Academic Regulations:
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Admission to Professional Programs

Advising, Academic

Attendance

Bachelor's Degree Requirements, College

Misbehavior, Academic

Employment, Outside

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Loans

College Requirements

Grade Appeals

High School Preparation, Recommended

Probation

Program Load, Normal

Progress, Academic and Professional

Residence

Rights and Responsibilities, Student

Student Activities Committee, Dean's (DSAC)

Support Services and Organizations, Student

Time Limitations


For complete information regarding academic rules and regulations of the University, students should consult University Academic Offices, Services, and Regulations and Bachelor's Degree Require­ments. The following additions and amendments pertain to health sciences students.

Academic Regulations Terminology

1. Professional course means any course required in the Pharm.D., D.P.T. or M.O.T curriculum and any course approved for professional elective credit and elected by the student for that purpose.

2. Satisfactory grade means a grade of C or above, or a grade of S.

3. Unsatisfactory grade means a grade of C-minus or below 2.0 grade points, or a mark of X or unauthorized W Marks of X or marks of W which have not been authorized will be treated as an E.

4. Probation means a restricted status in the program (see below).

5. Dismissal from the program means that the student may no longer register in the program or elect professional course work. Continued registration in the University requires that a Change of Status to another program be initiated by the student.

Progress, Academic and Professional

The College expects its students to develop professional compe­tence and to satisfy the same high standards of exemplary character, appearance, and ethical conduct expected of health care profession­als. To merit confidence and esteem, both personally and in the health care professions, appropriate dress and demeanor are expected of each student in their respective academic and profes­sional program.

Each program has a process or committee in place to review student performance regularly and makes decisions concerning probationary status. A student may be dismissed from the College at any time for an unsatisfactory academic or professional record, for irresponsible attendance, or other failures to diligently pursue the academic and professional program.

Employment, Outside

The curriculum has been arranged with the presumption that the stu­dent will devote full time and energy to their academic program. Internships, fieldwork and other pharmaceutical employment are rec­ognized as an integral part of the academic and professional growth of a pharmacy or health science student. The student, however, is responsible for maintaining the appropriate balance between such activity and satisfactory achievement in the classroom.

Attendance

Regularity in attendance and performance is necessary for success in college work. At the beginning of each course the instructor will announce and/or include in the syllabus the specific attendance required of students as part of the successful completion of the course.

Admission to Preprofessional Programs

Preprofessional programs in clinical laboratory science, mortuary sci­ence, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiation therapy technology and radiologic technology are taken in the Col­lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences and students apply for admission to that College, and fulfill requirements for general undergraduate admission to the University, see Admission, Undergraduate. The Office of Admissions is located in the University Welcome Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202; telephone: 313-577-3577. Admissions counselors are available for personal confer­ences to aid the prospective student.

Admission to Professional Programs

All professional programs in the College are limited in the number of applicants that can be accepted. This limitation is created not only by the number of faculty members available but also by the number of positions available in health care facilities where much of the field work experience is conducted at a 1:1 or 1:2 faculty-to-student ratio.

Students are admitted to the professional program annually. Since each program has special requirements for admission, students are urged to attend one of the monthly Information Meetings (mandatory for some programs) for advising and application deadline dates a year before they plan to enter. Individuals can register for the free monthly Information Meetings by going to the online address: http://www.cphs.wayne.edu/meetings.php. Students are to check with each program to verify the deadline date for admission to that pro­gram.

For admission to the professional programs in the College, appli­cants must have completed all equivalent preprofessional courses and other requirements. Students admitted to the professional pro­gram usually have a grade point average of 2.5 ('A' = 4.0) or better.

Although academic achievement is important, personal qualities and professional behaviors are considered of equal importance since the students selected will eventually be working as members of a team in the delivery of health care. Therefore, criteria for selection are also based on such qualities as maturity, motivation, knowledge of the profession, ability to communicate, personal integrity and empathy for others. Consequently, evaluations from faculty and academic advisors, as well as a personal interview, are given great weight in the selection of candidates by admissions committees.

Advising, Academic

A staff of academic advisors is available in the University Advising Center, 1600 Adamany Library, for students interested in health sci­ences professions.

Students, during their sophomore year, should confer with the profes­sional program advisor of the health sciences profession of their choice, during attendance at one of the Monthly Information Meet­ings, whenever they have questions about degree requirements, academic regulations, course elections, programs of study, or difficul­ties in their academic work. Course elections are arranged in consul­tation with the professional program advisors.

Program Load, Normal

The requirements for graduation are based upon a normal program of fifteen credits per semester for eight to ten semesters. Because courses are of varying length, students cannot always arrange pro­grams of exactly fifteen credits; hence the normal load is fourteen to eighteen credits.

Grade Appeals

Official Policies and Procedures
College Policy No. 89.01 FINAL COURSE GRADE APPEALS
Approved 4/30/2013, Correction 3/26/15, UPDATED August 14, 2015, Adopted September 16, 2015
REPLACES AND SUPERSEDES ALL PRIOR VERSIONS OF FINAL COURSE GRADE APPEALS.
This policy is effective immediately for grades received Fall 2015 and forward.

The following is the policy implemented for Final Course Grade Appeals in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. At the beginning of each term, the instructor is to inform students in writing of the criteria used in arriving at grades for the class including the rel­ative importance of prepared papers, quizzes and examinations, class participation and attendance. Where student performance in other prac­tical and structured activities is relevant in evaluating professional competency, criteria used in such evaluations should be stated. Written materials should be graded in a timely manner and such materials, together with comments and an explanation of grading criteria, are to be made available to students. Students should be encouraged to discuss any class related problems with the instructor.

Instructors are expected to evaluate student work according to sound academic standards. Equal expectations should be required of all stu­dents in a class (although more work is expected from graduate students than from undergraduates) and grades should be assigned without departing from announced procedures.

It is the instructor's prerogative to assign grades in accordance with his or her academic and professional judgment and the student assumes the burden of proof in the appeals process.

Grounds for appeals are:  (1) the application of non-academic criteria in the grading process, as listed in the university's non-discrimination/affir­mative action statute:  race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability, or veteran status; (2) sexual harassment or discrimination; or (3) evaluation of student work by criteria not directly reflective of performance relative to course requirements.

This final course grade change policy does not apply to allegations of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty matters should be addressed under the WSU STUDENT DUE PROCESS POLICY, which is outlined in detail at the Dean of Students link at: http://doso.wayne.edu

Definition:

Instructor- Instructor applies to full-time, fractional-time, part-time faculty as well as Graduate Teaching Assistants, Adjuncts, and Academic Staff with teaching duties.

FINAL COURSE GRADE APPEALS POLICY AND PROCEDURE

Informal Final Course Grade Review

1. Prior to an appeal of a course final grade all issues must first be directed to the instructor of the course for consideration of resolution.

2. The initial request of a grade review should be made directly to the instructor in an informal discussion during office hours or by a requested scheduled appointment.

3. If a student has documented efforts to obtain an informal meeting with the instructor and is unable to schedule this meeting within ten calen­dar days the student will then have the right to proceed to a formal grade appeal within thirty calendar days following posting of the final course grade. The instructor should make every reasonable effort to meet with the student during this time period prior to a formal appeal.

Formal Final Course Grade Appeal Policy and Procedure

If the final grade in question remains unchanged after the informal final course grade review, any formal Course Grade Appeal to change the grade in question must be initiated in writing by the student within thirty calendar days following the posting of the final course grade. The Stu­dent must submit a formal written appeal to the appropriate Department Chair. This formal appeal must include a copy of the current course syl­labus and a student appeal letter including detailed justification for the appeal. This documentation must explicitly state which of the three criteria of allowable rationales is applicable and how the alleged violation occurred.

Formal Final Course Grade Appeal

1. The Department Chair shall provide a time-stamped and dated copy of the formal student course grade appeal to the instructor, program director or program/department grade appeal committee. The Department Chair will then request input and/or response from the instructor, pro­gram director or the program/department grade appeal committee.

2. Student or Faculty involved in a grade appeal process may contact the University Ombudsperson at any time for assistance with any ques­tions associated with a grade decision or the grade appeal process.

3. The Department Chair may convene an ad hoc special review committee (or charge an existing committee) to advise on any dispute.

4. The Department Chair shall review all documentation and respond in writing to the student within thirty calendar days of receiving the formal course grade appeal.  The Department Chair will place, in writing, the final decision to the student, instructor, program director, program/depart­ment grade appeal committee or the reason for any delay in decision. The decision of the Department Chair can be appealed to the Office of the Dean.

5. Appeals to the Office of the Dean must be submitted in writing within ten calendar days of the postmarked response from the Department Chair. The Dean or his/her designee must respond to the student appeal within thirty calendar days. The decision of the Dean or his/her desig­nee is the final decision at the College level.

6. If the appeal is denied at the Dean (designee) of the College level, the student may appeal to the Office of the Provost within thirty calendar days of the College's decision. The student's formal appeal to the Office of the Provost must include a copy of the current course syllabus, the initial student appeal letter including detailed justification for the appeal, the Department Chair's response letter, and the Dean's (or designee's) written response. The decision of the Provost or his/her designee is final. No further appeal is possible.

The student may also file with the Provost's Office a Request for a Postponement of the effect of the College's final decision. Such a request must be postmarked within seven calendar days of the postmark of the College's final decision, and a copy must be sent to the Dean of the Col­lege. Upon receiving a Request for Postponement, the Provost will immediately contact the Dean. Unless the College demonstrates clearly and convincingly that the injury to the College or to third persons that would result from such a postponement would outweigh the injury to the stu­dent from denying the postponement, the effect of the decision rendered by the College must be postponed until the date that the Provost issues a decision regarding the underlying Request for Provost Review. The Provost will inform the student and the Dean of her/his decision regarding the Request for Postponement within three school days after receiving the request. Exceptions to this procedure may be granted by the Provost upon a showing of good and sufficient cause.

Misbehavior, Academic

Academic Honesty: Students are expected to abide by the principle of honesty which is fundamental to the life of a scholarly community. If any act of academic misbehavior, which includes cheating, plagia­rism, or other acts are discovered, the instructor is expected to take appropriate action, which can include one or more of the following: reprimand, repeat of assignment, a failing grade for the assignment, a failing grade for the course. Serious acts of dishonesty can lead to suspension or dismissal

In any instance of academic misbehavior occurring in any course offered by the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as defined in section 2 of the University Student Code of Conduct, the provisions of Section 10.1 of the Student Code of Con­duct will be implemented as follows:

The faculty member may, without filing a charge, adjust the grade downward (including downgrading to a failing grade) for the test, paper, or other course-related activity in question, or for the entire course. In any case, the faculty member shall provide the student with a copy of section10.1 of the Student Code of Conduct and a copy of the member prepared by the Ombudsperson, explaining the Ombudsperson's role, referred to in section 1.5 of the Student Code of Conduct. For the complete Wayne State University Student Code of Conduct, please refer to this link: http://www.doso.wayne.edu/assets/codeofconduct.pdf where the entire document is available for review.

Academic misbehavior policies of individual programs may vary from the above. Please see individual program for more information.

Probation

If a student's work falls below the required cumulative g.p.a. for pro­fessional studies, he/she will be placed on probation. If a student incurs a serious grade point deficiency in a semester, or remains on probation for more than one semester, he/she will not be allowed to re-register in the College unless he/she obtains permission from an Academic Services Officer in the Office of Student Affairs. Such per­mission will be granted only after an appraisal of the student's situa­tion and some assurance from the student that the previous causes of failure will not prevail in the proposed program.

Program Probation: A student whose semester g.p.a. falls below the required average will be placed on program probation. Each stu­dent must meet the academic and probationary requirements of his or her program.

Removal of Probation: The student will be removed from probation at the end of any semester in which he/she achieves a satisfactory overall g.p.a. as determined by the program.

Please see individual programs for more detailed information on pro­gram probation and dismissal policies.

Rights and Responsibilities, Student

The College and its faculty reserve the right to dismiss a student at any time who does not appear to be suited for the work or whose conduct or academic standing is regarded as unsatisfactory. Stu­dents are urged to review the specific policies of their respective pro­gram or department.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements, College

Specific requirements for the several bachelor's degrees offered by the College are enumerated in the departmental and program sec­tions of this bulletin. Following are general College and University policies governing baccalaureate programs.

High School Preparation, Recommended

Students who plan to enter the University as freshmen should have included in their high school programs at least three years of English, one year of algebra, one year of plane geometry, at least one course in a laboratory science, and at least two years of a foreign language. Some programs require additional work in mathematics and science. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences "High School Information Meetings" held on the first Tuesday of October, November, December, February, March and April at 6 p.m. at the College. See the website for more information: http://www.cphs.wayne.edu/highschool.php.

College Requirements

For complete description, see Bachelor's Degree Requirements.

All undergraduate students who register for the first time at Wayne State University are required to demonstrate proficiency in English and mathematics competency by the time they have earned sixty semester credits toward a bachelor's degree.

Residence

The last thirty credits of work applicable to the degree, exclusive of credit by special examination, must be completed in an undergradu­ate college or school of Wayne State University.

Time Limitations

It is the policy of the College that preprofessional science courses must be completed within six years just prior to admission to a pro­fessional program. Exceptions to this policy may be made on a case- by-case basis at the sole discretion of the program faculty. Documen­tation of competency during post-graduation/pre-admission employ­ment must be provided by the applicant requesting the exception. There is no appeal for this exception request of this policy.

Support Services and Organizations, Student

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides program information, monthly information meetings and advising support to prospective and current students for the degree and certificate programs offered by the College. From this office prospective students can obtain advice about admission requirements and program prerequisites and have their transcripts evaluated for transfer equivalencies. Addition­ally, information on registration and financial aid; enrollment verifica­tion required for financial aid, internship licensing, or other purposes is processed through this office. The Office also audits student records for completion of General Education Requirements and pro­gram requirements prior to graduation. The OSA staff participates in the various activities with the main campus, including recruitment fairs, graduation, new student convocations, FestiFall, prospective student open house, and Scholars Day. The OSA staff supports EACPHS student organizations, facilitate the biannual Apple Days, participate in numerous recruitment activities such as career and educational fairs at local secondary, college, and university cam­puses. For additional information, call (313) 577-1716 or consult the website: http://www.cphs.wayne.edu/.

Student Organizations

There are many student organizations within the College that allow a student to be active in professional and extracurricular activities. Please contact individual program offices for more information regarding these student organizations.

Student Activities Committee, Dean's (DSAC)

The Dean's Student Activities Committee (DSAC) is dedicated to improving the organization within each student association in the College. They strengthen the relationship among students in all pro­grams, between students in other health care disciplines and with the College administration and faculty. DSAC plans activities and events that make a significant and consistent contribution to the College and the University. Membership consists of the president or representa­tive of every student organization and class in each of the programs within the College.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Loans

Federal financial aid awards are available to pharmacy and health science students who demonstrate exceptional financial need as defined by the federal government. Students in good academic standing may apply directly for federal financial aid (both scholarship and/or loan programs) at the University Office of Student Financial Aid, Welcome Center (Telephone: 313-577-3378 or Fax: 313-577-6648; Website: http://www.financialaid.wayne.edu.) Additional finan­cial aid information may be found in the General Information section of this bulletin (Financial Aid).

Additionally, the College offers private scholarship and short-term emergency loan funds for students. Private scholarships are awarded for outstanding achievement to students in good academic standing based on criteria determined by the contributors and recom­mendations of the faculty within each program. Students in good aca­demic standing may be eligible for scholarship funds and should inquire with their program administrators regarding the application process. Students should contact the College Office of Student Affairs (313-577-1716) for information concerning emergency loan funds. Short-term emergency loans are limited to one request per EACPHS student per 12 month period.