College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

124 Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 • The chair will convene the hearing with only committee members present. • The chair will advise the committee members of the charge(s) or the grievance being heard, review the evidence, respond to any questions, and provide opportunity for any additional input from ex-officio members. • Summary notes of the hearing must be taken by the chair. • If present, witnesses will be called individually by the committee, introduced, and questioned. Witnesses may be present only during their testimony. Each witness will be housed in a separate waiting area to avoid any contact among witnesses or with the student. Witnesses may be asked to remain outside the hearing room for later recall or dismissed at the committee’s direction. • The committee will have the option of calling additional witnesses. • When all evidence has been heard and witnesses have been questioned, the chair will call the student into the hearing room. • The student will be present only during the student’s testimony and shall not be present during the questioning of any witnesses. • The chair will introduce the student to the committee. • The student will have an opportunity to present statements to the committee and respond to any questions from the committee. • The chair will then dismiss the student from the hearing. • The committee members will render a decision by a majority vote of the voting members in attendance. The committee may delay the vote if it determines that additional information or facts are needed before a vote. • The chair will participate in the voting process only in the case of a tie or if the chair is counted to make quorum. The recommendations of the SPCC and all reports, letters, and investigative records will be maintained in the files of the associate dean of the student’s program for no less than five years after the date of the meeting. While SPCC recommendations and all reports, letters, and investigative records will not be maintained as part of the student’s permanent records, disciplinary actions may be noted on the student’s academic transcript (e.g., disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, etc.) 4. Notification of the SPCC Decision The recommendation of the SPCC will be forwarded, in writing, by the chair to the dean and associate dean of the student’s program. The dean may elect to agree with the committee or adjust the committee’s decision. The student will be notified via the student’s NSU email account and certified mail to the student’s last-known address. If the dean’s decision would result in the student’s dismissal or suspension from the academic program, the student may choose to appeal the decision to the college’s Appeals Committee (see Appeals Committee section) within 10 business days (excluding school holidays and weekends) of the date of the notification.