APPOINTMENTS WITH FACULTY MEMBERS
If a student wishes to see a faculty member, even
on a minor matter requiring only a few minutes,
he/she is requested to make an appointment through
the office secretary in Hyslop, Room 210 (777-2209)
or sign up on the schedule posted on the faculty
Students are assigned to a pre-professional advisor,
Darlene Czapiewski, in the Occupational Therapy
Department and are expected to make appointments
to see her regularly in program planning.
The average student needs to study an average
of two hours for every credit hour of a course in
order to earn an average grade.
Occupational Therapy students are expected to conduct
themselves in a professional manner in the classroom
and in fieldwork experience at all levels.
Professionalism in Occupational Therapy
Professionalism encompasses a number of related
areas, and concerns the conduct, aims, and practices
of an individual. Areas to be considered within
the OT Program include attitude and judgement as
well as performance.
Attitude will be reflected in learning in the classroom,
day to day relationships with instructors and students,
response to guest speakers, and relationships with
Level I fieldwork supervisors.
Judgement will be reflected in working with clients,
personal and professional relationships, and confidentiality.
Performance shall be considered in class assignments,
communication skills, respect for classroom and/or
work area, and punctuality for classes.
REVIEW OF STUDENT PROGRESS
Students will have both their academic and professional
progress reviewed periodically by the Occupational
Therapy Department faculty.
Courses taught in the Occupational Therapy Department
will be graded as follows:
94% - 100% = A - Marked Excellence
86% - 93% = B - Superior
78% - 85% = C - Average
Below 78% = D - Low (Not passing in courses in OT major)
In courses with S-U grading, S is at least a C. Any student
earning less than 78% in a written assignment/practical
examination will be required to repeat that assignment
until he/she achieves competency; however, the initial
grade will be maintained in the grade record. Students
with 82% or less at mid-term will be given a deficiency.
Students with less than 78% at mid-term will be sent a
deficiency notice by the University and/or the Department.
However, this means repeating the course while progressing
through the regular coursework of the professional program.
This might cause the student to be approximately one semester
behind his/her class.
SPECIAL EXAMINATION FOR CREDIT
A regularly enrolled student may apply to take
"special" (challenge or validating) examinations
to establish credit for approved University courses.
Requests to take an examination must be made to
the chair of the department offering the course.
Approval of the department chair, the instructor
of the course, and the dean of the college offering
the course(s) is required. A petition with the appropriate
signatures must be submitted to the Registrar's
Office prior to examinations. A committee of three
appointed by the chair of the department offering
the course will administer and evaluate the examinations,
a majority being necessary to record a grade. Special
examinations must be searching and comprehensive.
Grades of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory"
will be recorded on the student's permanent record
upon recommendation of the committee, but will not
be used to compute scholastic average.
Student may apply to take challenge or validating
examinations to establish credit in University of
North Dakota courses which correspond to work taken
at unaccredited and non-degree institutions, or
for courses in which they have superior preparation
or knowledge gained through independent study. Students
who have audited a course, or who have previously
enrolled in a course and then dropped it, will not
ordinarily be permitted to take a special examination
in that course. (University of North Dakota Undergraduate
Catalog, 2001-03, p. 33).
STUDENT RIGHTS AND APPEALS MECHANISMS, BOTH
ACADEMIC AND FIELDWORK COMPONENTS
The Occupational Therapy Department abides by
the established guidelines regarding student appeals
as delineated in the School of Medicine Rules and
UND Code of Student Life. A student may initially
appeal the Occupational Therapy Department decision
through the appeals process as defined in the School
of Medicine & Health Sciences Rules of Governance.
If the student and/or department is not satisfied
with the decision from the School of Medicine &
Health Sciences Committee, they must follow the
guidelines as published in the University of North
Dakota Code of Student Life.
Adopted: 8/19/90, UND/SOM