Approved by Curriculum Committee April 10, 2008
Approved by College of Pharmacy faculty May 7, 2008
1. Academic Dishonesty:
The College of Pharmacy abides by the UNM regulations governing
academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty is defined as commission of any
of the actions listed in the latest edition of
The University of New Mexico Catalog or the College of Pharmacy
Student Code of Conduct. Fraudulent use of any personal response device
(e.g., iClicker) is academic dishonesty. Disciplinary action in cases of
academic dishonesty will minimally result in a grade of F for the
assignment and potentially a grade of F for the course. Academic
dishonesty is grounds for dismissal from the College of Pharmacy.
2. Disabled Students:
Students requesting accommodation under the Americans with
Disabilities Act must provide the College of Pharmacy with a request for
accommodation and official documentation of their disability. Decisions
on accommodations will be made by The University of New Mexico Health
Sciences Center Committee on Students with Disabilities. Contact
UNM Student Accessibility
Services for testing referral.
3. Course Remediation:
A student who has earned a final course average of less than C- may
be eligible to demonstrate competence in that course by the remediation.
Students with averages less than C- will not have a grade reported to
the Registrar’s office pending student remediation decision.
The conditions for remediation include:
- A written notice of student intent to participate in the remediation
process within 3 days of the posting of course final grades. Notice must
be sent to both the course IOR and the Associate Dean of Students. In
the event that the IOR is NOT notified of intent to remediate, the
opportunity will be withdrawn and the grade earned in the class will be
reported to the Registrar.
- Compliance with all conditions for course remediation as listed in
the course syllabus such as class and graded exam review attendance.
- Compliance with all conditions assigned by the Associate Dean for
Professional Education in consultation with the course faculty. These
may include peer-tutoring, meeting with faculty or other conditions as
assigned during the semester in which the student is enrolled in the
- Compliance with all conditions assigned by the Associate Dean for
Professional Education as self-study and remedial course review
including recorded lectures, documentation of assigned readings, and
If all conditions are satisfactorily met, the student will then be
offered a comprehensive examination of the course material. The remediation
exam format will be at the discretion of the course IOR. Oral exams will be
recorded for documentation. If a grade of C or greater is achieved on the
remediation examination, the final grade for the course will be reported as
a C. If a score of C or greater is not achieved, the grade equivalent of the
average initially earned in the course will be reported to the Registrar.
4. Makeup exams:
Makeup exams will be given for all excused missed exams. Students
must present a bona fide written reason for the absence (e.g., doctor’s
note) within 24 hours of the scheduled exam. Personal travel on
University class days will not be accepted as a reason for absence.
Special circumstances will be heard and accommodated on a case-by-case
basis at the discretion of the IOR and may include consultation with the
Associate Dean of Professional Education. Students must contact the IOR
before missing an exam. If a bona fide excuse is not provided, the
student will be assigned a zero for the exam and no makeup exam will be
allowed. The makeup exam will be administered at a time and place
determined by the IOR. The format of the makeup exam will be determined
by the IOR, but it must be in a format in which the questions and
answers are documented e.g., written or videotaped. It is appropriate to
assume that the makeup exam may require a greater understanding of the
material than the original exam.
5. Grade Reconsideration Requests:
Students may ask an IOR to reconsider their answer on an exam based
on additional documentation or explanation. All concerns about a
question must be submitted using the Grade Reconsideration Request form
that may be
Reconsiderations must be submitted to the IOR within 72 hours of when
the exams are returned, an answer key is posted, or after the Graded
Exam Review session if the exams are not returned. Each reconsideration
request must state specifically for which answer(s) credit is being
requested. Requests must be accompanied by supporting documentation.
Documentation supporting the request should be attached to the form.
Students will be notified of the outcome of the reconsideration within 7
days of submission.
6. Graded Exam Reviews:
Students will be allowed to review their graded exams in courses in
which the exams are not returned. The Graded Exam Review sessions will
be indicated on the course schedule and will occur no later than 14 days
following the exam. All faculty contributing to the exam or their
designee will be present at the Graded Exam Review session. Instructors
will begin the review sessions with brief explanations of their exam
questions, answers, and grading policies. This will be followed by a
general question-and-answer session. Students may enter or exit the
review session at any time. Removal of an exam from the review session
or duplication of an exam question will be considered an act of
scholastic dishonesty. There will be no Graded Exam Review of final
7. Lecture Handouts:
Faculty are not required to provide lecture outlines. However, when
they are provided, they will be posted on the College website for
student download at least 72 hours prior to the calendar date of a
lecture. Students are responsible for reporting difficulties with
downloading or printing handout materials to either the IOR or the
individual instructor within the first 48 hours after posting. If a
lecture outline is not posted 24 hours prior to the lecture, the
instructor will bring hard copies of the materials to the lecture.
Subdirectories will be created for each course with the last name of the
instructor or the block title as the name of the folder. Individual
handout file names in each faculty subdirectory should unambiguously
identify each handout by lecture date or topic.
Students are expected to arrive on time for examinations.
Instructions and corrections will be made at the beginning of the exam
period and, once made, will not be repeated. Students arriving after the
first exam has been turned in will not be allowed to sit for the exam
and will receive a grade of zero for that exam. All seating during exams
will be assigned randomly at the time of the exam. No personal items
such as backpacks, briefcases, books, notebooks, or calculators will be
allowed in the seating area during exams unless specifically allowed by
the instructor. No one will be allowed to wear a hat or answer pages or
cellular phones during an exam. The use of handheld computers is
prohibited during exams.
9. Personal Response System (iClicker):
The College uses the iClicker system to facilitate active learning in
the classroom. Each student is required to purchase an iClicker and to
register it at http://www.iclicker.com/registration/. To do so, students
will need their Banner ID number (as the student ID number) and the
iClicker ID number. Participants in iClicker exercises must use their
own input device. If a student forgets to bring their iClicker they will
not be able to participate in the exercise and they forego any credit
associated with the exercise. Students may only participate with their
own iClicker. Sharing an iClicker or participating in an exercise with
multiple iClickers is considered an act of academic dishonesty and will
be grounds for disciplinary action. All penalties will apply to both the
student who responded in class with more than one iClicker and the
student who gave their iClicker to the responding student.