• Policy for Change in Name of Program or Degree

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-10-28)
      2.08 Policy for Change in Name of Program or Degree: Any change in the name of a program or degree at Georgia Health Sciences University must be approved at the institutional level. This policy describes the mechanism for obtaining institutional approval
    • Certificate Program Approval Policy

      Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-10-28)
      2.06 Certificate Program Approval Policy: Certificate programs consistent with the mission of Georgia Health Sciences University can be offered according to Board of Regents guidelines. The certificate award shows satisfactory completion of a prescribed program of study. Certificate programs shall be developed and approved by the appropriate program, curriculum committee, college, and institution. This policy outlines the procedures by which a new certificate program is proposed and approved.
    • Requirements for Mandatory Student Ownership of Laptops and Hand-held Devices

      Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-10-05)
      2.11 Requirements for Mandatory Student Ownership of Laptops and Hand-held Devices: Academic Programs may require mandatory student ownership of laptops and hand-held devices if these tools serve as an indispensable and valued asset to the educational experience of the student. Student ownership must be determined at the Program level for purposes of being included in the cost of attendance. Adequate and appropriate utilization of the device must be incorporated into the curriculum if mandatory ownership is required. Associated costs of these technologies should be eligible for inclusion into the student cost of attendance. Minimum standards must be defined in conjunction with the Division of Information Technology Support & Services as requisite for the actual device(s). All academic degree programs are eligible. This policy outlines the procedures to be followed by an academic program requesting mandatory student ownership of laptops and hand-held devices.
    • Requirements for Graduation & Participation In Commencement Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-09-01)
      4.11 Requirements for Graduation & Participation In Commencement Policy: Students must meet all graduation requirements to receive a degree or certificate from Georgia Health Sciences University. Undergraduate students also must meet requirements established by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. These requirements can be found in the Board of Regents Policy Manual, section 303.01, Core Curriculum. This policy also describes the requirements for participation in commencement. Requirements for graduate, medical, and dental degrees are stated in Georgia Health Sciences University catalog under the sections for the Medical College of Georgia, College of Dentistry and College of Graduate Studies. Additional requirements for baccalaureate degrees are also stated in Georgia Health Sciences University catalog under the sections for the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing.The faculty of each College recommending a candidate for a degree is required to ensure the candidate has met all requirements for the degree to be conferred. Every candidate for a baccalaureate degree at Georgia Health Sciences University must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence (see definition, pg. 2). Candidates for a one-year certificate or a post-masters certificate must earn a minimum of 15 hours in residence. All financial obligations to Georgia Health Sciences University must also be met prior to graduation.
    • Medical Record Security, Confidentiality, and Retention Policy

      Student Health; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-08)
      6.17 Medical Record Security, Confidentiality, and Retention Policy It is the policy of Georgia Health Sciences University to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to ensure that all healthcare information is protected from physical loss, administrative loss, theft, fire and unauthorized personnel who can inadvertently alter, release, or lose data. Medical records of students and their spouses are originated and maintained in an electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software system. They are in a secured electronic format that only select staff with appropriate authorization can access. Paper records will be stored in physically secure areas. Retention of medical records is in accordance with the Georgia Composite Medical Board and Georgia regulations Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 31-33-2.
    • Contract Renewal Policy

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-07-20)
      7.04 Contract Renewal Policy: In accordance with Board of Regents policy, the President of Georgia Health Sciences University, or his/her designee, will notify in writing all full-time non-tenured faculty 'Who have been awarded academic rank and are employed under written contract 'Whether or not an employment contract for the succeeding year will be offered to them according to the timeline contained in this policy.
    • Awarding of Posthumous Degree

      Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-07-17)
      2.10 Awarding of Posthumous Degree: A posthumous degree may be awarded to a student enrolled at the time of death prior to completion of all requirements for the degree. For an undergraduate level degree, the student should have completed 85% of the requirements for the degree without any D or F grades, and must have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. For a graduate level degree, the student should have completed 85% of course work without any D or F grades, and must have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. For research-based graduate programs, the student should have all research for their thesis or dissertation completed.
    • Space Policy

      Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-07-17)
      2.12 Space Policy: Physical space at Georgia Health Sciences University is a valuable institutional resource that must be managed carefully and used efficiently. Space is allocated to individual units through the campus physical master plan to serve and support the programmatic goals outlined in the institution’s mission and strategic plan. When units vacate space as a result of either a move into a new building or renovations to existing buildings, responsibility for reallocation of the vacant space resides in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.Likewise, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost can initiate space changes in accordance with institutional priorities.
    • Grievance Policy for Visiting Academes

      Grievance Policy for Visiting Academes; Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-07-17)
      2.09 Grievance Policy for Visiting Academes: Georgia Health Sciences University establishes a mechanism by which visiting academes can address conflicts or disagreements that might arise with their immediate supervisors. If discussions with that supervisor do not satisfactorily resolve the conflict, the visiting academe can pursue the grievance with the Vice President for Instruction and Enrollment Management & Associate Provost for Academic Affairs as described below. If the dispute remains unresolved after intervention by the Vice President for Instruction and Enrollment Management & Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the visiting academe can then pursue the grievance with the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and finally, with the President.
    • Professional Liability Insurance Requirement Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-05)
      4.21 Professional Liability Insurance Requirement Policy: Students in the health professions are required to participate in various clinical learning experiences as a prerequisite to successful completion of programs of study. Many of the clinical facilities where these learning experiences take place willl only accept students who are covered by professional liability insurance. Therefore Georgia Health Sciences University requires students enrolled in programs with a clinical component to be covered by professional liability insurance.
    • Student Concerns Regarding Educational Experiences Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-04-15)
      2.14 Student Concerns Regarding Educational Experiences Policy: The components of each course of instruction and of each educational program at Georgia Health Sciences University are carefully selected for content and suitability. Students at Georgia Health Sciences University who anticipate problems in carrying out any part of their curriculum because of moral, religious, or other reasons must consult with the appropriate program or course director prior to enrolling or at the first opportunity following knowledge of such. Each problem will be carefully considered in an attempt to resolve the difficulty in a manner consistent with the educational standards of Georgia Health Sciences University. However, the institution is not obligated to provide alternative educational experiences or to waive required parts of its courses or programs. Students with disability-related concerns should contact the Director of Campus Life Services.
    • Jury Duty Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-04)
      2.07 Jury Duty Policy: Students lawfully summoned for jury duty are excused from attending classes. Students must coordinate their absence(s) and make-up work with their college’s appropriate associate dean and individual faculty members
    • HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy for Students

      Department of Enrollment and Student Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-03-26)
      6.14 HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy for Students: Any student at Georgia Health Sciences University with patient-care responsibilities who knows or has reason to believe that he/she has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is required to immediately report this information to the MCG Health Inc. hospital epidemiologist in accordance with hospital policy as well as report it to the student's Dean. Furthermore, any suspected HIV exposure by students during the course of their assigned duties should be reported immediately by the student to his/her clinical supervisor in accordance with the policies of the hospitals in which the student has assigned duties. Georgia Health Sciences University will carefully conform to state and federal laws regarding discrimination toward students with HIV infection, and all information will be considered confidential.
    • Continuing Education: Conflict of Interest Policy

      Division of Continuing Education; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-03-17)
      5.05 Continuing Education: Conflict of Interest Policy: The Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Health Sciences University must control the content and presentations of all Continuing Education activities. All educational activities must be free of commercial bias for or against any product, and the conference-related educational materials, including a speaker's presentation, must not advance the proprietary interests of a financial supporter or proprietary company. This policy provides definitions and instances of potential conflicts of interest and describes the controls in place to prevent such conflicts of interest.
    • Registration/Late Registration Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-03)
      4.18 Registration/Late Registration Policy: Registration procedures at Georgia Health Sciences University are the responsibility of the Office of the Registrar. Notification of these procedures and any changes in the Academic Calendar \Nill be sent to students at the appropriate time.Students at Georgia Health Sciences University are allowed ample time to register for classes. Registration for courses must be completed on the dates stated in Georgia Health Sciences University Academic Calendar. The failure to register during the time allotted for registration will result in a $50 late registration fee being charged to the student.In keeping with Board of Regents' policy 704.03, students are required to pay all tuition and fees prior to the first day of class. Students are not considered enrolled in the institution until all tuition and fees have been paid. Except for unusual circumstances, students are not allowed to register after the last day of late registration (the drop/add period listed in the Academic Calendar).While reasonable efforts shall be made to inform students of registration dates and any changes in the dates published in the catalog, it is the student's responsibility to keep apprised of such changes.
    • Financial Aid Eligibility Policy

      Student Financial Aid; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02-24)
      4.08 Financial Aid Eligibility Policy: All students who have been accepted for admission to Georgia Health Sciences University and who wish to apply for financial aid must meet certain eligibility requirements as specified by Georgia Health Sciences and the Federal government. All students who apply for financial aid must be enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking program of study, must be making satisfactory academic progress, and must not have administrative holds on their student account. Furthermore, they must fulfill the criteria as set forth by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (and amended in 2008), as described in this policy.
    • Age Discrimination Policy

      Office of Affirmative Action; Equal Employment Opportunity; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02-15)
      3.08 Age Discrimination Policy: Georgia Health Sciences University prohibits the use of age preference in all employment practices, including advertising, recruiting, hiring, salary determination, leaves of absence, and retirement.
    • Course Numbering System Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02-13)
      4.09 Course Numbering System Policy: Georgia Health Sciences l.kliversity offers courses numbered from 1000 to 4999 to students at the undergraduate level. Courses in the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry are numbered from 5000 to 5990. Graduate courses are numbered from 6000 to 9999. Certain courses are offered to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students jointly. Such courses are numbered appropriately for each class and degree program.
    • Curriculum Changes Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02)
      2.13 Curriculum Changes Policy: This policy facilitates the institutional approval process for changes to the curriculum by any college or department at Georgia Health Sciences University. Curriculum changes originate in the respective department or college, and are submitted via the proper form to the Vice President for Instruction and Enrollment Management & Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, who will verify that the request form is complete and all required documentation is attached. The Director of Business Operations of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost will compile the fiscal considerations of the proposed curriculum change. This information will all be submitted to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for approval. Following approval by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Office of the Registrar will complete the official curriculum revision and notify the respective colleges.
    • Academic Standing Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-02)
      4.02 Academic Standing Policy: Georgia Health Science University maintains required academic standards of performance for its students. This policy describes those academic standards and the courses of action that can occur when these academic standards are not met. These include Academic Probation, Academic Dismissal, and Academic Suspension. This policy applies to students in all undergraduate programs at Georgia Health Sciences University. It should be noted however, that departments may apply more stringent academic standards than are outlined in this policy. Academic standards for graduate and professional level programs are set by the individual colleges at Georgia Health Sciences University