2022-23 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 84 2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog School of Pharmacy Professional Behavior and Conduct Standards Professional Behavior and Conduct Standards Pharmacy students are expected to adhere to University, School of Pharmacy, and professional standards as published in the respective handbooks. Professionalism probation relates to professional conduct. As outlined in The Cedarville ExperienceGraduate Edition, students are expected to "reflect the biblical principle that all people are made in God's image and should be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect." Details regarding professionalism expectations can be found in the School of Pharmacy Graduate Handbook. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning The student may continue to progress in the School of Pharmacy program under this status. The Student Affairs Committee may establish a remediation plan associated with this warning – the completion of which would be required; failure to complete prescribed remediation will result in the student being placed on probation. Academic Probation Academic Probation can take two forms: academic or behavioral/professional. Probation is for anyone who fails to meet the standards of the School of Pharmacy. The student will be subject to and must complete additional corrective action (i.e., remediation) in order to prevent suspension from the program. Students on probation who comply with the remediation plan may be removed from probation status without further penalty. Failure to comply with the remediation plan constitutes grounds for suspension. A student will be placed on academic probation if: 1) their semester GPA is below 2.5; 2) their cumulative GPA is below 3.0 at the end of any semester (except the fall semester of the P1 year); or (3) they receive any combination of two or more final grades of less than a 70% or “C” during any semester, regardless of the semester or cumulative GPA. Students must also repeat any course that is below a 70% and remediate any course that has an individual course component requirement that is not achieved. Academic Suspension Academic Suspension is official notice that the student is no longer recognized as a student in the School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program. Suspended students may request reinstatement from the Student Affairs Committee according to the policy listed in our School of Pharmacy Graduate Handbook. A student may be placed on Academic Suspension if: • They complete any three semesters on probation with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 (not including the fall semester of the P1 year). • They receive any of two or more final grades with less than a 70% or “C“ in required courses during a semester while they are on probation. • They fail to meet the remediation/course repeat requirements set forth in the previous section. • They fail two APPE rotations during the fourth year of the program. Academic Appeals Suspended students will have the opportunity to appeal to the Student Affairs Committee for reinstatement. Affected students should submit a written appeal for reinstatement to the Associate Dean. An in-person appeal may be requested by the Student Affairs Committee to clarify areas of concern. Further details on the process can be found in the policy listed in our School of Pharmacy Graduate Handbook. Readmission Any student who is suspended for academic reasons must apply and be approved for readmission to the University and to the School or program before enrolling in a future term. Academic Dismissal The Academic Dismissal status refers to any student that is disqualified from continuing at Cedarville University and is not eligible for readmission. A student who is subject to suspension a second time may be permanently dismissed. Academic dismissal is a terminal action. Graduation Requirements Students seeking the Pharm.D. degree must fulfill the following: • Complete all requirements of the Pharm.D. curriculum • Complete all requirements of the Pharm.D. program as outlined in the School of Pharmacy student handbook, notably including: • All professional and spiritual standards of the program • The cross-cultural, extended service (domestic or international experience) • Student organization participation • Professional conference participation • Maintain a minimum graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 • Complete all requirements for the Pharm.D. program within six years after matriculation in the program. Intent to Graduate To graduate, whether or not you plan to attend commencement, you must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form and pay any applicable fees. An Intent to Graduate form is available at cedarville.edu/gradintent. After you return your intent form to the registrar, your transcript will be audited to verify completion of degree requirements. You are encouraged to indicate your intent to graduate at least one semester in advance so that you can be informed of any problems in meeting your degree requirements. Intent to Graduate forms must be received no later than March 15 of the commencement year. After that date, eligibility to participate in commencement will be deferred to the following year. A graduation fee of $100 will be charged to your account after your eligibility for graduation is confirmed. Walking in Commencement • Students may participate in spring semester graduationrelated exercises (i.e., hooding and commencement) if they have been certified as having completed all graduation requirements at any time since the commencement exercises held the preceding spring. • Students may petition for “early commencement” and “early hooding” (i.e., participation in the exercises prior to being certified as having completed all program requirements) if: