This program requires a high level of dedication and self-discipline from each student. Your academic success in each course and part of the program will be based on the faculty’s assessment of your progress in the following areas:
- Mastery of didactic material presented in the classroom and in readings, assessment will be based on examination scores, quizzes, chart assignments, homework and written/oral assignments
- Development of psychomotor skills in clinical and technical subjects, assessment will be based on your clinical assignments and preceptor evaluations
- Demonstration of academic and personal integrity, assessed by long term observation by faculty of your behavior in and out of the classroom and the clinical setting
- Development of good clinical judgment, assessed by faculty review of your clinical evaluations, skills tests, presentations, and assessment examinations
- Demonstration of adequate interpersonal skills, assessed by long term faculty observation of your interactions with other students, faculty, preceptors and others as well as your ability to appropriately respond to criticism and deal with stress
The faculty assessment of your personal and academic integrity, clinical judgment and interpersonal skills is just as important as your scores on examinations and other course work. Failure to consistently demonstrate integrity, good judgment and appropriate affect represent serious challenges to your professional success.
All deficiencies of integrity, judgment or affect will be documented in your student record. Minor infractions will result in a three step remedial process:
- The first minor infraction will result in a written warning and verbal counseling
- The second minor infraction will result in a Notice of Probation and counseling
- The third minor infraction may result in the assignment of grade “F” or “U” for the course
Serious deficiencies in integrity, judgment or affect will result in your immediate suspension from the program with removal from classroom and clinical activities, pending a final review by the Allied Health Sciences Programs Academic Committee.
Examples of serious deficiencies include any act or failure to act which results in the following:
- Harm, danger or threat to a patient, student, faculty member, staff member (college or clinical) or any other person
- Damage to or theft of college, clinical or personal property
- Any act of academic dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, falsification of clinical, program or hospital records which you either commit, solicit, or assist another to commit
- Any act that will endanger the integrity of the program or harm the relationship between the College and any of its Clinical Affiliates
- Each student is given a copy of the policies and procedures of the program to keep. Each student is expected to sign an agreement from stating they have reviewed the rules and agree to comply with the program policies.
The Allied Health Sciences Academic Programs Standards Committee consists of the Medical Directors, the Program directors, and the directors of Clinical Education. This committee will meet whenever necessary to consider major infractions of program rules and policies and questions of any student’s fitness for continuation in all phases of the program, including classes, laboratories, and clinical placements.
Students will have the right to appear before the committee, present oral or written testimony, and call witnesses on their behalf. Students are advised that they may pursue additional remedies through the College’s Office of Academic Affairs.