Oct 18, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

College of Optometry


Introduction | Programs | Clinical Facilities | Faculty | Policies | Courses

Mission Statement

Pacific University College of Optometry prepares engaged learners to be highly competent practitioners, optometric leaders and vision scientists through a diverse education while advancing professional and ethical eye care, scholarship, and service to the community.

Values

Because a part of our mission is to mentor our students into the optometric community, the College of Optometry values:

  • Didactic and clinical preparation in an engaged learning and patient care setting.
  • An intellectual community that supports collegiality, integrity, scientific inquiry, mutual cooperation, and respect.
  • An educational experience that conveys multicultural competence, coupled with an enhanced awareness and appreciation of a diverse and changing society.
  • A life-long collegial relationship with our alumni.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Pacific University College of Optometry will provide diverse educational opportunities in a supportive setting that allow students to acquire a firm foundation in the basic and clinical sciences, together with optometric clinical and interprofessional experiences that prepare students for the practice of optometry.

Goal 2: Graduates of Pacific University College of Optometry consistently will demonstrate high levels of professional competency including the ability to critically analyze information.

Goal 3: Faculty and students at Pacific University College of Optometry consistently will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors.

Goal 4: Pacific University College of Optometry will provide service to our alumni and to the public and health care communities.

Goal 5: Pacific University College of Optometry will be active in research and scholarship in vision science and health care.

Programs

The college provides learning opportunities and instruction embracing the full scope of contemporary optometric practice and vision science. Students are prepared to enter the modern health care system and vision research field with a high level of competence and self-assurance. They are encouraged to respect public health issues. They are expected to uphold high ethical standards. They are called upon to make a commitment to serving their communities and profession.

The college supports educational programs which culminate in the awarding of the:

In addition, the College of Optometry offers continuing education (CE) courses to licensed practitioners and others with interest in the profession. Programs are held on campus, in various communities across the U.S. and Canada, and on-line. Programs range from one-hour lectures to week-long conferences to on-line certification courses. Information is available online at http://www.pacificu.edu/optometry/ce/index.cfm.

Most optometry graduates enter private practice after taking the examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and one or more state board examinations. Practice opportunities are continually increasing because of the country’s expanding population and greater public recognition of the importance of vision. Direct appointments as optometry officers are available in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service. Many optometrists pursue careers in research and development in industry, federal and civil service agencies. A critical need exists for optometrists with advanced academic training in physiological optics, the natural and behavioral sciences, and clinical optometry for teaching and research. While optometry is already a specialized field, many optometrists pursue special professional interests. Among these are vision therapy and orthoptics, contact lenses, low vision and visual rehabilitation, and industry consulting work to improve vision and job performance.

The college maintains a web page that lists practice opportunities. Career information also is available from the American Optometric Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63141 or their website (https://www.aoa.org/aoaexcel/career-center), from local and state optometric associations, and from the Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry: http://www.opted.org.

Clinical Facilities

Students participate in patient care at College Clinics located throughout the metropolitan area. Each clinic is designed to meet the individual needs of the communities in which they are located, and each one offers a unique learning experience for the student.

Pacific EyeClinic Forest Grove is located on the Pacific University Campus and offers primary eye care and specialty eye care services to the residents of western Washington County. Referral services provided at the Forest Grove clinic include the areas of medical eye care and ocular disease, contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy, occupational vision, learning disabilities, and low vision.

Pacific EyeClinic Portland is located in the heart of downtown Portland and provides students an opportunity to broaden the clinical optometry experience in a large urban community health care environment. The Portland clinic provides both primary care and the specialty referral services found in Forest Grove. In addition, the Ocular Motility and Neuro-Optometry service located within the Portland clinic focuses on all aspects of pediatric, strabismus, neuro-optometry, and binocular vision care including surgical and non-surgical intervention. Within this service, students work with pediatric ophthalmology and have opportunities to observe surgical care at the Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital, also located in Portland.

Pacific EyeClinic Cornelius is located in the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Wellness Center. It emphasizes providing comprehensive eye care to migrant and seasonal farm workers and others who face barriers to healthcare. This clinical experience focuses on primary full-scope eye care delivery to a predominately Hispanic population. Here, interns work closely with other health care providers in management of a variety of both systemic and ocular based disease processes, as well as, providing pediatric eye care services.

Pacific EyeClinicc EyeClinic Hillsboro is conveniently located on the Pacific University Health Professions campus; right on the MAX light rail line in a city with many high tech companies and rapid residential growth. This clinic delivers full-scopefull- scope primary eye care to Hillsboro and the surrounding communities. Other services provided at the Hillsboro Clinic include  contact lens clinic pediatric eye care services and the assessment and management of ocular disease, neurologic, and systemic health issues, as well as, an eyelid and periocular service.

Pacific EyeClinic Beaverton is located in the “Round” in Beaverton, directly off the MAX light rail line. This clinic delivers full-scope primary eye care and was the first of its kind to specialize in eye and health related symptoms while viewing 3D electronic displays. In addition to delivery of full-scope eye care, this clinic also houses the Dry Eye Solutions specialty service that assesses and treats individuals with dry eye concerns.

Through a cooperative effort with the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing and the Washington State School for the Blind, Pacific Eye Clinic offers a Low Vision Clinic located on the School for the Blind’s campus in Vancouver, Washington providing a unique clinical opportunity. This rehabilitative clinic emphasizes treatment for visually challenged patients.

In addition to the six clinics, the college has an extensive community outreach program. The college boasts a fully equipped and functional mobile vision clinic (Pacific Outreach EyeVan) that is used to provide vision screenings as well as full-service care at schools, daycare centers, senior citizen centers, correctional institutions, migrant labor camps, and businesses throughout the region.

The college continually strives to enhance the clinical experience for students while providing quality eye and vision care services to the community. Under the direct supervision of the attending doctor, interns in the college clinics are able to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye disorders. In our eyewear centers, Pacific EyeTrends, American Board of Opticianry-certified opticians instruct students in the proper fitting and dispensing of eyewear. Professional office staff at each center assist interns with the administrative details of practice management.

The college affiliates with more than 100 preceptors throughout the US and at selection locations in Canada, Europe and Asia. These externship rotations are a much anticipated, highly rewarding and exciting part of the program. Students in the professional optometry program have an opportunity to customize their fourth year program by choosing sites that meet curriculum requirements as well as their individual interests and career goals. Sites currently meeting the standards of the College externship program include:

 

Fort Richardson

AK

Lexington VAMC

KY

IHS – Bethel

AK

Andrews Air Force Base – Optometry

MD

IHS Norton Sound Eye Clinic

AK

Albert Lea Eye Clinic

MN

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center

AZ

IHS White Earth Health Center

MN

Family Optometry – Chandler

AZ

PineCone Vision Center

MN

Nationwide Vision Medical Center

AZ

St. Croix Vision Center

MN

Precision Eyecare

AZ

The Koetting Associates

MO

Community Health Centers

CA

IHS - Blackfeet Community Hospital

MT

Dr. Barry Leonard & Associates

CA

Malmstrom Air Force Clinic

MT

VA Central California Health Care SystemFresno VAMCSystem

CA

Eyecare Associates Fargo

ND

Naval Medical Center, Optometry Dept.

CA

Minot Air Force Hospital

ND

Optometric Vision Development Center

CA

OMNI Eye Services of New Jersey

NJ

Tayani Eye

CA

IHS Santa Fe

NM

Travis Air Force Base Optometry Clinic

CA

Drs. Koenig & Robertson Optometry

NV

           
       

Doctors Vision Centre Swan

Canada

Eye Care Associates of Nevada

NV

Focused Optometry

Canada

Nevada Eye Consultants

NV

Gimbel Eye Centre

Canada

Sierra Nevada VA Eye Clinic

NV

Image Optometry

Canada

IHS - Northeastern Tribal Health System

OK

IRIS

Canada

IHS Pawnee

OK

Purely Optometry

Canada

Bandon & Coquille Vision Centers

OR

10th Medical Gr- USAF Academy Hospital

CO

Devers Eye Institute

OR

Eye Center of Northern Colorado

CO

Elemental Eyecare

OR

Fort Collins Family Eye Care

CO

Eugene Optometrists

OR

Eye Center of Northern Colorado

CO

Eye Care Group

OR

Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, PC

CO

IHS - Chemawa

OR

Icon Lasik

CO

Internal Clinic Track 1: MEC/CL

OR

Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center

CO

Internal Clinic Track 2: MEC/LV

OR

Spivack Vision Center|Omni Eye Specialists

CO

Internal Clinic Track 3: VT/Pediatrics

OR

VAMC Eastern Colorado-Jewell Clinic

CO

Internal Clinic Track 4: VT/Pediatrics

OR

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

CT

Kaiser Health Plan - Northwest

OR

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

FL

Lasik Plus

OR

Patrick Air Force Base

FL

Northwest Eye Care Professionals

OR

Tyndall Air Force Base Medical Group

FL

Portland VAMC - Bend CBOC

OR

Omni Eye Services of Atlanta

GA

Portland VAMC - Portland Division

OR

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Germany

Portland VAMC - Salem CBOC

OR

Stuttgart Optometry Clinic

Germany

Roseburg VAMC

OR

Hickam Air Force Clinic

HI

Silverton Eye Care LLC

OR

Honolulu VAMC

HI

Teplick Custom Vision

OR

Retina Institute of Hawaii

HI

VA Southern Rehabilitation Center & Clinics

OR

Ronald R Reynolds, OD, Inc

HI

Lebanon VA Medical Center Eye Clinic (322)

PA

Jensen Optometrists, PLLC

IA

Charleston AFB

SC

Family Eyecare Specialists

ID

Eye Foundation of Utah

UT

Hollingshead Eye Center

ID

Eye Institute of Utah

UT

IHS - Fort Hall

ID

George E. Wahlen VAMC (Salt Lake)

UT

Davis Eye Care

IL

Hill Air Force Base - 75th Medical Group

UT

Aravind Eye Hospital

India

Hoopes Vision

UT

US Naval Hospital Okinawa – Optometry

Japan

Utah Eye Centers

UT

Dr. Cornetta & Associates

VA

PCLI - Bellevue

WA

Virginia Eye Consultants

VA

PCLI - Olympia Retina & Macula Specialists

WA

Alderwood Vision Therapy Center

WA

PCLI - Vancouver, WA

WA

Coastal Eye Care, LLC

WA

Portland VAMC –Vancouver

WA

Factoria Eye Clinic

WA

Precision Eye Doctors

WA

Hope Clinic

WA

Puget Sound VA Health Care System

WA

 

IHS Yakima Indian Health Center

WA

Specialty Eyecare Group

WA

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VAMC

WA

Spokane - Mann-Grandstaff VAMC

WA

Madigan Army Medical Center

WA

Vancouver Vision Clinic

WA

Naval Branch Health Clinic - Bangor

WA

Cheyenne VAMC

WY

Northwest Pediatric Eye Care

WA

IHSHISIHS – Fort Washakie – Wind River

WY

Oak Harbor Naval Hospital

WA

 

 

Faculty

OD Faculty     Vision Science Faculty (MS)     Vision Science Faculty (PhD)

Policies

National Board of Examiners in Optometry Policy

Candidates for the National Boards of Examiners in Optometry from our institution are required to release their scores to Pacific University College of Optometry. Scores will be used solely for program assessment.

Code of Academic and Professional Conduct

Academic and Professional Standards

Good academic standing in the College of Optometry is defined as continued enrollment, satisfactory academic progress (separate from Academic Progress for Financial Aid recipients), sound clinical ability, behavior that leads to professional competence and positive interpersonal and professional relations, and appropriate professional/ethical conduct and attitudes. Students are evaluated regularly in these areas.

Students are expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with policies outlined in the Pacific University Student Code of Conduct, Pacific University Catalog, the College of Optometry Academic and Professional Standards Manual, the College of Optometry Guidelines for Professional Behavior, the Optometric Code of Ethics, and the most current state and federal laws governing the conduct of optometrists. The College of Optometry reserves the right to define professional competence and behavior, to establish standards of excellence, and to evaluate students in regard to them.

Agreement to abide by the policies and procedures of the University and the College is implicitly confirmed when students register each term. Students are expected to adhere to the various administrative and academic deadlines listed in the academic calendar and in course syllabi. Failure to do so may jeopardize their academic standing in the College of Optometry and may constitute grounds for probation or dismissal from the College. Students must maintain good standing in the program in order to be eligible for, or continued on, any College administered scholarships.

A student’s academic standing and continued enrollment may be jeopardized by one or more of the following:

  • Indications of poor academic performance;
  • Insufficient progress in the development of clinical skills;
  • Failure to comply with College policies or procedures;
  • Unprofessional conduct, unethical conduct, or illegal conduct;
  • Evidence of behavior that may hinder professional competence and interpersonal or professional relations.

Guidelines for Professional Behavior

Students in the College of Optometry are expected to learn and practice appropriate professional behavior, as delineated below, while enrolled in the program and in preparation for a lifetime of community service. Failure to conform to these guidelines will lead to disciplinary action and can result in dismissal from the College. Conduct inconsistent with these standards, such as plagiarism, cheating, lying, and/or fraud, is considered unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

Attitude

Students are expected to possess personal qualities depicting honesty, dedication, responsibility, and strong ethical values; demonstrate attitudes depicting compassion and a positive outlook; and demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity for cultural differences and diversity.Students are expected to treat faculty, patients, and peers with respect; display a willingness to learn; be able to accept constructive criticism; be punctual; and not disrupt class by inappropriate behavior.

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all lectures, labs, and clinics unless excused by the instructor. Grades can be lowered by unexcused absences.

Ability to work independently

Students are expected to initiate and pursue study independently and to accept responsibility for their own learning.

Ability to work with others

Students are expected to cooperate, participate, share information, and show respect for colleagues. However, it is expected that the student show discretion in sharing information with academic colleagues, understanding that the purpose of doing so is to promote more efficient and thorough independent learning.

Appearance

Students are expected to display a confident and mature professional demeanor, and to observe professional guidelines for cleanliness and appropriate dress. The clinic dress code must be adhered to any time the student is in a clinic area and patients are expected to be present.

Citizenship

Students are expected to serve humankind, displaying those attributes expected of a member of a learned profession; demonstrate social awareness and a sense of social responsibility; and, exemplify good citizenship in all social and community interactions. They must conform with all city, state, and federal laws and regulations, and should expect to be held accountable for their actions. Individuals convicted of a misdemeanor or felony may not be eligible for licensing in optometry. Students are urged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for further information.

Social Media

Students are expected to exemplify professional behavior when posting on social networking websites and applications, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and others. Students’ misuse of social media may be subject to allegations of violations of the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct.

University Rules and Policies

Students are expected to follow all guidelines set forth by Pacific University concerning smoking, alcohol use on campus, parking, etc.

Optometry Code of Ethics

It shall be the ideal, the resolve and the duty of the members of the profession of optometry*:

  • To keep the visual welfare of the patient uppermost at all times
  • To promote, in every possible way, better care of the visual needs of mankind
  • To enhance continuously their educational and technical proficiency to the end that their patients shall receive the benefits of all acknowledged improvements in visual care
  • To see that no person shall lack for visual care, regardless of financial status
  • To advise the patient whenever consultation with an optometric colleague or reference for other professional care seems advisable
  • To hold in professional confidence all information concerning a patient and to use such data only for the benefit of the patient
  • To conduct themselves as exemplary citizens
  • To maintain their offices and their practices in keeping with professional standards
  • To promote and maintain cordial and unselfish relationships with members of their own profession and of other professions for the exchange of information to the advantage of mankind.

*Modified from the Code of Ethics of the American Optometric Association.

Demonstrated deficiency in any of these qualities will be considered as evidence that a student is not suited to a professional career in optometry and, thus, constitutes adequate cause for discipline, including possible dismissal. Additional student conduct guidelines and regulations are outlined in the University’s Code of Conduct and the student handbook.

Specific policies and procedures pertaining to Student Academic Standing for the College of Optometry can be found in the Academic and Professional Standards Committee Policies and Procedures Manual. The program-specific policies and procedures in this manual reflect the standards of the optometric profession. The content of this manual is discussed with each class at the program orientation presented by the Deans at the beginning of each academic year. In addition, a copy of this manual is provided to each first year optometry student.

Incomplete Grades

An instructor may issue a grade of Incomplete (I) only when the major portion of a course has been completed satisfactorily but health or other emergency reasons prevent the student from finishing all requirements of the course. Prior to submitting an Incomplete grade, the instructor and the student complete an Incomplete Grade Contract detailing the completion and submission of all remaining work, as well as the timeline. After submission of the work, the instructor completes a Grade Change form and submits it to the associate dean for Student Academic Affairs for approval; the form is then processed by the Registrar.

If agreed upon work is not completed and no grade change submitted by the deadline (and an extension has not been granted), when the Incomplete expires the grade becomes an F or N. Faculty may request an extension of an Incomplete (before the expiration date of the Incomplete) by notifying the Registrar’s office.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Registrar or the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

Substandard Grades

Semester grades less than “C” (“C-“, “D+”, “D”, “F”, “N”) in the optometry program are substandard and may not be used toward fulfillment of the Doctor of Optometry degree. Grading standards in the Vision Sciences Graduate Programs are different and are summarized in these three points:

  • No grade lower than B in OPT 900 and VSC 700-900 courses can be counted toward the degree.
  • No grade lower than C in other courses can be counted toward the degree.
  • A substandard grade must be remediated to be applied toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

The following options are available when a student earns a substandard grade:

  1. Remediation of substandard grades that does not require actually retaking the course(s).
  2. Retaking courses in which a substandard or failing grade has been earned.

The categories of Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal apply only to grades assigned in courses used to fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Optometry, Master of Science in Vision Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science, and Bachelor of Applied Vision Science, as appropriate.

Any substandard grade that has not been successfully remediated by the end of the third academic year will require APS review to determine suitability to move onto fourth year clinical rotations.

Academic Standing

Students may be either in good academic standing, on academic warning, or on academic probation. Good academic standing is reserved for those students who have never earned a substandard final grade or for those who have been removed from academic warning or probation as described below. Descriptions of academic warning and academic probation follow.

Academic Warning

The Academic and Professional Standards Committee will place a student on Academic Warning when a single substandard grade less than 75% but equal to or greater than 70% is received in any academic term of the program by a student in the optometry program who is not currently on Academic Warning or Academic Probation. In the Vision Sciences Graduate Programs, substandard grades are below a B in OPT 900 and VSC 700-900 courses and below a C in other courses. All substandard grades must be remediated before the credit)s) can be counted toward the pursued degree. A student returning from an Academic Suspension, who receives a single substandard grade will undergo an Academic Review, see here . Students may also be placed on Warning for Professional Misconduct if they are found to be in violation of the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct.

Students placed on Warning due to academic performance will receive written notification from the Committee outlining the reasons for the Warning. Copies will be sent to the Dean, the Associate Deans, the Office of Student Services, and the appropriate faculty. The student will be asked to sign and return the original written communication to the Office of Student Services.

Students on Academic Warning are informed that, while on Academic Warning, a violation of the code of Academic and Professional Conduct will cause them to be considered for Dismissal from the College.

The Academic and Professional Standards Committee will remove students from Academic Warning following one full term in which no substandard grades are received, all substandard grades have been remediated, and the student has not violated the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct. Students placed on Academic Warning will remain on Academic Warning until removed by the Committee. Students on Academic Warning will be considered for Dismissal from the College if the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct is violated.

Academic Probation

The Academic and Professional Standards Committee will place a student on Academic Probation when one substandard grade less than 70% for optometry has been received, or when two or more substandard grades that have not been remediated exist on the student’s transcript at any time. In the Vision Sciences Graduate Programs, a student will be placed on Academic Probation if a substandard grade (below a B in 900 level courses and below a C in 500-800 level courses) exists on the student’s transcript at any time. Students may also be placed on Probation for Professional Misconduct if they are found to be in violation of the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct.

Students placed on Probation due to academic performance will receive written notification from the Committee, outlining the reasons for Probation. Copies will be sent to the Dean, the Associate Deans, the Office of Student Services, and the appropriate faculty. The student will be asked to sign and return the original written communication to the Office of Student Services.

Students on Academic Probation are informed that, while on Probation, a violation of the Code of Academic and Professional Conduct will cause them to be considered for Dismissal from the College.

The Academic and Professional Standards Committee will remove students from Academic Probation following one full term in which no substandard grades are received, and all substandard grades have been remediated and the student has not violated the Code of Academic and Professional conduct. Students placed on Academic Probation will remain on Probation until removed by the Committee. Students on Academic Probation will be considered for Dismissal from the College if the Code of Academic and Professional conduct is violated.

Academic Review

The Academic and Professional Standards Committee will conduct an Academic Review for a student who fails to sustain satisfactory progress (separate from Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients) toward completion of the degree program as evidenced by:

  • three or more non-remediated substandard grades existing on the student’s transcript at any time;
  • a student who has two semesters of academic performance which, when considered individually, would meet the guidelines for Academic Probation;
  • a student who does not receive a passing grade after sitting for a course in its entirety a second time;
  • unsuccessful remediation that precludes curricular advancement;
  • or a student who receives a single substandard grade after returning to the College from an Academic Suspension.

The Academic Review could result in dismissal from the program.

Academic Suspension

Students pursuing an optometry degree may be required by the Academic and Professional Standards Committee to take an Academic Suspension, extending his/her course of study beyond four years in order to continue in the College of Optometry.  This requirement may occur when a student has received substandard grades in courses that cannot be remediated during the normal scheduled curriculum.  A student on Academic Suspension who, upon return to the College, receives a single substandar grade will undergo an Academic Review, which could result in dismissal.

Consideration for Readmission

In very rare circumstances, the College of Optometry may choose to readmit a student who has previously withdrawn and/or been dismissed. In order to be considered for readmission, a former student must write a letter requesting information on the process of readmission to the Dean of the College, with copies to the Associate Deans, the Office of Student Services, and the University Dean of Students. The Office of Student Services for the College will provide input to the Dean regarding any concerns during the student’s previous tenure. If the Dean determines that readmission is possible, he or she will determine in consultation with the Academic and Professional Standards Committee, what steps are required for readmission on a case by case basis.

Time Limits to Complete Degree

The optometry student must complete all degree requirements in a maximum of 5 years of academic enrollment, not to exceed 6 calendar years. Master of Science in Vision Science students must complete all degree requirements in a maximum of 5 years. PhD in Vision Science students must complete all degree requirements in a maximum of program is 7 years.

Auditing Courses

Students may register to audit a course before the add/drop date. However, no audited courses fulfill degree requirements. Students may decide to change registration from audit to a graded course, but this must be done prior to the add/drop date.

Repeating Courses

If a student has already passed a course, s/he cannot retake the course for credit.

Non-degree Seekers Taking Courses

Non-degree and non-certificate seeking students are not allowed to take optometry courses, unless by invitation of the college.

Grading system

Grades should indicate the students’ knowledge and/or performance skill in the given subject, inform the students of their level of accomplishment after each examination, and guide the instructor in altering the instruction for both the class as a group and for students requiring special academic attention (i.e., at the top and bottom of the class). Grades should demonstrate the standing of students relative to their class peers and provide a basis for awards, honors, recommendations, and academic standing.

Students receiving notification of a substandard final course grade (“C-“, “D+”, “D”, “F”, “N’ in the Optometry program; below a B in VSC 700-900 and OPT 900 courses and below a C in other courses in the Vision Science Graduate Programs) during a semester are required to make an appointment with their instructor(s) to discuss their performance. No substandard grade can be used towards the degree requirements and, therefore, must be remediated. In instances of remediation that do not involve retaking the course in its entirety, the student will be enrolled for this attempt and receive a grade. These remediation grades will be used to determine a student’s standing (e.g., Academic Warning/Academic Probation), the APS Committee may determine that such grades preclude curricular advancement and place a student on an Academic Suspension. For example, the committee may determine that the overload created by unsuccessful attempts at remediation would jeopardize a student’s chance for success to the point an Academic Suspension would be imposed.

 

 

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