Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

College of Optometry (CO) 2024–2025 120 For clinical rotations in the second, third, and fourth years, students are provided with special evaluation forms to be used in independently assessing each rotation at its completion. These evaluations will be forwarded to the Office of the Dean for appropriate tabulation. It is the option of the college administration to withhold the release of a student’s grades until course evaluations have been submitted. Computer-Related Requirements Specific to the College of Optometry Every student enrolled in NSU’s CO is required to obtain and maintain an NSU email account throughout the period of enrollment. All program-related announcements and information are provided by email only to these NSU accounts. Notifications of grades, right of appeal, and other announcements of a timed or dated nature will be considered as delivered from the moment they are posted to a student’s email account, and NSU’s CO assumes no responsibility for forwarded messages. Additionally, an NSU account username and password are required for access to certain educational resources and services provided and/or required by the university and the CO. It should be noted that forwarding of email containing patient health information is prohibited by federal law. It is every student’s responsibility to comply with all university policies concerning the appropriate use of university computing resources. Failure to comply with these policies may result in loss of one’s university computing privileges. Because an NSU account is required to access certain learning materials and services essential to progress within the optometry curriculum, loss of such privileges could make it impossible to complete the optometry degree program and could result in the student’s dismissal from the college. Each student is required to possess a personal computer for the student’s exclusive use. Functional specifications for this computer will be announced along with other elements of required equipment. Address Change/Name Change It is critical for the university to have students’ current local addresses, telephone numbers, names, etc., on file so that we may contact students, if necessary. If, after enrolling, any information of this type changes, you must inform both the dean’s office and the Office of the University Registrar. It is important to note that notifications of various academic or disciplinary actions and expectations will be considered as having been properly delivered when they are sent to the last confirmed address or email address that the institution possesses for each student. Attendance Attendance at all scheduled laboratory and clinic sessions and other exercises involving the delivery of patient care is mandatory. Attendance at didactic classes is based on individual course instructors’ syllabi. All absences will be recorded and may be reviewed by the assistant dean for Student Affairs and Admissions. In the event that exams or multiple days are missed, the student must consult with the assistant dean for Student Affairs and Admissions to provide appropriate supporting documentation for the absence.