Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 135 Appeals Committee Responsibilities The CWAC will hear all student appeals of decisions adopted by the department chair of each of the individual programs of the ACON relating to dismissal (academic or behavioral). If a student appeals the decision, the appeal must be in writing and submitted to the chair of the CWAC within five business days (excluding holidays and weekends) after the date of receiving notification of the associate dean’s decision. Any appeals not submitted to the chair of the Appeals Committee within this time frame shall not be heard. The appeal must contain a concise statement of all relevant facts and the result sought. The CWAC will not consider evidence which was not presented to the program or the ACON’s Committee on Student Progress. The appeal may be submitted in hard copy, including a mailing address, and should also be emailed to the chair of the Appeals Committee to expedite committee response. Appeals Committee Membership The Appeals Committee shall consist of an administrative dean position from the HPD, or designee; six faculty members from the ACON, one of whom will be elected by the members of the committee to serve as chair; and one representative from ACON’s Office of Student Affairs. The student affairs representative is a nonvoting member and assures that policies and procedures are carried out to protect the rights of the student and to assure that the policies of the college are followed. Each associate dean, or designee, will be responsible for appointing one faculty representative. The chair of the CSP will attend the hearing, but will not participate during any votes. The chair of the CWAC will participate in the voting process only in the case of a tie or if the chair is counted to make a quorum. Hearings Protocol and Procedure • The student will be notified of the date, place, and time of the hearing via email to the student’s NSU email address (read receipt and delivery requested), via certified mail to the student’s last known address, or hand delivered with receipt. • Any student who fails to appear at the designated date and time will automatically waive the student’s right to appeal. • The Appeals Committee hearing will proceed under the direction of the chair. • A quorum must be present to convene an official appeal hearing and will be constituted by 50 percent or more of the voting membership, including the chair. • The student will provide the committee chair with a list of any witnesses the student may have, in writing, no later than two business days before the hearing date. Only witnesses with direct information that is relevant will be considered, no character witnesses are permitted. • The student will be present only during the student’s testimony. • Witnesses, if any, 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. • The Appeals Committee may question any witnesses present during the hearing. • The Appeals Committee will have the option of calling more witnesses. The student shall not be present during the questioning of any witnesses.