The University expects mature and honorable behavior from every student and reserves the right to take appropriate disciplinary action when such behavior is not forthcoming.
SHRP expects students to maintain an acceptable quality of academic performance and to exhibit appropriate conduct. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner similar to accepted standards for practicing health care professionals.
Academic misconduct such as plagiarism, or giving or receiving unauthorized aid in tests, examinations, or other assigned work will be subject to disciplinary action. Any act of dishonesty in academic work constitutes academic misconduct. For a first offense, the penalty may vary from a minimum of one term of probation to permanent expulsion from the university. Penalties also may include forfeiture of credits. A student who feels he or she has been unfairly disciplined should contact the program director or department chair to request a review of the disciplinary decision. A more detailed description of the Grievance Procedures for Violations of Academic Standards
is available from the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (SHPB Building, Room 230).
The University is a community of scholars and learners; therefore, all participants are expected to maintain conduct which (1) facilitates the institution's pursuit of its educational objectives, (2) exhibits a regard for the rights of other members of the academic community, and (3) provides safety to property and persons. Through appropriate due process procedures, disciplinary action will be taken in response to conduct that violates these principles. A more detailed description of
non-academic misconduct can be found in the UAB student handbook, Direction.
It is the student's responsibility to be fully aware of the policies and procedures described in this document, which may be obtained from the SHRP Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (School of Health Professions Building, Room 230).
Several UAB-wide policies apply to students. The following policies or policy summaries are included on the UAB Policies
page of this catalog. The full text of these policies is available in the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (School of Health Professions Building, Room 230).
- AIDS and HIV Infection
- Alcoholic Beverages, Use and Consumption of
- Campus Mail System, Use of
- Computer Software Copying and Use
- Conflicts of Interest
- Consensual Romantic Relationships
- Drug-Free Campus Policy for Students
- Electronic Data Processing Security Policy
- Employee Falsification of UAB Records and Documents
- Firearms, Ammunition, and Other Dangerous Weapons
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Maintenance of High Ethical Standards in Research and Other Scholarly Activities
- Sexual Harassment