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Student Handbook Policy

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with all policies and information contained in the UHV Student Handbook and the UHV Nursing Program RN to BSN Student Handbook. Students will download and print the acknowledgment page and submit via the designated document tracking site the first week of class of student’s first and fourth semesters.

UHV Nursing Program Academic Appeals Procedure Policy

This policy provides due process and resolution of unprofessional student behaviors such as tardiness/attendance, student boundary issues, incivility; malpractice issues; academic dishonesty resulting in loss of progression in the Nursing Program. The Academic Appeal Process affords students a 4 tiered procedure for due process that aligns with University policy.

Goals

  1. Provide due process and written resolution to student progression.
  2. Develop a 4-tiered process for managing student grievance issues within the Nursing Program.
  3. Apply current University and Nursing Program policies to resolve student progression issues.
  4. Provide ongoing evaluation of current grievance related policies and procedures.
  5. Collect data regarding progression issues that are unresolved at the program level.

Procedure

  1. Student petition the course faculty at Tier 1 for all course-related issues:
  2. Student petition the Program Director at Tier 2:
  3. The student will complete the Nursing Program Progression Appeal Form (Appendix E) and email with the subject title “student appeal” to the Program Director at Nursing@uhv.edu.
  4. The Program Director will apply the current policy, procedures, and evidence to develop a new resolution.
  5. The Program Director will communicate the resolution with the student.
  6. The Program Director will place a copy of the form in the student’s permanent Nursing Program file.
  7. Student petition the Dean of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development (SoEHPHD) at Tier 3:
  8. The student will send the SoEHPHD Appeal Form* to the Dean of the SoEHPHD via email.
  9. Upon receipt of a student petition, the Dean or his/her designee will review the resolutions of the faculty and Program Director.
  10. The Dean will uphold the Program Director’s resolution or make an alternative resolution.
  11. The Dean will communicate the outcome with the student.
  12. The Dean will send a completed SoEHPHD Appeal Form to the student’s permanent Nursing Program file.
  13. Student petition the Provost at Tier 4 * *:
  14. The appeal must involve a terminal grade for a course or program.
  15. The appeal must be for reasons other than a simple disagreement about the relative merits of the student’s performance: i.e., cases to be heard by a university-wide committee should relate ordinarily to charges of arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory treatment rather than issues of academic judgment.
  16. The appeal must, in the Provost’s opinion, involve a palpable issue and evidence capable of sustaining a rational argument.
  17. The appeal must be initiated by the end of the next long semester after the grade in question has been assigned.

Students with a progression issue will first discuss the issue with the course faculty. All students will be encouraged to resolve issues at the faculty/course level. If a student is not satisfied at Tier 1 and a resolution cannot be made, students will be directed to the Tier 2 process. Each Tier can only be accessed in order.

* Refer to the Appeal Form(Tier 3)

* * Refer to the UHV Student Handbook for academic appeal guidelines (Tier 4)

Grade Appeal Policy

This policy provides the due process and resolution to student terminal grade appeal.

Goals

  1. Provide due process and written resolution to student terminal grade appeal.
  2. Develop a 4 tiered process for managing student grade appeals within the Nursing Program.
  3. Apply current University and Nursing Program policies to successfully resolve student progression issues.
  4. Provide ongoing evaluation of terminal course grade related course syllabus, policies, and procedures.

Procedure

  1. Student petition the course faculty at Tier 1:
  2. Student petition the Program Director at Tier 2:
  3. The student will complete the Nursing Program Grade Appeal Form (Appendix F) and email it to the Program Director.
  4. The Program Director will apply the current policy, procedures, and evidence to develop a new resolution.
  5. The Program Director will communicate the resolution with the student.
  6. The Program Director will place a copy of the form in the student’s permanent Nursing Program file.
  7. Student petition the Dean of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development (SoEHPHD) at Tier 3 *:
  8. The student will send the SoEHPHD Appeal Form* to the Dean of the SoEHPHD via email.
  9. Upon receipt of a student petition, the Dean or his/her designee will review the resolutions of faculty and Program Director.
  10. The Dean will uphold the Program Director’s resolution or make an alternative resolution.
  11. The Dean will communicate the outcome to the student.
  12. The Dean will send a completed SoEHPHD Appeal Form to the student’s permanent Nursing Program file.
  13. Student petition the Provost at Tier 4 * *:
  14. The appeal must involve a terminal grade for a course or program.
  15. The appeal must be for reasons other than a simple disagreement about the relative merits of the student’s performance: i.e., cases to be heard by a university-wide committee should relate ordinarily to charges of arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory treatment rather than issues of academic judgment.
  16. The appeal must, in the Provost’s opinion, involve a palpable issue and evidence capable of sustaining a rational argument.
  17. The appeal must be initiated by the end of the next long semester after the grade in question has been assigned.

Students with grade appeal will first discuss the issue with the course faculty. All students will be encouraged to resolve issues at the faculty/course level. If a student is not satisfied at Tier 1 and a resolution cannot be made, students will be directed to the Tier 2 process. Each Tier can only be accessed in order.

* Refer to the (Tier 3)

* * Refer to the UHV Student Handbook for academic appeal guidelines (Tier 4)

 

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, about the provision of reasonable academic adjustments / auxiliary aids for students who have a disability.  In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, the University of Houston-Victoria strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustment/auxiliary aid, please contact the UHV Office of Disability Services; University Commons, 237; Office – 361-570-4287; Fax – 361-580-5504;  Email Disability Services;  Website - Disability Services.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Policy

There are a wide variety of financial resources available through UHV. Some are need-based, and others are not. To assist students in meeting their educational goals, the Nursing Program provides students a link to access the UHV Financial Aid Office as well as a link to apply to specific Nursing Program financial aid. You may be eligible for both merit and need-based financial aid. Also, there are Nursing Program scholarships that are awarded each semester to qualified, newly admitted, and continuing undergraduate students. The most current description of various scholarships, eligibility, and the application process are available at the Nursing Program website.

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

Students may access the UHV tuition and fee schedule. The Nursing Program course fee is $24.00 per course. New students who are enrolling for the first time in courses at UHV will be mailed a welcome packet from Higher One, UHV’s refund processor. This packet will contain information that explains the refund delivery options offered by UHV and will include instructions on how to select a refund preference. Selecting a refund preference is a vital step in getting refunds to you as quickly as possible.

Students have a choice of three refund delivery options: direct deposit to the Jaguar Card, direct deposit to a bank of choice, or have a paper check mailed to them. If the student fails to select a refund preference, a paper check will be mailed to the student within 21 days from the time the refund is processed. Refund of tuition and fees originally paid by a debit or credit card will be refunded back to the card. For more information about student refunds, please contact the Student Billing Office, 877.970.4848. [Amended by NPFC 12/1/16]