Optometry Student Handbook 2023-2024

College of Optometry (CO) 2023–2024 124 Article II. Jurisdiction This Honor Court shall apply to all students enrolled in the professional optometry program of the CO. Allegations of professional misconduct or academic dishonesty by optometry students associated with any university course or clinical experience (optometry, vision science, or otherwise) shall be adjudicated by means of the procedures outlined in this honor code. Students enrolled in the graduate school (M.S. in Clinical Vision Research) will follow the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility administered by the university. Article III. College of Optometry Rules of Conduct Students in the CO are expected to maintain the highest standard of both academic honesty and professional conduct including, but not limited to, the following: 1. Students in the CO are honor bound to abide by the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. 2. A student shall not give or receive aid on assignments or during examinations unless collaborative work is part of the examination exercise and approved by the instructor. 3. A student shall not attempt to reproduce questions from secured exams. 4. A student shall follow the rules of a course as described in the course syllabus or other course information provided to the student. The student should assume that all assignments are to be completed individually, unless otherwise specified by the instructor. 5. A student shall be responsible for the content of the student’s work and shall not misrepresent the work of another as the student’s work. 6. A student shall not serve as a substitute or attempt to enlist a substitute in the taking of examinations or signing a student’s attendance documentation. 7. W hen examinations for students are given early or late, a student shall not intentionally offer, give, or receive information contained in the examination which would provide unfair advantage or was not authorized by the instructor. 8. A student shall not falsify or alter any university or college documents including, but not limited to, a patient’s medical record. 9. A student shall not misrepresent the student’s optometric knowledge, status, or training level to patients. 10. A student shall not practice optometry without a license or examine a patient without direct supervision and prior approval from an optometrist. 11. A student shall not intentionally or recklessly misuse, damage, or remove without authorization the property of another individual, organization, the college, or the university. 12. A student is prohibited from unauthorized entrance to, or presence in/on college facilities (e.g., for the purposes of gaining academic advantage).