School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Policies and Procedures
These policies apply to students in Liberal Arts and Science courses and admitted to the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. Students in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses or programs are responsible for knowing and abiding by the information provided in the College Catalog, Student Handbook, course syllabi, and program specific information provided to students. Students are expected to comply with policies and procedures as outlined in these materials. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action as set herein. Students are responsible for obtaining clarification of policies as needed. Copies of the College Catalog, Student Handbook, course syllabi, and program specific documents are maintained in the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences or Program Chair’s office. Individual programs reserve the right to change policies, course syllabi, and/or revise curricula as may be deemed necessary. These changes may occur at any time during the academic year. Students will be notified of any changes in a timely manner prior to implementation.
Attendance is expected for successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Science courses and programs. Please see course syllabus for individual requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Instructor each day they will be absent. See the course syllabus for the deadline for reporting absences and for policies regarding making up tests and assignments.
For didactic courses, appropriate casual dress is required. For the laboratory, a student must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes in the lab. NO open-toed shoes/sandals, capri pants, skirts, or shorts are allowed in the lab. Failure to follow this policy will result in your not being able to participate in the laboratory.
Dual Enrollment Procedures with Other Mercy College Academic Programs
Students dual enrolled with another program in addition to a program within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will have two advisors. The primary advisor is for the Associates degree program until completion of that degree and then the primary advisor will be the bachelor’s program. While in the Associates degree, the student should be in contact with the secondary advisor when registering for classes.
For the laboratory, a student must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes in the lab. NO open-toed shoes/sandals, capri pants, skirts, or shorts are allowed in the lab. No food or drink of any kind is allowed in the laboratory. Failure to follow this policy will result in your not being able to participate in the laboratory. Lab coats, gloves and goggles are provided for the labs that they are required.
Laboratory Make-up Policy
There are no make-ups for labs unless arranged with course instructor. See the individual course syllabus for specific instructions.
LAS Grading Scale
93% - 100% of possible points = A
90% - 92% of possible points = A-
87% - 89% of possible points = B+
83% - 86 % of possible points = B
80% - 82% of possible points = B-
77% - 79% of possible points = C+
73% - 76% of possible points = C
70% - 72% of possible points = C-
67% - 69% of possible points = D+
63% - 66% of possible points = D
60% - 62% of possible points = D-
59% or less of possible points = F
Final grades will be rounded up for grades of .50 or higher. For instance, a final grade of 89.50 would be rounded up to a 90% (A-) but an 89.49 would remain at 89% (B+).
Grades are posted on E-LEOS to assist students in keeping track of their academic progress. Due to any possible E-LEOS issues, this grade may or may not reflect the student’s actual overall final grade.
The Health Care Administration program requires a portfolio of student work. The portfolio is created by the student show-casing their best works such as papers, speech presentations, service learning projects and exams. The portfolio demonstrates how the student has met the objectives of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the program. The portfolio is a capstone project submitted the last semester prior to graduation. The rubric and the portfolio need to be complete before a student will receive their diploma. See program chair for further guidelines.
Health Care Administration and Health Science Programs require practicums. The practicum allows the opportunity to integrate, apply and be exposed to professionals in the health care organization. Each student needs to arrange for their own preceptor for the course. Once the preceptor has agreed to the preceptorship, a meeting or phone call will be arranged with the course coordinator, preceptor and student. The student will have to comply with the course syllabus.
Students will have to complete 15 hours of service learning within a course, a program or individually in order to graduate. This requirement will be further explained in the specific program and monitored by the advisor or program chair. The service learning needs to be completed prior to graduation in order to receive a diploma.