free Policy 57
B.39 Solicitation 58
B.40 Stalking 58
B.41 Fraternity and Sorority Life Manual/Policies 58
B.42 Theft or Unauthorized Possession 58
B.43 Unauthorized Entry 58
B.44 Unauthorized Possession of University Property 59
B.45 Unauthorized Recording 59
B.46 Video and/or Audio Copyright Violation 59
B.47 Violation of Disciplinary Status/Conditions 59
B.48 Worthless Checks 59
C. University Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy 59
D. University Disciplinary Procedures 60
D.1 Introduction 60
D.2 Judicial Conference 63
D.3 Administrative Judicial Proceeding 65
D.4 University Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Disciplinary Procedures 68
E. Additional Grievance Procedures Available 68
E.1 Grievance Procedure for Discrimination Based on Disability 68
E.2 Nonacademic Grievance Procedure 74
NSU Resources and Administrative Offices 75
Alumni Association 75
ATMs 75
Bookstore 75
Campus Shuttle 75
Division of Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies 76
Office of Undergraduate Admissions 76
Office of International Affairs 76
Office of Orientation 77
Center for Academic and Professional Success 77
Tutoring and Testing Center 77
Office of Student Academic Service 77
Office of Residential Life and Housing 78
Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement 78
Office of Recreation and Wellness 78
Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement 78
Office of Student Conduct 79
Office of Student Disability Services 79
Office of Student Affairs Marketing 79
Student Activity Fee Accounts Office 79
Office of Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses 80
Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being 80
Enrollment and Student Services 80
Office of Student Financial Assistance 80
Office of the University Bursar 81
Office of the University Registrar 81
One-Stop Shop 81
SharkCard Services 81
NSU Athletics 82
Office of Innovation and Information Technology 82
Office of Student Media 83
Military Affairs Veterans Resource Center 83
SharkPrint 83
Student Medical Center 84
Public Safety 84
Shark Dining Services 85
University Health Care Centers 85
University Libraries 85
Wireless Networking 86
Writing and Communication Center (WCC) 86
University Administrators 87
Colleges and Academic Units 89
Deans 90
Accreditation 91
Division-Specific Policies and Procedures 92
Health Professions Division 92
Building Hours 94
Charges and Payments 94
Late Payment Fee 94
Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawals 94
Short-Term Preloans 95
Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library 95
Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library 97
Lost and Found 98
Computer Laboratories 98
Student Lounge/Student Area 98
HPD Policies and Procedures 99
Acceptance of Professional Fees 99
HIV/AIDS Policy 99
Background Checks 99
Health Forms Requirements 100
Certificate of Physical Examination 100
Immunization Requirements 100
Urine Drug Screen 102
Dress Code 102
Food in the Lecture Halls, Laboratories, and Clinics 102
Identification Requirements and Fieldwork Prerequisites 102
Email 102
Notices, Messages, and Posters 103
Parking Lot/Garage 103
Photographs and Recordings 103
Post-Exposure Policies and Procedures 103
Return of University Property 104
Security Checks 104
Social Events and Extracurricular Activities 104
Student Assistance Program 105
Student Employment 106
Student Insurance Requirement 106
Affirmative Opt-Out Required 106
Cell Phones, Computers, Tablets, and Electronic Devices 107
Visitors 107
Visits to Other Institutions 107
College-Specific Policies and Procedures 108
Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 108
Administration 110
Department Chairs 111
Program Directors 111
Yearly Fees and Expenses (fees subject to change) 113
Reservation of Power 113
Discrimination 114
Harassment 114
Health Care Privacy (HIPAA) Statement 114
Disability 114
Academic Affairs 115
Requirements for Graduation 115
Attendance 124
General Guidelines 124
Student Responsibility for Missed Assignments 125
Faculty Member Responsibility for Missed Assignments 125
Clinical Rotations, Experiences, Placements, Fieldwork, or Externship 125
Promptness 125
Religious Holidays Policy 125
Academic Advising 126
Email Accounts 126
Computer Requirements and Recommendations 126
Internet Service Provider 126
Audio and Videotaping 126
Examinations and Grading 127
Policy on Returning Examinations 127
Grading System 127
Transcript Notations 127
Grade Disputes 128
Student Evaluation of Courses and Faculty 128
Academic Standing 129
Transcripts 129
Course Failures 129
Academic Withdrawal from a Course/Program 129
Leave of Absence 130
Chancellor’s List 130
Dean’s List 130
Graduation with Honors 130
Committee on Student Progress (CSP) 130
Process and Procedure 131
Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal 131
Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure 133
Disciplinary Warning/Probation/Suspension/Dismissal 134
Course Remediation Cost 135
Course Remediation—Applies to Professional Programs Only 135
Student Appeals 136
Policy and Procedure 136
Appeals Committee Responsibilities 137
Appeals Committee Membership 137
Hearings Protocol and Procedure 137
Appeals Committee Hearing Process 138
Notification of the Appeals Committee Decision 138
Behavioral Standards 139
Dress Code 139
Classroom Behavior 139
Netiquette 140
Drug Screening 140
Drug Policy—Zero Tolerance 140
Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure 141
Department of Anesthesia 141
Department of Audiology 141
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 141
Department of Health Science 141
Department of Occupational Therapy 142
Occupational Therapy Program—Fort Lauderdale 142
Occupational Therapy Program—Tampa Bay 142
Department of Physical Therapy 143
Department of Physician Assistant 143
Department of Speech-Language Pathology 143
Student Organizations Officially Recognized by the University 144
Department of Audiology 144
Department of Health and Human Performance 144
Department of Health Science 145
Department of Occupational Therapy 145
Department of Physical Therapy 145
Department of Physician Assistant 146
Department of Speech-Language Pathology 146
Department of Anesthesia 148
Master of Science in Anesthesia Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Denver 148
Grading Policies and Procedures 148
Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credits 148
Academic Promotions and Progression 148
Retake/Repeat/Remediation 149
Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal 150
Withdrawal 150
Clinical Rotations 150
Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos 150
Additional Specific Policies 150
Department of Audiology 151
Academic Promotions and Progression 151
Grading Policies, Procedures, and Course Failures 152
Withdrawal from a Course 152
Incomplete Coursework 153
Accreditation Compliance 153
Clinical Experience and Placement 154
Affiliation Policy 155
Attendance 155
Essential Functions of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Student 155
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 156
Palm Beach Gardens 156
Bachelor of Science—Respiratory Therapy Post-Professional Program 156
Academic Promotions and Progression 156
Academic Warning 156
Attendance 156
Grading Policies and Procedures 157
Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit 157
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 157
Textbooks 158
Add/Drop 158
Withdrawal from a Course 158
Administrative Withdrawals 158
Program Leave of Absence 158
Military Leave of Absence 158
Dress Code 158
Computer Use 159
Email 159
Course Registration and SharkLink 159
Online Course Access and Canvas 159
Online Student Center—Program and Course Communication 159
Graduation with Honors 159
Bachelor of Science—Respiratory Therapy First-Professional Program 159
Grading Policy 160
Academic and Clinical Promotion 160
Retake/Repeat/Remediation 160
Course Failures/Remediation 161
Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors 161
Academic Advisers 161
Dress Code 161
Clinical Rotations 162
Department of Health and Human Performance 162
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science Minor in Exercise Science Master of Science in Sports Science 162
National Recognition 162
Academic Calendar 162
Academic Progression 162
Grading Policies 163
Attendance 163
Clinical and Practicum Experience 163
Academic Advising 164
Textbooks 164
Professional Dress Code 164
Student Grievance Policy 164
Community Relations 164
Program Leave of Absence 164
Retention and Remediation Policy 164
Withdrawal 165
Student Organizations 165
Department of Health Science 165
Departmental Policies for Online Health Science Degree Programs 166
Course Registration and Self-Service Banner 166
Online Course Access and Canvas 166
Email and Course Communication 166
Military Leave of Absence for Online Programs 166
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 166
Graduation Ceremonies 167
Departmental Policies for All Health Science Programs 167
Textbooks 167
Computer Use 167
Program Leave of Absence 167
Incomplete Coursework 167
Dress Code 167
Additional Departmental Policies for On-Campus Programs 168
Military Leave of Absence for On-Campus Programs 168
Student Code of Conduct, Academic Dishonesty, Committee on Student Progress, and Student Disciplinary/Appeals Policies and Procedures 168
Bachelor of Health Science—Online Degree Completion Program 168
Academic Promotions and Progression 168
Academic Warning 168
Attendance 168
Grading Policies and Procedures 169
Transfer Credits 169
Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit 170
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 171
Textbooks 171
Add/Drop 171
Withdrawal from a Course 172
Continuous Enrollment 172
Administrative Withdrawals 172
Program Leave of Absence 172
Military Leave of Absence 172
Dress Code 172
Computer Use 172
Email 173
Course Registration and Self-Service Banner 173
Online Course Access and Canvas 173
Online Student Center—Program and Course Communication 173
Graduation with Honors 173
Nondegree-Seeking Students 173
Bachelor of Science—Cardiovascular Sonography 174
Academic Promotions and Progression 174
Retake/Repeat/Remediation 175
Grading Policies and Procedures 176
Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors 177
Incomplete Coursework 177
Dress Code 177
Clinical Externships and Assignment 178
Duties and Expectations in Clinical Externships 179
Clinical Extension of Program 180
Electronic Communications 180
Computer Requirements 181
Training Laboratory 181
Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email 182
Concurrent Master of Health Science Option 182
Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography 183
Program Objectives 183
Academic Calendar 183
Academic Promotions and Progression 183
Retake/Repeat/Remediation 184
Grading Policies and Procedures 185
Graduation with Honors—B.S.—MS 186
Incomplete Coursework 186
Clinical Externships 186
Electronic Communication 187
Clinical Site Requirements 187
Training Laboratory 188
Accreditation 189
Course Registration and Self-Service Banner 189
Online Course Access and Canvas 189
Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography/Master of Health Science 190
Academic Calendar 190
Academic Promotions and Progression 190
Retake/Repeat/Remediation 191
Grading Policies and Procedures 192
Graduation with Honors—M.H.Sc. 193
Incomplete Coursework 193
Clinical Externships 193
Electronic Communication 194
Clinical Site Requirements 194
Training Laboratory 195
Accreditation 196
Course Registration and Self-Service Banner 196
Online Course Access and Canvas 196
Master of Health Science Program 196
Attendance 197
Grading Policies and Procedures 197
Requirements for Graduation 197
Graduation with Honors 198
Retake Policy 198
Credit Transfer 198
Continuous Enrollment 198
Continuing Services 199
Certificate Programs 199
Accelerated Dual-Degree M.H.Sc./D.H.Sc. Program 199
Course Requirements for Awarding the M.H.Sc. Degree in the Accelerated Dual-Degree Program 199
Accelerated Dual-Degree M.H.Sc./Ph.D. Program 200
Course Requirements for Awarding the M.H.Sc Degree in the Accelerated Dual-Degree Program 200
Doctor of Health Science Program 200
Attendance 200
Continuous Enrollment 200
Continuing Service 200
Dress Code 200
Grading Policies and Procedures 201
Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal 201
Credit Transfer 201
Online Student Center 201
Requirements for Graduation 201
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science (Ph.D.) Program 202
Credit Transfer 202
Attendance 202
Continuous Enrollment 202
Continuing Services 202
Academic Withdrawals 203
Withdrawal from a Course 203
Grading Policies and Procedures 203
Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal 203
Incomplete Coursework 204
Comprehensive Examination 204
Dissertation 205
Dress Code 206
Online Student Center 206
Department of Occupational Therapy 206
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)—Fort Lauderdale 206
Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure 206
Grading Policies and Procedures 206
Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawal 207
Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List 207
Academic Promotions and Progression 207
Incomplete Coursework 208
Fieldwork Experiences 208
Attendance 209
Program Leave of Absence 209
Academic Advising and Professional Development 210
Essential Functions 210
Dress Code 210
Professional Membership 210
Professional Engagement 210
Mobile Device Use 211
Email 211
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—Fort Lauderdale 211
Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure (Applicant Program) 211
Academic Promotions and Progression 211
Grading Policies and Procedures 212
Remediation/Retake Policy, if Applicable 212
Participation in Research Project 213
Submission of Assignments 213
Incomplete Coursework 213
Conference Attendance and Service-Learning Requirements 213
Mobile Device Use 214
Email 214
Student Identification Cards: The SharkCard 214
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 214
Essential Functions 214
Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy 215
Participation in Fieldwork Experiences and Doctoral Capstone 216
Professional Membership 217
Program Leave of Absence 217
Textbooks 217
Dress Code 217
Postprofessional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Occupational Therapy 217
Academic Promotions and Progression 217
Grading Policies and Procedures 217
Incomplete Coursework 218
Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy 218
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—Tampa Bay 219
Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure 219
Academic Promotions and Progression 220
Grading Policies and Procedures 220
Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List 221
Remediation/Retake Policy, if Applicable 221
Participation in the Virtual Learning Environment of the Blended (Hybrid) O.T.D. Program 221
Participation During On-Campus Institutes 221
Participation in Research Project 222
Submission of Assignments 222
Incomplete Coursework 222
Conference Attendance and Service-Learning Requirements 223
Computer Requirements, Proficiency, and Services 223
Mobile Device Use 223
Email 223
Travel, Housing, and Parking 223
Student Identification Cards: The SharkCard 224
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 224
Essential Functions 224
Authorship Credit and Order Guidelines and Policy 225
Participation in Fieldwork Experiences and Doctoral Capstone Experience 226
Professional Membership 227
Program Leave of Absence 227
Textbooks 227
Dress Code 228
Department of Physical Therapy 228
Professional D.P.T. Programs—Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay 228
Level I and II Background Checks 228
Withdrawal 228
Academic Promotions and Progression 228
Grading Policies and Procedure 229
Incomplete Coursework 230
Attendance 230
Conferences and Community Service Requirements 230
Submission of Assignments 230
Professional D.P.T. Program—Fort Lauderdale 230
Academic Progression 230
Communication with Faculty Members 231
Professional D.P.T. Program Student Dress Code 231
Professional D.P.T. Program—Tampa Bay 231
Academic Progression 231
Communication with Faculty, Administration, and Staff 232
Professional D.P.T. Program—Tampa Bay Student Dress Code 232
On-Campus Institutes for Professional D.P.T. Students 233
Scheduling of Remediation Examinations 233
Course, Instructor, Guest Instructor, and Lab Assistant Evaluations 233
Physical Therapy Postprofessional Programs (Ph.D. and Transition D.P.T.) 233
Textbooks 234
Web Access and Registration: SharkLink, Email/Webmail, Canvas, and Self-Service Banner 234
Computer Services 234
Travel, Housing, and Parking 234
Student I.D. Cards: The SharkCard 234
On-Campus 234
Academic Advising and Administrative Support 235
Grading Policies and Procedures 235
Administrative Withdrawals 236
Suspension/Dismissal 236
Academic Promotion 236
Incomplete Coursework 236
Withdrawal from a Course 236
Comprehensive Examination 237
Dissertation 237
Student Rights and Responsibilities 237
Specific University Policy and Procedures 237
Department of Physician Assistant 237
Fort Lauderdale 237
Dress Code 237
Academic Promotions and Progression 238
Grading Policies and Procedures 238
Incomplete Coursework 238
Academic Advising 239
Clinical Rotations 239
Student Organizations 239
Additional Specific Policies 239
Fort Myers 239
Dress Code 240
Physical Exam (Physical Diagnosis) Lab Attire 240
Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos 240
Academic Promotions and Progression 241
Grading Policies and Procedures 241
Incomplete Coursework 242
Clinical Rotations 242
Orlando 242
Dress Code 242
Academic Promotions and Progression 243
Grading Policies and Procedures 243
Incomplete Coursework 244
Clinical Rotations 244
Additional Specific Policies 244
Jacksonville 244
Dress Code 245
Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos 245
Academic Promotions and Progression 246
Grading Policies and Procedures 246
Incomplete Coursework 246
Clinical Rotations 247
Additional Specific Policies 247
Department of Speech-Language Pathology 247
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders (B.S. in SLCD) 247
Academic Calendar 247
Academic Progression 247
Grading Policies 248
Attendance 248
Academic Advising 248
Transfer Credits 248
Add/Drop 248
Withdraw from Course 249
Incomplete Coursework 249
Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors 249
NSU Email Policy 249
Textbooks 249
Professional Dress Code 249
Student Grievance Policy 250
Community Relations 250
Student Organization 250
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (M.S.-SLP) 250
M.S.-SLP Program Outcomes 250
New Student Orientation 251
Instructional Delivery System 251
Dress Code 251
Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos 252
Academic Promotions and Progression 252
Grading Policies, Procedures, and Course Failures 252
Withdrawal from an Academic Course 253
Withdrawal from a Clinical Course/Placement 253
Incomplete Grades 253
Course Failure 254
Academic Warning 254
Academic Probation 254
Dismissal 254
Student Conduct 255
International Students 255
Transfer of Credit 255
Program Requirements Regarding the SLP Praxis Examination and Capstone 256
Course Load and Program Completion Time Line 256
Computer Requirements 256
Telecommunications: SharkMail and Internet Access Account 257
Photographs, Recordings 257
Clinical Experience and Placement 257
Student Organizations 257
Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 258
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) 258
Credit Transfer 258
Attendance 258
Continuous Enrollment 259
Add/Drop Period 259
Continuing Services 259
Academic Withdrawals 260
Withdrawal from a Course 260
Grading Policies and Procedures 260
Retake Policy, Student Progress, Academic Probation, and Dismissal 261
Incomplete Grades 261
Applied Dissertation 261
Continuing Dissertation Services 262
Summer Institute 262
Dress Code 262
Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email 262
Appendix 264
NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Map 266

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