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Student Rights and Responsibilities / USI Remediation Policy

The Respiratory Therapy Program adheres to the USI Student Handbook and Student's Rights and Responsibilities documents. These documents are considered to be a part of the Program Student Handbook.

Read the Student Academic Grievance Policy.

Readmission Process

Students desiring readmission to the respiratory program must submit a written request to the Admissions and Progression Committee by January 15 for requests to return to a fall semester course, or by August 15 for requests to return to a spring semester course.

The written request must include student name, USI student ID#, current address, telephone number, and email address. The written request should address reasons for delay in progression and plans for successful return to the program.

Readmitted students will be expected to comply with all terms specified by the Admissions and Progressions Committee. Failure to comply with the terms will jeopardize the student’s status in the respiratory program.

Policy Regarding Incomplete

An "incomplete" will be used only in cases of true hardship when extenuating circumstances have resulted in the student's being unable to complete course requirements by the end of the semester. An "incomplete" may be granted at the discretion of the faculty in consultation with the Program Chair or Director of Respiratory.

In rare instances in which this occurs, the following policies are in effect: All University policies regarding incomplete are applicable to respiratory courses. Refer to the USI Bulletin.

  1. An “incomplete” will not be used to allow for remedial work; student work must be passing.
  2. Students will receive a date by which the incomplete must be removed.

Student Performance Improvement Plan

Students not meeting course expectations may be formally notified of their deficiencies and an improvement plan developed that addresses these deficiencies. The improvement plan will include:

  1. Measureable outcomes for improvement
  2. A timeline for completion of material
  3. A review of expected outcomes for the course
  4. Student advising

Course faculty will prepare the course improvement plan, review it with the student, and secure the student’s signature. After implementation of the plan, faculty will monitor and review the plan each semester to ensure students are meeting expectations of the performance plan. Copies of the completed plan will be added to the student’s file.

Faculty are responsible for sharing the course improvement plan with the Program Chair prior to discussing with the student. No greater than three course improvement plans should be present in a student’s file in one year before student progression in the program is formally reviewed by the Admissions and Progression committee.