Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Departmental and Laboratory Policies
CELL PHONE/BEEPER/PAGER POLICY
The policy for the School of Health Related Professions is that all electronic communication devices are to be turned
off during class including laboratory periods. Should one of these devices go off during class time, the student is to
leave the classroom and may not return for the remainder of that class session. Any work (quizzes, exams, etc)
missed as a consequence of a violation of this policy can not be made up. Emergency calls are to be routed
through the departmental secretary at 984-6358. The secretary will then contact the student.
All official correspondence from faculty to students will be sent via the Groupwise E-Mail system to the student’s
Groupwise E-Mail address. Students are responsible for checking their E-Mail on a routine basis, preferably at least
twice daily. Notifications of Progress Reports, Class Grades, Academic Counseling Requests, and other important
faculty communications with students will be distributed via this route.
SH-261 is a Biosafety Level 2 facility. The attire requirements for a BL2 facility are different than that for
a regular classroom. In addition to any specific Universal Standards requirements that are detailed during classroom
instruction, a laboratory coat is to be worn at all times by all persons in Room SH-261 while laboratory activities
are occurring. This includes both students and faculty. Anyone not wearing a lab coat while engaged in laboratory
activities in SH-261 will be asked to leave the laboratory. Should this occur, a student will receive a grade of zero
“0” that day for all subsequent classroom activities for which grades are assigned. In addition, an Affective Domain
deduction in the “Professionalism” section of the evaluation form will be given according to the procedures
Students are expected to be on time for class. In cases of disagreement, the clock on the wall of the classroom is
considered to be the official time of day. Unless otherwise stated, classes will begin and end as indicated on the
departmental class schedule. The SHRP student attendance policy is outlined in both the Clinical Laboratory
Sciences student handbook, and the SHRP student handbook distributed at registration/orientation. Specific faculty
requirements regarding student attendance and/or tardiness, if applicable, are stated in writing in the course syllabus
that is distributed to students on the first day of classes, and may include grade deductions in addition to the
Affective Domain procedures described below.
1. All books, notebooks, scratch papers, etc., are to be left in an area other than where an examination is being
given. The faculty, if needed, will provide scratch paper for the exam. Calculators and purses are
acceptable to be taken into the laboratory with the student.
2. Students may be assigned specific seating during lecture examinations.
3. A faculty member will monitor the examinations at all times.
4. Examinations, unless otherwise stated, will have a time limit, based on the length of the examination and the
difficulty of the material covered. Examinations not turned in by the time limitation specified will not be
graded and a grade of "0" will be recorded for that examination.
5. There will be NO talking whenever any evaluation is being administered. Such evaluations include
examinations, and any other graded activity administered by the faculty. All questions are to be directed to
the instructor or laboratory coordinator. Any student who is seen or heard talking during an evaluation will
have his/her examination taken away and receive a grade of "0". There will be NO exceptions to this rule.
If you have something to say, raise your hand and ask permission.
6. The key to an examination will not be provided for review when a student turns in his/her paper.
Examinations will be graded promptly and returned as soon as possible, usually at the next class meeting.
7. No student is to leave the classroom for any reason while taking an examination.
For a paper examination, this means that once the papers have been passed out by the instructor, you may
not leave the room until you have returned your paper and answer card (if applicable) to the instructor.
For a computer examination, this means that once you have been logged into the examination screen, you
may not leave the room until you have pressed the "evaluate responses" button, and received your final
grade. Anyone who leaves the classroom during an examination, not adhering to the guidelines stated
above, will receive an immediate grade of "0" for that examination, without the possibility of retaking the
8. Students who have completed their examination are asked to leave the room promptly, so as not to disturb
those still taking the exam.
Unannounced quizzes may be given throughout the semester. Unannounced quizzes will usually cover material
presented since the last major examination. They may be given at the beginning, or at the end of any class period,
REMOVAL OF UMC PROPERTY
NO STUDENT may remove University of Mississippi Medical Center property from the Clinical Laboratory
Sciences student laboratory without SPECIFIC WRITTEN PERMISSION of the instructor. Removal of UMC
property without permission will be viewed as THEFT. Students who fail to adhere to this policy will be dealt with
as outlined in the SHRP student handbook and the UMC procedure manual.
A student will be allowed to retake or make-up an examination ONLY UNDER EXTRAORDINARY
CIRCUMSTANCES. No make-up examinations will be given unless the student has on file in the Departmental
office, an official excused absence. Procedures for obtaining an “official excused absence” are given in both the
SHRP student handbook, and the CLS Departmental student handbook. A less than satisfactory performance on an
exam is never of itself sufficient reason for re-examination.
FAILURE TO PERFORM/TURN IN REQUIRED WORK
Failure to turn in any assigned work (i.e. Quizzes, Laboratory Exercises, Unknowns, Assigned Slides, etc.)
by the required deadline will result in all cases in a grade of zero “0” being assigned for that work, without the
possibility of its being made up. In addition, an Affective Domain deduction in the “Workload Management” section
of the evaluation form will be given according to the procedures described below.
AFFECTIVE DOMAIN EVALUATION
The objectives and evaluation instrument are included in the departmental student handbook. The score for the
Affective Domain will be factored into the final grade for a course in accordance with departmental policy. Among
the issues which could result in a student receiving an affective domain deduction is the student who: 1) is late for
class, without providing me with an acceptable doctor's excuse or other official documentation [see handbook re:
excused absences/tardies] 2) gets up and leaves during class for any reason, other than during the break times offered
hourly, and 3) engages in conversation during lecture or laboratory instruction, will receive an affective domain
deduction. For the first offense the student will receive a verbal and/or written warning from the faculty member. A
repeat of the same offense will result in a 1 point Affective Domain deduction. Subsequent offenses will result in a
5 point deduction for EACH occasion. Students receiving an Affective Domain deduction will be so notified via E-
mail. The faculty uses “domain” as a verb, to refer to the recording of a penalty point.
Any course-specific requirements or regulations not specifically outlined in this document will be distributed to
students in writing as part of the individual course syllabus, provided to students during the first class meeting. It is
the responsibility of the student to familiarize themselves with any additional requirements, and obtain clarification
from the course director for any requirements or regulations that are unclear.
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Revised Departmental and Laboratory Policies
Four (4) total pages.
I have read and understand these Departmental, Program, and Laboratory policies:
_________________________________________________________ Student Name
6/28/2007 11:30:28 AM