Dear Pharmacy Student - Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
College of Pharmacy
2007- 2008
Academic and Ethical Handbook
Dear Pharmacy Student:
In this handbook, you will find academic and ethical policies that govern the conduct of
all students in the College of Pharmacy. They are intended to guide you as an aspiring
pharmacist throughout your professional training. Please familiarize yourself with the
Welcome to the College of Pharmacy, and we wish for you much success in your
academic and professional endeavors.
Randall V. Schexnayder, R.Ph., MSPH
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The Academic and Ethical Policies Handbook for the Professional Program has been
approved by the faculty, October 7, 1983. (Revised August 2007)
Wayne T. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Xavier University of Louisiana
There are 102 historically Black colleges and 253 Catholic colleges in the United States, yet only
one is both Black and Catholic. That distinction belongs to Xavier University of Louisiana,
which strives to combine the best attributes of both its faith and its culture.
Located in New Orleans, the small liberal arts college dates back to 1915, when Mother
Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament founded the coeducational secondary
school from which it evolved. Mother Katharine, supported by the interest of a substantial
inheritance from her father, banker-financier Francis Drexel, founded and staffed many
institutions throughout the U.S. in an effort to help educate Native Americans and AfricanAmericans. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988. In January 2000, Pope Paul
approved Blessed Katharine Drexel’s canonization for October 1, 2000. SAINT KATHARINE
DREXEL is only the second American-born saint and the only one to have founded a university
in the history of the Catholic Church.
Aware of the serious lack of Catholic-oriented education available to young African-Americans
in the South, Mother Katharine came to New Orleans and established a high school on the site
previously occupied by Southern University. A Normal School, offered one of the few career
fields (teaching) open to Blacks at the time, was added two years later.
In 1925, Xavier University became a reality when the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was
established. The first degrees were awarded three years later. In 1927, a College of Pharmacy
was opened.
Recognizing the University’s need for a separate identity and room to expand, Mother Katharine
bought a tract of undeveloped land for a campus on the corner of Palmetto and Pine Streets in
1929. In Spring 2000, the City of New Orleans renamed a portion of Palmetto St. as Drexel
Drive, in honor of St. Katharine Drexel. Construction of the U-shaped, gothic administration
building (now a city landmark) was completed in 1933.
Through the years, as needs dictated, the campus gradually filled out, with the addition of a
library – which now houses music – in 1937, the gymnasium (1937), St. Michael’s men’s
dormitory (1955), the Student Center (1962), St. Joseph’s (1965), and Katharine Drexel (1969)
women’s dormitories, the House of Studies (1967), the College of Pharmacy (1970), the Norman
C. Francis Academic Science Complex (1988), the new Library Resource Center and College of
Pharmacy addition (1993), and Peter Claver women’s dormitory (1994). Xavier South, a multistory office building was purchased in 1990; by 1999 a new residence hall and an annex to the
science complex were completed.
The sisters remain a vital presence on campus today, providing much-needed staffing and some
financial assistance, but today Xavier is governed by bi-racial Board of Trustees. Xavier’s
president, Dr. Norman C. Francis, himself a Xavier graduate, is a nationally-recognized leader in
higher education.
Even with its special missions to serve the Black, Catholic community Xavier’s doors have
always been open to qualified students of any race or creed. In fact today, more than 50 percent
of Xavier’s students are of other religious affiliations, and close to 10 percent are of other races.
College of Pharmacy
Beginning in 1927 at the instigation of the University Dean, Sister Mary Francis, and the College
of Pharmacy continues to offer a means by which disadvantaged African Americans might, true
to the philosophy of its dedicated originator, “Achieve a higher status in life through training in
an honored profession.” From modest beginnings with two part-time teachers plus a permanent
dean beginning in 1929, the college graduated its first class of (8) students in the Spring of 1930
with the Graduate in Pharmacy (Ph.G) degree. The Pharmacy faculty had grown to three fulltime instructors by 1932 and the three-year program was then superseded by a four-year Bachelor
of Science degree in Pharmacy. The graduates received this degree through an additional year’s
work after the Ph.G degree. In 1960, the program became mandatory for a B.S. degree in
Pharmacy. By 1965, the program had evolved into the requirements of two years of prepharmacy and three years of professional studies. The B.S. Pharmacy program was phased out
with the final class completing the program in May 1993. It has been replaced by the Doctor of
Pharmacy Degree.
The University Board of Trustees approved in October 1986 the post-baccalaureate Pharm.D.
Program. In keeping with the trend begun in the early 1970’s where other institutions
increasingly began to offer both Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
degrees; the first class of three students was admitted in 1987. In the Fall of 1991, Xavier
initiated its entry-level Pharm.D. Degree program with an enrollment of 123 students. The first
class of 86 students from this new program graduated May 13, 1995.
The College of Pharmacy applied for a Title VII Construction Grant in 1966, which was funded
on January 9, 1967. The current Pharmacy Building was the result of this action and it provided
adequate laboratory and office space for the faculty of that time. The building was occupied in
May 1970. The facility is approximately 23,775 square feet. On April 22, 1993, dedication
ceremonies were held for the new Library Resources Center and College of Pharmacy Addition.
The new pharmacy wing includes seven state-of-the-art modular laboratories, plus expansion
room for three additional laboratories and office space for faculty consisting of 30,000 square
Xavier graduates practice throughout the nation, serving many inner cities, rural, black and
underserved communities. Our graduates have excelled in many areas of pharmacy practice,
including hospital pharmacy, industry, research and education. Many Xavier pharmacists have
pursued advanced degrees and hold significant administrative and academic positions.
A. Quality Points
4 Quality Points (90 – 100%)
3 Quality Points (80 – 89%)
2 Quality Points (70 – 79%)
1 Quality Point (65 – 69%)
0 Failing
Excessive Absences (Freshman-level) courses
Pass/Fail (no quality points)
Financial withdrawal
No grade submitted by instructor
A, B, C, and P grades are passing grades. A “D” grade is not acceptable as a passing
grade. The grade of “D” will be used in calculation of GPA. The “F” grade
indicates failure. A grade of “I” (incomplete), unless changed before the end of the
sixth week of the semester following the one in which it was incurred, becomes an
“F”. Students with “W$” for all courses in a semester must petition readmission
through the Registrar’s Office. (See University Catalog 2004 – 2006, p. 34).
B. Procedure to withdraw from a course
Withdrawal from any course must be executed through a proper change of schedule
(add/drop) form. Withdrawal must be completed before the end of the tenth week of
the semester. If the student withdraws before the official withdrawal deadline; in the
University calendar the grade assigned will be “W”. After this date, withdrawal from
a course (other than withdrawal from the University) cannot be made except in the
most extreme circumstances and then only with the written approval of the dean of
the college. A student who withdraws unofficially from a class at any time
automatically receives an “F” for that class.
After a student picks up an add/drop form and indicates the course(s) to be dropped,
the following must be done:
Have advisor sign and take appropriate copy.
Have instructor(s) sign and take appropriate copy.
Take remaining copies to the cashier and pay fee.
Return the add/drop form and receipt to the Registrar’s Office.
Complete withdrawal from the University must be initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
The last day to officially withdraw from the University is usually one week prior to
the first day of final exams for that semester. Students must submit the readmission
request to the Registrar in order to be reinstated into Xavier University.
Students who completed pre-pharmacy at Xavier University who were withdrawn or
dismissed from the College of Pharmacy may petition for return to the College of
Arts and Sciences under a new major.
C. Pass/Fail Grade
The pass/fail grades are applicable to the Professional Experience Program (PEP)
externship and clerkship courses (and sometimes-selected courses under
departmental prerogative). Under the pass/fail grading system, a student will receive
a pass grade if his or her work in the course is determined to meet a professional level
of competence. The course(s) passed under the pass/fail system will be counted
towards total hours needed for graduation, but will not be computed for cumulative
grade point average.
Credit for grades from courses transferred from a college or university other than
Xavier shall be designated by the letter “P” with no points computed in the XU GPA.
This does not apply to grades acquired while enrolled in a consortium
(Loyola/NotreDame) course during the regular academic year.
Academic Standing Policy - College of Pharmacy
Revised Academic Standings guidelines (effective for class entering Fall 2007)
Academic Standing Categories
In regard to academic status, students may belong to one of the following
three categories:
a. Good Standing
b. Academic Probation
c. Academic Dismissal
Good Standing
A student is in “good standing” unless on academic probation or
academically dismissed.
Academic Probation
Academic probation is defined as:
Having a GPA of less than 2.00 in any given semester or cumulative OR
having two D’s or an F in a required pharmacy course irrespective of the
semester GPA.
Process pertaining to placement on academic probation or dismissal
1. “Academic Warning” will be given to a student with a “D” or “F” at midterm. Academic warnings can be issued any number of times. If the final
grade is a “C” or better then there is no change from the status “Good
Standing”. However, if the performance on final grade report is not
improved, and the student meets the criteria for being placed on probation,
the student will be placed on “Academic Probation”.
2. “Academic Dismissal Warning” will be given to a student with a “D” or
“F” at mid-term while on probation. However, if the performance on final
grade report is not improved, and the student meets the criteria for
academic dismissal, the student will be “Academically Dismissed”
Process pertaining to academic probation period
For students placed on academic probation, a written remedial plan of action
within the framework of all academic rules and regulations must be submitted
by the student to his/her advisor. Should a student fail to submit such an
approved plan by the deadline, he or she will be deregistered from ALL of the
courses. This Probationary Plan, approved by the advisor, must be submitted
prior to the first day of classes in the semester immediately following the
probation. A copy of the plan must be forwarded by the advisor to the
Academic Standing Committee. At a minimum this plan must stipulate that
the student complete the specified pharmacy coursework with a semester GPA
of 2.0 or higher and no D’s or F’s in a required pharmacy course. The plan
may prescribe particular courses that must be retaken and recommend
particular actions prior to removal of probationary status.
This plan must be submitted each semester until the student is off
A student cannot drop or withdraw from a required course while on academic
probation unless they withdraw from all courses for the semester.
Any student who is on probation cannot represent the COP in any official
If an off-campus course is approved either by the Academic Council or by the
relevant Division Chair, then that particular course can also be taken by any
student irrespective of academic probation status.
Academic Standing during P4
In regard to the total number of F’s while on rotation, irrespective of the
reasons for “F” (e.g. academic versus disciplinary), first “F” would result in a
written warning for dismissal from the College while a second “F” would
result in automatic dismissal. The process used in the issuance of the warnings
or the dismissal would be the same as used for other COP students.
Removal of Probationary Status
Once on probation a student will return to “Good Standing” when he or she
completes all of the prescribed actions in the Probationary Plan. The advisor
will officially certify the plan’s completion and notify the appropriate
At a minimum this plan must have included that the student
complete the specified pharmacy coursework with a semester GPA of 2.0 or
higher and no D’s or F’s in a required pharmacy course during the
probationary period.
Academic Dismissal
A student will be academically dismissed from the College of Pharmacy if
either of the following situations occurs.
1. A student earns three or more Fs during the period of P1 to P3 (inclusive).
2. A student qualifies for probation while already on probation.
3. A student earns a third academic probation during his or her matriculation.
4. A student fails to pass the same course on the second attempt.
5. A student is found to be not eligible to go on to PEP at the end of eight
regular semesters.
6. A student earns more than one “F” while on rotations.
Dismissal Appeals
Grounds for Appeal
Academic dismissal can be appealed due to a clearly demonstrable technical
error in the student’s academic record.
Academic dismissal can be appealed due to DOCUMENTED extenuating
circumstances which directly resulted in the non-satisfactory academic
performance. The student appealing must cite specific reasons upon which the
committee will make the judgment.
An appeal based on extenuating circumstances must demonstrate how these
extenuating circumstances have been mitigated and are thus not likely to be the
reason for continued unsatisfactory academic performance.
Procedures relevant to appeal process
For P-1 to P-3, the appeal must be submitted at least two weeks prior to next
semester’s registration. For P-4, the appeal must be submitted within seventy
two (72) hours of the dismissal
Should the appeal case be deemed to require a personal hearing by the college
administration, ordinarily the hearing should be conducted by the dean as the
chief academic officer or by Dean’s designee such as an associate or assistant
The student may appeal to the COLLEGE only ONCE in a semester. The
decision of the appeal will be final and cannot be appealed back to the
If an appeal for readmission is granted, the student must take the applicable
full course load and perform any additional work prescribed in the Probation
If an appeal for readmission is granted, a student earning ANY D’s or F’s in
ANY pharmacy courses, taken on- or off-campus will be permanently
dismissed from the college with no possibility for readmission.
A student academically dismissed due to bonafide and documented hardship,
may elect to defer readmission as a continuing student for up to three regular
A. Professional Grade Point Average
Entering students shall have all courses listed in the four-year professional
curriculum included in the calculation of the Pharmacy grade point average for
degree requirements. Courses taken prior to admission to the College of Pharmacy,
as well as those completed during summer school at other colleges, will not be
included in the GPA calculation.
The COP Committee on Academic Standing serves as an official decision-maker in
academic matters for the university. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are
reviewed by a similar committee. The University maintains a third committee for the
purpose of hearing appeals to college committees’ academic decisions. Letters of
appeal must be timely submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs via the
Registrar’s Office.
B. Academic Advising
Xavier requires every student to have an academic advisor, a faculty member from
his or her major department assigned by the department chairperson. Deciding
majors are advised through the Counseling Center, Pre-Pharmacy majors are advised
by the pre-pharmacy advisor in the Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy Department. The
academic advisor aids the student in planning his or her schedule and approves this
schedule. In addition, the signature of the advisor is required for any changes in this
approved schedule.
A. General Requirements
To be eligible for the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy, a student must have completed
the four-year professional curriculum in addition to completion of all pre-pharmacy
courses which equates to 193 semester hours. The student must obtain a minimum
GPA of 2.0 for all pharmacy courses attempted in the (4) year professional
curriculum. The semester hours of work are to be distributed among the various
fields and courses according to the program of study outlined in the University
B. Pharmacy Electives
Effective Fall 2000 and thereafter, entering classes must complete a minimum of 2
s.h. in pharmacy elective credits as a degree requirement. Elective course approved
by the College of Pharmacy are acceptable for degree requirements starting with the
P1 class entering Fall 2004. Similar courses taken before entrance into the COP
WILL NOT be accepted for elective credits. (see “PhYI” booklet for list)
C. IPPE - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience program was developed in response
to the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education (ACPE) to provide early experiential learning opportunities for pharmacy
students throughout the curriculum. During the first three professional years, students
will gain a total of 300 hours of experience exploring the concept of professionalism,
developing practice skills, gaining exposure to a variety of career opportunities, and
gain hands-on experience within the pharmacy profession. Multiple opportunities for
reflection and group discussion are provided throughout the program. The
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience program is essential for students
entering the professional curriculum to acquire a broad overview of pharmacy and its
role and responsibility in health care.
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience course series includes:
1st Year:
Service Learning Experience
2 Year: Practice Skills Experience
3rd Year: Patient Care Experience
The objective of the IPPE program is to provide students with several early learning
opportunities to include valuable service to the community, active involvement in
traditional community and institutional settings and an opportunity to develop
pharmaceutical care plans used in patient case presentations in the acute care and
ambulatory care settings.
First Year Professional Requirement for IPPE/APPE Programs
In preparation for the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, students are
required to provide proof of the following immunizations by the end of the Fall
Semester of the First Professional Year:
 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
 Varicella (chickenpox)
 Hepatitis B Series (complete series of 3 shots)
 Tuberculosis (yearly updates)
Physical Exam
D. APPE - Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience
The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Program (APPE) is a structured
experiential course designed to educate students to think and act independently as
pharmacy practitioners during the fourth professional year. The principle mechanism
used in experiential training is to place students in practice environments where they
will encounter multiple challenges.
The program consists of 42 weeks of APPE rotations. Each rotation is 6-weeks in
duration beginning in July and continuing through May of the following year. Each
student is required to complete the following:
1- Community Pharmacy Practice Rotation
1-Institutional Pharmacy Practice Rotation
1-Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Rotation
1-Acute Care Pharmacy Practice Rotation
3-Elective Clinical Specialty Pharmacy Practice Rotations
The College of Pharmacy currently has over 500 preceptors and facility sites
combined in clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy, institutional pharmacy and
specialty pharmacy practice to facilitate the APPE experiences.
A. Approval
Requests for pursuing courses off campus must be made and permission secured
from the University prior to registration. Pharmacy courses are defined as those
listed in the current Xavier Catalog bearing the prefix PCLN, PHAD, PHCH, PHCY,
PHCT, PHSC. Required or elective A&S courses needed to be taken off campus are
approved through this same procedure.
B. Regulations and Procedures
1. Students must obtain and complete “Request to Pursue Courses at Another
Institution” form in the University’s Registrar’s Office (Xavier South) or the
Office of Student Affairs (Room 110/Pharmacy Bldg.)
2. Students should attach a course description and a syllabus in order to determine
course equivalence. Any course taken at another institution must be approved by
the advisor, department chair and Dean of the College of Pharmacy.
3. Students must have earned at least 29 credit hours and a 2.0 at Xavier University
in order to be eligible to pursue courses at other institutions.
4. Course(s) may be transferred to the college only if the student attained a “C”
grade or better, the university will record a grade of “P” after transfer.
C. Procedure for Seeking Transfer Credits
1. Obtain transfer credit form from one of the following locations:
Office of Student Affairs – Room 110
Dean’s Office – Suite 100
DCAS Office – Suite 113
DBPS Office – 4th Floor Rx Annex
2. Complete the credit form with Advisor’s Signature
3. Attach a copy of course syllabus to forms
4. If available, attach a copy of grade report or transcript from institution at which
course was taken. (Passing grade of “C” or better required for credit)
5. Submit above to Associate Dean’s Office in Suite 100
Each College of Pharmacy Student is assigned an academic advisor from the
pharmacy faculty. College of Pharmacy staff, together with the University
Administration, is dedicated to assisting students in program planning, schedule
structure, and academic counseling throughout their college attendance. However,
the student must accept the ultimate responsibility to arrange a schedule of
offered courses to meet requirements for the pharmacy degree.
responsibility includes insuring completion of pre-requisite course
requirements. Students should constantly evaluate and seek assistance from their
faculty advisors relative to their course sequence and progress. See Student Affairs
“PhYI” booklet for specific details on registration.
A. Class Attendance
Class attendance is mandatory. All students are expected to regularly and punctually
attend all classes in which they are enrolled. Unavoidable absences due to illness or
bona fide emergencies do not relieve the student of any academic responsibility. The
students must make arrangements with his/her instructor to obtain any classroom
materials or information that was missed. Instructors are expected to keep accurate
records, report absences, and to inform the Office of Student Affairs of absences.
The Office of Student Affairs should be informed of extended absences as soon
as possible.
B. Student Body Seminars
Attendance at monthly Student Body Seminars is mandatory for first year pharmacy
students with credit for attendance given towards final grades in a designated P1
course (1st semester PHCY 3000, 2nd semester PHCY 3041 Skills Lab), other students
are encouraged and invited to attend these seminars held on the first AVAILABLE
Thursday of each month in the COP Auditorium, unless indicated otherwise. (See
“PhYI” booklet for specific schedule)
Any request for exceptions to these rules must be submitted in writing to the Office
of the Dean.
A. Licensure
Each College of Pharmacy student is expected to register annually (by November 1)
with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. Permits for work sites will not be issued
without such registration. Hours worked prior to acceptance into pharmacy school
are not valid. The Office of Student Affairs submits an official roster of enrolled
pharmacy students at the completion of registration each semester to the Board of
Pharmacy. The Board then forwards registration forms to all students enrolled in the
College of Pharmacy. It is important that the student submits his or her most
recent Louisiana mailing address to receive correspondences from the Board of
Pharmacy. See sample of registration from in appendix.
B. Drug Testing Program
Pharmacists often work in situations where critical thinking skills and judgments
mean the difference between life and death. In the interest of protecting the public
health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Louisiana, the Louisiana Board of
Pharmacy has mandated a drug test requirement for all students entering
pharmacy practice experiences (Advanced Pharmacy Practice Program). This
policy became effective Fall 1997. Evidence of Drug Testing will be required to
maintain an active extern/intern registration with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
During the initial drug screening all students will provide a urine sample for testing
when requested at a site and time determined by the testing laboratory. Additional
random drug testing may also be required during the semester. In addition,
approximately 25% of underclassmen will be contacted during the semester to
provide urine (and possibly blood) sample for screening.
Failure to comply with the requirements of this policy will be considered a
presumptive positive test and will be reported to the Louisiana Board of
Pharmacy. In case of a positive result for any drug, the Louisiana Board of
Pharmacy will act accordingly, and may take disciplinary action including revocation
of the student extern/intern registration. If the Board of Pharmacy revokes or
suspends the students’ extern/intern registration, the College of Pharmacy must
discontinue enrollment in PEP or other professional status. Students will be able to
enroll again in PEP or other professional activities only after they are reinstated as
pharmacy externs by the Board of Pharmacy.
C. Criminal Background Check
In addition to any other requirements established by regulations, the board may
require an applicant, as a condition for eligibility for licensure:
(1) To submit a full set of fingerprints, in form and manner prescribed by the board.
(2) To permit the board to request and obtain state and national criminal history
record information on the applicant.
(3) To collect from the applicant, in addition to all other applicable fees and costs,
such amount as may be incurred by the board in requesting and obtaining state
and national criminal history record information on the applicant.
In accordance with the provisions and procedures prescribed by this Section, the
board may request and obtain state and national criminal history record information
from the bureau and the FBI relative to any applicant for licensure whose fingerprints
the board has obtained pursuant to this Section for the purpose of determining the
applicant’s suitability and eligibility for licensure.
D. Practical Experience Hours
Interns shall supply, on an affidavit form supplied by the board office, evidence of
earning at least 1,500 hours of practical experience. Interns may submit their
affidavit(s) to the board office for credit approval either prior to, or concurrent with
their application for pharmacist licensure.
1. In order to receive credit for the 1,500 hours of practical experience upon
certification of graduation, a pharmacy intern shall comply with the following:
a. Prior to beginning his final academic year in a board-approved college of
pharmacy, the intern shall earn a minimum credit of 500 hours under the
supervision of a certified pharmacist preceptor at a permitted pharmacy
site; and
b. The intern shall earn a minimum credit of 1,000 hours within the boardapproved college of pharmacy’s professional experience curriculum; and
further, of the 1,000 hours within the professional experience curriculum,
not less than 300 hours shall be earned in a traditional community
pharmacy dispensing practice, and not less than 300 hours shall be
earned in a traditional hospital pharmacy dispensing practice, as certified
by the dean of the college of pharmacy.
2. If credit is not received for the total required 1,500 hours upon certification of
graduation pursuant to the provisions of 705.1C1, the intern shall earn 1,500
hours of practical experience under the supervision of a certified pharmacist
preceptor at a permitted pharmacy site after certification of graduation from a
board-approved college of pharmacy.
3. Practical experience hours earned either prior to the final academic year, or
after certification of graduation from a board-approved college of pharmacy,
that is submitted to the board for credit consideration shall be listed on an
affidavit form supplied by the board office, and signed by the certified
pharmacist preceptor and pharmacy intern.
a. A pharmacy intern may receive credit for a maximum of 50 hours per
b. A separate affidavit shall be required from each permitted pharmacy site.
c. No credit shall be awarded for hours earned within the professional
experience curriculum of a board-approved college of pharmacy, or for
hours earned outside the professional experience curriculum but at the
same time and location as hours earned for that professional experience
4. Certification of hours to and from another jurisdiction
a. Interns enrolled in a board-approved college of pharmacy in Louisiana
who earn hours of practical experience in another jurisdiction, as well as
interns enrolled in a board-approved college of pharmacy in another
jurisdiction who earn hours of practical experience in another jurisdiction,
may transfer those hours to Louisiana under the following conditions:
i. The hours of practical experience shall be listed on an affidavit form
supplied by the preceptor pharmacist and the intern, and submitted to
the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy for consideration of credit; and
ii. The board of pharmacy in the jurisdiction where the hours were
earned shall certify those hours to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
iii. The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy may grant credit for all hours that
comply with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy’s requirements as
delineated in this section.
c. Upon written request by the pharmacy intern, the Louisiana Board of
Pharmacy may certify practical experience hours earned in Louisiana to a
board of pharmacy in another jurisdiction.
5. Credited hours of practical experience shall expire on the expiration date of the
Intern Registration.
Students working towards requirements for licensure in states other than Louisiana
should contact the board of pharmacy in that state in order to determine requirements
for registration and/or experience hours in that state. See State Board of Pharmacy
listing in the appendix. Always inform the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy when
engaged in experience hours in a state other than Louisiana.
Academic Standing Committee Policies
Xavier University of Louisiana Catalog, 2004-2006
Xavier University of Louisiana Handbook for Advising
College of Pharmacy Professional Experience Handbook, rev. 2006
Office of Student Affairs “PhYI” Booklet 2006-2007
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
Louisiana Register, Vol. 24, No. 12, 1998
“Ethical Conduct”
Professional students in the College of Pharmacy, as future Health Professionals, are held
to an ethical code of conduct. Cheating, or the appearance of cheating by any student in
the College of Pharmacy will not be tolerated.
Any student caught cheating shall receive a grade of “F” for the course as a minimum.
Depending on the circumstances, other academic or disciplinary actions may be taken.
The following policies are enforced:
Final examinations are not returned to students. Thus possession of such constitutes
having stolen materials. Possession of copies of old final examinations is cheating. Any
student caught with these exam(s) shall be referred to the Dean of the College of
Pharmacy for disciplinary actions and probable dismissal.
No study material and/or resources (i.e. calculators) are to be brought into the
examination room without the permission of the instructor. If the student is found to
have done so, it will be assumed that he/she intended to use the materials unlawfully and
will be penalized accordingly with an “F” for the course.
A student who communicates with anyone during the course of the test or an
examination, without the permission of the instructor, will be immediately dismissed
from the examination site and given the grade of “F” for the course. Such
communication includes attempts to read from another student’s paper.
If a student’s examination paper, laboratory report, term paper or other written
assignment gives evidence of not being completely his/her own work (plagiarism), he/she
will be given an “F” for the course.
A faculty member may deny admission to the examination to any student who arrives late
and under no circumstances will he/she permit a student to take the examination if he/she
arrives after another student has already left the examination site. Students are expected
to comply with the directions given by the instructor as to seating arrangements, etc.
Disorderly or unlawful behavior, such as engaging in fights, assaults, riots, unlawful
assemblies, or the violation of any municipal state or federal law in university buildings
or on campus is prohibited.
The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus or in any building is
prohibited. Exceptions to this can be made only by the University’s Office of Student
The possession of, use (without medical prescription or under medical supervision),
manufacture, furnishing or distribution of, sale of any narcotic or dangerous drug is
prohibited and subjects the offender to federal and state prosecution.
The possession of firearms, firecrackers, explosives, knives, or any other lethal weapons
on the campus or in any university building is prohibited.
The tampering with fire equipment or fire alarms is strictly prohibited. Violation subjects
students to immediate dismissal or a fine.
The playing of cards or any other game of skill or chance for money or other items of
value is prohibited.
Physical or mental suffering of students during rites and ceremonies or induction,
initiation, or orientation into college life or into the life of any college group is
Violations of college standards of conduct may involve the following disciplinary action:
1. Censure
A censure is an official written notification to a student that his/her behavior is
unacceptable and inappropriate. Any further misconduct will result in the evaluation of
his/her status as a student at Xavier University.
2. Disciplinary Probation
Disciplinary probation indicates to a student that his/her behavior has not met certain
standards expected of students at Xavier. The student is excluded from participation in
privileges or extracurricular activities as set forth during his/her disciplinary probation.
He/she is prohibited from being elected to a University/Pharmacy office and must
relinquish any office he/she holds. Involvement in further misconduct subjects the
student to suspension or dismissal from the University.
3. Suspension
Suspension prohibits a student from attending classes or any activities on campus for a
definite period of time. Students who have been suspended for disciplinary reasons must
petition for reenrollment after their suspension through the Office of the Vice President
for Student Services.
4. Dismissal
This disciplinary action terminates a student’s status for an indefinite period of time.
5. Expulsion
Expulsion is a permanent release from the University without the privilege of
readmission. The University further reserves the right to notify civil authorities
whenever the student is guilty of a violation of civil law.
Students must keep a current address and telephone number on file in the Office of
Student Affairs and the Registrar’s Office. Records of name change prior to
registration or during the course of one’s attendance at Xavier University must be
on file in the Office of Student Services and the Registrar’s Office.
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