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					UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
  FAY W. BOOZMAN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH




FACULTY ADVISOR HANDBOOK
         2006-2008




            James M. Raczynski, PhD
                 Dean and Professor

             Joseph H. Bates, MD, MS
       Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

         Katharine E. Stewart, PhD, MPH
         Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

                 www.uams.edu/coph
                                                                   Table of Contents

Letter from the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and
Student Services Coordinator ……….............................................................................. 5
2007-2008 Academic Calendar ........................................................................................ 6
UAMS Holidays .................................................................................................................. 7
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Administrative Organizational Chart …… 8

Part I: Guidelines for Academic Advising of Master Level Students ……………….9-29
Guidelines for Academic Faculty Advising …………………………………………………….. 9
Qualifications of Academic Faculty Advisors …………………………………………………...9
Departmental Learning Objectives Applicable to Academic Faculty Advising ………………9
Role of the Academic Faculty Advisor as compared to the Administrative Advisor ………. 9
Administrative Advisor's Role …………………………………………………………………… 9-10
Academic Faculty Advisor's Role ……………………………………………………………… 10
Requirement for Obtaining an Academic Faculty Advisor …………………………………… 10-11
Assignment or Selection of Academic Faculty Advisors ……………………………………… 11
MPH Generalist Track Academic Faculty Advisory Committee …………………………….. 11-12
Information/Forms for Academic Faculty Advisors for MPH Students ……………………… 12
Academic Faculty Advisors and Non-Degree Seeking Students ……………………………. 12
Changing Academic Faculty Advisors ………………………………………………………….. 13
Electronic Communication with Students ……………………………………………………… 13
Summary of Tasks for Academic Faculty Advisors ………………………………………….. 13-15
Part I: Appendices .......................................................................................................... 15-29
Appendix A: Faculty Advisor/Specialty Track Confirmation Form …………………………… 15
Appendix B: BIO Specialty Track Curriculum Planner ……………………………………….. 16
Appendix B: EOH Specialty Track Curriculum Planner ……………………………………… 17
Appendix B: EPI Specialty Track Curriculum Planner ……………………………………….. 18
Appendix B: HBHE Specialty Track Curriculum Planner …………………………………….. 19
Appendix B: HPM Specialty Track Curriculum Planner ………………………………………. 20
Appendix B: Generalist Track Curriculum Planner ……………………………………………. 21-22
Appendix B: MHSA Advancement to Candidacy and Career Advising Form ……………… 23-24
Appendix C: 2-Year Course Planner 2006-2007 …………………………………………….. 25-26
Appendix D: Student Annual Progress Report ………………………………………………… 27-28
Appendix E: Change in MPH Faculty Advisor …………………………………………………. 29

PART II: MPH Preceptorships ………………………………………………………………….30-35
MPH Preceptorship/Integration Capstone Projects …………………………………………....30
MPH Preceptorship Project General Policies …………………………………………………. 30
MPH Preceptorship Checklist for PBHL 5983 Criteria Compliance ………………………… 31-33
'Other' Preceptorship Information Helpful to Faculty ………………………………………… 35
Relationship of Preceptorship Activities to Student‟s Employment ………………………….. 34-35
Illustrative Examples of Appropriate Preceptorship Activities ……………………………….. 35
Part II: Appendices .......................................................................................................... 36-41
Appendix F: Sample Template for Preceptorship Plan ………………………………………. 36-37
Appendix G: Early Initiation of Preceptorship (less than 27 hours completed) …………….. 38
Appendix H: MPH Preceptorship Registration Form (PBHL 5983) …………………………. 39
Appendix I: Preceptor's EVALUATION of the MPH Preceptorship STUDENT…………….. 40-41

PART III: MPH Integration Projects …………………………………………………………...42-47
MPH Integration Capstone Project………………………………………………………………..42
MPH Integration Project General Policies ……………………………………………………… 42-43
MPH Integration Checklist for PBHL 5993 Criteria Compliance …………………………….. 43-45
'Other' Preceptorship Information Helpful to Faculty …………………………………………. 46
Relationship of Course Activities to Student‟s Employment ………………………………….. 46
Integration Project Advisor/Advisory Committee ………………………………………………..46-47


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Procedures ………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
Examples of Appropriate Types of Product of the Integration Experience ………………… 47
Part III: Appendices …………………………………………………………………………….. 48-54
Appendix J: Early Initiation of Integration (less than 27 hours completed)
Unique and Compelling Circumstances ………………………………………………………… 48
Appendix K: Suggested and/or Sample of a Template for the Integration Project ………… 49-50
Appendix L: MPH Integration Project Registration Form PBHL 5993 ……………………… 51
Appendix M: MPH Integration Project Presentation Guidelines ……………………………. 52
Appendix N: IPAC Evaluation of Student's Integration Project ………………………………. 52-54

Part IV: MHSA Health Administrative Residency and Management Capstone ………. 55-60
MHSA Management Capstone ………………………………………………………………….. 55
MHSA Guidelines for Summer Health Administrative Residency Program………………… 55
Program of Study …………………………………………………………………………………. 55
Objectives of the Summer Residency Program Curriculum Objectives …………………….. 55-57
Course Objectives ………………………………………………………………………………… 56
Student Preparation for the Residency …………………………………………………………. 56
Suggested Content of Residency ……………………………………………………………….. 56-57
Relationship of the Preceptor and Resident …………………………………………………… 57-58
Relationship of the Preceptor and the University ……………………………………………… 58
Arrangements for the Residency ……………………………………………………………….. 58
Selection of the Participating Organizations …………………………………………………… 58
Placement of Administrative Residents ………………………………………………………… 59
Resident‟s Administrative Diary ………………………………………………………………… 59
Evaluation of the Residency …………………………………………………………………….. 59-60
Part IV: Appendices: ……………………………………………………………………………. 61-63
Appendix O: Summer Health Administrative Residency Program HSAD 5083 ……………. 61
Appendix P: MHSA Management Project Proposal Form ……………………………………. 62
Appendix Q: MHSA Program Guide …………………………………………………………….. 62

Part V: Academic Information ………………………………………………………………… 63-72
Student Conduct ………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
COPH Student Council …………………………………………………………………………… 63
Delta Omega Honorary Society …………………………………………………………………. 63-65
MHSA Graduate Student Association ………………………………………………………….. 64
MHSA Student Chapter American College of Health Care Executives …………………….. 64
MHSA Student Network American College of Medical Practice Executives ……………….. 64
Honor Code ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 64-65
College of Public Health Code of Academic Integrity ………………………………………… 65
Plagiarism ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 65
Class Attendance …………………………………………………………………………………. 65
Time Frame for Completion of Degree …………………………………………………………. 66
Grade Point Average and Semester Credit Hours ……………………………………………. 66-67
Grade Point Average to Receive a Degree ..…………………………………………………… 67
Successful Completion of Courses …………………………………………………………….. 67
Assignment of an "Incomplete"/Grade of "I"……………………………………………………. 67
Adding/Dropping Courses…………………………………………………………………………68
Definition of Class Day …………………………………………………………………………… 68
Auditing a Course …………………………………………………………………………………. 68
Transferring Credits ………………………………………………………………………………. 69
Non-Degree Seeking Students ………………………………………………………………….. 69
Transferring from Non-degree to Degree Seeking Status ……………………………………. 69-70
Transferring from Certificate to MPH Status …………………………………………………… 70
Academic Probation and Dismissal……………………………………………………………… 71
Withdrawal from School ………………………………………………………………………….. 71-72
Administrative Requirements for Graduation ………………………………………………….. 72


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Part V: Appendices ……………………………………………………………………………… 73-78
Appendix R: Constitution of the Honor Council and Code of Academic Integrity ………….. 73-78

Part VI: College of Public Health Policies …………………………………………………… 79-104
Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………… 79-81
Sexual Harassment Policy……………………………………………………………………….. 81-85
Student Records/Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)…………………………. 85-87
COPH Student Records Policy…………………………………………………………………… 87
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) ………………………………… 88
UAMS Confidentiality Policy ………………………………………………………………………88-90
General Confidentiality Agreement ……………………………………………………………… 90
Computer Access Confidentiality Agreement for Persons with Computer Access ………… 90-91
Inclement Weather Policy Regarding Classes ………………………………………………… 91
Vaccination and TB Screening Policy for Student/Faculty ……………………………………. 91
Military Duty Policy ……………………………………………………………………………….. 92
Smoke Free Campus Policy ……………………………………………………………………... 92
Substance Abuse Policy …………………………………………………………………………. 92-93
Drug Free Awareness Statement ……………………………………………………………….. 93-94
UAMS HIV/AIDS Policy ………………………………………………………………………….. 94-97
Grievance Procedures Relating to Section 504 of the
Americans with Disability Act, Title II, Title IX …………………………………………………. 98-104

Part VII: Before the Course ……………………………………………………………………. 104-105
Instructor's Preparation …………………………………………………………………………… 104-105
Textbooks ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 105
Part VII: Appendices ......................................................................................................... 106-109
Appendix S: COPH Course Syllabus Template ……………………………………………….. 106-109

Part VIII: During the Course …………………………………………………………………… 110-111
Drop/Add Courses ………………………………………………………………………………… 110
Attendance ………………………………………………………………………………………… 110
Class days Honor Code/Plagiarism …………………………………………………………….. 110
Audiovisual ………………………………………………………………………………………… 111
Technology ………………………………………………………………………………………… 111
Cancelled Classes ………………………………………………………………………………… 111
Evaluations of Guest Lecturers ………………………………………………………………….. 111

Part IX: Ending the Course ……………………………………………………………………. 111-114
Student Evaluations ………………………………………………………………………………. 111-112
Grades/Grade Sheets …………………………………………………………………………….. 112
Final grades for most courses are "A", "B", "C", "D" and "F"
(No credit is earned for courses in which a grade of "F" is recorded) ………………………. 112
A final grade of "F" ………………………………………………………………………………. 112
A mark of "I" ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 112
A mark of "AU" (Audit) ……………………………………………………………………………. 112
A mark of "CR" (Credit) ………………………………………………………………………….. 112
For courses designated to be graded on a Pass/No Pass …………………………………… 113
A mark of "In Progress" ………………………………………………………………………….. 113
A mark of "S" (Satisfactory) ……………………………………………………………………… 115
A mark of "W" (Withdrawal) ……………………………………………………………………… 113
Numerical Evaluations/Grades…………………………………………………………………… 113
Grades/Transcripts ……………………………………………………………………………….. 113-114




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Part X: Academic Services for COPH Students and Faculty …………………………… 114-123
Web Page of the COPH ………………………………………………………………………….. 114
Academic Assistance/Educational Services……………………………………………………. 114
Learner Assistance Program …………………………………………………………………….. 114-115
Consultation Services………………………………………………………………………………115-116
Library Services …………………………………………………………………………………… 116-120
Media/Creative Services………………………………………………………………………….. 120-122
University Bookstore……………………………………………………………………………… 122
Mail Service………………………………………………………………………………………… 122
Parking ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 122
Identification Badges………………………………………………………………………………. 122-123
Financial Aid Services…………………………………………………………………………….. 122

Part XI: Medical/Mental Health Services for COPH Students and Faculty ……………. 122-127
Pastoral Care Services …………………………………………………………………………… 123
Student Health Services ………………………………………………………………………….. 123-124
Family Medical Center (FMC)……………………………………………………………………. 124
Student Mental Health Services ………………………………………………………………… 124-125
Rape Crisis Hotline………………………………………………………………………………… 125-126
Other Faculty/Student Assistance……………………………………………………………….. 126
UAMS Emergency………………………………………………………………………………… 127
Emergency Telephones ………………………………………………………………………….. 127

Part XII: Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health ……………… 127

Part XIII: DrPH in Public Health Leadership ………………………………………………… 127

Part XIV: PhD Health System Research …………………………………………………….. 127-128

Part XV: PhD Health Promotion and Prevention Research ……………………………… 128

Appendix Q: MHSA Program Guide …………………………………………………………. 129-146

Appendix T: Summary of Textbook Bills Passed by the 2007 General Assembly …... 147-149

Appendix U: Contract Template for Assigning a Grade of Incomplete (I)……………... 150




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Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
     Office of Student Services




March 21, 2007

Dear Faculty Members:

The Office of Student Services presents the Fay W. Boozman College of Public
Health Faculty Advisor Handbook. This Handbook was designed to provide faculty
members with information about advising students, teaching courses, supervising
Preceptorships and Integration projects. In addition, the Handbook provides an
overview of important policies and procedures that specifically affect faculty in their
interactions with students.

The College has grown exponentially since opening in July 2001. This growth is
something of which we all can be very proud – it represents amazing contributions
from faculty, staff, and students alike. As we grow, it is important to ensure that
information about the College and its policies and procedures is conveyed quickly
and accurately to everyone. This Handbook is designed to be one venue in which to
assist in that goal.

This Handbook is very much a living document. The goal is that it will become a
resource for you and that it will give you useful and accurate information in a usable
format. The Office of Student Services hopes that you will use it often, and that you
will provide us with feedback as a means to continuously improve it. Please do not
hesitate to contact Dr. Jan Richter or Mr. Joe Harvey with your comments
about additions, subtractions, changes in format or structure, or other ideas
about how to make this Handbook a valued resource for you.                       Your
suggestions will be incorporated as we receive them, with regular updates
when College policies or procedures change.

Thank you so much for all that you do for the Fay W. Boozman College of Public
Health! Please do not hesitate if there is anything that the Office of Student Services
can do to assist you.

Best wishes,


Jan S. Richter, EdD, CHES                       Joe Harvey, MSEd
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs              Student Services Coordinator
(501) 526-6697                                  (501) 526-6605




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                                  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
                                   Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                        2007-2008 Academic Calendar

Last Day to submit Fall 2007-2008 Non-degree Application                    August 1, 2007

Last Day of Fall Registration                                               August 15, 2007

Fall Classes Begin                                                          August 20, 2007

Last Day to drop a course with a 100% refund                                August 27, 2007

Labor Day Observed (no classes)                                             September 3, 2007

Last Day to drop a course without a “W” in the Fall semester                September 17, 2007

Veteran‟s Day Observed (no classes)                                         November 12, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday Observed (no classes)                                  November 22-23, 2007

Last Day to drop a course in the Fall semester                              November 19, 2007

Fall Session Ends                                                           December 20, 2007

Last Day to submit Spring 2007-2008 Non-degree Application                  January 1, 2008

Last Day of Spring Registration                                             January 7, 2008

Spring Classes Begin                                                        January 7, 2008

Last Day to drop a course with 100% refund                                  January 14, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes)                           January 21, 2008

Last Day to drop without a “W” in the Spring semester                       February 4, 2008

President‟s Day Observed (no classes)                                       February 18, 2008

Spring Break (no classes)                                                   TBA

Last Day to drop a course in the Spring semester                            April 19, 2008

Last Day to submit Summer 2007-2008 Non-degree Application                  May 15, 2008

Spring Session Ends                                                         May 16, 2008

Commencement                                                                May 17, 2008

Last Day of Summer Registration                                             May 27, 2008

Summer Classes Begin                                                        May 27, 2008

Last Day to drop a course without a “W” in the Summer semester              June 10, 2008

Independence Day (no classes)                                               July 4, 2008

Last Day to drop a course in the Summer semester                            July 6, 2008

Summer Session Ends                                                         July 18, 2008




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                                       UAMS Holidays


              Holiday                         Date
             New Years' Day                   January 01*
             Martin Luther King, Jr.
                                               3rd Monday in January
             Day
             Presidents' Day                  3rd Monday in February
             Memorial Day                     Last Monday in May
             Independence Day                 July 04*
             Labor Day                        1st Monday in September
             Veterans' Day                    November 11*
             Thanksgiving Day                 Thursday
                                              only if declared by the
              Day after Thanksgiving
                                             Governor
              Christmas Eve                   December 24*
              Christmas Day                   December 25*
              Employee's Date of Hire        --varies--
              Employee's Birthday            --varies--



*When these holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the holiday. When the
holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed. When Christmas Eve falls on Sunday, the
preceding Friday is observed. When Christmas Day falls on Saturday, the following Monday is
observed. In addition to the above, unscheduled holidays as declared by the governor of Arkansas
are observed.




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                                           ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION




                       UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                                                         Dean




                                       Administration                                     Centers                                     Departments


                      Associate Dean for         Associate Dean for      Center for the         Center for the
                       Academic Affairs         Public Health Practice                                                                         Environmental &
                                                                           Study of               Study of            Biostatistics
                                                                                                                                              Occupational Health
Assistant Dean                                                             Obesity                Tobacco
 for Student
                                                 Assistant Dean for
    Affairs            Assistant Dean for          Governmental
                     Institutional Relations     Relations & Special                                Center for the                             Health Behavior &
                                                                                                      Study of       Epidemiology
                                                       Projects                                                                                Health Education
Office of                                                                                            Maternal &
Student                                                                                              Child Health
Services              Assistant Dean for          Assistant Dean for                                   Issues
                       Minority Affairs             Finance and                                                       Health Policy
                                                   Administration                                                    & Management
        Office of
       Educational   Office of Community          Office of Finance,
       Technology    Based Public Health          & Administrative




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GUIDELINES FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING OF MASTER LEVEL STUDENTS
FAY W. BOOZMAN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Part I: Academic Faculty Advisor

Guidelines for Academic Faculty Advising:
The Academic Faculty Advisor serves as the critical information and communication
link between the individual student and the College. The Academic Faculty Advisor is
responsible for giving students accurate and appropriate information and ultimately
for maximizing the likelihood that students will have an intellectually rewarding and
satisfying experience at the COPH. Academic Faculty Advisors provide guidance to
students in selecting courses that will support departmental learning objectives and
students‟ professional goals. In addition, an Academic Faculty Advisor serves as a
faculty mentor for the student‟s professional development and ultimate career path.
The COPH faculty is encouraged to guide students to excellence in research, course
instruction and in professional development.

Qualifications of Academic Faculty Advisors:
Academic Advisors for MPH and MHSA students must have an appointment in the
COPH and hold at least a Master degree or higher (DrPH/PhD Advisory Committee
members must hold a doctoral degree). Individuals who are currently enrolled in a
COPH degree program may not supervise students in the same degree program.

Departmental Learning Objectives Applicable to Academic Faculty Advising:
Departmental learning objectives and curricula for each COPH department may be
found in the COPH Catalog. Please refer to the most recent version of the Catalog for
more detailed information located on the COPH Home Page under the Office of
Student Services. When a curriculum changes, students are expected to abide by the
curriculum published in the COPH Catalog that was in effect when they entered their
degree program.

Role of the Academic Faculty Advisor as compared to the Administrative
Advisor:
The COPH uses a two-tiered advising system for Master's level students. In this
system, each student benefits from the expertise of an Administrative Advisor in the
Office of Student Services as well as from an Academic Faculty Advisor or Faculty
Advisory Committee (depending on the student‟s program of study).

Administrative Advisor's Role:
In the Office of Student Services, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs is the
Administrative Advisor. The Administrative Advisor is to provide consistent
information for students regarding COPH policies and procedures, thereby allowing
Academic Faculty Advisors to focus on assisting students with course selection and
curriculum planning.




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The Administrative Advisor works with all COPH students regardless of their
degree program. The role of the Administrative Advisor is (a) to provide students
with information regarding COPH policies and procedures that pertain to student
performance and promotion, (b) to assist MPH students in selecting a generalist or
specialist focus, (c) to provide general advice regarding courses (e.g., course
description, prerequisites, etc.) and curricula (e.g., courses required in certain
specialty tracks, Preceptorship and Integration project requirements), and d) to direct
MS and MHSA and doctoral students to appropriate faculty for advising and
academic counseling.

As with any member of the Dean‟s Office, the Administrative Advisor may serve as
an initial contact for student concerns and will direct students, as needed, to faculty
members or members of the Dean‟s Office staff for in-depth assistance.

The Administrative Advisor works with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
the Registrar to ensure that the most accurate information is consistently conveyed to
all COPH students. Currently the COPH Administrative Advisor is Dr. Jan Richter
(526-6697; richterjan@uams.edu).

Academic Faculty Advisor's Role:
The role of Academic Advisor is to provide students with guidance in selecting
courses and developing a curriculum plan that meets COPH requirements, as well as
foster students’ personal and professional goals. Faculty Academic Advisors provide
students with important guidance on further academic study, professional training,
careers, etc. They also assist MPH students in identifying possible Preceptorship and
Integration projects, as well as in selecting appropriate faculty mentors for those
courses. Because of the strong interdisciplinary focus of the Generalist MPH,
students in these programs work with a committee of three faculty members (three of
whom represent at least two public health disciplines). In these two programs,
students may select their primary academic faculty advisor, and then work with him
or her to select the other faculty as members of their advisory committee. Students
in specialist tracks within the MPH program select a single Academic Faculty Advisor
within their appropriate specialty department. Students in the MHSA program are
assigned an Academic Faculty Advisor upon admission to the program.

Requirement for Obtaining an Academic Faculty Advisor:
All COPH students must select an Academic Faculty Advisor in their chosen
Specialty Track department as soon as they have identified their Specialty, -OR-
when they have reached 12-15 credit hours in the COPH. Students in specialty
tracks (non-generalists) are strongly advised not to begin taking specialty courses
without first meeting with their Academic Faculty Advisor; to not have this meeting
places the student at risk of missing important information (e.g., course sequencing)
that may affect his or her progress through the program. MHSA students must
receive advising for their particular program from the MHSA faculty. The student is
assigned an academic faculty advisor upon admission to the MHSA program. The



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student may not enroll in any courses without the approved signature of the MHSA
academic faculty advisor.

Assignment or Selection of Academic Faculty Advisors:
To initiate the process of obtaining an Academic Faculty Advisor, students should
contact the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (Administrative Advisor) for specific
information on their specialty Departments' and/or selected programs' policies. For
example, some departments require that students first meet with the Department
Chairperson to identify an Advisor; other departments do not.

It is the student‟s responsibility to identify a potential Academic Faculty Advisor in the
chosen Specialty Department and/or program, contact the identified faculty, obtain
the appropriate signatures confirming the commitment of the Academic Faculty
Advisor onto the "Faculty Advisor Confirmation Form", and return the form to the
Office of Student Services in room 1210.

Students are counseled that a given faculty member may or may not be able to agree
to act as the student‟s Academic Faculty Advisor, depending upon their current
responsibilities. If the student cannot identify an Academic Faculty Advisor, the
Administrative Advisor will direct the student to the specific Department/Program
Chair for assignment to an Academic Faculty Advisor within the identified Department
and/or program

If there is no form on file at the time a student approaches 12-15 credit hours in the
COPH programs, the student will receive written communications from the Office of
Student Services requesting completion of the appropriate paperwork.

A "Faculty Advisor Confirmation Form" declaration must be on file in the Office of
Student Services in order for a student with 18 accrued credit hours to register for
additional hours. See Appendix A for the "Faculty Advisor Confirmation Form."

MHSA students are not required to have this form completed.

MPH Generalist Track Academic Faculty Advisory Committee:
Students who declare themselves as Generalist Track MPH students are required to
obtain a committee of three faculty members (who represent at least two public
health disciplines and at least two of whom must be public health faculty).
Generalist MPH students may select their primary Academic Faculty Advisor
from any Specialty Track Discipline within the MPH program, and then work with
him or her to select the other members of their Academic Faculty Advisory
Committee. They must complete a program plan, specific to the Generalist Track,
with the Chair of their Academic Faculty Advisory Committee, and obtain the advice
and approval of all three committee members. The Generalist Committee Chair
functions as the student‟s primary Academic Faculty Advisor. Generalist students
should meet with their Academic Faculty Advisory Committee as early in their
program as possible, to outline a set of courses that will meet their professional and


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academic learning objectives. All generalist students should meet with their
Academic Faculty Advisory Committee prior to beginning to take non-core courses.

Information/Forms for Academic Faculty Advisors for MPH Students:
The Academic Faculty Advisor can be provided with the following forms from the
Office of Student Services on each student that he or she agrees to advise:
     Faculty Academic Advisor Form; see Appendix A for a copy of the form; also
       located in the COPH catalog on p 122.
     Specialty Track Curriculum Planner Form (new advisee); see Appendix B for
       the Specialty Track Curriculum Planner Forms and the Generalist MPH Track
       Curriculum Planner Form); the forms are also located in the COPH catalog pp
       115-121.
     2-year Course Planner (2006-2008); see Appendix C for core
       courses/electives Fall/Spring/Summer offerings); also located in the COPH
       catalog pp142-143.
     Student Annual Progress Report Form (completed annually for each advisee);
       See Appendix D for the Student Annual Progress Report Form; form will be
       emailed to the student in February of each year by the Registrar.
     Student Transcript (provided each semester to Academic Faculty Advisor by
       the Registrar).

Note: The Specialty Track Curriculum Planner forms for each Department and for
Generalist Track Curriculum Planner form have been revised since the inception of
the College. Therefore, you will receive the Planner (outlining required courses) that
was in effect when the student entered the MPH program. When a curriculum
changes, students are expected to abide by the curriculum published in the COPH
Catalog that was in effect when they entered their degree program. However, the
student may opt to use the most recent Specialty Track Curriculum Planner, rather
than the one that was in effect when entering the program.

If you need additional information or do not receive forms on a student, you should
contact the Administrative Advisor for assistance at 526-6697.

Academic Faculty Advisors are encouraged to be very familiar with their
Departmental Learning Objectives and Curriculum, which may be found in the COPH
Catalog.

Academic Faculty Advisors and Non-Degree Seeking Students:
COPH non-degree seeking students and Certificate-seeking students are not
required to have an Academic Faculty Advisor. These students are encouraged to
contact the Administrative Advisor with any questions or concerns that they may
have. The Administrative Advisor may contact faculty with specific questions related
to these students‟ concerns.

The MHSA program does not accept Non-Degree Seeking Students in their
program's course work.


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Changing Academic Faculty Advisors:
MPH students who opt to change Specialty Tracks must complete an “Academic
Faculty Advisor Change Form", using the process outlined above in order to obtain a
new Academic Faculty Advisor in the newly selected Department. This may occur at
anytime. However, students are discouraged from changing concentrations many
times, and are required to meet with the Administrative Advisor before being allowed
to change Specialty Tracks more than once in their MPH academic career. All other
Master level students may change their Academic Faculty Advisors according to their
specific program's protocol and should refer to the program's Chair for guidance. See
Appendix E for the "Academic Faculty Advisor Change Form." This form is also
located in the COPH catalog on page 123.

MHSA students contact the Program Director of the Health Services Administration
Masters Program to request a change in the assignment of their Academic Faculty
Advisor.

Electronic Communication with Students:
UAMS e-mail account is the mode of communication that the Academic Faculty
Advisor will use to contact students. It is the responsibility of the student to check
her/his UAMS e-mail account regularly for official COPH information.

All students receive UAMS e-mail accounts. Students receive information about e-
mail accounts during registration and orientation. The UAMS e-mail system may be
used through a standard Web browser or through client software that can be installed
on personal computers. This software is free and is available for PC's and Macs. Visit
http://webmail.uams.edu/ for more information about UAMS e-mail. Please contact
the UAMS Information Technology (IT) Support Center at (501) 686-8555 with
questions about UAMS exchange e-mail.

Summary of Tasks for Academic Faculty Advisors:
1. First, a Faculty Advisor Confirmation Form (Appendix A) should be signed by you,
with the student returning the original copy to the Registrar for official approval and
filing in the student's academic folder in the Office of Student Services. Suggestion
to faculty: You should keep a copy of the form to place in the student's file in your
office.
2. Second step is that together with the student, fill out the Specialty Track
Curriculum Planner (Appendix B). When helping the student plan for current and
future courses on the Specialty Track Curriculum Planner refer to the 2-Year Course
Planner (Appendix C) for assistance (Note to faculty: this 2-year Course Planner
may be subject to change and students should always double check when the official
course listings are placed on the web each semester). Suggestion to faculty: When
you complete the Specialty Track Curriculum Planner, give the student a copy and
keep the original copy in the student's file in your office for future reference.
3. Third, you should keep informal records in the student's file of communications
with the student including applicable e-mails related to advising (Note to faculty:
CEPH often asks for evidence of academic advising of students; securing these
communications is a means of documentation).

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4. Fourth, April 1 of each year, the student is to fill out the Student Annual Progress
Report Form (Appendix D), schedule an appointment with you, review the form,
secure your signature, and return the original form to the Registrar for the student's
academic folder in the Office of Student Services. Suggestion to faculty: You
should keep a copy of the form and place it in the students file in your office.
5. Fifth, for students to be in good academic standing in the COPH, they must
maintain a minimum 2.85 GPA; students will have a maximum of six (6) additional
hours (above the required 42 hour total) to raise their GPAs above the 2.85 GPA.
MHSA students must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA to remain in good standing in
the MHSA program and the COPH.
6. Sixth, when formulating MPH Preceptorship and Integration plans refer to Part II
and Part III of this handbook; if formulating the Master of Health Services
Administrative Residency Program and/or Management Project and the Management
Capstone plans, refer to Part IV of this handbook.

Other Helpful Hints

Directed Study
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog pages 128
and 131.

To Change A Specialty Track
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog page 124.

Request to Change Courses (Drop/Add)
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog page 125.

Graduation Application
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog 141.

Core Competencies in Public Health
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog pages 93-95.

Essential Public Health Services
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog page 96.

Fay W. Boozman Faculty
Refer on-line to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog pages 9-24.




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                                        Appendix A
                              Faculty Advisor/ Specialty Track
                                    Confirmation Form
                        UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


I, ______________________________, student ID number ____________________, hereby
declare that my current Academic Faculty Advisor(s) is/are ______________________________
for my studies in the ___________________________________ track toward the MPH degree.


______________________________                                              __________
Student Signature                                                                 Date


I hereby acknowledge that I am Faculty Advisor for the student above:


______________________________                                              __________
Specialty Advisor /                                                               Date
Generalist Advisory Committee Chair*


______________________________                                              __________
Generalist Advisor (if applicable)*                                               Date


______________________________                                              __________
Generalist Advisor (if applicable)*                                               Date


______________________________                                              __________
Department Chair (if required)                                                    Date


      Approved
      Denied

______________________________
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Signature and Date


Notes and Explanation:
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

*Pursuant to the regulations in the COPH Course Catalog, students who are seeking a MPH through
the Generalist Track are required to work with an advisory committee of three faculty members to
design a program of study in keeping with the student‟s career goals and objectives.




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                                                       Appendix B
                                         BIO Specialty Track Curriculum Planner
                                        Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                                       Biostatistics*

* MUST use for Students who entered track Fall 2006-2007 or later

Advisee‟s Name: _________________________________Student ID Number: _______________________

Faculty Advisor: __________________________


CORE:          [18 credit hours]                          FULFILLED:
(Grade Earned in blank)                                   (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

5003 _____      Intro to Public Health            _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer
5013 _____      Biostatistics I                   _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer
5173 _____      Epidemiology I                    _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer
5133 _____      Intro to Health Beh/Edn           _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer
5113 _____      Environ/Occupational Health       _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer
5123 _____      The Health Care System            _____   Fall    _____   Spring   _____    Summer


SPECIALTY REQUIRED COURSES:                             FULFILLED:
[9 credit hours] (Grade Earned in blank)                (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)
5023 _____ Biostatistics II (Advanced Linear Models) _____Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer
5033 _____ Biostatistics III (Mltivrit Anys & Linear) _____Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer
5753 _____ Application of Microcomputers…             _____Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


SELECTIVES (choose two):                                  FULFILLED:
[6 credit hours, approved by Biostatistics Advisor]       (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

5233 _____ Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials        _____   Fall    _____    Spring   _____   Summer
5313 _____ Nonparametric Methods                          _____   Fall    _____    Spring   _____   Summer
5763 _____ Categorical Data Analysis                      _____   Fall    _____    Spring   _____   Summer
5793 _____ Designing & Analyzing Health Surveys           _____   Fall    _____    Spring   _____   Summer
595V _____ Special Topics in Biostatistics (1 - 3 hrs)    _____   Fall    _____    Spring   _____   Summer


ELECTIVE:               [3 credit hours]                  FULFILLED:
(Grade earned in blank)                                   (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

_______ _____________________________                       _____Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer
Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor):_________________________________________________

Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ____________________________________________

Integration Project (IPAC Members): ________________________________________________________

Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned):_____________________________________________

TOTAL:          42 credit hours




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                                                 Appendix B
                                    EOH Specialty Track Curriculum Planner
                                    Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                       Environmental and Occupational Health*

 * MUST use for Students who entered track Fall 2006-2007 or later

 Advisee‟s Name: _________________________________Student ID Number: _______________________

 Faculty Advisor: __________________________



 CORE:          [18 credit hours]                        FULFILLED:
 (Grade Earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)


 5003 _____      Intro to Public Health                  _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5013 _____      Biostatistics I                         _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5173 _____      Epidemiology I                          _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5133 _____      Intro to Health Behavior & Health Edu   _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5113 _____      Environmental and Occupational Health   _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5123 _____      The Health Care System                  _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer




  SPECIALTY REQUIRED COURSES:                           FULFILLED:
[15 credit hours] (Grade Earned in blank)               (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)
5043 _____ Occupational & Environmental Hazard Control _____Fall      _____ Spring _____ Summer
5063 _____ Principles of Toxicology in Public Health     _____Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
5073 _____ Regulation of Environmental Health            _____Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
5153 _____ Environmental & Industrial Biological Hazards _____Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
5263 _____ Environmental Exposure Assessment             _____Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer



 ELECTIVE:               [3 credit hours]                FULFILLED:
 (Grade earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 _______ ______________________________________ _____Fall               _____ Spring _____ Summer

 Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor): _________________________________________________

 Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ____________________________________________

 Integration Project (IPAC Members):________________________________________________________

Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): _____________________________________________

 TOTAL:          42 credit hours




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                                                  Appendix B
                                    EPI Specialty Track Curriculum Planner
                                   Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                                    Epidemiology*

 * MUST use for Students who entered track Fall 2006-2007 or later

 Advisee‟s Name: _________________________________Student ID Number_______________________

 Faculty Advisor: __________________________


 CORE:          [18 credit hours]                        FULFILLED:
 (Grade Earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)
 5003 _____     Intro to Public Health                   _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5013 _____     Biostatistics I                          _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5173 _____     Epidemiology I                           _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5133 _____     Intro to Health Behavior & Health Edn    _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5113 _____     Environmental and Occupational Health    _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5123 _____     The Health Care System                   _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer

  SPECIALTY REQUIRED COURSES:                            FULFILLED:
[10 credit hours] (Grade Earned in blank)                (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5023 _____   Biostatistics II                           _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5373 _____   Epidemiology II                            _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5671 _____   Epidemiology III (Lab)                     _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5673 _____   Epidemiology III                           _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer

  SELECTIVES (choose two):                               FULFILLED:
[6 credit hours, approved by Epidemiology Advisor]       (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5223 _____ Epidemiology of Chronic Disease              _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5233 _____ Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5473 _____ Methods in Health Services Research          _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5483 _____ Epidemiology of Infectious Disease           _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5513 _____ Qualitative Methodology/Nursing Research     _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5523 _____ Qualitative Data Analysis Theory/Practicum   _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5553 _____ Cancer Epidemiology                          _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5683 _____ Social Epidemiology & Intervention Impl      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5773 _____ Survey Research Methods                      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 596V ____ Directed Studies in Epidemiology (1-3 hrs)    _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer

 ELECTIVE:               [3 credit hours]      FULFILLED:
 (Grade earned in blank)                       (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)
 _______ ______________________________________ _____Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor): ___________________________________________________

 Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

 Integration Project (IPAC Members):__________________________________________________________

 Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

 TOTAL:          42 credit hours


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                                                 Appendix B
                                   HBHE Specialty Track Curriculum Planner
                                   Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                       Health Behavior and Health Education*

 * MUST use for Students who entered track Fall 2006-2007 or later

 Advisee‟s Name: _________________________________Student ID Number_______________________

 Faculty Advisor: __________________________


 CORE:          [18 credit hours]                        FULFILLED:
 (Grade Earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)
 5003 _____     Intro to Public Health                   _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5013 _____     Biostatistics I                          _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5173 _____     Epidemiology I                           _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5133 _____     Intro to Health Behavior & Health Edn    _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5113 _____     Environmental and Occupational Health    _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5123 _____     The Health Care System                   _____ Fall    _____ Spring _____ Summer


  SPECIALTY REQUIRED COURSES:                            FULFILLED:
[9 credit hours] (Grade Earned in blank)                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5623 _____ Program Planning and Evaluation              _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5653 _____ Theories of HBHE                             _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5783 _____ Health Communication                         _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer


  SELECTIVES (choose two):                               FULFILLED:
[6 credit hours, approved by HBHE Advisor]               (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5213 _____ Health Promotion in the Worksite             _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5543 _____ Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality         _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5643 _____ Health Promotion in the School Setting       _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5683 _____ Social Epidemiology & Intervention Impl      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5773 _____ Survey Research Methods                      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5813 _____ Informatics and eHealth                      _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5943 _____ Health Communication Seminar                 _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer


 ELECTIVE:               [3 credit hours]                FULFILLED:
 (Grade earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 _______ _____________________________________ _____Fall                _____ Spring _____ Summer
 Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor): ___________________________________________________

 Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

 Integration Project (IPAC Members):__________________________________________________________

Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned):_______________________________________________

 TOTAL:          42 credit hours


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                                                   Appendix B
                                    HPM Specialty Track Curriculum Planner
                                    Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                         Health Policy & Management Track*

 * MUST use for Students who entered track Fall 2006-2007 or later

 Advisee‟s Name: _________________________________Student ID Number: _______________________

 Faculty Advisor: __________________________


 CORE:          [18 credit hours]                        FULFILLED:
 (Grade Earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5003 _____      Intro to Public Health                  _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5013 _____      Biostatistics I                         _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5173 _____      Epidemiology I                          _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5133 _____      Intro to Health Behavior & Health Edn   _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5113 _____      Environmental and Occupational Health   _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5123 _____      The Health Care System                  _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer


  SPECIALTY REQUIRED COURSES:                            FULFILLED:
[9 credit hours] (Grade Earned in blank)                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5273 _____ Intro to Health Economics                    _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5283 _____ Public Health Law and Ethics                 _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer
 5363 _____ Intro to Health Policy                       _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer


  SELECTIVES (choose two):                              FULFILLED:
[6 credit hours, approved by HPM Advisor]        (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 5143 _____ Management of Healthcare Organizations       _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5163 _____ Intro to Health Systems Financial Mgnt       _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5243 _____ Health Systems Strategic Planning            _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer
 5713 _____ Evaluation of Public Health Programs         _____   Fall   _____   Spring   _____   Summer


 ELECTIVE:               [3 credit hours]                FULFILLED:
 (Grade earned in blank)                                 (Academic Year and Semester in Blank)

 _______ ____________________________________            _____ Fall     _____ Spring _____ Summer

 Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor):___________________________________________________

 Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

 Integration Project (IPAC Members): _________________________________________________________

Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned):_______________________________________________


 TOTAL:          42 credit hours


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                                          Appendix B- Page 1
                                  Generalist Track Curriculum Planner
                                Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                                       Generalist Academic Track*

Advisee: __________________________________ Student ID Number: ___________________

Generalist Committee Chair*: ______________________________

Generalist Faculty Advisor*: _______________________________

Generalist Faculty Advisor*: _______________________________


CORE COURSES:                                            FULFILLED:

[18 credit hours] (Grade earned in blank)                (Date in Blank)
5003 _____       Intro to Public Health (F)              _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer
5013 _____       Biometrical Methods I (F)               _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer
5173 _____       Quantitative Epidemiology I (F)         _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer
5133 _____       Health Behavior Research (S)            _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer
5113 _____       Environmental/Occupational Health (S)   _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer
5123 _____       The Health Care System (S)              _____ Fall        _____   Spring    _____   Summer

SELECTIVES on Generalist MPH Plan                                          FULFILLED:
[Must select 18 credit hours] (Grade earned in blank)                      (Date in Blank)

_______ PBHL _________         ________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


_______ PBHL ______ ______________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


_______ PBHL ______ ______________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


_______ PBHL ______ ______________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


_______ PBHL ______ ______________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer


_______ PBHL ______ ______________________________________ Fall _____ Spring _____ Summer

Preceptorship (Preceptor & Faculty Advisor): ___________________________________________________
Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

Integration Project (IPAC Members): _________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Completed [3 credit hours] (Date & Grade earned): ______________________________________________

TOTAL:         42 Credit Hours




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                                           Appendix B-Page 2
                            Continue Generalist Track Curriculum Planner
                         Generalist MPH Learning Objectives and Course Plan
**Please note: This Plan must be signed by the student, all three members of the student’s generalist faculty
advisory committee, and must be filed with the COPH Student Administrative Advisor prior to registering for
non-core courses. Without these signatures, the student will not be permitted to register for non-core
courses.**

Student: _________________________               Student ID Number: __________________________


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this Generalist MPH, the student will be able to… (list the competencies, skills, or
knowledge areas that will be
developed by this course of study)
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Selected Courses:
[Must represent at least three COPH Departments, and be related to the students interests and goals.
At least 18 credit hours must be successfully completed from these selected courses, which are in
addition to the core courses, preceptorship, integration project.]

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL ____         __________________________________________________________

_______ PBHL 5983 Preceptorship__________________________________________________

_______ PBHL 5993 Integration_____________________________________________________

Student Signature: ___________________________________                                    Date: _________
Generalist Committee Chair: _____________________________                                 Date: _________
Generalist Faculty Advisor: _______________________________                               Date: _________
Generalist Faculty Advisor: __________________________                                    Date: _________

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                                   MHSA
                       ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY
          Graduate Program in Master if Health Services Administration

Name:                                       ID                        Date:
            Last               First

Address/ Zip

Degree : MHSA              Date admitted:           Telephone(s):
Requirements for the MHSA degree are a minimum of 51 credit hours, which includes 42 hours
of required core courses and 9 hours of electives.

Required Courses                Credits      SEMESTER         GRADE
HSAD 7301(HSAD 5123)               3
HSAD 7302 (HSAD 5143)              3
HSAD 7303 or 7304 (HSAD 5083
OR HSAD 5093)                      3
HSAD 7305 (HSAD 5163)              3
HSAD 7306 (HSAD 5343)              3
HSAD 7307 (HSAD 5393)              3
HSAD 7308 (HSAD 5293)              3
HSAD 7309 (HSAD 5013 OR
HSAD 5183)                         3
HSAD 7310 (HSAD 5243)              3
HSAD 7311 (HSAD 5273)              3
HSAD 7312 (HSAD 5153)              3
(HSAD 5213) Health Prom            3
HSAD 7314 (HSAD 5253)              3
HSAD 8311 (HSAD 5353)              3
HSAD 8330 (HSAD 5333)              3

HEALTH PROMOTION AT THE
WORKSITE                           3      _________________   __________

ELECTIVE COURSES
                                   3
                                   3
                                   3



Advisor                                                        Date




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                        Appendix B Page 2
                             MHSA
                      CAREER ADVISING FORM

CAREER PLANS/TRACK:

Date:




KEY SKILLS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS:

Date:




ADVISOR REVIEW/DISCUSSION AND PLANS:

Date:
Recommendations:




Date:
Recommendations:




Date:
Recommendations:



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                                                     Appendix C Page 1
                                                 2-Year Course Planner       2006-2007
                                            Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                       Fall 06-07                                  Spring 06-07                                      Summer 06-07
CORE                                            CORE                                               CORE
5003 Intro: TH 5:30-8:30 pm                     5113 Env & Occ Health: Web CT                      5003 Intro: M, W 5:30-8:30
5013 Biostats I: T 5:30-8:30                    5133 Intro to HBHE (new name): W 5:30-8:30         5013 Biostats I: T, TH, 1-4
5173 Epidemiology I: T 1-4                      5123 Health Care System: SAT 9am-3pm & WebCT       5173 Epidemiology I: T, TH 5:30-8:30
5123 Health Care Sys: W 5:30-8:30

BIOSTATS                                        BIOSTATS                                           BIOSTATS
5313 Non-Par. Methods: W 5:30-8:30              5763 Categ. Data Analysis: W 1-4                   No Classes
5033 Biostats III: TH 1-4                       5023 Biostats II: TH 1-4
5753 Appl. Microcomputers: W 1-4

EOH                                             EOH                                                EOH
5073 Env Hlth Regs: M 5:30-8:30                 5063 Princ Tox Pblc Hlth: M 5:30-8:30              No Classes
5043 Occ. & Env. Haz. Contr.: W 5:30-8:30       5263 Env Expos Assmnt: W 5:30-8:30

EPIDEMIOLOGY                                    EPIDEMIOLOGY                                       EPIDEMIOLOGY
5673 Epi III: T 5:30-8:30                       5373 Epi II: TH 5:30-8:30                          5683 Social Epi: M, W 5:30-8:30
5671 Epi III Lab: M 5:30-6:30                   5473 Methods in H.S.Research: M 5:30-8:30
5683 Social Epi: W 5:30-8:30                    5513 Qual Mthds: TH 1:30-4:30
                                                TBN OR 5223 Chr Dis OR 5483 Inf Dis Epi: T 5:30-
5553 Cancer Epi: M 5:30-8:30                    8:30
5523 Qual Data Anlys T&P: TH 9 - noon

HEALTH BEH/HEALTH EDUCATION                     HEALTH BEH/HEALTH EDUCATION                        HEALTH BEH/HEALTH EDUCATION
5773 Health Surveys 1: T 1-4                    5783 Health Comm.: M 5:30-8:30                     5683 Social Epi: M, W 5:30-8:30
5683 Social Epi: W 5:30-8:30                    5653 Theories of HBHE: Wknd
5623 Prog. Planning & Eval: W 5:30-8:30
5213 Hlth. Promo. Worksite: Wknd
5543 Adv Concepts Human Sexuality: Wknd
5813 Technology for eHealth: WebCT

HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.                             HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.                                HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.
5163 Intro.Acct & Finance.: M 5:30-8:30         5143 Mng of Hlthcare Org: T 5:30-8:30              5663 Comm. P & D: T, TH 5:30-8:30
5283 PH Law & Ethics: T 5:30-8:30               5563 Health Care Mktg.: T 5:30-8:30                5533 HC Quality Outcomes: T, TH 6-10 (5 wks)
5583 Hosp. Admin.: T 5:30-8:30                  5323 Pharm Policy: T 3 - 6                         5083 Admin Residency: (MHSA ONLY)
5713 Eval. PH Programs: W 5:30-8:30             5243 Health Sys. Strat. Plan.: W 5:30-8:30         5093 Management Project: (MHSA ONLY)
5253 Health Info. Syst.: TH 5:30-8:30           5573 Amb. Care: TH 5:30-8:30
5343 Decision Analysis: W 5:30-8:30             5273 Intro Health Econ.: TH 5:30-8:30
5143 Mng of Hlthcare Org: TH 5:30-8:30          5363 Intro. Health Policy: TH 1-4
5353 HR Mgmt.: M 5:30-8:30                      5693 Nutr Policy & Intvntn Sem: T 5:30-8:30
5423 Child Hlth Pgm: TH 5:30-8:30               5453 Chld Spec Hlth Care Needs: W 5:30:30-8
5433 Adol. Health: T 5:30-8:30                  5443 Women's Health: T 5:30-8:30
                                                5333 Adv HC Financial Mngmt: M 5:30-8:30 (MHSA)
                                                5183 Health Statistics: M 5:30-8:30 (MHSA ONLY)
                                                5393 Management Capstone: W 5:30-8:30 (MHSA
                                                ONLY)
COLLEGE WIDE                                    COLLEGE WIDE                                       COLLEGE WIDE
5983 Preceptorship                              5983 Preceptorship                                 5983 Preceptorship
5993 Integration Project                        5993 Integration Project                           5993 Integration Project Continued
5001 Seminar Series                             5001 Seminar Series                                602V Directed Study
602V Directed Study                             602V Directed Study


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                                                     Appendix C Continued Page 2
                                                    2-Year Course Planner 2007-2008
                                             Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                 Fall 07-08                                      Spring 07-08                                   Summer 07-08
CORE                                        CORE                                              CORE
5003 Intro: TH 5:30-8:30                    5113 Env & Occ Health: WebCT                      5113 Env & Occ Health: Web CT
5013 Biostats I: T 5:30-8:30                5133 Intro to HBHE (new name): W 5:30-8:30        5133 Intro to HBHE (new name): Wknds
5173 Epidemiology I: T 1-4                  5123 Health Care System: SA & WebCT               5123 Health Care System: WebCT
5123 Health Care System: W 5:30-8:30        5013 Biostats I: T 1-4
                                            5173 Epi I: WebCT

BIOSTATS                                    BIOSTATS                                          BIOSTATS
5313 Non-Par. Methods: W 5:30-8:30          5763 Categ. Data Analysis: TH 1-4                 No Classes
5033 Biostats III: TH 1-4                   5023 Biostats II: TH 1-4
5753 Appl. Microcomputers: W 1-4            5233 Stats Mthds Clinical Trials: W 5:30-8:30

EOH                                         EOH                                               EOH
5073 Env Hlth Regs: M 5:30-8:30             5063 Prin Tox in Publ Hlth: M 5:30-8:30           No Classes
5043 Occ. & Env. Haz. Contr.: W 5:30-8:30   5263 Env Exp Assmnt: W 5:30-8:30

EPIDEMIOLOGY                                EPIDEMIOLOGY                                      EPIDEMIOLOGY
5673 Epi III: T 5:30-8:30                   5373 Epi II: TH 5:30-8:30                         No Classes
5671 Epi III Lab: M 5:30-6:30               5473 Methods in H.S. Research: T 5:30-8:30
5523 Qual Data Anlys T & P: TH 9a-noon      5223 Epi. Chronic Diseases: T 5:30-8:30
5553 Cancer Epi: M 5:30-8:30                5513 Qual Mthds: TH 1:30-4:30

HEALTHBEH/HEALTHEDUCATION                   HEALTH BEH/HEALTH EDUCATION                       HEALTH BEH/HEALTH EDUCATION
5773 Health Surveys: M 5:30-8:30            5783 Health Comm.: M 5:30-8:30                    No classes
5623 Prog. Planning & Eval: W 5:30-8:30     5653 Theories of HBHE: Wknd
5813 Technology for eHealth: WebCT          594V Topics in HBHE: Pspc Obesity: W 5:30-8:30
5643 Hlth. Promo. Schools: Wknd
5543 Adv Concepts Human Sexuality: Wknd

HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.                         HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.                               HEALTH POLICY/MGMT.
5163 Intro.Acct & Finance.: M 5:30-8:30     5143 Mng of Hlthcare Org.: T 5:30-8:30            5663 Comm. P & D: T, TH 5:30-8:30
5283 PH Law & Ethics: T 5:30-8:30           5693 Nutr Policy & Int Sem: T 5:30-8:30           5533 HC Quality Outcomes: T, TH 6-10 (5 wks)
5583 Hosp. Admin.: T 5:30-8:30              5323 Pharm. Policy: T 3 - 6                       5083 Admin Residency: (MHSA ONLY)
5253 Health Info. Syst.: TH 5:30-8:30       5243 Health Sys. Strat Plan.: W 5:30-8:30         5093 Management Project: (MHSA ONLY)
5343 Decision Analysis: W 5:30-8:30         5573 Amb. Care: TH 5:30-8:30
5143 Mng of Hlthcare Org.: TH 5:30-8:30     5273 Intro Health Econ.: TH 5:30-8:30
5353 HR Mgmt.: M 5:30-8:30                  5363 Intro. Health Policy: R 1 - 4
5713 Eval of PH Programs: W 5:30-8:30       5453 CSHCN: W 5-8
5423 Child Hlth Pgm: TH 5:30-8:30           5443 Women's Health: T 5-8
5433 Adol. Health: T 5:30-8:30              5563 Hlth Care Mktng: T 5:30-8:30
                                            5333 Adv HC Fin Mngmt: M 5:30-8:30 (MHSA ONLY)
                                            5183 Health Statistics: M 5:30-8:30 (MHSA ONLY)
                                            5393 Management Capstone: W 5:30-8:30 (MHSA)
COLLEGE WIDE                                COLLEGE WIDE                                      COLLEGE WIDE
5983 Preceptorship                          5983 Preceptorship                                5983 Preceptorship
5993 Integration Project                    5993 Integration Project                          5993 Integration Project Continued
5001 Seminar Series                         5001 Seminar Series                               602V Directed Study
602V Directed Study                         602V Directed Study                               5193 Tobacco Cessation for Clinicians
                                            5833 Community Nutrition M 3-6



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                                             Appendix D
                                 Student Annual Progress Report
             Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Master of Public Health Program
 To be completed by student and submitted to the academic faculty advisor for review. After the
 academic advisor has signed, submit the original report to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Office
 of Student Services on or before April 1 each year in the MPH Program.

Today's Date
Student's Name
Faculty Advisor's Name
Specialty Track
Year Started in the MPH
Program:

Human Subjects Behavioral             Yes _____ No _____ NA _____
Research Certification:               Date of Completion:
HIPAA Certification:                  Yes _____ No _____   Date of Completion:
Preceptorship Course Advisor
Preceptorship Starting Date
Preceptor Site:
Integration Project Chair
Integration Project Starting Date:
Integration Project Title:

Professional Career Goals:

Academic Interests in the PhD and/or DrPH Program:


Expected Degree Completion Date

A. ALL PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR(S) PRESENTED (if applicable) (title, month, and year).



B. PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED AND REPORTS SUBMITTED (if
applicable) (title, month, and year of meetings for the last academic year)




C. PUBLIC HEALTH WORK AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES IN OR OUTSIDE THE COPH:
(including student assistantships, internships, university committees, etc. please include job title,
project name, supervision, organization, etc. as appropriate [include month and year]):




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D. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES CONDUCTED FOR PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY
ORGANIZATIONS OR COMMUNITIES (include month and year)




E. RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC HEALTH ACCOMPLISHMENTS (i.e., honors, awards, scholarships,
traineeships, grants, etc. for the last academic year):
Applied For:


Received:



F. ATTACH APPLICABLE SPECIALTY TRACK COURSE PLANNER TO THIS ANNUAL REPORT.
(COURSE PLANNERS ARE LOCATED ON PAGES 115-121 IN COPH CATALOG AND/OR PAGES
14-22 OF THE FACULTY HANDBOOK).

Reviewed by Advisor and Student

____________________        __________        _________________________        __________
Student Signature              Date               Academic Faculty Advisor‟s Signature
Date

Additional Comments (attach page)    Yes or No.




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                                           Appendix E
                                 Change in MPH Faculty Advisor*

I, ______________________________, student ID number ____________________, hereby request
to change MPH Faculty Advisors from ________________________________ in specialty track
____________________ to ___________________________ in specialty track________________.
__________________________________                                  __________________
Student Signature                                                   Date

I have discussed this change with the student and approve the request:
_____________________________________________________               _____________________
Current Academic Advisor/ Generalist Advisory Committee Chair**              Date
________________________________________                            ______________________
Current Department Chair (if required)                                       Date




__________________________________________________                           ________________
Proposed Academic Advisor/Generalist Chair                                   Date

____________________________________________                                 ________________
Generalist Advisor Committee Member (if applicable)**                        Date

____________________________________________                                 ________________
Generalist Advisor Committee Member (if applicable)**                        Date

____________________________________________                                 ________________
Proposed Department Chair (if required)                                      Date


       Approved
       Denied
___________________________________                     __________________
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Signature           Date


Notes and Explanation:
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
__________________




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PART II: MPH Preceptorships

MPH Preceptorship and Integration Capstone Projects
Capstone Courses: Two (2) capstone courses are required as part of the forty-two
(42) semester credit hour MPH curriculum. The first is a Preceptorship, or field
experience, requiring a minimum of 135 clock hours of work in a public health-related
activity, under the joint supervision of a qualified specialist in public health practice
and a COPH faculty member. The second is an Integration project, requiring the
student to synthesize and integrate knowledge and apply theory and principles
learned to an area of public health practice resulting in preparation of a manuscript
for publication, a health policy proposal, a research proposal for submission, or
equivalent, if approved by the Integration Project Advisory Committee (IPAC)
composed of COPH Faculty members.

MPH Preceptorship Project General Policies
The Preceptorship is a College-wide course required of all MPH candidates. This
course is meant to be taken at the end of the student‟s degree program, and is
designed to give the student an opportunity to apply their skills to a variety of
problems or issues in public health.
   Current policies on Preceptorships include:
    Students should have completed all 18 hours of the core courses and a
      minimum of 9 hours of specialty required courses and/or selectives to initiate
      the Preceptorship.
    No student who has earned less than a 2.85 GPA in Fay W. Boozman
      College of Public Health courses may enroll in the Preceptorship.
    Students should begin to plan and prepare for these projects well in advance
      of registering for the course. Two months’ advance preparation is
      recommended.
    Students must attend a required Preceptorship informational meeting
      provided by the Office of Student Services.
    The Office of Student Services recommends the student attend the required
      informational meeting one semester before initiating the Preceptorship.
    The informational meetings are provided in the Fall and Spring semesters
      only (contact the Office of Student Services for Scheduled Dates and Times of
      the meetings 526-6747).
    Students who enrolled in Preceptorship in a semester prior to fall 2005 will
      receive a letter grade for their Preceptorship, regardless of the date in which
      they finish their Preceptorship and a final grade is posted.
    Preceptorships will be graded on a pass/fail basis.




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 MPH Preceptorship Checklist for PBHL 5983 Criteria Compliance:

 Preparation

 _____           Attend a Preceptorship informational meeting held by the College (required).


 _____           Complete an on-line IRB training consisting of 8 lessons in Behavioral and/or
                 Biomedical Research as well as complete the HIPAA on-line training regarding
                 confidentiality. Go to http://www.uams.edu/ora/irb/ for more information on the IRB
                 training; to register for the online HIPAA training go to
                 http://www.uams.edu/orc/Training/Training.htm.

 _____           Select a faculty member to serve as your Preceptorship Course Advisor (you may ask
                 your Academic Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting your Preceptorship Course
                 Advisor; the Academic Faculty Advisor may also act as your Preceptorship Course
                 Advisor; regardless make sure they agree to serve;).

 _____           Obtain a list of potential preceptors from your department chair or the Registrar in the
                 Office of Student Services; or you along with counsel from your Academic Faculty
                 Advisor and/or Preceptorship Course Advisor may identify a preceptor independent of
                 the list in the Office of Student Services.

 _____           Try to match career goals and/or public health interests when identifying related
                 potential preceptorship activities and sites with counsel from your Academic Faculty
                 Advisor and/or Preceptorship Course Advisor.

 _____           Select a potential Preceptor from the list of preceptors that are approved for your
                 specialty department (if a generalist student, you may select an approved Preceptor
                 from any department) -OR-If you wish to work at a site that is not on the list of
                 approved Preceptors, work with your Preceptorship Course Advisor to get the
                 necessary approvals for your site, or, if necessary, identify a new site.

 _____           Contact the Preceptor at your chosen site, meet with the Preceptor, and work together
                 to identify Preceptorship activities that will meet your goals and the needs of the
                 Preceptorship site. Be sure you agree on expected work days and times, and inform
                 preceptors as early as possible of any vacation or leave times. You will provide the
                 preceptor site with 135 hours of time on task.

_____            Acknowledge that the participation of your Preceptorship Course Advisor and
                 Preceptor in the creation of the plan is vital.

 _____           Create a Preceptorship Plan. Refer to Appendix F for a template for the
                 Preceptorship Plan.

Include the following sections in the Preceptorship Plan:
      Title of Preceptorship.
      Learning objectives for the preceptorship: What do you hope to learn or achieve as you
          complete the preceptorship?
      Preceptorship activities: What, specifically, will you do as part of your preceptorship? In
          addition to activities that you will perform as the “meat” of your preceptorship, include how
          often you will meet with your preceptor at the site, and with your course advisor, and include
          a description of your required preceptorship paper. Be sure to describe how your activities
          will be a service to the preceptorship site.



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        Timeline (optional, depending on your course advisor): Outline what you expect that you will
         have accomplished at various points through the semester (this could be weekly or bi-weekly
         or monthly, for example).
        Statement that you understand and will abide by the COPH Honor Code.
        Statement of IRB review, showing how submission to IRB is part of the plan and/or
         showing IRB dispensation; include copies of your IRB Behavioral Research training
         certificate and your HIPAA certificate to be attached to your plan when submitted to the
         Registrar.
        Your current unofficial COPH transcript, obtained from the COPH Registrar, for the Course
         Advisor to see which classes you have taken thus far and to be attached to your plan when
         submitted to the Registrar.
        If needed, a section describing why you need to begin your Preceptorship prior to completion
         of your Core courses and at least 9 hours of your specialty/generalist track courses; refer to
         Appendix G for criteria/policy necessary for justifying such a request.
        If needed, a section describing why you must begin accumulation of the 135 hours prior to
         officially registering for preceptorship; refer to Appendix G.

_____            Obtain a copy of the MPH Preceptorship Registration Form from the COPH Registrar;
                 refer to Appendix H; the students is to complete the form and secure all applicable
                 signatures.

_____            Review the plan with your Preceptorship Course Advisor and the Preceptor. In-
                 person meetings of all parties are strongly recommended. Secure their approval first
                 by way of their signatures on the registration form; then secure approval of your
                 specialty department‟s Chair (or your advisory committee if you are a generalist
                 student) by way of his/her signature.

______           If you have not completed all six CORE courses and at least half of the specialty track
                 (27 hours), the plan MUST include a section to describe a sufficient reason why you
                 need to enroll for the Preceptorship early (before having completed the recommended
                 number of credit hours). Refer to Appendix G for criteria/policy necessary for
                 justifying such a request. The Preceptorship Course Advisor, Departmental Chair, and
                 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs will together determine approval of this request.

______           If you want to design and obtain approval for your Plan „early‟ in order to begin
                 accumulation of Preceptorship hours ‘early’, that is, before officially registering for
                 Preceptorship, the Plan MUST include a section describing why there is time pressure
                 significant enough for you to begin early. The Preceptorship Course Advisor
                 determines whether this reason is adequate enough to allow deviation from the
                 recommended guidelines for Preceptorships.

______           The Preceptorship enrollment packet should contain these items in the following
                 order: Registration Form; Unofficial Transcript; Preceptorship Plan; IRB Certificate;
                 HIPAA Certificate; and, if applicable approval by the Chair and Assistant Dean of
                 Student Affairs for early initiation of the Preceptorship. Clip together and submit the
                 enrollment packet to the Registrar according to the following deadlines:
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00 PM December 10 for
                                                                                                       th

                                  spring registration (Preceptorship and Integration)
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00) PM May 10 for
                                                                                                  th

                                  summer registration (Preceptorships Only)
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00 PM July 10 for fall
                                                                                                 th

                                  registration (Preceptorship and Integration)

_____            You are not registered for PBHL 5983 until complete documentation is on file with the
                 COPH Registrar.


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_____           Once the plan is submitted for registration and enrollment, you may work with your
                Preceptorship Course Advisor to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) review if
                applicable. Note: Submit IRB applications AT LEAST TWO MONTHS prior to the start
                of the project; you should expect to complete the IRB forms with assistance from your
                course advisor. On IRB applications you will list your course advisor as the project PI
                and yourself as key personnel.

During the Preceptorship

_____           Perform Preceptorship activities as outlined in your plan and according to the time
                expectations agreed upon by you and your preceptor.

_____           Create a form that documents your work hours on Preceptorship activities, and keep
                careful track of your hours worked. Be sure you and your Preceptor on site sign to
                validate these hours. Hours spent working on your Preceptorship paper is separate
                from hours spent working on Preceptorship site activities.

_____           Meet with your Preceptor and Preceptorship Course Advisor according to the
                schedule agreed upon in your Preceptorship plan.

_____           Notify your Preceptor and Preceptorship Course Advisor immediately if you realize
                that you will be unable to complete the agreed-upon tasks in a timely manner. You
                and your Preceptor and Preceptorship Course Advisor may agree on modifying the
                required Preceptorship tasks, or may change the timeline, as appropriate.

_____           Write your Preceptorship paper as described in your Preceptorship plan. Be sure that
                it describes the activities, products, and outcomes associated with your experience.
                Your paper must be turned in to your course advisor (and your Preceptor, if required
                by your plan) by the time outlined in your timeline.

_____           Near the end of your Preceptorship activities, request that your Preceptor provide your
                Preceptorship Course Advisor with a review of your performance. The Preceptorship
                Course Advisor assigns the grade to your Preceptorship. A grade cannot be assigned
                until your Preceptorship Course Advisor has reviewed your end product/paper and
                received feedback from your Preceptor. Refer to Appendix I to review the rubric for
                the Evaluation of the MPH Student by the Preceptor.

At the End of the Preceptorship

_____           Provide your Preceptorship Course Advisor and/or Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
                with feedback about your Preceptorship. Is it something you would recommend to
                other students? What would improve it? What did you like best?

_____           Submit a copy of your approved final project and/or Preceptorship report is to be
                submitted to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (room 1218). Make sure the report
                is signed by your course advisor indicating that it is acceptable in meeting the
                expectations of the Preceptorship plan.




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'Other' Preceptorship Information Helpful to Faculty:
      The Preceptorship and Integration courses may be taken in the same
       semester, although that may not provide an optimal experience. Ideally, the
       two courses would be linked in content; however, they would not have to be
       (e.g., a student might want to undertake a Preceptorship that would give
       him/her exposure to an area of public health that is not familiar but would not
       be the focus of his/her integration project). Because the Integration project is
       the culminating experience, circumstances under which it would be reasonable
       to complete the Integration project before initiating the Preceptorship will be
       rare. Taking the Integration course before the Preceptorship requires the
       approval of the student‟s academic advisor and department chair (or Assistant
       Dean for Student Affairs, in the case of a Generalist).

      The student will dedicate a minimum of 162 hours to the Preceptorship. At a
       minimum, 135 hours must actually be spent in the field and the Preceptor must
       document that. The remaining 27 hours for the minimum of 162 would be
       devoted to preparing the report. [The figure 162 represents the (3
       hours/session x 18 sessions) + (2 hours outside of class for every hour in
       class) expected for the usual 3 credit hour course.] The Preceptorship report
       should include a list of meetings attended (with the preceptor and with others
       at and/or outside the preceptorship setting).

      Shadowing the preceptor and/or others in the preceptorship setting is likely to
       make up part of Preceptorship activities; however, shadowing alone is not
       sufficient for successful completion of the preceptorship. The Preceptorship is
       a service-learning experience for which students should consider the
       contribution their activities will make to the Preceptorship setting as well as
       activities that will be undertaken to meet the student‟s learning objectives.

      Submission and approval of a written report specifying activities, products, and
       outcomes of the experience is required upon completion of the Preceptorship.

      Selection of a setting and preceptor should reflect the student‟s career and
       academic interests, goals, and needs. The course advisor, academic advisor,
       and/or department may facilitate identifying an appropriate preceptor but it is
       ultimately the student‟s responsibility to do so. Although most placements are
       likely to be in government agencies (local, state or federal), academia, with
       industry/employers or with volunteer/advocacy/policy agencies, the program
       should be flexible enough to meet the needs of students.

Relationship of Preceptorship Activities to Student’s Employment:
    Consistent with Guidelines for Directed Studies: “While the learning objectives
      of a directed study may closely align with a student‟s area of career direction,
      it is expected that work performed for credit should exceed those duties
      normally performed during the course of regular employment. For this reason,


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       as a general rule, no credit will be provided for projects contained within the
       scope of the student‟s current work assignments.”

      Preceptorship activities must go beyond the regular demands of the student‟s
       job. It is important that the requirements of these courses not be construed to
       directly or indirectly require a student to quit or take leave from his/her job.

      Students should be encouraged (but not required) to get a broad range of
       experience through their MPH program and so to choose topics outside the
       usual focus of their employment when selecting Preceptorship activities.

Illustrative Examples of Appropriate Preceptorship Activities
     Preceptorship with an agency involved in regulation enforcement (Health
       Dept., Labor Dept., Dept of Environmental Quality) where the student would
       follow one or several inspection cases from start to finish, including field
       inspections, and the student would write one or more case reports on the
       process and the findings.

      Preceptorship with the environmental/occupational health compliance division
       of an employer (industry, hospital, etc.) in which the student would be given
       one or more tasks such as the investigation of a particular hazard (under
       supervision) and would then prepare a report of findings and
       recommendations.

      Preceptorship with a community service agency (e.g., Home Town Health
       Improvement group/coalition, WIC program, free clinic, homeless shelter,
       Camp Quality for children with cancer) in which the student would spend time
       with and assess the service or program, producing an evaluative report of the
       service (e.g., patient-flow analysis for the WIC program).

      Preceptorship in a community for which the student would conduct a needs &
       services assessment, reviewing/obtaining community data around a specific
       issue and determining how the community‟s healthcare system is addressing
       that issue.

      Preceptorship with a policy or advocacy group (e.g., Agency for Children and
       Families) in which the student would identify a policy the agency is promoting
       and review/synthesize what others (e.g., states in the south-east) are doing
       with respect to the issue and policy.




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                                          Appendix F
                              Sample Template for Preceptorship Plan

Student's Name:
Site Setting:
Site Preceptor (s):
Preceptorship Faculty Course Advisor:
Department:
Preceptorship Faculty Advisory Generalist Committee Members (if applicable):
Cite Semester/Year:
Title of Preceptorship:

Health Issue to be Addressed/Problem or Focus:
(1-2 sentences)

Overview of Plan/Overarching Goal (s) of the Preceptorship Experience
(1-2 paragraphs)

Learning Objectives:
(Recommend but not limited to 3 or more; recommend that the learning objectives be mapped to the
 learning objectives in the specialty track)

Preceptorship Activities (estimated number of hours 135):
(Recommend one activity per learning objective; map activities to the learning objectives)
Service to the Preceptor Site: (Reiterate/summarize in a narrative format your activities (listed
above) to enumerate the service (s) you are providing to the Preceptorship site; and conclude with the
identification of proficiency related to skills or knowledge that incorporates verbiage from the
Departmental Learning Objectives of your specialty track )

Frequency of Meetings with Preceptor and Course Advisor:
(Recommend but not limited to 1-2 sentences)

Timeline of Activities:
(Sample)

Activity                                          Date
Begin Preceptorship                               June
Contact/Meet with Course Advisor                  June
Conduct Literature Search                         June
Contact/Meet with Course Advisor                  June
Contact/Meet with Course Advisor                  July
Contact/Meet with Course Advisor                  July
Summer Session Ends                               July
Preceptorship Concludes                           August
Portfolio Submitted to Faculty Advisor            August
Paper Submitted to COPH                           September

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Honor Code:
(Use this exact verbiage)
I agree to abide by and maintain the guidelines and principles set forth in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman
College of Public Health Honor Code of Academic Integrity in order to preserve and embody high
standards of personal and professional honesty.
Statement of IRB Status:
(Use this exact verbiage)



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IRB review/exemption is needed for this project. I have completed both IRB and HIPAA Research*
trainings. I have received my ARIA password and will submit my plan under the direction of my
Preceptorship Course Advisor.

* To complete these two required trainings go to www.uams.edu/orc and complete the IRB
Certification for Human Subjects for Behavioral Research on-line training and the HIPAA Research
on-line training. When each training is completed, print out the certificate of completion, fax each
one to 686-7265. Once you have your password (sent to you via e-mail), you submit your
Preceptorship plan, under the auspices of your Preceptorship course advisor, to the IRB via the web.
If you have any problems in securing your password or need personal assistance, contact 603-1681.

Description of the End Product from the Preceptorship:
(Recommend but not limited to 1-2 paragraphs List and describe the items to be submitted upon
completion of the Preceptorship)
1) I will submit documentation of my preceptorship hours officially signed for verification by my
preceptor (s). 2) A report to be submitted to the COPH as articulated by your Preceptorship Course
Advisor and/or Preceptorship Generalist Course Advising Committee.

Policy Related to Non-completion of the Preceptorship within the first semester enrolled:
Students may request to have up to 2 consecutive semesters that includes the summer semester to
complete their Preceptorship from the time they first register for the course. In this circumstance, the
student will be required to register AND PAY TUITION FOR the Preceptorship project EACH
SEMESTER until it is completed. Each semester, the Preceptorship course would be (3) credit hours
all of which would be indicated as a "place-holder" grade on the transcript until the final grade is
awarded in the semester the project is completed for the Pass or Fail assignation.

Evaluation Rubric:
I have received a copy of the evaluation rubrics that will be completed by my preceptor (s). This rubric
will be used to assess my performance at my designated preceptor site both midterm and at its
conclusion. I understand that it will be mailed to my Course Advisor by my preceptor (s) and will be
used by my Course Advisor to calculate my final grade.




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                                       Appendix G
            Early Initiation of Preceptorship (less than 27 hours completed)


In the Preceptorship setting, the expectation is that the student represents the MPH
program as well as themselves as the consummate public health student. To conduct
a Preceptorship with less than 27 hours of course work completed (including the core
courses) a student must document that unique and compelling circumstances exist
and/or that the student has obtained the necessary public health experience in other
ways to credibly proceed with the Preceptorship.

Unique and Compelling Circumstances:

      The potential Preceptorship is a unique one-time opportunity aligned with both
       the academic/professional interest of the student and is combined with the
       completion of at least one course in the "Specialty Required Courses" of the
       student's selected discipline/track.

   And/or

      Student has had a substantive professional career in public health (5 + years)
       and is enhancing their professional expertise through academic studies
       complementary to their "everyday" professional career.


Therefore students who wish to appeal the 27 hour requirement, in addition to writing
a justification as to why early registration for the Preceptorship is required, must also
obtain written approval from the Department Chair (a Generalist student from their
Generalist Committee members) and the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.




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                                                Appendix H
                 Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health MPH Preceptorship Registration Form
                                                PBHL: 5983
USE THIS FORM ONLY.
(Must be submitted with Plan to the COPH Registrar prior to the close of the registration period)
Name:_______________________________________________________________________________

Student ID Number: ______________________              Date: _______________________

MPH Specialty: ______________________________ Preceptorship Semester: _________ Year: _____

Preceptorship Faculty Course Advisor (& Department):__________________________________________

Preceptorship Site: ______________________________________________________________________

Name of Preceptor at Site: ________________________________________________________________

Title of Preceptorship: ___________________________________________________________________

Total Number of Successfully Completed Hours in the College of Public Health, to date:________________
Have you COMPLETED all six Core Courses?                                            _____________
How many courses in your specialty track have you COMPLETED?                        _____________
Proposed enrollment hours for this registration term (excluding the preceptorship): ____________________
A PRECEPTORSHIP PLAN THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ATTACHED TO THIS FORM:
              Title of Preceptorship
              Learning Objectives for the Preceptorship
              Preceptorship Activities related to Objectives, including Preceptorship Paper
              Frequency of Meetings with Preceptor and Course Advisor
              Description of how Preceptorship will be a Service to Site
              Timeline of Activities, including Preceptorship Paper
              Statement of Understanding and Applicability of COPH Honor Code
              Statement of the status of IRB reviews required for the Preceptorship project
              HIPAA human subjects behavioral research training certificate
              IRB training certificate
              Unofficial COPH Transcript for Course Advisor to see prior to registration
              If needed, description of why early registration for Preceptorship is requested
              (if Core Courses not completed and total hours <27)
              If needed, description of why early accumulation of hours is requested
              (if beginning to accumulate preceptorship hours prior to semester of registration)
___________________________
Student Signature/Date
____________________________________________________
SIGN AND DATE BELOW TO INDICATE APPROVAL OF THE ATTACHED PRECEPTORSHIP PLAN:
___________________________                               ___________________________
Preceptor/Date (REQUIRED)                                 Faculty Course Advisor/Date (REQUIRED)
___________________________                               ___________________________
Specialty Department Chair/Date (REQUIRED)                Generalist Faculty Advisory Committee
(or, Chair of Generalist Faculty Advisory Committee)              Member (required for generalist students
only)
___________________________
Generalist Faculty Advisory Committee Member (required for generalist students only)
**NOTE TO COPH REGISTRAR: PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS FORM TO THE OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE
DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.




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                                               Appendix I
                    Preceptor's EVALUATION of the MPH Preceptorship STUDENT
                              University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
                               Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                         Department of Health Behavior and Health Education


Preceptorship Student's Name:
_________________________________________________________

Preceptorship Goal:
__________________________________________________________________

The student is to be evaluated on each of the following criteria as compared to other master-
level professionals. If the information to evaluate any given area is not applicable, the non-
applicable (N/A) column will be checked. The completion of this form is due at the conclusion
of the student-preceptor's service.

                       OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
1. COOPERATIVE         Inspires Others        AVERAGE:         Generally       AVERAGE:       Does Not Work Well    APPLICABLE
SKILLS                                        Quick to         Works Well      Seldom         with Others
                                              Volunteer and    with Others     Works Well
                                              Assist                           with Others
Supervisors/
Administrative
Staff/Department
Heads
Employees/Staff/
Colleagues
Consumers/Public
Physicians/Nurses
Team
Members/Team
Work
Others:
2. COMMUNICATION       OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
SKILLS                 Informative/           AVERAGE:         Relevant but    AVERAGE:       Lacks Perception/     APPLICABLE
                       Appropriate/           Perception of    Lacks Detail    Limited        Not Substantive//No
                       Fluent/Sophisticated   Topic/Adequate   /Occasionally   Perception/    Mastery/Confused
                       Word Usage/            Range/Relevant   Vague/Limited   Inadequate     Meaning
                       Stimulated Thought                      Development     Development/
                                                                               Lacks Logic/
Verbal Skills
Writing Skills
Persuade/Influence
through
Communication
Skills
Substantive
Contributions to
Meetings
3. APPLICATION/        OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
DEVELOPMENT OF         Consistently           AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:       Consistently          APPLICABLE
PROFESSIONAL           Superior               Sometimes        Satisfactory    Usually        Unacceptable
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE                              Superior                         Acceptable
Judgment/
Common Sense
Organization/


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Planning Skills

Decision Making
Skills

Implementation/Task
Completion
Ability to
Conceptualize/
Visualize Mentally
4. PROFESSIONAL         OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW           UNSATISFACTORY:      NON-
CONDUCT/DEMEANOR        Superior Ingenuity/    AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:        Consistently Below   APPLICABLE
                        Consistently Self      Sometimes        Satisfactory/   Often below     Expectations/
                        Reliant/Self           Superior/Often   Meets           Expectations/   Consistently
                        Motivated/Ambitious/   Exceeds          Expectations/   Not Often       Undependable
                        Receptive/             Expectations/    Ordinarily      Dependable
                        Consistently           Dependable       Dependable
                        Dependable             Most of the
                                               Time
Ability to Receive
Constructive
Criticism
Self-Reliant
Resourceful
Self-Motivated
Flexible
Dependable
Efficient Use of Time
Creative/Imaginative
5. RESULTS              OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW           UNSATISFACTORY:      NON-
PERFORMANCE/            Consistently           AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:        Consistently         APPLICABLE
KNOWLEDGE               Superior               Sometimes        Satisfactory    Usually         Unacceptable
IMPROVEMENT                                    Superior                         Acceptable
Health
Knowledge/Improved
Understanding of
Public Health/Health
Care Problems
Quality Analysis of
Alternatives
Quality of Assistance
to Site
Level of Technical
Skills

1. How was the student's performance?
2. Was it a good service to you to have a student there?
3. Would you be willing to mentor another student doing a preceptorship project?




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PART III: MPH Integration Projects

Integration Capstone Project
Capstone Course: An Integration project, requiring the student to synthesize and
integrate knowledge and apply theory and principles learned to an area of public
health practice resulting in preparation of a manuscript for publication, a health policy
proposal, a research proposal for submission, or equivalent, if approved by the
Integration Project Advisory Committee (IPAC) composed of COPH Faculty
members.

MPH Integration Project General Policies
The Integration is a College-wide course required of all MPH candidates. This course
is meant to be taken at the end of the student‟s degree program, and is designed to
give the student an opportunity to apply their skills to a variety of problems or issues
in public health.
   Current policies on Integrations include:
    Students should have completed all 18 hours of the core courses and a
      minimum of 9 hours of specialty required courses and/or selectives to initiate
      the Integration.
    No student who has earned less than a 2.85 GPA in Fay W. Boozman
      College of Public Health courses may enroll in the Integration.
    Students should begin to plan and prepare for these projects well in advance
      of registering for the course. Two months’ advance preparation is
      recommended.
    Students must attend a required Integration informational meeting provided
      by the Office of Student Services.
    The Office of Student Services recommends the student attend the required
      informational meeting one semester before initiating the Integration.
    The informational meetings are provided in the Fall and Spring semesters
      only (contact the Office of Student Services for Scheduled Dates and Times of
      the meetings 526-6747).
    Inclusion of a description of the integration of at least three (3) public health
      sciences in student plans and projects, project activities, and learning
      objectives is mandatory. The process by which the student will integrate
      these public health perspectives into their project activities must be clearly
      described. Statements that the student “will use their knowledge of [various
      public health sciences] to complete the project” are not adequate.
    Documentation must be included in the integration project plan that (a) the full
      IPAC (all three members) and the student had at least one full-group
      meeting prior to the approval of the plan and (b) the full IPAC and the student
      will have at least one full-group meeting again during the integration project
      period.
    Students will have a maximum of three (3) consecutive semesters to complete
      their integration project from the semester in which they first register for it.
      Students who require more than one semester to complete their project will

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        register and pay for the three (3) semester credit hour integration course for
        each semester they are involved in their project (up to nine (9) semester credit
        hours). Any additional semester credit hours, beyond the required three (3)
        semester credit hours, that are taken for Integration Project will NOT count
        against the six (6) semester credit hours that are permitted for students to
        raise their GPA to 2.85 or higher (to meet graduation requirements).
       All integration plans and papers will be made publicly available (unblinded)
        in the COPH Student Services Office.
       Integration projects will be graded on pass/fail basis.
       Students who enrolled in Integration Project in a semester prior to fall 2005 will
        receive a letter grade for their Integration Project, regardless of the date in
        which they finish their project and a final grade is posted.

MPH Integration Checklist for PBHL 5993: Criteria Compliance
Preparation
_____           Attend an integration experience & seminar informational meeting held by the College
                (required).

_____           Select at least three COPH faculty members to serve as your Integration Project
                Advisory Committee (IPAC). It is recommended that THREE departments must be
                represented on the IPAC; however, at least two departments must be represented on
                the IPAC. If an unusual circumstance arises in which you are able to only have two
                departments represented, you MUST include justification for such in your IPAC plan.
                EACH member of the IPAC must sign your Integration Project Registration form.

_____           If you have not completed all six CORE courses and at least half of the specialty track
                (27 hours), the plan MUST include a section to describe a sufficient reason why you
                need to enroll for the Preceptorship early (before having completed the recommended
                number of credit hours). Refer to Appendix J for criteria/policy necessary for justifying
                such a request. The IPAC Chair and committee, Departmental Chair, and Assistant
                Dean of Student Affairs will together determine approval of this request.

_____           Students must earn at least a 2.85 GPA on all courses PRIOR to enrolling in the
                Integration Project. Students with less than a 2.85GPA will NOT be allowed to
                register for the Integration Project.

_____           Create an Integration Project plan with your IPAC members. The IPAC
                participation in the creation of the plan is required. Refer to Appendix K for a
                template for the Integration Plan.

Include the following sections in the Integration Plan:
     Title for your Integration Project
     Description of integration of at least three (3) public health sciences in student plans and
        projects, project activities, and learning objectives is mandatory. The process by which the
        student will integrate these public health perspectives into their project activities must be
        clearly described. Statements that the student “will use their knowledge of [various public
        health sciences] to complete the project” are not adequate.
     Learning objectives for the Integration Project (BE SURE that the plan includes discussion of
        how the Integration Project‟s activities will provide the student with an opportunity to integrate
        his/her public health coursework in an interdisciplinary manner!)
     Activities to be undertaken as part of the Integration Project (must be linked to objectives,
        and must support the integrative nature of this course)
     Statement of agreement to participate in all required meetings of the Integration Seminar

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       Frequency of meetings with IPAC Chair and/or full committee
       Your current unofficial COPH transcript, obtained from the COPH Registrar, for the IPAC to
        see which courses you have taken thus far
       Statement that you understand and will abide by the COPH Honor Code
       Statement of IRB reviews, showing how submission to the IRB is part of the plan or showing
        IRB dispensation; include copies of your training certification in your plan
       Full detailed description of the final product to be provided to IPAC and presented at
        seminar** (see note below)
       (Optional, depending on course advisor) Timeline of all Integration Project activities
       If needed, a section describing why you request permission to enroll for the Integration Project
        prior to completion of all six Core courses and more than half of your specialty track courses

_____           Work with your IPAC Chair to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of the
                Integration Project. Submit IRB applications AT LEAST TWO MONTHS prior to
                the start of the project. You should expect to complete the IRB forms with approval
                and assistance from your IPAC Chair. On IRB applications you will list yourself as the
                primary contact and your IPAC Chair as the PI, so you MUST have completed UAMS
                trainings prior to IRB review. Determine with your IPAC Chair which human subjects‟
                training is most appropriate for you: Biomedical or Behavioral. Refer to the following
                http://www.uams.edu/ora/irb/ for more information on IRB submissions.
                You must also complete the „HIPAA‟ on-line training. Refer to the following
                http://www.uams.edu/ohr/trng.asp for training. To register for the online training go
                to http://www.uams.edu/orc/Training/Training.htm.

_____           Obtain a copy of the MPH Integration Project Registration Form from the COPH
                Registrar. Refer to Appendix L. NOTE: Integration Project Seminar will only be
                offered in the Fall and Spring semesters (no Summer sessions).

_____           Review your plan with your entire IPAC, make necessary edits, and obtain all
                necessary signatures well in advance of the semester in which you plan to register
                for the Integration Project & Seminar. In-person meetings with all parties are strongly
                recommended.

_____           Once your plan has been approved by the appropriate persons, turn in your MPH
                Integration Project & Seminar Registration Form to the COPH Student Services office
                and register on-line for PBHL 5993, for the semester in which you anticipate
                completing your project. Attach the final completed, approved plan to the
                completed form with all signatures for registration with COPH Student Services.
                You are not registered for PBHL 5993 until complete documentation is on file
                with the COPH Registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to bring the complete
                documentation packet to COPH room 1210.

_____           The Integration enrollment packet should contain these items in the following order:
                Registration Form; Unofficial Transcript; Integration Plan; IRB Certificate; HIPAA
                Certificate; and, if applicable approval by the Chair and Assistant Dean of Student
                Affairs for early initiation of the Integration. Clip together and submit the enrollment
                packet to the Registrar according to the following deadlines:
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00 PM December 10 for
                                                                                                     th

                                 spring registration (Preceptorship and Integration)
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00 PM May 10 for
                                                                                                    th

                                 summer registration (Preceptorships Only)
                              The end of the business day on or before (5:00 PM July 10 for fall
                                                                                                th

                                 registration (Preceptorship and Integration)




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_____               You are not registered for PBHL 5993 until complete documentation is on file with the
                    COPH Registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to bring the complete
                    documentation packet with all applicable signatures secured to COPH room
                    1210.

_____               NOTE: Incomplete portions of the required documentation will NOT be accepted
                    by the Registrar.

During the Integration Project & Seminar

_____               Attend the Integration Seminar sessions, as required, and participate fully. There will
                    be at least three sessions, at the beginning, mid-point, and end of the semester which
                    you are required to participate in fully. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure attendance
                    to these meetings.

_____               Perform the project activities as outlined in your plan, and according to the time
                    expectations agreed upon by you and your IPAC.

_____               Meet with your IPAC and/or the IPAC Chair, according to the schedule agreed upon in
                    your Integration Project & Seminar plan. This should include at least three meetings
                    during the semester.

_____               Notify your IPAC immediately if you realize that you will be unable to complete the
                    agreed-upon tasks in a timely manner.         NOTE: Students only have three
                    consecutive semesters to complete the Integration Project. Student must
                    REGISTER AND PAY FOR the Integration Project EACH semester he/she works
                    on the project.

_____               Write your Integration product or paper as described in your plan. Your product must
                    be turned in to your IPAC Chair by the end of the semester, in time for a final pass/fail
                    grade to be assigned.

_____               Prepare and professionally present your paper or product at the final Seminar
                    session, which will be open to the public. Refer to Appendix M for MPH Guidelines
                    for Integration Presentations.

_____               Near the end of your Integration activities, request that your IPAC members and
                    project site provide the IPAC Chair with a review of your performance; the Chair and
                    Seminar instructor assign a pass/fail grade to your project and presentation. Refer to
                    Appendix N for evaluation criteria of Integration project.

At the End of the Integration Project & Seminar

_____               Please provide your IPAC and specialty department chair (or, the Associate Dean for
                    Academic Affairs, if you are a generalist student) with feedback about your Integration
                    Project & Seminar. What would improve it? What did you like best?

_____               Provide a copy of your approved Integration Project paper or product to the Student
                    Services Office for the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.           Make sure the
                    paper/product is signed by your IPAC Chair indicating that it is acceptable in meeting
                    the expectations of the Integration Project plan. This product is a public document
                    and will be available UNBLINDED in the Office of Student Services.

**NOTE (From Integration Project Guidelines): Submission and approval of an appropriate “product” that reflects the
student‟s ability to integrate the core areas of public health knowledge as they apply to a public health problem [are required for
successful completion of the Integration Project].



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'Other' Integration Information Helpful to Faculty:
      The Preceptorship and Integration courses may be taken in the same
       semester, although that may not provide an optimal experience. Ideally, the
       two courses would be linked in content; however, they would not have to be
       (e.g., a student might want to undertake a Preceptorship that would give
       him/her exposure to an area of public health that is not familiar but would not
       be the focus of his/her integration project). Because the Integration project is
       the culminating experience, circumstances under which it would be reasonable
       to complete the Integration project before initiating the Preceptorship will be
       rare. Taking the Integration course before the Preceptorship requires the
       approval of the student‟s academic advisor and department chair (or Assistant
       Dean for Affairs, in the case of a Generalist).

Relationship of Course Activities to Student’s Employment:
    Consistent with Guidelines for Directed Studies: “While the learning objectives
      of a directed study may closely align with a student‟s area of career direction,
      it is expected that work performed for credit should exceed those duties
      normally performed during the course of regular employment. For this reason,
      as a general rule, no credit will be provided for projects contained within the
      scope of the student‟s current work assignments.”
      PBHL 5993-related activities must go beyond the regular demands of the
       student‟s job. It is important that the requirements of these courses not be
       construed to directly or indirectly require a student to quit or take leave from
       his/her job.
      Students should be encouraged (but not required) to get a broad range of
       experience through their MPH program and so to choose topics outside the
       usual focus of their employment when selecting Integration projects.

Integration Project Advisor/Advisory Committee:
    Each student will have an Integration Project Advisory Committee (IPAC)
      comprised of at least three individuals. The Advisory Committee chair (course
      advisor) does not have to be the student‟s academic advisor; selection of this
      individual should be based on the chair‟s interest or expertise in the area of
      the student‟s project. The other members of the Advisory Committee will
      collaborate with the Advisory Committee chair and the student to guide the
      Integration Project. At least two departments must be represented on the
      IPAC.

      The student is expected to meet with the IPAC chair and/or full Committee at
       regular intervals throughout the project-period. The frequency of meetings will
       be determined by the chair and committee (e.g., bi-weekly); however, a
       minimum of 3 in-person meetings is required during the project-period.




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Procedures
    The student will prepare an Integration course plan that must be approved by
     the student‟s course advisor (IPAC chair) and departmental chair (if the
     student has selected an area of concentration) or by the course advisor and a
     standing committee of COPH course advisors (if the student is pursuing a
     generalist MPH). The plan must be approved prior to initiating Integration
     project activities.

      The Integration product will be evaluated by the student‟s IPAC; the IPAC
       chair has final responsibility for assigning a grade.

Examples of Appropriate Types of Product of the Integration Experience
Manuscript appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal

          (1) Technical report (narrative appropriate for submission by the grantee
              agency to the funding or oversight agency)

          (2) Research proposal (narrative appropriate for submission to a granting
              agency)

          (3) Public policy proposal (e.g., proposal and rationale for a new law or
              regulatory program to address a public health problem)

          (4) Educational materials (e.g., Website) that include substantial original
              content and address a public health problem and/or need in the
              community

Students are encouraged to be creative in proposing Integration projects, especially if
the proposed product would meet a need in the community or the setting in which the
student has completed his/her Preceptorship project.




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                                        Appendix J
             Early Initiation of Integration (less than 27 hours completed)


In the Integration setting, the expectation is that the student represents the MPH
program as well as themselves as the consummate public health student. To conduct
an Integration with less than 27 hours of course work completed (including the core
courses) a student must document that unique and compelling circumstances exist
and/or that the student has obtained the necessary public health experience in other
ways to credibly proceed with the Integration.

Unique and Compelling Circumstances:

      The potential Integration is a unique one-time opportunity aligned with both the
       academic/professional interest of the student and is combined with the
       completion of at least one course in the "Specialty Required Courses" of the
       student's selected discipline/track.

   And/or

      Student has had a substantive professional career in public health (5 + years)
       and is enhancing their professional expertise through academic studies
       complementary to their "everyday" professional career.


Therefore students who wish to appeal the 27 hour requirement, in addition to writing
a justification as to why early registration for the Integration is required, must also
obtain written approval from the IPAC Chair and committee, the Department Chair (a
Generalist student from their Generalist Committee members) and the Assistant
Dean of Student Affairs.




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                                          Appendix K
                 Suggested and/or Sample of a Template for the Integration Project
                                    Cite Semester, Cite Year

Student Name:
Department:
IPAC Chair:
IPAC Committee Members:
Title of Integration Project:

                                            Integration Plan

Course Description: (Note: Adapted from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalogue)
The Public Health Integration Project is a culminating experience that requires the students to
synthesize and integrate knowledge and apply theory and principles learned to an area of public
health practice resulting in either preparations of a manuscript for publication or of a research proposal
for submission. The project must be undertaken during the semester registered for Integration Project.
Attendance is required at the integration project seminar and at the presentations at the end of the
semester.

Integration Project Overview/Overarching Goal (s):
(Recommend but not limited to 3-6 paragraphs; should incorporate the learning objectives from the 3
specialty tracks which are located in the COPH catalog by each department).

Learning Objectives:
(Recommend but not limited to 3 or more)

Integration Project Activities:
(Recommend but not limited to one activity for each learning objective)

Timeline of Activities:
(Recommend but not limited to a Chart or List of Dates/Activities)

Statement of How the Integration Activities/Learning Objectives Provide an Opportunity to
Integrate Public Health Coursework in an Interdisciplinary Manner:
 (Recommend a discussion/narrative of 1-2 paragraphs that clearly describe how you will
incorporate/align your learning objectives and activities with three public health sciences identified
as a part of your Integration Plan; refer to learning objectives for each specialty track located by each
department in the COPH catalog; additionally refer to the Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals located on pages 93-95 of the COPH Catalog)

Frequency of Committee Meetings:
You must have a minimum of 3 face-to-face meetings with your IPAC Committee (Recommend but
not limited to 2-3 sentences)

Description of the Integration End Product:
(Recommend but not limited to 1-2 paragraphs; refer to page 139 of COPH Catalog 2006-2008)

COPH Honor Code Statement: (Note: Adapted from Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Student Handbook: Read and insert name as designated in the statement below)

Contributing to a spirit of moral and intellectual development; affirming that honor, integrity and
compassion are my highest ideals; and endeavoring to create sensitivity and commitment from the
community; I, Student's Name, pledge to the public, colleagues, and my mentors the following: I shall
be sensitive, compassionate, and committed to maintaining and improving the health of all people. I


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will conduct myself with unquestionable integrity in all of my professional relations. I will endeavor to
abide by the Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health. I, Student's Name, agree to abide by
and maintain the guidelines and principles set forth in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public
Health Honor Code of Academic Integrity in order to preserve and embody high standards of personal
and professional honesty.

Statement of IRB Review: (Read and insert name as designated in the statement below)

IRB review is needed for this project. I, Student's Name, have completed both IRB and HIPAA
trainings. I have received my ARIA password and will submit my plan under the direction of my IPAC
Committee Chair. Failure to comply with this mandate could result in my withdrawal from PBHL 5993:
MPH Integration Project, a non-passing grade, and/or a grade of Incomplete which could inherently
delay graduation from the program.

Statement of Agreement to Participate: (Read and insert name as designated in the statement
below)

I agree to participate in all required meeting of the Integration Seminar sessions. There will be at least
3 sessions. Lack of attendance at the required meetings/seminars could result in my withdrawal from
PBHL 5993: MPH Integration Project, a non-passing grade, and/or a grade of Incomplete. I, Student's
Name, understand the consequences for failure to comply.

Policy Related to Non-completion of the Integration Project within the first semester enrolled:
Students may request to have up to 12 months (3 consecutive semesters that includes the summer
semester) to complete their Integration project from the time they first register for the course. In this
circumstance, the student will be required to register AND PAY TUITION FOR the Integration project
EACH SEMESTER until it is completed. Each semester, the Integration course would be (3) credit
hours all of which would be indicated as a "place-holder" grade on the transcript until the final grade is
awarded in the semester the project is completed for the Pass or Fail assignation.

I, Student's Name, understand the policy related to the assignment of an Incomplete and its inherent
consequences.

Student's Signature: ________________________________ Date: _________________




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                                           Appendix L
                             Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                             MPH Integration Project Registration Form
                                           PBHL: 5993
USE THIS FORM ONLY.
(Must be submitted with Plan to the COPH Registrar prior to the close of the registration
period)

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Student ID Number: __________________________           Date: _________________

MPH Specialty: __________________________ Integration Project Semester: _________ Year: ____

Integration Project Title: ______________________________________________________________
Integration Project Advisory Committee Chair (signature required):____________________________
Integration Project Advisory Committee Member (signature required):__________________________
Integration Project Advisory Committee Member (signature required):_______________ __________
Total Number of Successfully Completed Hours in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, to
date: ___GPA:____
Have you COMPLETED all six Core Curses?                                                     _________
How many courses in your specialty track have you COMPLETED?                                _________
Proposed enrollment hours for this registration term (excluding the integration project):_____________

AN INTEGRATION PROJECT PLAN INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ATTACHED TO
THIS FORM:
            Title of the Integration Project
            Description of integration of at least three public health core areas in an
               interdisciplinary manner
            Learning objectives for the Integration Project
            Activities to be undertaken as part of the Integration Project (must be linked to
               objectives)
            Statement of agreement to participate in all required meetings of the Integration
               Seminar
            Frequency of Meetings with IPAC Chair and/or full committee
            Full description of the final product to be provided to IPAC and presented at seminar
            Timeline of all Integration Project activities
            Statement of Understanding and Applicability of COPH Honor Code
            Statement of the status of IRB reviews required for the Integration Project
                    o HIPAA human subjects training certificate
                    o IRB training certificate
            Unofficial COPH Transcript for IPAC to see prior to registration
            If needed, a description of why early registration for Integration Project is requested
               (if Core Courses not completed and total hours <27)
___________________________
Student Signature/Date

SIGN BELOW TO INDICATE APPROVAL OF THE ATTACHED INTEGRATION PROJECT PLAN:
___________________________                    ___________________________
IPAC Chair/Date (REQUIRED)                     Specialty Department Chair/Date (REQUIRED)
                                               (or, Chair of Generalist Faculty Advisory Cmte.)
___________________________                    ___________________________
Generalist Faculty Advisory Committee          Generalist Faculty Advisory Committee
Member (required for generalist students only) Member (required for generalist students only)
**NOTE TO COPH REGISTRAR: PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS FORM TO THE OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN
FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.



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                                      Appendix M
                   MPH Integration Project Presentation Guidelines
         Effective for Integration Projects beginning on or after June 1, 2006


These guidelines for MPH Integration Project Presentations were developed and
approved by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health‟s Academic Standards
Committee, and were subsequently endorsed by the COPH Dean‟s Executive
Committee, consisting of the Dean, Associate Deans, and all Department Chairs.
The guidelines provide a set of expected minimum standards required for all
integration project presentations made by MPH candidates in the COPH.

When presenting a summary of an MPH integration project for formal review by the
COPH Faculty (such as during the “presentation day” set aside in the MPH
Integration Seminar), students will be expected to, at a minimum, do the following
during the presentation:

   1. Orient the audience to the goals and objectives of the project;
   2. Provide the context of the public health problem being addressed, by
      describing the relationship of the project to public health services or principles,
      and/or by describing the relationship of the project to existing scientific
      literature;
   3. Describe the activities that took place during the project period and the final
      product of the project;
   4. Explain the significant results or findings of the project and the implications
      of these findings;
   5. Indicate how the project or product will be (or could be) disseminated to the
      public health practice community, including how the project or product
      contributes (or could contribute) to the practice of public health;
   6. Make clear how the project integrated three or more public health sciences,
      providing enough information that the audience can clearly see that the
      student is able to use and apply the selected sciences;
   7. Acknowledge those who assisted or collaborated in the project.




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                                       Appendix N
 IPAC EVALUATION of INTEGRATION EXPERIENCE/ASSIGNED PROJECT of Student Candidate
                       University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
                        Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
                    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

Student's Name: __________________________

Integration Project's Overall Goal:
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_______________

The student is to be evaluated on each of the following criteria as compared to other master-level
professionals. If the information to evaluate any given area is not applicable, the non-applicable (N/A)
column will be checked.

                        OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
1. COOPERATIVE          Inspires Others        AVERAGE:         Generally       AVERAGE:       Does Not Work Well    APPLICABLE
SKILLS                                         Quick to         Works Well      Seldom         with Others
                                               Volunteer and    with Others     Works Well
                                               Assist                           with Others
Supervisors/
Administrative
Staff/Department
Heads
Employees/Staff/
Colleagues
Consumers/Public
Physicians/Nurses
Team
Members/Team
Work
Others:
2. COMMUNICATION        OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
SKILLS                  Informative/           AVERAGE:         Relevant but    AVERAGE:       Lacks Perception/     APPLICABLE
                        Appropriate/           Perception of    Lacks Detail    Limited        Not Substantive//No
                        Fluent/Sophisticated   Topic/Adequate   /Occasionally   Perception/    Mastery/Confused
                        Word Usage/            Range/Relevant   Vague/Limited   Inadequate     Meaning
                        Stimulated Thought                      Development     Development/
                                                                                Lacks Logic/
Verbal Skills
Writing Skills
Persuade/Influence
through
Communication
Skills
Substantive
Contributions to
Meetings
3. APPLICATION/         OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW          UNSATISFACTORY:       NON-
DEVELOPMENT OF          Consistently           AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:       Consistently          APPLICABLE
PROFESSIONAL            Superior               Sometimes        Satisfactory    Usually        Unacceptable
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE                               Superior                         Acceptable
Judgment/
Common Sense
Organization/


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Planning Skills

Decision Making
Skills

Implementation/Task
Completion
Ability to
Conceptualize/
Visualize Mentally
4. PROFESSIONAL         OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW           UNSATISFACTORY:      NON-
CONDUCT/DEMEANOR        Superior Ingenuity/    AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:        Consistently Below   APPLICABLE
                        Consistently Self      Sometimes        Satisfactory/   Often below     Expectations/
                        Reliant/Self           Superior/Often   Meets           Expectations/   Consistently
                        Motivated/Ambitious/   Exceeds          Expectations/   Not Often       Undependable
                        Receptive/             Expectations/    Ordinarily      Dependable
                        Consistently           Dependable       Dependable
                        Dependable             Most of the
                                               Time
Ability to Receive
Constructive
Criticism
Self-Reliant
Resourceful
Self-Motivated
Flexible
Dependable
Efficient Use of Time
Creative/Imaginative
5. RESULTS              OUTSTANDING:           ABOVE            AVERAGE:        BELOW           UNSATISFACTORY:      NON-
PERFORMANCE/            Consistently           AVERAGE:         Consistently    AVERAGE:        Consistently         APPLICABLE
KNOWLEDGE               Superior               Sometimes        Satisfactory    Usually         Unacceptable
IMPROVEMENT                                    Superior                         Acceptable
Health
Knowledge/Improved
Understanding of
Public Health/Health
Care Problems
Quality Analysis of
Alternatives
Quality of Assistance
to Site
Level of Technical
Skills




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Part IV: MHSA Health Administrative Residency and Management Capstone
The summer administrative residency involves up to three (3) months of paid, full-
time work in a health institution or agency and provides practical experience with the
theories, concepts, and administrative skills learned in the first academic year
(twenty-four (24) semester credit hours). The management project requires analysis
of a major ongoing administrative problem defined by the chief executive officer of a
health institution or agency. Both courses are held during the summer. Full-time
students usually enroll in the residency, and part-time students and students with
extensive health systems work experience usually choose to do the management
project. The program is designed for completion in two (2) years full time or three-
and-one-half (3.5) years part time.

MHSA Management Capstone
Facilitates the application of policy and decision making processes in health
institutions and agencies, uses case studies of health institutions and agencies. This
is a culminating experience typically completed in last semester of the student‟s
course of studies; or permission of instructor.

MHSA Residency Program Plan Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUMMER HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE                         RESIDENCY
PROGRAM

1.    Program of Study

      The Graduate Program in the Master of Health Services Administration in the
      Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical
      Sciences prepares graduate students for careers as administrators or staff in a
      variety of health institutions and agencies. The two-year curriculum consists
      of fifty-one hours of graduate course work.

2.    Objectives of the Summer Residency Program Curriculum Objectives:

      The summer administrative residency experience is designed to provide
      content on the following HSAD curriculum objectives:

      2.1.1 To identify administrative skills for managing the performance of health
            service organizations
      2.1.2 To apply administrative skills to management challenges
      2.1.3 To identify administrative skills for strategic positioning of health
            services organizations
      2.1.4 To apply administrative skills for strategic positioning
      2.2.3 To identify skills for the financial management of health services
            organizations
      2.3.2 To apply leadership skills
      2.3.4 To apply interpersonal and communication skills


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     2.3.6  To apply conflict management and negotiations skills
     2.3.8  To apply human resources management skills
     2.4.2  To analyze health information systems
     2.6.4  To analyze ethical dilemmas associated with the delivery and
            administration of health services
     2.9.1 To identify organizational forms for the delivery of health services
     2.9.2 To identify issues of health service delivery
     2.9.3 To identify performance indicators for a health service organization
     2.10.1 To identify systems to assess the quality of care and service
     2.10.2 To identify systems to improve the quality of care and services
     2.11.1 To provide experiential opportunities to apply administrative skills in
            health organizations
     2.12.1 To incorporate experiences that provides opportunities to integrate the
            curriculum content

     Course Objectives:
     The administrative residency has five general objectives:
     1.    To provide a “real world” experience against which a student can
           compare knowledge learned in the classroom.
     2.    To provide an appreciation for the complexity of health organizations
           and the individuals which comprise these organizations.
     3.    To provide an opportunity for students to observe and assess
           leadership skills.
     4.    To provide an opportunity for students to observe and assess
           communications skills.
     5.    To provide insights for further development of skills and knowledge
           acquired during the academic program.

3.   Student Preparation for the Residency
     All students will have completed at least the first twenty-four hours of the
     academic program in Health Services Administration before the summer
     residency. The preparation includes a series of courses and activities
     designed to provide a basic understanding of and exposure to administrative
     processes and management in health services organizations.

4.   Suggested Content of Residency
     The summer administrative residency experience is a three month opportunity
     to interact with an operating health institution. While each residency
     experience will be different, the objective and format are generally similar
     whether for institutions or agencies. The student should receive an orientation
     to the organization, meet the key members of the staff, become acquainted
     with the environment in which the organization functions, have an opportunity
     to observe the leadership behavior and communications skills of the
     administrative staff, and be assigned projects.




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     The residency should expose the student to the internal environment of the
     organization.      An orientation to the organization‟s mission, goals and
     objectives, technologies, task environments, people, organizational structure
     and performance criteria should be provided. This involves becoming
     acquainted with the physical aspects of the settings and receiving an
     introduction to the key people in the organization including board members,
     department heads, and physicians. The resident should have an opportunity
     to observe the leadership and communication skills of the administrators. In
     institutions, this orientation should include a brief departmental rotation. The
     depth of the rotation will be dependent upon the student‟s previous
     experience, needs and interests. Where projects will bring the student back to
     a department, less time can be allocated. It is not necessary that the student
     spend time in every department; rather, adequate time in unique areas that
     provide good learning experiences should be selected.

     A second aspect of the residency should be an exposure to those factors
     imposed upon the organization by its relevant external environment. The
     student should gain some appreciation for the technological, economic,
     political/legal and social/cultural forces likely to impact upon the organization.

     A third aspect of the residency experience will be the assignment of specific
     projects selected for their educational value. Assignments will vary according
     to the student‟s background and interests. The level of administrative
     responsibility given to the student will vary, though as the student‟s tenure
     within the institution or agency increases, so should the amount of project
     responsibility. Some students will be able to handle assignments early in the
     residency, while students with limited experience may need time to become
     acquainted with the setting before they are assigned a project.

     The Preceptor may assign the student one major project, a series of projects
     or several tasks simultaneously. The tasks should be projects the student can
     complete during the three month residency. The projects should require the
     student to clarify the problem, undertake a search for information, formulate a
     plan for action, examine alternatives, make a recommendation and present it
     to the decision group.

5.   Relationship of the Preceptor and Resident
     1.    The relationship between the preceptor and the student is critical. The
           motivation of the preceptor to provide an environment conducive to a
           creative and constructive learning experience is very important.
     2.    The Program recommends that the preceptor schedule a regular
           meeting with the resident, perhaps on a weekly basis, to discuss the
           progress of the resident and the management decisions facing the
           organization.
     3.    The Program encourages the participation of members of the
           administrative staff, in varying degrees, in the training of the resident.


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           To accelerate these relationships, the resident should have an
           opportunity to attend as many meetings of the administrative staff as
           time permits during the summer.

6.   Relationship of the Preceptor and the University
     1.    The preceptor will be requested to submit a written evaluation of the
           resident‟s performance on forms provided by the Graduate Program in
           Health Services Administration.
     2.    A member of the faculty of the Program will be in contact with each
           preceptor regarding the progress of the administrative resident. The
           faculty member will make a site visits during the residency.

7.   Arrangements for the Residency
     1.    The summer residency will normally be scheduled for three months.
           The starting and ending dates will be determined by the Preceptor and
           the Director of the Graduate Program.
     2.    The resident is usually paid a stipend. The present range for stipends
           is from $2,000 to $2,500 a month. The Director of the Graduate
           Program in Health Services Administration will recommend an
           appropriate amount if requested.
     3.    Each resident is expected to contact his/her preceptor regarding
           arrangements for reporting to work. Other prerequisites are at the
           discretion of the preceptor.

8.   Selection of the Participating Organizations
     The selection of the participating organizations is made by the faculty of the
     Graduate Program in Health Services Administration based on:
     1.    A willingness of the governing authority to permit its administrator and
           organization to undertake such an educational program, as well as to
           grant the preceptor enough time to fulfill his/her responsibilities to the
           student, with full appreciation that administrative responsibilities are
           his/her primary obligation.
     2.    The availability of either a hospital, medical group managed care
           organization, health insurance organization or public health agency of
           sufficient size to have an organized professional staff and a well-
           defined administrative organization, including department heads, or
           other type organizations engaged in the provision, financing or
           regulation of health care which can provide a summer educational
           experience beneficial to the student.
     3.    A commitment by the administrative staff to design and monitor an
           educational program which will enable the resident to develop
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9.    Placement of Administrative Residents:
      The placement process will include the following six steps:
      1.    A faculty member in the Program will be responsible for defining
            institutions and agencies willing to provide a summer administrative
            residency.
      2.    Each student will submit the Residency and Job Placement form, as
            well as a current resume to the faculty member coordinating
            residencies.
      3.    The faculty coordinator will do an initial screening and match the
            participating organizations with the students needs.

      4.    The Program will mail an official letter to health institutions requesting a
            summer residency. Each letter will include resumes for all students
            who have expressed an interest in that organization.
      5.    If an organization is interested in a candidate, a personal interview
            between the preceptor and potential resident will be arranged. A
            preceptor is under no obligation to accept any student he/she may
            interview.
      6.    The final selection decision will be made by the Preceptor with the
            concurrence of the Director of the Graduate Program in Health Services
            Administration.

10.   Resident’s Administrative Diary
      The resident will submit a detailed diary which he/she has maintained during
      the residency. The diary should contain a weekly summary of activities in
      which the student was involved including but not limited to; an assessment of
      ethical problems facing administrators, meetings, attended, discussions with
      various department heads during rotations, projects assigned and project
      outcomes. At the conclusion of the Residency the student will submit a
      detailed paper concerning the residency experiences as it relates to their
      proposed summer plan and the Objectives specified in item 2 above using the
      Diary as a guide. This Diary and subsequent paper will be used in providing a
      grade for the summer experience. It is expected that the weekly summations
      will be detailed and thorough.

11.   Evaluation of the Residency
      The faculty of the Graduate Program in Health Services Administration will
      work with each preceptor and student to insure a quality summer residency
      experience. The components of the residency evaluation should include the
      following:

      1.    A prospective review by the faculty coordinator of the residency plan. A
            written tentative outline of the plan should be submitted by the
            preceptor to the Program at the beginning of the residency.
      2.    A concurrent review of activities during the residency via faculty site
            visits.


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3.    A retrospective review by the preceptor and the student using the
      Program evaluation forms.
4.    A diary maintained by the student throughout the course of the
      residency, with the accompanying residency paper.
5.    A post residency interview.

A faculty member of the Program will be assigned to assist preceptors in the
development of their residency plans. The individual plans may include other
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                                Appendix O
                                HSAD 5083
                SUMMER HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE RESIDENCY PLAN

Student :____________________________________________________________

Preceptor(s) :________________________________________________________

Organization: _______________________________________________________

Area Assignments or
Rotation Schedule:




Potential Projects:




Meetings to Attend:




Date Prepared:______________________________________________________

Preceptor:__________________________________________________________




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                                    Appendix P
                        MHSA Management Project Proposal Form

                      UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
                          Department of Health Policy and Management
                       Graduate Program in Health Services Administration

          HSAD 5093 – Management Project Proposal (use additional pages as needed)

SEMESTER________________

1. Problem Statement:




2. Project related Literature:




3. Method(s):



4. Data and Methods of Data Collection:



5. Project Schedule:




6. Resource Requirements:




APPROVED BY:

Student______________________________________________________Date______________

Faculty Supervisor_____________________________________________Date______________

Sponsor/Preceptor_____________________________________________Date______________




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MHSA PROGRAM GUIDE (See Appendix Q located on pages 127-144)

Part V: Academic Information

Student Conduct
A student seeking a professional degree is considered to be a mature adult whose
attitude, conduct, and morals are compatible with the functions and missions of
UAMS as an educational institution. Each student is expected to comply with
requests of University officials in the performance of their duties; to obey the laws of
the city, state, and nation; and to refrain from conduct that would demean the ethics
and integrity of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Unsatisfactory conduct
may result in dismissal from the program.

COPH Student Council
The COPH Student Council organizes a series of events from fundraisers to
informal social gatherings. The Council encourages every student to get involved not
only at the College level, but also at the community level, the state level, and the
national level.
Mission:
The mission of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Student Council
is to advance the interests of enrolled students in the COPH, to serve as an exemplar
of public health values and principles, to assist in the development of policies for
students, to determine ways to communicate policies to students, to select
representatives to appropriate College committees, and to assist in planning student
affairs.
Service:
Each Spring, the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health student body
elects one Student Council (SC) representative for every 10 MPH students, one
representative for every 20 Post Baccalaureate Certificate students, one elected
representative for every 10 doctoral students, and one alternate for each degree
program. The elected representatives serve a one-year term and work on a variety
of projects, both within the College and campus-wide. The SC meets at least three
times a semester and currently consists of four officers and five committee chairs.
Student Council members function as liaisons between the student body and the
administration. One important purpose of the Council is to ensure clear lines of
communication among students, staff, and faculty.
Interested students should contact the Student Council Elections Committee Chair
for more information.
Delta Omega-Honorary Society in Public Health
Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The
society was founded in 1924 by John Hopkins School of Public Health. On December


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20, 2005 the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health fulfilled the requirements to
be granted as a national chapter designated Beta Delta.


MHSA Graduate Student Association
The MHSA student association provides an opportunity for student leadership and
representation. The association elects officers each year and coordinates a series of
student meetings, educational events and a community service project.

MHSA Student Chapter American College of Health Care Executives
In 1985, the Program was certified as a Student Chapter of the American College of
Healthcare Executives. The members of the Chapter elect officers each year and
work with the other student associations to coordinate a series of student meetings
and educational events. The Chapter coordinates attendance at the annual ACHE
Congress on Administration in Chicago.


MHSA Student Network American College of Medical Practice Executives
In 2002, the program became a charter member of the Student Network program of
the American College of Medical Practice Executive/Medical Group Management
Association.
The members of the Network elect officers each year and work with the other student
associations to coordinate education meetings and activities with the Arkansas
Medical Group Management Association.

Honor Code
All academic work in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) will be conducted under the honor
system. COPH students are expected to demonstrate appreciation of the trust
placed in them by conscientiously adhering to the principles of the Code of
Professional Conduct.

The Code of Professional Conduct applies to all activities and all behaviors that
pertain to the academic work of COPH students. All academic assignments,
research work and all examinations are encompassed as is the professional
character and conduct of students in the COPH.

The COPH Constitution of the Honor Council and Code of Academic Integrity may be
found in its entirety at http://www.uams.edu/coph/students/honorcouncil.asp or refer
to Appendix R of this document)

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Code of Academic Integrity
All academic work at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health shall be
conducted with academic integrity.     Students, faculty, and staff share the


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responsibility to preserve high standards of personal and professional honesty. As
members of the academic community we will not:

1. give or receive aid in quizzes, examinations, or class assignments intended for
   individual completion;
2. plagiarize any source;
3. falsify research data;
4. fail to comply with the terms or conditions of a Reconciliation Plan developed by
   the Honor Council or with the final decision of the Appeals Panel.

As members of the academic community we will do our share to uphold the principles
of the Code of Academic Integrity and to see that others in our community of scholars
maintain our shared Code of Academic Integrity.

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Code of Academic Integrity
All academic work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health shall be conducted with academic integrity.
Students, faculty, and staff share the responsibility to preserve high standards of
personal and professional honesty. As members of the academic community we will
not:

5. give or receive aid in quizzes, examinations, or class assignments intended for
individual completion;
6. plagiarize any source;
7. falsify research data;
8. fail to comply with the terms or conditions of a Reconciliation Plan developed by
the Honor Council or with the final decision of the Appeals Panel.

As members of the academic community we will do our share to uphold the principles
of the Code of Academic Integrity and to see that others in our community of scholars
maintain our shared Code of Academic Integrity.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism includes (but is not limited to) adopting or appropriating for one‟s own use
and/or incorporating in one‟s own work, without acknowledgement, passages, parts
of passages, tables, photographs, models, figures, and illustrations from the writings
or works of others; thus presenting such as a product of one‟s own mind. Any
student who plagiarizes may be subject to any or all of the following sanctions:
receiving a zero on the written work, receiving a reduced grade for the course in
which the plagiarism occurred, being suspended from registering for one or more
semester(s), being required to enroll in a short course on graduate level writing,
being required to comply with any other appropriate remedy as proposed by the
COPH Honor Council, and/or being dismissed from the Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health. Plagiarism is a violation of the COPH Code of Professional
Conduct.



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Class Attendance
Students are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of their studies and in their class
attendance. Students have the responsibility of making arrangements satisfactory to
the instructor regarding all absences. Such arrangements should be made prior to
the absence, if possible. Policies of making up work missed as a result of absence
are at the discretion of the instructor and students should verify the policies of their
instructors at the beginning of each semester.

Time Frame for Completion of Degree
All requirements for a post baccalaureate certificate, MPH or MHSA degree must be
satisfied within six (6) consecutive calendar years from the first day of the admitted
term of acceptance (whether a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student) with
the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. A student must enroll in classes within
one (1) calendar year after acceptance to the COPH. The intention of the policy is to
assure a student's knowledge is current. Students requesting to remain actively
enrolled for more than 6 years may be required to re-take "expired" classes that are
more than 6 years old, in order to retain credit for those classes. Any student
requesting to remain actively enrolled for more than 6 consecutive calendar years
must petition the Dean of the College (or his/her designee) in writing and no less than
30 days prior to the beginning of the next semester for determination of the students'
continuing status in the program. When a student is required to withdraw from a
COPH program because of military activation/deployment, the six consecutive
calendar years for degree completion will be suspended. Once the student returns
from deployment and re-enrolls in the program, the 6-calendar year clock will
resume.

Grade Point Average and Semester Credit Hours
Eighteen (18) semester credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point of 2.85
on all courses are required for the post-baccalaureate certificate. A minimum of forty-
two (42) semester credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point of 2.85 on all
courses are required for the MPH degree. Specific course requirements for the
Certificate and MPH programs are listed in detail in the COPH Course Catalog.

The MHSA degree requires fifty-one (51) graduate semester credit hours. The overall
curriculum model includes:

   • Required Core Courses: 45 semester credit hours

(including 3 semester credit hours of Health Administration Residency or
Management Project
and 3 semester credit hours of Management Capstone)

   • Electives: 6 semester credit hours

The summer administrative residency involves up to three (3) months of paid, full-
time work in a health institution or agency and provides practical experience with the


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theories, concepts, and administrative skills learned in the first academic year
(twenty-four (24) semester credit hours). The management project requires analysis
of a major ongoing administrative problem defined by the chief executive officer of a
health institution or agency. Both courses are held during the summer. Full-time
students usually enroll in the residency, and part-time students and students with
extensive health systems work experience usually choose to do the management
project. The program is designed for completion in two (2) years full time or three-
and-one-half (3.5) years part time. Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of
post-degree administrative fellowships. A minimum of fifty-one (51) semester credit
hours and a minimum cumulative grade point of 3.00 on all courses are required for
the MHSA degree. Specific course requirements for the MHSA program are listed in
detail in the COPH Course Catalog.

Grade Point Average to Receive a Degree
Failing to earn such an average on the minimum number of hours, the student is
permitted to present up to six additional hours in order to accumulate a grade-point
average of 2.85; but in no case shall a student receive a degree who is obliged to
offer more than six additional hours of credit beyond the minimum. In the
computation of grade point, all courses pursued at this institution for credit that are
part of the degree program (including any repeated courses) and the capstone
coursework (preceptorship and integration project) shall be considered. A student
who repeats a course in an endeavor to raise his grade must count the repetition
toward the maximum of six additional hours. Individual departments may not have
higher grade standards.

MHSA students must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA to remain in good standing in
the MHSA program and the COPH. In the computation of grade point, all courses
pursued at this institution for credit that are part of the degree program (including any
repeated courses) and the capstone coursework (Administrative Residency and
Management Capstone) shall be considered. To receive a degree, a candidate must
present a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on all courses required
for the MHSA degree.

Successful Completion of Courses:
Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be considered
successfully completed. Only courses that are successfully completed will be used to
count towards degree requirements. When a listed requirement for enrollment in a
course includes completion of a prerequisite course, the prerequisite course must
have been completed successfully.

Assignment of an "Incomplete"/Grade of "I":
An "I'" so assigned may be changed to a grade provided all course requirements
have been completed within a maximum of twelve (12) weeks from the beginning of
the next semester after receiving the "I" (Incomplete). However a written and signed
agreement between the student and the instructor shall supersede this policy.



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Adding/Dropping Courses:
Students are permitted to add courses, if approved by the course instructor and the
student‟s faculty advisor, within the first two weeks of each semester. A course may
be dropped during the first 20 class days of a fall or spring semester without having
the withdrawal shown on the official record. After the first 20 class days, and before
the last 20 class days of a fall or spring semester, a student may drop a course, but a
mark of "W", indicating withdrawal, will be recorded. A student may not drop a
course during the last 20 class days of a fall or spring semester.

A course may be dropped during the first ten (10) class days of a summer session
without having the withdrawal shown on the official record. After the first ten (10)
class days and before the last ten (10) class days of a summer session, a student
may drop a course, but a mark of "W" indicating withdrawal, will be recorded. A
student may not drop a course during the last ten (10) class days of a summer
session.

NOTE: Once a student has completed on-line registration, he or she must complete
and provide to the Registrar a COPH Add/Drop Form in order to officially drop a
course; otherwise, the course will remain on the transcript. This form is available on
the COPH website at www.uams.edu/coph . Refunds will NOT be given for
dropped courses unless the course is dropped before the REFUND deadline as
defined by the COPH Academic Calendar available at
www.uams.edu/coph/students/calendar.asp.

Definition of Class Days:
Class days start on the date listed on the academic calendar as the date the
semester begins. For the purposes of dropping classes, the number of class days
specified above refers to the number of calendar days following the day on which
classes started (exclusive of weekends and holidays) regardless of how many, if
any, class sessions in a particular course were held.

Auditing a Course:
When a student takes a course for audit, she/he must register, pay the appropriate
fees, and be admitted to class on a space available basis. Instructors will notify
students of the requirements for receiving the mark of “AU” for audited courses. If the
student is not satisfying the requirements specified by the instructor, the instructor or
Dean may drop a student from the course being audited. The student will be notified
if this action is taken.

The cost for auditing is the same as taking classes for semester credit. The last day
to change from audit to credit is the fifth (5th) day of class. Changing credit to audit
must be done during the first one-half of the course.

The only successful grade or mark which may be given is “AU” and no course credit
will be awarded. Courses completed with grades of “AU” are not counted towards
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Transferring Credits:
The UAMS COPH will permit an MPH student to transfer six (6) hours of semester
credit from other programs, subject to approval by the COPH Academic Standards
Committee. The UAMS COPH will permit an MHSA student to transfer up to nine (9)
hours from a CAHME accredited institution. Students wishing to transfer semester
credit hours must contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for
more information. Courses to be transferred must meet the following criteria:

   passed with a grade of “B” or better
   completed within the five (5) years immediately preceding the application deadline
    of the requested semester for admission
   was not used to meet the minimum degree requirements for another degree
    program
   course content and syllabus demonstrates significant relevance to public health

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students in this category must complete a non-degree seeking application to the
College and are subject to the provisions of the section in the UAMS Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health Catalog titled “Non Degree Seeking Students.”
Non-degree seeking students generally will be allowed to enroll in courses on a
space available basis once all degree seeking students have been placed on the
class roster. It is important to note that in some instances, courses will be over-
enrolled with degree candidates, and when this occurs, no non-degree seeking
students will be able to enroll. A student who has not been accepted in a program of
study leading to a specific COPH certificate or degree may take no more than twelve
(12) semester hours of COPH coursework that can be counted toward the
requirements for a COPH certificate or degree. At the time of acceptance into a
COPH certificate or degree program, the Academic Standards Committee will
recommend to the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health which courses
previously taken, if any, are to be accepted in the certificate or degree program.

Non-degree seeking students are subject to all other regulations, policies, and
procedures stated in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Student
Handbook and Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Catalog.

Policy not applicable to the MHSA program.

Transferring from Non-degree to Degree Seeking Status:
To convert one‟s status from non-degree seeking to degree seeking, a student must
complete an application to the desired degree program by submitting all of the
required documentation by the appropriate deadline in order to be reviewed by the
COPH Admissions Committee.

A student who has not been accepted into a program of study leading to a specific
COPH certificate or degree may take no more than twelve (12) semester credit hours


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of COPH coursework that can be counted toward the requirements for a COPH
certificate or degree. At the time of acceptance into a COPH certificate or degree
program, the Academic Standards Committee will recommend to the Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health which previously taken courses, if any, are to be
accepted in the certificate or degree program.

Policy not applicable to the MHSA program.

Transferring from Certificate to MPH Status:
Item 1
A student may petition the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to change status
from Certificate-seeking to MPH-seeking. The student must have successfully
completed a minimum of twelve (12) hours of core courses with a minimum of six (6)
of those hours being some combination of Biostatistics I, Epidemiology I, or
Environmental and Occupational Health, and have a minimum grade point average
(GPA) across all completed core courses of 3.30. Only core courses will be used in
determining whether the petitioner has achieved the minimum grade point average. If
the student has completed all six (6) core courses and the GPA is less than 3.30, the
student will not be granted a petition to change status. However, the student may
apply for MPH status under item 2.

Item 2
If a student has a GPA less than 3.30 across all six (6) core courses and still wishes
to continue for a MPH, such student is required to apply to the MPH program and
undergo an Admissions Committee review. Such student will be expected to submit
all required materials for admissions review for the MPH program, including
standardized test scores. However, if the admissions office has on file any official
transcripts and letters of recommendation that the student submitted for his or her
Certificate application and the student wishes to use these materials for MPH review,
the admissions office will move those materials to the new MPH application file rather
than requiring the student to pay for new transcripts, etc. Such student will be
reviewed by the Admissions Committee using the same policies and procedures for
all other applicants to COPH programs.

Item 3
Certificate-seeking and MPH-seeking students are permitted to take a maximum of
nine (9) semester credit hours of non-core (i.e. generalist track, specialty track, or
electives) courses until they have successfully completed all six (6)core courses.
Certificate-seeking students may not take more than nine (9) semester credit hours of
non-core courses until they have been admitted to MPH seeking status.

Item 4
Certificate-seeking students who matriculate by petitioning for the MPH program may
receive the post-baccalaureate certificate while working towards the MPH.




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Academic Probation and Dismissal:
A student may be dismissed from further study in the Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health at any time if her/his performance is considered unsatisfactory as
determined by either the program faculty or the Dean of the Fay W. Boozman
College of Public Health. Academic dishonesty, an Honor Code violation, and/or
failure to maintain a specified cumulative grade-point average are considered to be
unsatisfactory performance. Policies regarding academic dishonesty are described
in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Honor Code.

If an MPH or Certificate student has less than a 2.85 cumulative grade-point average
(rounded to the nearest 1/100th) on nine (9) or more semester credit hours of course
work applicable to their degree program, the student will be placed on academic
probation. The student will be dismissed from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public
Health if the cumulative GPA is not raised to 2.85 at the end of the semester in which
the student completes the next nine (9) hours of course work approved by the
student's program.

MHSA students who earn less than a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average on nine
(9) or more semester credit hours of course work applicable to the MHSA degree
program will be placed on academic probation. The student will be dismissed from
the College if the cumulative GPA is not raised to a 3.00 on the next nine (9) hours of
MHSA course work approved by the student‟s program. If, at the time a student is
placed on probation, it is mathematically impossible for the student to raise her/his
GPA to 3.00 on the next nine (9) hours of MHSA course work, the student will be
dismissed from the College.

The department faculty of any specialty area or program may establish and state in
writing requirements for continuation in that program so long as such are not
inconsistent with the requirements set forth above.

Students academically dismissed are NOT eligible to regain student status within the
College.

Withdrawal from School:
Students must submit an official letter of voluntary withdrawal to the College in order
to withdraw from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. The letter must be
addressed to the Registrar and copied to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In
addition to the letter, the student is required to complete the “Add/Drop Form”
available on the COPH website. The student will be subject to the add/drop
deadlines. Therefore, the student MUST submit the withdrawal letter and completed
add/drop form prior to the last day permitted to drop a course for the semester.
Explanation(s) or reason(s) for withdrawal from the College are not required.

A student who withdraws from school must re-apply for admission to continue her/his
studies with the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. This applies to both
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accepted letter for voluntary withdrawal on file will be considered for re-admission by
the College.

Administrative Requirements for Graduation
Application for graduation must be made to the COPH Registrar and fees paid prior
to the last official date of registration for the semester in which degree requirements
will be completed and graduation affected. If a student fails to complete the degree,
the student must contact the COPH Registrar (501-526-6747) concerning renewal of
the application or withdrawal from the College. Clearance is required from certain
UAMS offices (library, parking, etc.) before a student may receive her/his degree.

Degree Application. For students wishing to graduate at the end of a Spring
Semester (i.e., graduate in May), a fully completed degree application must be
submitted to the Office of the Registrar by February 1 st. For students wishing to
graduate at the end of a Fall Semester or Summer Session, a degree application
must be submitted during the final semester‟s registration process.

To receive a degree, a candidate must present a minimum cumulative grade-point
average of 2.85 on all courses required for the degree. Failing to earn such an
average on the minimum number of hours, the student is permitted to present up to
six additional hours in order to accumulate a grade-point average of 2.85; but in no
case shall a student receive a degree who is obliged to offer more than six additional
hours of credit beyond the minimum. In the computation of grade point, all courses
pursued at this institution for credit that are part of the degree program (including any
repeated courses) and the capstone coursework (preceptorship and integration
project) shall be considered. A student who repeats a course in an endeavor to raise
his grade must count the repetition toward the maximum of six additional hours.
Individual departments may not have higher grade standards.

Campus Clearance. Completion of the campus clearance procedures as directed by
the Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is required prior to the awarding of
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Appendix R: Constitution of the Honor Council and Code of Academic Integrity

Preamble
All academic work in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) will be conducted with academic integrity.
Students, faculty, and staff share the responsibility to preserve high standards of
personal and professional honesty.

The Code of Academic Integrity applies to all activities and all behaviors that pertain
to academic work. All academic assignments, research work and all examinations
are encompassed, as is the professional character and conduct of students and
faculty in the COPH.


Article One.           Principles of Conduct
It is the responsibility of each student and faculty member to behave in a manner that
complies with the Code of Academic Integrity. These principles of conduct include
but are not limited to the following:

The student/faculty member will not:

   1.     Give or receive aid in quizzes, examinations and/or class assignments
          intended for individual completion;
   2.     Plagiarize any source;
   3.     Falsify any research data;
   4.     Fail to comply with the terms or conditions of a Reconciliation Plan
          developed by the Honor Council or with the final decision of the Honor
          Appeals Panel;

If an individual fails to uphold any of these standards, it is the responsibility of the
students and faculty to take appropriate action as delineated in the Constitution.


Article Two.         Honor Council
Section One. Composition
The Honor Council shall be comprised of five COPH students elected by the student
body and two faculty appointed by the Dean of COPH. Two student alternates will be
elected by the student body as well. The Honor Council will ensure that any person
accused of misconduct will receive fair and impartial treatment in any proceeding
related to the alleged violation of the Code of Academic Integrity. The primary
purpose of the Honor Council is to promote, encourage and ensure compliance with
the standards of the Code of Academic Integrity.

Section Two. Selection of Representatives
Elections to the Honor Council shall be held in the spring term of each year with the
term of service beginning the following fall term. The Associate Dean for Academic


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Affairs shall assist the Council in conducting the elections. Council Representatives
shall serve one two-year term and not be eligible for re-election. Persons elected to
the Alternate position on the Honor Council may run for election as a Council
Representative after their two-year term as Alternate. At the initial meeting of the
Honor Council immediately following the first election within the Fay W. Boozman
College of Public Health, Representatives shall draw terms so that two
Representatives‟ terms shall end after one year and three shall end after the second
year. Thereafter, elections shall be conducted to elect two or three Representatives
each spring. The Dean will initially appoint one faculty member for one year and the
other for two years. Thereafter, faculty members appointed to the Honor Council will
serve one two-year term. A faculty member may not serve consecutive terms.

Section Three. Selection of Alternates
Alternates are elected at the same time as representatives and shall serve a term of
two years. At the initial meeting of the Honor Council and Alternates immediately
following the first election within the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health,
Alternates shall draw terms so that one Alternate‟s term shall end after one year and
the second alternate‟s term shall end after the second year. Alternates may attend
all Honor Council meetings. Should an elected Council Representative become
unable to serve to the completion of his/her term, then the remaining Representatives
on the Honor Council shall elect from the two Alternates a Representative to fill the
balance of that term. The elected Alternate may seek election to the Council at the
end of the term for which he/she was elected to fulfill. Should a faculty member not
be able to complete the term, the Dean will appoint a replacement for the remainder
of the term.

Section Four. Officers
The Honor Council shall elect from within its membership a President and a
Secretary. Both of the officers must be students. The President shall preside at all
meetings, be responsible for convening meetings and work with members of the
Council in conducting its business. The Secretary shall assist the President during
meetings of the Honor Council, provide meeting notices to all representatives, and
prepare written minutes from all meetings. The Secretary shall be responsible for the
maintenance of all records and hearing files which shall be stored in a locked cabinet
in the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Section Five. Quorum
Quorum: The presence of four of the seven Representatives of the Honor Council
shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting Council business. Any motion
before the Council shall require at least four votes for passage.

Section Six. Posting of the Membership
Current Representatives and Alternates names shall be posted in the Student
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Article Three.       An Implicit Honor Pledge
By enrolling in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health or accepting a faculty
appointment, each student and faculty member agrees to be bound by the College‟s
Code of Academic Integrity. A reminder of this obligation should be placed on the
cover sheet of each major examination. It is ultimately the responsibility of the
students and faculty to uphold all aspects of the Code.


Article Four.       Procedures for Handling Suspected Violations
Section One. Obligation to Act
An accuser, whether faculty, administrator, staff or student, who has witnessed an act
or has evidence that such has been committed, which is believed to violate the Code,
must take appropriate action as listed in Sections Two or Three below.

Section Two. Settlement between Faculty Member and Student
If there is evidence of a possible violation of academic integrity by a student, as
reported by a student, administrator, or staff member to the faculty member
responsible for the course, the faculty member may attempt to settle the case directly
with the student before a grade is submitted to the Registrar. Proposed settlements
shall include any of the following:

      a.   Retake of the evaluation or rewrite of the paper,
      b.   Score of zero on the evaluation or paper,
      c.   Failure in the course,
      d.   Failure in the course with notation on the transcript that the grade was for a
           violation of academic integrity.

Prior to the proposed settlement, the faculty member in charge of the course must
check with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to determine if the student was
part of an earlier settlement with a faculty member, or if the student was previously
charged with a violation of academic integrity brought before the Honor Council. If
the student was part of a previous direct settlement or had been charged with a
violation of academic integrity in a case heard by the Honor Council, then this second
charge must be taken to the Honor Council.

In a direct settlement between faculty and student, if both parties agree upon the
settlement no further action is taken. The faculty member must communicate the
resolution to the Associate Dean Academic Affairs. The faculty member and student
may co-sign a memo or other document of resolution; this document will not be
placed in the student‟s permanent academic record.

If a direct settlement is not possible, the faculty member will take the charge to the
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Section Three. Suspected Violations Observed by Students, Staff, or Faculty
Any Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health student, staff member or faculty
member may report a suspected violation of academic integrity to any member of the
Honor Council. That member shall inform the President that an alleged violation has
been reported. The President will ask the Secretary to serve notice of the charge to
the accused with confirmation of receipt. The notice shall contain:

      a. Description of the alleged violation,
      b. Statement informing the accused of the right to inspect at a designated
         place on campus and in advance of the Council‟s deliberation any
         documentary evidence intended for use by the Council,
      c. Copy of the Constitution of the Honor Council.

The President shall convene a meeting of the Honor Council membership to discuss
the alleged violation and prepare a reconciliation plan. At the meeting, if the
membership of the Council determines that additional information is necessary to
adequately develop a reconciliation plan, the membership shall elect one of its
members to approach the accused and seek the additional information from the
accused and to seek any additional information from the accuser if required. The
identity of the accuser shall/shall not be divulged to the accused at the discretion of
the accuser. If additional evidence is collected, the accused will once again be
notified and invited to inspect the additional evidence. The President shall then
convene the membership for the purpose of developing a written reconciliation plan
to resolve the matter. A Representative of the Council shall present the proposed
reconciliation plan to the accuser for their concurrence. If the proposed reconciliation
plan is not acceptable to the accuser, the Council shall be called into session to
further discuss and refine the plan or to vote to accept the plan as originally
proposed.

 A Representative of the Council shall formally present the reconciliation plan to the
accused. The accused may or may not admit that he has violated the Code and may
or may not accept the proposed reconciliation. The terms of the reconciliation plan
are non-negotiable once a formal proposal has been made to the accused.

If multiple alleged violations occur, there will be an attempt to consolidate the
accusations. If consolidation is not possible, the accused will be asked to respond to
each accusation and related conciliatory condition.

If the accused accepts the terms of the reconciliation plan, the matter is resolved.
The Representative shall report the acceptance of the plan to the President and
Secretary who shall see that the plan is implemented and the terms and conditions of
the plan are met.

The Honor Council Representative will document the terms of the reconciliation in
writing and obtain the signatures of both the accused and the accuser. In order to
protect the anonymity of the accuser, the accused will be asked to sign first. If the


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agreement contains information which the Honor Council Representatives believe
faculty need to know, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will convey the
information to the appropriate faculty at the direction of the Honor Council. The
signed agreement shall be maintained in the Honor Council file in the Office of the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs until the student is no longer associated with the
College. At that point, the records shall be destroyed by the Secretary.

Proposed settlements shall include any of the following:
         a. Retake of the evaluation or rewrite of the paper
         b. Score of zero on the evaluation or paper
         c. Failure in the course
         d. Failure in the course with notation on the transcript that the grade was
            for a violation of academic integrity
         e. Failure in the course and suspension from the University
         f. Failure in the course and suspension from the University and notation
            on the transcript that the grade was for violation of academic integrity.
         g. Exclusion from a dissertation or thesis of all data collected under
            conditions that constitute a violation of the rights and welfare of animal
            or human subjects.
         h. Suspension from the University for at least one semester with a
            notation on the transcript that the cause was a violation of academic
            integrity.
         i. Expulsion from the University with a notation on the transcript that the
            cause was a violation of academic integrity

If the terms of reconciliation are not accepted by the accused, the Honor Council
Representative shall report such to the President of the Honor Council. The accused
must appeal in writing to the Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
within five (5) working days of the presentation of the formal reconciliation plan. If the
accused does not appeal the reconciliation plan, the plan takes effect and the
Council oversees its implementation.

Section Four. Appeal to the Dean by Accused
In the case of an appeal, the Honor Council will provide the Dean with all materials
from the case. Within fourteen (14) working days of receiving the documents of the
case, the Dean may either affirm or overrule the reconciliation plan of the Council.

Section Five. Appeals Panel
If the Dean chooses to overrule the plan, the President of the Honor Council will
appoint an Appeals Panel to consist of one faculty member and two representatives
from the student government. None of these individuals may also be members or
alternates of the Honor Council. The panel shall select its chairperson.

Section Six. Appeals Hearing
This panel will receive all documentation of the case and may conduct further
investigation into the case if needed. It must conduct a hearing open to the accused,


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the accuser, and witnesses to decide either to affirm the original reconciliation plan or
propose a second plan. This decision must be reached within thirty (30) working
days of receiving the documents of the case.

The accused will be provided by the chair of the Appeals Panel a notice in writing of
the specific allegations, a list of witnesses and any sworn statements or exhibits that
will be used as evidence against him/her at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
At the same time, the accused will be given a list of members of the Appeals Panel.
The accused shall also provide to the chair of the Appeals Panel the list of witnesses
that may be called on his/her behalf no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the
hearing time.

The accused may have up to two persons present during the hearing, either of whom
may be attorneys, to advise him/her. These persons may not address the Appeals
Panel, speak on behalf of the accused, question witnesses or otherwise actively
participate in the hearing. The accused may appear in person, make an oral
statement and answer questions from members of the Appeals Panel. Should the
accused choose to remain silent, no adverse inference will be made against him/her.
The accused may present sworn written statements and other exhibits and witnesses
in his behalf. The accused may hear and question all witnesses.

The Hearing will be conducted in private with only the Appeals Panel, witnesses
called by the accused or accuser, the accused and any persons (up to two) the
accused chooses to have present in attendance, and the accuser if he or she
chooses to attend. During the period of time prior to the hearing, the Dean or his
designee may remove the accused from his/her academic place if the accused
materially and substantially disrupts the educational process, infringes on the rights
of others, or constitutes a clear and present danger to the health and safety of
himself/herself and other persons, and to the safety of property.

There shall be no appeal of the decision from the Appeals Panel.

Article Five.       Amendments to the Constitution
This Constitution may be amended by the approval of three of the five student
members and one of the two faculty members of the Honor Council. All proposed
amendments must be distributed to members of the Honor Council at least one week
in advance of the meeting at which a vote will be taken.

The authors of this constitution wish to acknowledge the following documents upon
which the Constitution of the Honor Council of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College
of Public Health is based:

“Constitution of the Academic Ethics Board of the Bloomberg School of Public
Health” as published in the 2003-04 Bloomberg School of Public Health Handbook,
Johns Hopkins University; and “Constitution of the Honor System” as published in the
2003-04 Student Handbook, College of Medicine,


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Part VI: Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Policies

Students with Disabilities:
The UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) embraces the
philosophy of inclusion and strives to reflect diversity in its staff, faculty and student
body. Consistent with this philosophy is the belief that students who have disabilities
are entitled to equal access and a friendly environment for learning within the
College. This policy statement outlines the procedure to be followed by the Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health in order to assist disabled public health students
with meeting their career goals through professional education and training. This
policy is a supplement to the UAMS Grievance Policy Related to Discrimination
Complaints adopted by the College and contained in the Student Handbook. It is not
intended to supplant that policy, and where any conflicts might be deemed to exist,
the UAMS Grievance Policy shall be controlling.

Statement on Accommodation
It is the policy of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health to provide
appropriate accommodations to a student with a documented disability in order for
the student to be accorded equal access to or participation in the services, programs,
and activities of the College.

Responsibility of Student
If the student intends to seek accommodation for the disabling condition in the class,
it is the responsibility of the student to report and to provide documentation that
supports the need for an accommodation of the disability to the faculty member at the
beginning of the semester. This may be accomplished in one of two ways: a) the
student may make an appointment to meet privately with the faculty member; or b)
the student may request a meeting with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. This
meeting must be requested by the student no later than within fourteen (14) calendar
days of the first meeting of the class. Students with a known disability who determine
after the beginning of the semester to seek accommodation for class work must
immediately notify in writing the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Student
Affairs of this decision. The student must request a meeting with the faculty member
or the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for further assistance in the development of
an appropriate accommodation plan. Any student who develops a previously
unknown disability during the semester must obtain documentation of the disability
and, as soon as practical, notify in writing the faculty member and the Assistant
Dean for Student Affairs of the decision to seek accommodation. That student must
then schedule an appointment with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for
assistance in the development of an appropriate accommodation plan.

Confidentiality
A student seeking accommodation is entitled to confidentiality concerning her/his
disability. Under most circumstances, the faculty member and/or Assistant Dean for
Student Affairs will respect the student‟s right to confidentiality and will not mention
the request to other students, staff or faculty unless the student has specifically


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indicated otherwise. However, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is authorized to
use discretion during unusual circumstances in disclosing information to others on a
need-to-know basis for the protection and safety of faculty and students.

Role of Faculty
At the first class meeting of each class in each semester, the faculty member shall
announce to all students in attendance the following:

It is the policy of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health to
accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal law, state law, and the
University’s commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a
documented disability who needs accommodation must request to meet with me or
the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs no later than within the next fourteen (14)
calendar days to develop an accommodation plan. Any student with a documented
disability, who determines later in the semester to seek accommodation, must refer to
the procedures outlined in the college catalog. Failure to follow these procedures
may be construed as a waiver of your rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

In addition, all course syllabi will contain the following statement:

Students with a Disability: It is the policy of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health to accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal law, state
law, and the University’s commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student
with a documented disability who needs accommodation must request to meet with
the course instructor or the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs no later than within the
first fourteen (14) calendar days following the first class meeting to develop an
accommodation plan. Any student with a documented disability who determines later
in the semester to seek accommodation or who develops a disability during the
semester must refer to the procedures outlined in the college catalog. Failure to
follow these procedures may be construed as a waiver of your rights under the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Faculty members are required by federal law to provide reasonable accommodations
when requested. The goal of the accommodation plan is not to change the
requirements of any course but to enable the individual with a disability to meet the
requirements of each course in a way that is not discriminatory based on disability. In
the event an instructor believes a student request is unreasonable, the Assistant
Dean for Student Affairs will assist the instructor and student in establishing
reasonable accommodations. If an agreement still cannot be reached, the Assistant
Dean for Student Affairs will contact the Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health to assist in resolution of the issue. Such assistance shall not be
considered a violation of student confidentiality.

Faculty must prepare and retain a written record of the meeting with the student
seeking accommodation and the accommodation plan that is agreed to and signed


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by both the student and the faculty member. During the semester, the faculty
member must undertake a periodic review of the accommodation plan to determine
its adequacy. The student should feel free to request additional appointments with
the faculty or the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs if the student believes the
accommodation plan needs revision.

Responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The implementation of this policy and appropriate faculty development shall be the
responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman
College of Public Health.

Sexual Harassment Policy
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is committed to its mission
of providing an academic and employment environment that fosters excellence.
Sexual harassment violates the trust and respect essential to the preservation of
such an environment, and threatens the education, careers, and well being of its
community members. University members have the right to work and study in an
environment free of harassment. This right is protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act for employees and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 for
students, which view sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination. For
these reasons, harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at UAMS. In both
obvious and subtle ways, the very possibility of sexual harassment is destructive to
individual students, faculty, staff, and the UAMS community as a whole.

Sexual harassment is particularly serious when it threatens relationships between
teacher and student, or supervisor and subordinate, because it unfairly exploits the
power inherent in these relationships. When, through fear of reprisal, a student or
employee submits or is pressured to submit, to unwanted sexual attention, the ability
of UAMS to carry out its mission is undermined. UAMS strongly encourages all
UAMS community members to report incidents of sexual harassment. To that end,
reporting and investigating procedures are supportive of and sensitive to the alleged
victim. At the same time, they adequately safeguard the rights of the alleged
offender.

Policy
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences opposes all forms of sexual
harassment, whether subtle or direct, and is committed to the thorough, timely and
confidential investigation, in a fair and impartial manner, of all complaints from its
students or employees. UAMS shall establish an independent Resource Panel for
the purpose of providing counseling assistance for individuals who believe they have
been victims of sexual harassment. Additionally, members of the panel may be
called upon to investigate complaints of sexual harassment and provide the Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Human Services with a written report of their findings. The
Chancellor shall appoint a Resource Panel made up of twelve individuals nominated
by the Heads of each UAMS Division. The Panel's membership shall reflect the
diversity of the campus, and shall be divided into three groups of four members, with


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each group serving one, two, and three year terms, respectively. After the initial
period, members shall be appointed to serve three-year terms. The Panel members
shall be trained in issues relating to sexual harassment, as well as in the proper
manner of investigating complaints, and shall be certified as to completion of such
training by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Services. The Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Human Services shall select individuals from the panel to conduct an
investigation when a complaint of sexual harassment is received.

All individuals who believe that they have been sexually harassed are encouraged to
notify their immediate supervisor, department head, or one of the resource persons
from the independent Resource Panel appointed by the Chancellor. Names and
contact numbers of panel members shall be published in the UAMS Administrative
Guide as part of this policy. All individuals accused of sexual harassment shall be
given the opportunity to respond to the complaints prior to any employment
decisions. All records of sexual harassment complaints, whether filed by employees
or students, shall be maintained in confidential files by the Office of Human
Resources. Employees and students who are found guilty of sexual harassment are
subject to disciplinary action in accordance with UAMS policies.

Definitions
Sexual harassment of employees and students is defined as any unwelcome sexual
advance, request for sexual favors, or other physical or verbal behavior of a sexual
nature either in or out of the work place when:

   (1)    Submission to or rejection of the conduct is made either explicitly or
          implicitly a term or condition of employment or status in a course, program,
          or activity;
   (2)    Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as a basis for an
          employment or educational decision affecting an individual; or
   (3)    Such behavior unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or
          educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
          environment for work or learning.

Incidents that fall within the above defined criteria may occur between individuals of
different sex -- male against female, or female against male -- or, between individuals
of the same sex. Additionally, incidents may occur between supervisor and
employee, faculty member and student, or between fellow-employees and fellow-
students; they may also take place between employees and campus visitors and
between employees and those who do business with UAMS.

Examples
The perception of what constitutes sexual harassment may vary from individual to
individual; what is offensive to one person may be less so to another. Nevertheless,
in both instances, complaints may arise alleging sexual harassment. The following
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Some may be isolated and inadvertent offenses while others may be blatant and
serious.
(1)    Isolated and Inadvertent Offenses
       a) One-time or occasional comments of a sexual nature, or sexually explicit
           statements -- often unintentional, the perpetrator failing to realize that
           his/her actions discomfort or humiliate an individual or individuals (e.g., off-
           color statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes;
       b) Spontaneous suggestive whistling, catcalls, or other gestures that call
           attention to one's sexuality;
       c) Body language, such as repeated staring, may be interpreted as pressure
           for sexual attention.
(2)    Blatant and Serious Offenses
       a) Physical assault;
       b) Repeated and/or intentional behavior that constitutes a pattern where
           actions seriously discomfort or humiliate an individual (e.g., off-color
           statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes) when the perpetrator has been
           warned previously;
       c) Persistent, unwelcome flirtations, and outright advances and/or
           propositions of a sexual nature;
       d) Unwelcome remarks or actions of a sexual nature about an individual's
           body or clothing;
       e) Unnecessary touching, such as patting, pinching, hugging, or repeated
           brushing against an individual's body;
       f) Suggestions that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will
           influence decisions regarding such matters as an individual's employment,
           salary, academic standing, work assignments or status, grades, award of
           financial aid, or letters of recommendation;
       g) Unwarranted displays of sexually suggestive objects or pictures;
       h) Unwelcome exposure to sexually explicit music, letters, or written notes;
       i) Descriptions of sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual
           experiences;

Special Circumstances
There are special circumstances when a staff member of an academic medical
center may be at risk of being sexually harassed by individuals who are not employed
by the institution. This might include employees of those who do business with
UAMS. Investigative steps should be taken as outlined in this policy and appropriate
warnings should be made if the action is found to have occurred. If such is the case,
and the inappropriate behavior does not cease, UAMS shall take suitable action.

Consensual Relationships
Consenting amorous relationships between faculty members and students or
between supervisors and employees are of particular concern to UAMS and are
strongly discouraged. The relationship between faculty member and student or
supervisor and employee should be one of trust and mutual respect, thus fostering
an atmosphere of professionalism. Faculty members exercise power over students,


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as do supervisors over employees, whether in evaluations, recommendations, study,
duties, grades, assignments, or other benefits. This differential in power increases
the opportunity for abuse of power, thus endangering the professional environment.
In addition, faculty or supervisors who have chosen to enter consensual relationships
with subordinates should be aware of the possible difficulty in defending a future
sexual harassment charge on the grounds of mutual consent.

Procedure (Informal Complaints)
UAMS recognizes that it is advantageous, where possible, to resolve complaints
informally.    The informal process is intended as a means of addressing
misunderstandings between individuals that have resulted in a complaint of sexual
harassment. Employees with complaints are encouraged to notify their immediate
supervisor, department head, or one of the resource persons from the independent
Resource Panel. Students should report incidents of sexual harassment to the
appropriate College's Student Affairs Office. Some complaints may be addressed
informally by speaking directly with the accused to make them aware that the conduct
is perceived as unwelcome. The informal process may also include referral of either
or both parties in the complaint to confidential counseling through UAMS' Employee
Assistance Program (EAP). The complainant or administrator may elect to refer the
complaint into the formal campus procedure at any time during the process, as they
deem necessary to resolve the complaint in an appropriate and timely manner.

Procedure (Formal Complaints)
Where the informal process fails to resolve the complaint, or in instances where the
alleged harassment is blatant, the University's formal complaint process will be used.
The Director of Employee Relations in the Office of Human Resources or the
University's Director of Human Relations may assist the complainant in preparing
their complaint in writing, as necessary. The complaint will be directed to the
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Services. Upon receipt of the written complaint,
the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Services will notify the appropriate Dean,
Vice Chancellor, or Executive Director, and appoint two members of the Resource
Panel to investigate the facts of the complaint.

The assigned resource persons will interview the complainant to review facts
presented in their complaint, and to determine any additional information pertinent to
evaluating the complaint. The resource persons will also interview the accused, and
present them with a written copy of the complaint. Each party will be asked to
identify other individuals who may have direct pertinent knowledge relating to the
complaint. The accused will also be given the opportunity to respond in writing to the
complaint prior to completion of the investigation. The resource persons will attempt
to interview all individuals identified by either party. Every effort will be made to
ensure a thorough and timely investigation of the complaint.

Following completion of the investigation of the complaint, the resource persons will
meet with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Services and the appropriate
division Dean, Vice Chancellor, or Executive Director to present the facts. A written


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report, outlining data collected in the interview process, will be presented at that time.
The Dean, Vice Chancellor, or Executive Director will be responsible for the timely
disposition of the complaint. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Services will
be available to consult with the division head regarding policy issues relating to the
disposition of the complaint.

Employees may appeal any employment decision through the campus grievance
procedure. Students who are found guilty of sexual harassment may appeal the
decision, and any subsequent action taken, through the grievance procedure of their
respective college. Individuals found to have intentionally filed false complaints of
sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with UAMS'
policies on employee/student conduct. Complainants may not appeal administrative
decisions regarding sexual harassment complaints through the UAMS grievance
processes. Any specific questions regarding the process for making a complaint may
be directed to the Office of Human Resources ext. 686-5650, or the Office of Human
Relations ext. 686-5945.

Education
The aim of education on sexual harassment is not just to end specific harassment but
also to help create a positive climate for working and learning within the UAMS
community. The presentation of information develops awareness and acceptance of
major differences among the members of this community. Therefore, this policy on
sexual harassment shall be disseminated to all individuals associated in any way with
the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. This shall include all full and part-
time employees and students, as well as all businesses and their representatives
who are involved with UAMS.

An educational program will be developed through the Office of Human Resources
and presented to all current members of the UAMS community. This program shall
be mandatory for all, and documentation of attendance will be placed in each
member's file. This same program will be incorporated into the existing orientation
programs for new employees and students. Each UAMS division director (Vice
Chancellors, Deans, and Executive Directors) will be responsible for disseminating
this educational program to his or her respective organizations.

Student Records/Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain
rights with respect to their education records. They are as follows:

1. The right to inspect and review the student‟s education records, with some
   exceptions under the Act, within 45 days of the day the University receives a
   request for access.

Students should submit to the appropriate official written requests that identify the
record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for
access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be


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inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the
request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to
whom the request should be addressed.

2. The right to request the amendment of the student‟s education records that the
   student believes is inaccurate or misleading.

Students should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify
the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or
misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the
student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of
her or his right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional
information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when
notified of the right to a hearing.

3. The right to withhold consent of disclosure of directory information.

Students may withhold consent of disclosure of directory information which includes:
the student‟s name; address; telephone number; date and place of birth; nationality;
religious preference; major field of study; classification by year; number of hours in
which enrolled and number completed; parents‟ or spouse‟s names and addresses;
marital status; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and
height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance including matriculation and
withdrawal dates; degrees, scholarships, honors, and awards received, including type
and date granted; most recent previous educational agency or institution attended;
and photograph. This information will be subject to public disclosure unless the
student informs the Registrar in writing no later than five (5) working days after the
last registration for that semester/session that he or she does not want any or all of
this information designated as directory information.

4. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained
   in the student‟s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes
   disclosure without consent.

One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials
with legitimate educational interests. A “school official” is a person employed by the
University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff
position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or
company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or
collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on
a official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting
another school official in performing her or his tasks. A school official has a
“legitimate educational interest” if the official needs to review an education record in
order to fulfill her or his professional responsibility. Upon request, the University also
discloses educational records without consent to official of another school in which a
student seeks or intends to enroll. NOTE: FERPA requires an institution to make a


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reasonable attempt to notify the student of the records requests unless the institution
states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.

5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning
   alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The
   name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

                           Family Policy Compliance Office
                            U.S. Department of Education
                             400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
                            Washington, DC 20202-4605

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Student Records Policy
Federal regulations and University of Arkansas policy require an annual notice
informing students of their rights regarding personally-identifiable records. Questions
concerning this policy should be directed to the Office of the Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs. The specific policy for student inspection of their personally
identifiable records in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is as follows.

1. Academic records directly related to and personally-identifiable with students are
   maintained in the Office of Student Services. These records include transcripts,
   grade records, records of academic progress and records of achievement.
2. Maintenance of the educational records is a responsibility of the Registrar under
   the authority of the Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. The
   Dean, Associate Deans, and administrative staff have access to these records for
   administrative purposes.
3. Students may examine their academic records by requesting an appointment with
   the Office of Student Services. The appointment will be set at a mutually
   convenient time within two (2) weeks of the date of the request.
4. Students may challenge the content of their records by submitting a request for
   review to the Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. The request
   must designate the part of the record(s) to be challenged and the reason(s) for
   the challenge.
5. Upon receipt of a request by a student for amendment of the records, the Dean or
   her/his designee will review the requested amendment along with supportive
   information furnished by the student. The student will be notified of the decision
   as well as subsequent rights of the student should the request for amendment be
   denied. This decision will be conveyed to the student within two (2) weeks.
6. Copies of a student‟s Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health transcript will be
   provided only at the written request of a student and at a minimal charge.
7. Disclosure of personally identifiable information will comply with the federal and
   university policies described above.




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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The UAMS workforce and students will abide by the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, also known as HIPAA, and will conduct themselves in
accordance with the UAMS policies and procedures relating to the HIPAA Privacy
Regulations. Any known or suspected violations of the HIPAA Privacy Regulations
must be reported. UAMS workforce who report in good faith such violations or
suspected violations shall not be subjected to retaliation or harassment as a result of
their report. Violations of this policy, including failure to report, may be grounds for
sanctions ranging from disciplinary to termination.

UAMS Confidentiality Scope/Policy
UAMS physicians, faculty, employees, students, contract personnel, vendors,
volunteers, and official visitors.

UAMS policy prohibits the unlawful or unauthorized access, use or disclosure of
confidential and proprietary information obtained during the course of employment or
other relationship with UAMS. As a condition of employment, continued employment
or relationship with UAMS, UAMS workforce shall be required to sign the UAMS
Confidentiality Agreement approved by the UAMS Office of General Counsel. UAMS
will provide training for each of its workforce members on the importance of
maintaining confidentiality and the specific requirements of state and federal law,
including the HIPAA Privacy Regulations and laws protecting the privacy of students
and employees.

For purposes of this policy, "Confidential Information" includes information
concerning UAMS research projects, confidential employee information, information
concerning the UAMS research programs, proprietary information of UAMS, and
sign-on and password codes for access to UAMS computer systems. "Confidential
Information" shall include "Protected Health Information" which is any information
about a UAMS patient, including demographic information, which relates to the past,
present or future health of the patient, the health services provided to the patient, or
payment for health services, and which reasonably can be used to identify that
patient. Protected Health Information (PHI) includes the following examples of
information about a patient, each of which, standing alone, constitutes PHI subject to
this Policy: name, address, telephone or fax numbers, email address, date of birth,
social security number, name of employer, admission or discharge dates, medical
record number, medical diagnosis or health condition, health beneficiary, license
number, or photographs.

This policy applies to information maintained or transmitted in any form, including
verbally, in writing, or in any electronic form.

Procedures
Confidentiality Agreement - As a condition of employment, continued employment, or
a relationship with UAMS, UAMS will require such individuals to sign the UAMS
Confidentiality Agreement approved by the UAMS Office of General Counsel. The


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Confidentiality Agreement shall include an agreement that the signing party will abide
by the UAMS policies and procedures and with federal and state laws, governing the
confidentiality and privacy of information.

All new employees, students, or vendors requiring access to electronic Confidential
Information (computer systems) must have a current Confidentiality Agreement on
file in the IT Security Office. The UAMS IT Security Office will maintain signed
Confidentiality Agreements and furnish a copy to the individual signing the
agreement. It is the responsibility of the manager hiring individual vendors or
consultants or receiving sales representatives or service technicians (who do not
require electronic access but who may have access to Confidential Information) to
require execution of the appropriate confidentiality agreements approved by the
UAMS Office of General Counsel and to send those documents to the UAMS IT
Security Office.

Restriction on Access, Use and Disclosure of Confidential Information - UAMS limits
and restricts access to Confidential Information and computer systems containing
Confidential Information based upon the specific duties and functions of the individual
seeking or requiring access. UAMS will restrict access to Confidential Information to
the minimum necessary to perform his/her job functions or duties. UAMS will further
limit and control access to its computer systems with the use of sign-on and
password codes issued by the IT Security Office to the individual user authorized to
have such access. Authorization to access, use or disclose Protected Health
Information also is governed by the UAMS Use and Disclosure Policy.

UAMS will control and monitor access to Confidential Information through
management oversight, identification and authentication procedures, and internal
audits. UAMS managers and heads of departments will have the responsibility of
educating their respective staff members about this Policy and the restrictions on the
access, use and disclosure of Confidential Information, and will monitor compliance
with this Policy.

Sales Representatives and Service Technicians - Must register in the appropriate
area (Refer to UAMS Vendor Policy), sign and complete the Confidentiality
Agreement prior to any exposure to UAMS confidential information.

Media - All contacts from the media regarding any Confidential Information must be
referred to the UAMS Office of Communications and Marketing.

Violation of Confidentiality Policy - Individuals shall not access, use, or disclose
Confidential Information in violation of the law or contrary to UAMS policies. Each
individual allowed by UAMS to have access to Confidential Information must maintain
and protect against the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of Confidential
Information. Any access use or disclosure of Confidential Information in any form -
verbal, written, or electronic - which is inconsistent with or in violation of this Policy
may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to, immediate termination of


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employment, dismissal from an academic program, loss of privileges, or termination
of relationship with UAMS.

All UAMS employees and others subject to this Policy must report any known or
suspected incidents to access, use or disclose Confidential Information in violation of
this Policy or in violation of the law.
General Confidentiality Agreement
I, the undersigned, reviewed and understand the following statements:
      All patient, employee, student, and proprietary information is considered
       confidential and should not be used for purposes other than its intended use.
      I have an ethical and legal obligation to protect confidential information used
       or obtained in the course of delivering healthcare or performing other duties
       and understand that all policies on confidentiality apply equally to data stored
       both in the computer and on paper records
      Authorization to disclose information is made only by managers and only on a
       need-to-know basis as part of healthcare delivery, education, or research.
      Media contacts concerning any patient, employee, student, or research project
       must be referred to the public relations office or to the appropriate Dean,
       Chancellor or Department Chairman.
      Education Administrators are responsible for communicating UAMS‟
       confidentiality policy to their students.
      Unauthorized use of, or access to, confidential information may result in
       discipline up to and including termination of employment and/or dismissal from
       an academic program. Violation of confidentiality may also create civil and
       criminal liability.


Computer Access Confidentiality Agreement for Persons with Computer
Access

I, the undersigned, acknowledge that in the course of my work at UAMS or with
personnel located at UAMS, I will be privileged to information confidential to UAMS or
to an individual patient, employee, or student. I acknowledge receipt of my sign-on
code to the UAMS Network and Systems and understand the following:
      The sign-on and password code(s) that allow me access to application
       systems (any patient record, student record, or financial record systems) are
       equivalent to my signature and I will not share the passwords with anyone.
      I will be responsible for any use or misuse of my network or application system
       sign-on code(s).


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      I will not attempt to access information on the UAMS network except to meet
       needs specific to my job/position.
I, the undersigned, further understand and agree that the consequences of a violation
of the above statements may result in disciplinary action up to and including
termination, dismissal from an academic program, loss of privileges, or termination of
the relationship.
Signed:________________________ SSN#____________ Date:______________
Print Name: _____________________________________________
                 First Name  Middle Initial   Last Name
Department: ______________________Supervisor:________________________ _
Witness/Manager’s Signature:________________________ Date:______________
Department Head Signature:_________________________ Date:______________
(If Vendor then Department Head Signature required)
(Please return completed form to IS Security Administrator, Slot 637 UAMS)

Inclement Weather Policy Regarding Classes:
By virtue of the mission of UAMS the campus never closes. However UAMS
recognizes inclement weather may result in hazardous road conditions preventing
students from safely traveling to and from classes. Thus when the UAMS inclement
weather policy is in effect, all classroom activities will be cancelled for the remainder
of that day. All cancelled classes and examinations will be re-scheduled at the
discretion of the faculty instructor affected by the policy. If the inclement weather has
not been announced by UAMS and you believe it would endanger you to travel to
campus please stay home. However the absence policies articulated in the course
syllabus will be adhered to under these circumstances.

Vaccination and TB Screening Policy for Student/Faculty:
The Arkansas State Health Department by law requires that all students enrolled in
the University of Arkansas System present documentation of receiving a
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccination; and UAMS further requires that all
students and faculty have an annual Tuberculosis (TB) screening annually. The TB
skin test and MMR vaccination are provided at no cost to UAMS students and faculty.
A student may access this free service in the Family Medical Center located on
campus at 6th and Stephens Drive, across from the Jones Eye Institute building. The
Employee Health/Student Preventive Health Services has a separate entrance off of
their parking lot at the back of the clinic's front door entrance referred to as the
"basement" entrance. The clinic is open from 8AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday. A
satellite location located on the 8th floor of the hospital is also available. The satellite
clinic is open 8AM-3:30PM Monday through Friday (closed from noon to 1PM for
lunch). Both locations are closed on holidays. No appointment is necessary. If you
have questions call 686-6565.

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Military Duty Policy
Students enrolled in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health who are members
of the National Guard or reserve units and are called to active military duty as a result
of activation may elect one of the following options:

1. The student can officially withdraw from the semester in which the student is
   currently enrolled and receive a full refund of all tuition and non-consumable fees
   for the term involved. A copy of the activation orders must be attached to the
   official withdrawal for the student to receive the full tuition and fee adjustment and
   refund. Students electing this option will receive a grade of “W” for the courses in
   which they were enrolled.

2. The student can arrange for a mark of “Incomplete” for each class for which he or
   she is enrolled, provided the work to date is of passing quality. In order to receive
   a mark of “Incomplete” in any course, the student must obtain agreement from the
   instructor of the course. After the mark of “I” is awarded, the provisions to the
   mark of “I” in the Grades and Marks portion of this handbook are applicable.

3. An instructor who believes a sufficient portion of a course has been completed
   may assign an appropriate final grade in that course at the time the student
   leaves.

There are no set “mandates” for what a faculty member must do to assist a student
through the process; however, the campus has historically been very respectful of the
student in the role of activation. Individual Deans may work with faculty members
during this process in order to ensure proper procedures are followed.

Students, as soon as orders are received, are able to take advantage of the policies
listed above, within reason, no matter the exact deployment date (even if the
deployment date is after the semester has ended) so that personal issues may be
resolved before the actual date of deployment. The letter to the Treasurer requesting
a refund for courses, should the student choose this option, should articulate the
approval for refund as the call to active military duty.

Smoke Free Campus Policy:
The UAMS policy is to provide a totally smoke-free work environment. This policy
applies to all persons, including employees, faculty, students, patients, visitors,
contractors, subcontractors, and others in UAMS buildings, parking lots and ramps.

Substance Abuse Policy:
It is the goal of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide the highest
quality health care, education, and services available. To achieve this goal it is
important that administrators, faculty, staff, and students be able to fulfill their
respective roles without the impairment produced by intoxication or addiction to
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It is the underlying philosophy of the campus administration that addiction to alcohol
and/or other drugs represents a disease state, and treatment of such problems is a
legitimate part of medical practice. Any employee or student with an addiction is
encouraged to seek help through the UAMS Student/Employee Health Service.
Individuals who seek help through the UAMS Student/Employee Health Service will
not be punished for seeking such help. However, appropriate disciplinary procedures
linked to performance criteria are not precluded by this policy.

As described by the campus drug-free workplace policy, the use or possession of any
illicit drug by any student or employee while on University property or on a University
affiliated assignment will not be tolerated. The illegal exchange, sale or use of
controlled substances by University students or employees will not be tolerated.

Consumption of alcohol on University property will not be tolerated, except within
approved areas by individuals over the age of 21 years. (This policy does not
preclude the medical or research use of alcohol.)

Neither students nor employees may report for their assignments and/or classes
impaired by the use of alcohol or following the use of illicit drugs.

Violators of this policy will be disciplined up to and including termination.

Approved by Chancellor's Cabinet - 7/28/89

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health supports student activities; however,
the College does not support or condone the misuse of alcohol, use of illegal drugs,
or use of other mind altering substances at any time among the student body.

Drug Free Awareness Statement
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences supports the concept of a drug-free
workplace, as enacted in the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the State
of Arkansas Executive Order EO-89-2, issued March 30, 1989.

As a health care institution, employees who abuse drugs on the job pose an
imminent danger to patients, visitors, and others we serve. It is the policy of the
State of Arkansas, and UAMS, that the unlawful manufacture, distribution,
dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance while on UAMS premises
or during the course of any University assignment is prohibited.

Any employee who illegally uses, gives, sells, or in any way transfers a controlled
substance while on the job or UAMS premises will be subject to disciplinary action up
to and including termination. This includes employees who report to work under the
influence of drugs, if they are not able to perform their jobs in an efficient and safe
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Employees who recognize their own disease state of addiction to alcohol and/or
other drugs are encouraged to seek assistance as specified in the UAMS Substance
Abuse policy. Employees will not be disciplined for seeking such help, although
disciplinary procedures linked to performance criteria are still applicable.

UAMS HIV/AIDS Policy
The Policy Guidelines herein are of a generic nature and deal with students who are
infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). They apply to all students
enrolled in programs at UAMS. Due to differences in the various educational
programs, individual UAMS colleges or programs may have specific rules and/or
guidelines that are modifications of those in the generic policy. The specific policies
of the various colleges will, however, be consistent in their intent with the guidelines
noted herein. Many reference sources were consulted in the preparation of this
document (the major ones noted herein), and in all cases the proposed guidelines
are consistent with those of The University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and
Procedures Manual.

HIV/AIDS Admission and Retention
Admissions: The HIV status of an applicant should not enter into the application
process. It should also not be determined in the admissions physical examination nor
should routine serological assays be performed to determine the HIV status of
applicants. Applicants applying for health care programs should, however, be
informed that certain diseases may necessitate either a modification of their
programs, or in the extreme, may necessitate their dismissal from a program if they
cannot perform procedures and/or tasks that are considered essential to their
educational experience.

Retention: If it is determined that a student is sero-positive for HIV and/or is clinically
manifesting AIDS, that student should receive counseling, both as to their own health
care and their interaction with others, especially patients. Students should be seen by
a physician(s) relative to treatment and disease management and by a designated
faculty member in their respective programs. The function of the designated faculty
member is to counsel the student as to whether their program of education should be
modified, or in the extreme, whether the student should be dismissed from a program
because of their inability to perform procedures and/or tasks crucial to their
educational program. Also, the health risks to the student must be considered
because of the enhanced susceptibility of individuals to infectious disease. For this
reason, and to protect our patients from HIV exposure, the faculty advisor must work
closely with the student's physician in order to determine whether the condition of a
student warrants program modification. HIV sero-positive students should be
cognizant of the fact that they pose a very low but potential risk to patients in the
performance of invasive procedures and that they should seek advice as to protocols
that will limit the likelihood of HIV transmission. These protocols are defined in The
University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and Procedures Manual. The student should
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certain procedures. The confidentiality of this process is to be maintained in
accordance with The University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and Procedures Manual.

Since programs within the UAMS system differ relative to curriculum, it is recognized
that differences will exist as to the need for program modification or dismissal from a
program. The key points as to whether a student's program should be modified or
whether the student should be dismissed include the ability of the student to perform
tasks and/or procedures essential to their educational experience and the health
risks that are imposed for the student should they continue in their program. At all
times, the health management of the student and the health of our patients are of
paramount importance.

HIV/AIDS Counseling
Students who are HIV sero-positive (symptomatic or asymptomatic) shall be
counseled relative to their own health, and how their health status will impact on their
performance as students at UAMS. Each affected student shall be counseled by the
Medical Director of Student/Employee Health or a designated medical faculty
member, his/her personal physician if he/she has one, and the dean or his/her
designee of the student's college concerning the appropriate safeguards and
behavior expected. The student will be counseled on his/her future plans relative to
education, which may include withdrawal from their program if essential degree
requirements cannot be met. Counseled students will sign a document attesting to
the fact that they received counseling.

Counseling of the student concerning his/her continued academic endeavors will
follow the policy outlined in the University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and
Procedures Manual, including the confidentiality statement.

HIV/AIDS Housing
Data accrued over the last twenty (20) years clearly indicate that transmission of HIV
from an infected to an uninfected non-sex partner as a function of co-habitation is
extremely unlikely. This being the case, housing assignments involving HIV sero-
positive students shall be handled in the same manner as for sero-negative students.
The question of a roommate's right to know the HIV serological status of his/her
roommate may occur. Release of information dealing with the HIV serologic status of
students to other students is forbidden because disclosure of such information would
breach the confidentiality rights of the student. Should a student become aware that
his/her roommate is HIV sero-positive, the student may request a room assignment
change. It is recommended that such requests be granted if appropriate housing can
be provided. In any case, all students should observe universal precautions for body
fluids at all times. The question of sexual activity in the student housing facility is also
a point of concern. All students are required to attend, as part of their orientation
program, a seminar on AIDS (please see, AIDS Education below). This seminar will
deal with the many facets of AIDS including the mechanisms of transmission of HIV,
as well as, ways that students can protect themselves from being infected with HIV,
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Classroom and Extracurricular Activities
The extent to which HIV sero-positive students can participate in classroom and
extracurricular activities is defined by the same parameters as for continuation of
employment of Hospital employees; see University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and
Procedures Manual. The key question is that of potential exposure to HIV-
contaminated body fluids. Student classroom activities that involve potential exposure
of students and faculty to HIV-contaminated body fluids should probably not be
carried out if there is a strong likelihood that exposure to HIV will occur; however, in
the event that it becomes necessary that a student perform invasive procedures on
patients that are HIV sero-positive, the faculty member in charge must determine a
priori that the student has the skills necessary to ensure that he/she is not exposed to
HIV as a result of a compromise in the procedure or protocol being used. The
question of potential exposure of patients to HIV as a result of interaction with an HIV
sero-positive student is discussed in the University Hospital of Arkansas Policy and
Procedures Manual.

HIV sero-positive students should be counseled concerning their participation in
extra-curricular activities that by their very nature involve trauma and potential injury
leading to bleeding. All students should be advised as to the precautions that they
should take in the treatment of cases of trauma. This information should be provided
as part of the student orientation program.

Grievance Procedures
It is the policy of UAMS that a student may have prompt resolution of her or his
student grievances and that this is accomplished under orderly procedures.

Definitions
A "student" who may process a grievance under this procedure is defined to mean a
currently enrolled student of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

A "grievance" means a dispute concerning the status, rights, benefits, obligations and
responsibilities of a student, including the availability of services for that student,
under established UAMS programs and activities pursuant to regulations, policies
and practices of the university. Not included are alleged violations of traffic and
parking regulations, Honor Codes, or issues for which other procedures exist.

There are two types of grievances. One type is classified as discriminatory (because
of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or retaliation). Procedures
for this type of grievance are contained on the following pages under the heading of
“Grievance Procedures Relating to Section 504, Title II, Title IX and Other
Discrimination Complaints Brought by Students at the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences (UAMS).” The other type is classified as nondiscriminatory (no
alleged discrimination based on race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin,
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under the sections titled “Appeals Committee” and “Procedures.” The section title
“Definitions” applies to both types of grievances.

A "decision" means a determination that the grievance issue or issues were, or were
not, in violation of rights, benefits, obligations and responsibilities of a student,
including the availability of services for that student. An analysis of the issues and
the reasons for the determination shall be included in the decision.

Non-discriminatory

Appeals Committee
An appeals committee will include six faculty members drawn at random from a list of
those full professors in the college who do not serve as departmental chairs and shall
exclude persons in academic departments, units or student classes, where the issue
arose.

Procedure
Anyone (faculty, staff or student) having a complaint concerning terms and conditions
of his status with UAMS may present this matter to and discuss it with the person in
charge of that part of the University where the issue arises (e.g., Course Director,
Department Chairman, Assistant Dean, etc.). Such presentation and discussion shall
be entirely informal. The person in charge shall attempt to resolve the complaint. A
complaint may, but need not, become a grievance.

Where the student's informal complaint is not satisfactorily resolved within five (5)
working days following the date presented, the student has the right to reduce the
complaint to writing as a grievance and to forward it to the Dean of the Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health. The Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health will investigate the matter and if it is felt warranted will refer the matter
to an Appeals Committee that will be appointed and charged by the Dean. The
membership of the panel will conform to the description defined earlier in this
document. The panel shall have access to witnesses and records, may take sworn
testimony, and make a record by taping the hearing if the student or the person in
charge where the issue arose so desires. Its charge is to develop all pertinent
information through informal inquiry in which fair procedures are used. Its written
recommendations to the Dean shall be received within ten (10) working days
following receipt of the appeal. The decision of the Dean shall be made in writing,
with copies to the student and the person in charge, within five (5) working days
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Grievance Procedures Relating to Section 504 of the Americans with Disability
Act, Title II, Title IX

Discriminatory

OTHER DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS BROUGHT BY STUDENTS AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES (UAMS)

I.    PURPOSE AND SCOPE
      A.   Policy Statement: UAMS prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
           color, national origin, disability, sex, or age.
      B.   Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to provide the process for
           addressing student grievances alleging discrimination based on race,
           color, national origin, disability, sex or age.
II.   DEFINITIONS
      A.   Grievance: Grievance means a complaint of a student alleging any
           policy, procedure, or practice prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights
           Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
           (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the
           Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and Title II of the Americans
           with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), and their implementing
           regulations.
      B.   Procedure: The steps set out in this procedure shall constitute the
           grievance procedure for discrimination complaints brought by students
           based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age.
      C.   Grievant: Grievant means a student who submits a grievance alleging
           violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
           Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975,
           Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the
           Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and their implementing
           regulations.
      D.   UAMS: UAMS means any college, department, subunit, or program
           operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. When
           used in this Agreement, the term “college” shall be deemed to include
           the Graduate School.
      E.   Coordinator: The person serving as the designated Title IX and/or
           Section 504/Title Coordinator.
      F.   Respondent: Respondent means a person alleged to be responsible
           for the violation alleged in a grievance. The term may be used to
           designate persons with direct responsibility for a particular action or
           those persons with supervisory responsibility for procedures and
           policies in those areas covered in the grievance.
      G.   Associate/Assistant Dean Responsible for Student and Academic
           Affairs; Refers to the Associate or Assistant Dean in the college where
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       H.    Dean: Refers to the Dean of the college where the grievant is enrolled
             as a student.
III.   FILING OF GRIEVANCE
       A.    Eligibility for Filing: Any UAMS student may file a grievance alleging
             discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex,
             or age.
       B.    Pre-Grievance Meeting: Prior to the filing of a written grievance, the
             grievant(s) should first consult with the appropriate Associate Dean
             responsible for student and academic affairs, who shall attempt to
             resolve the grievance informally by agreement between the grievant
             and the respondent alleged to be directly responsible for the possible
             violation, and/or persons with immediate supervisory authority related to
             the grievance.
             If the matter cannot be resolved at this level, a written grievance should
             be submitted to the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean responsible
             for student and academic affairs for subsequent processing in
             accordance with the procedures for formal grievances outlined below.
       C.    Filing a Grievance: Grievances filed with the appropriate Associate
             Dean shall be in writing and shall provide the following information:
                      - name and address of the grievant(s);
                      - nature, date and description of alleged violation;
                      - names(s) of persons responsible for the alleged violation;
                      - requested relief for corrective action; and
                      - any background information that the grievant believes to be
                      relevant.
       D.    Time Limit for Grievance Filing: A grievance must be filed within twenty
             (20) calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged violation or within
             twenty (20) calendar days of the date the grievant became aware of the
             alleged violation. If the last day for filing a grievance falls on a
             Saturday, Sunday, or a day on which the University is closed for
             business, then the grievance may be filed on the first day following the
             Saturday, Sunday, or date when the University is closed.
       E.    Notification of Respondent(s): Immediately upon receipt of a formal
             grievance, the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean will give the
             respondent a copy of the grievance, and will direct the respondent so
             submit a written response to the charges within (10) calendar days. If
             the last day for filing a response falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a day
             on which the University is closed for business, then the response may
             be filed on the first day following the Saturday, Sunday or date when
             the University is closed. The respondent will be specifically warned not
             to retaliate against the grievant in any way. Retaliation will subject the
             respondent to appropriate disciplinary action.
       F.    Response: The response should include any denial, in whole or in part,
             of the charges. Failure to respond may subject the respondent to
             disciplinary action by the Dean of the appropriate college or other
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G.   Notification of Appropriate Administration Officers: The appropriate
     Associate/Assistant Dean will notify the appropriate administrative
     officers to whom the respondent reports of the existence of the
     complaint. However, all administrative officers will attempt to maintain
     the confidentially of the information during the grievance process.
H.   Role of the Associate/Assistant Dean Responsible for Student and
     Academic Affairs in Discrimination Grievances Filed by Students: The
     appropriate Associate Dean responsible for student and academic
     affairs must conduct a preliminary investigation of the complaint, and
     take one of the following steps, within thirty (30) calendar days after its
     receipt:
     (1)     dismiss the grievance on the grounds that the evidence
             submitted in support of the complaint or developed in the
             preliminary investigation does not warrant a detailed
             investigation or a formal hearing (for example: grievant failed to
             articulate that factual basis for his or her belief that discrimination
             occurred; the grievance is so weak, attenuated, or insubstantial
             that it is without merit or so replete with incoherent statements
             that the grievance, as a whole, cannot be considered to be
             grounded in fact; the grievance anticipates discrimination that
             has not yet occurred);
     (2)     refer the grievance to a hearing before the Grievance Panel; or
     (3)     allow the parties to sign a written statement resolving the
             grievance. It should be understood that without the approval in
             writing by the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean, any
             agreement between the parties does not preclude further action
             by the University against either party.

     It is the responsibility of the Associate/Assistant Dean responsible for
     student and academic affairs of each College to insure the effective
     implementation, maintenance, processing, record keeping, and
     notifications required by the grievance procedures.

     If an appeal of a dismissal of a grievance is filed, (see Section I below)
     the Associate/Assistant Dean will forward a copy of the investigative
     report and determination to the Dean. If the Associate/Assistant Dean
     refers a grievance to a hearing before the Grievance Panel, the
     Associate/Assistant Dean will forward a copy of the investigative report
     to the Panel.
I.   Appeal of Grievance Dismissal: A student may appeal the dismissal of
     his/her grievance by submitting a written request for review with his/her
     Dean. The request for review must be submitted within five (5)
     calendar days of the receipt of the decision to dismiss. Upon receipt of
     an appeal of the dismissal of a grievance, the Dean shall carefully
     consider the relevant information contained in the appeal as well as the
     investigative report and determination of the Associate/Assistant Dean,


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          to ascertain that the evidence either submitted in support of the
          complaint or developed in the preliminary investigation did not warrant a
          detailed investigation or a formal hearing. The Dean will notify the
          student of her/her decision in writing within ten (10) calendar days of
          receipt of the request for review. The decision of the Dean will be final.
      J.  Notification of Dean: Upon receipt of a formal grievance from a student,
          the appropriate Associate Dean shall send a copy of the grievance to
          the Dean of the appropriate College. The Associate/Assistant Dean or
          his/her designated representative shall be notified of any hearing and
          shall be required to attend all student grievance hearings pertaining to
          alleged discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin,
          disability, sex, or age to serve as a University resource person. This
          individual shall not have a vote as the hearing, nor be present during
          deliberations of the Grievance Panel.
IV.   PREHEARING PROCEDURES
      A.  Selection of Grievance Panel: When a grievance is referred to the
          Grievance Panel, the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean shall
          forward a copy of his/her investigative report to a six member
          Grievance Panel. The Grievance Panel shall be selected as follows: A
          Grievance Committee will be appointed by each College Dean,
          consisting of nine (9) faculty and nine (9) students. For every hearing
          held under this procedure, the person filing the grievance and the
          appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean or designee jointly will meet
          within ten (10) calendar days after the decision to refer the grievance to
          the Grievance Panel, and review the members of the Grievance
          Committee, removing from consideration any member who may with
          reason be considered inappropriate for the hearing (e.g., a faculty
          member directly involved in the issue being grieved should not sit on
          the Panel for that grievance). The names of the remaining members
          will then be written on tabs of paper, folded, placed into separate
          contained for faculty and students, and randomized by mixing. The
          grievant will draw three names from each container. The first six
          names will constitute the Grievance Panel, which shall be composed of
          three faculty and three students. The remaining names shall be drawn
          alternatively from each container until all names are drawn in order to
          develop a list of alternate members. Should a Panel member be
          removed for any reason during the process, the member shall be
          replaced by an alternate having the same status (faculty or student).
      B.  Scheduling of Hearing of Grievance: Hearing before the Grievance
          Panel will be conducted no sooner than ten (10) calendar days and not
          later than twenty (20) calendar days after the selection of the Grievance
          Panel. The date of the hearing must be adhered to except for unusual
          circumstances that must be reported in writing as soon as possible to
          the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean. The hearing shall be
          conducted in accordance with the procedure set forth in Section V, A
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     C.   Representation: The grievant and the respondent have the right to be
          assisted by no more than two representatives, including attorneys, at
          any point during the initiation, filing, processing, or hearing of the formal
          grievance; however, no representative may examine witnesses or
          otherwise actively participate in a hearing. The Panel may also be
          assisted and advised by an attorney or other representative at its
          discretion.
     D.   Evidence: The grievant and respondent shall provide the appropriate
          Associate/Assistant Dean with all documents to be used and relied on
          at the hearing, and with the name, address and telephone number of
          their representative(s) and witnesses no later than seven (7) calendar
          days prior to the date of the hearing. There will be a simultaneous
          exchange of this information between the parties, which will be
          facilitated by the Associate Dean five (5) calendar days before the date
          of the hearing.
V.   HEARING PROCEDURES
     A.   Record of Hearing: The hearing will be recorded by recording devices
          supplied by UAMS. These recordings shall be maintained for a period
          of three years after resolution of the grievance. The grievant or
          respondent may obtain a copy of the tapes from any recorded hearing,
          at the requesting party‟s expense. The deliberations of the Grievance
          Panel will not be recorded.
     B.   Counsel: The grievant and respondent shall have to right to advice of
          counsel of his/her choice;           however, counsel may not examine
          witnesses or otherwise actively participate in any hearing.
     C.   Private Hearing: The hearing shall be conducted in private. Witnesses
          shall not be present during the testimony of any party or other witness.
          Witnesses shall be admitted for testimony only and then asked to leave.
          The parties may hear and question all witnesses testifying before the
          Grievance Panel.
     D.   Presentation of Case: The grievant and respondent shall be afforded
          reasonable opportunity for oral opening statements and closing
          arguments and/or presentation of witnesses and pertinent documentary
          evidence, including sworn, written statements.
     E.   Grievance Panel Rights: The Grievance Panel shall have the right to
          question any and all witnesses, to examine documentary evidence
          presented, and to summon other witnesses or review other
          documentation as the Panel deems necessary.
     F.   Grievance Panel Deliberation: After the hearing is concluded, the
          Grievance Panel shall convene to deliberate in closed session and
          arrive at a majority recommendation.
     G.   Transmittal of the Recommendation: Within five (5) calendar days after
          the hearing is concluded, the Grievance Panel shall transmit a written
          copy of its recommendation to the appropriate Associate/Assistant
          Dean responsible for student and academic affairs, who will then mail,
          by certified mail, return receipt requested, a copy of the written


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          document to the grievant and respondent at addressed previously
          provided by the grievant and the respondent.
      H.  Appeal of Recommendation of the Grievance Panel: If no appeal is
          received by the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean within seven (7)
          calendar days of receipt of the recommendation by the grievant and the
          respondent, any recommendations by the Grievance Panel shall be
          forwarded to the appropriate Dean for consideration. The Dean may
          accept the Grievance Panel recommendation, reverse it, or refer the
          grievance back to the Panel for reconsideration. If the last day for filing
          an appeal falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a day on which the University
          is closed for business, then the appeal may be filed on the first day
          following the Saturday, Sunday or date when the University is closed.
          If the grievant or respondent wishes to appeal the recommendation of
          the Grievance Panel, the respondent and/or grievant shall, within seven
          (7) calendar days of the receipt of the recommendation, appeal the
          grievance recommendation to the Dean through the Associate/Assistant
          Dean. The appeal shall be in writing.
          If an appeal is submitted, it will be transmitted to the appropriate Dean.
          The Dean shall review the appeal and notify the parties of his/her
          determination within ten (10) calendar days from the date of his/her
          receipt of the appeal. The decision of the Dean is final and may not be
          appealed further.
          The Dean‟s review is the final institutional step in matters of
          discrimination grievances. However, nothing precludes the grievance
          or respondent from filing a complaint with any external agency that
          handles discrimination complaints.
VI.   OTHER
      A.  Grievances Involving a Grievant and Respondent from Different Units of
          UAMS: Whenever a grievance is instituted by a student grievant in one
          college against a respondent in another college or unit, the grievance
          shall proceed through the Associate/Assistant Dean, Dean and
          Grievance Committee from the college in which the student is enrolled.
      B.  Maintenance of Written Grievance Records: Records shall be kept of
          each grievance process. These records shall be confidential to the
          extent allowed by law, and shall include, at minimum: the written
          grievance complaint filed by the grievance, the written response filed by
          the respondent, the investigative report of the Associat/Assistant Dean,
          the recording and documents of the hearing, the written
          recommendation of the Grievance Panel, the results of any appeal, the
          decision of the Dean, and any other material designated by the
          Associate/Assistant Dean responsible for Student and Academic
          Affairs. A file of these records shall be maintained in the Office of the
          Associate/Assistant Dean responsible for Student and Academic Affairs
          for each college.
          For purposes of the dissemination of grievance precedents, separate
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             of each grievance, the resolution of each grievance, and the date of the
             resolution. These records shall not refer to any specific individuals and
             they may be open to the public in accordance with the Arkansas
             Freedom of Information Act or pertinent Federal laws.
      C.     Retaliation: No person shall be subjected to retaliation for having
             utilized or having assisted other in the utilization of the grievance
             procedure.

Part VII: Before the Course

Instructors Preparation

Prior syllabi (Refer to Appendix S) may be available for the COPH Course that you
have agreed to teach. In order to determine if this is the case, please contact your
Department Chair or the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for assistance.

In planning for class management, please contact the COPH Registrar or your
Department Chair to determine the number of students expected to enroll in your
course in a specific semester.

For assistance in creating your course syllabus, the COPH offers a syllabus template
that includes guidelines for syllabus structure as well as requirements for information
that must be included in all COPH syllabi. A copy of the current syllabus template is
included in this section of the handbook; HOWEVER, it should be noted that this
template is regularly revised.

Prior to developing a new syllabus, teaching faculty may wish to contact the Office of
the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the most recent version of the COPH
template.

Faculty is also encouraged to work with the Office of Educational Development
(OED) at 686-5720 for assistance in developing course learning objectives, etc. This
service from OED is free and available to all faculty in the COPH.

To list a new course in an upcoming semester, you should submit the course
description and syllabus in advance to the Academic Standards Committee for
approval. The COPH Registrar lists the courses offered for each semester on the
COPH website.

Once your course has been approved by the ASC, please contact the COPH
Registrar at 526-6612 in order to have the class placed on the schedule and
assigned a classroom.

For reservation of audio-visual equipment for use in the COPH building, you must
visit the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health AV Reservations website at
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in advance of your need. You may request set-up for the entire semester for your
course, at the beginning of the semester. If you would like to request audio-visual
equipment for use in other parts of the UAMS campus, please contact the Office of
Academic Services at (501) 686-5555. Be prepared to give as many details as
possible regarding any tools or supplies that you will need available, i.e. writeboard,
powerpoint projector, computers, etc.

There are several free UAMS resources available to assist faculty in course
preparation.
    The OED can help with preparation of learning objectives and a
      syllabus. Please contact the Director of OED, for assistance.
    The Library resources include Docutek , which allows for electronic
      posting and management of reserve materials for student use. Please contact
      the OED if you wish to learn more about Docutek or use the system.
    Media       Services      provides     assistance      with development      of
      educational materials. COPH is allotted a small budget by Media Services to
      be used exclusively for development of educational materials for COPH
      classes. Please contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for more
      information about how to access this resource.
    The computer lab is available for use by classes and students at scheduled
      times. Please contact the COPH Registrar for more information on scheduling
      computer lab time for your class. For a distance learning course please
      contact the OED office at 686-5720 for assistance in creating the course, and
      contact the COPH Registrar for course planning.

Textbooks
Refer to Appendix T: Summary of Textbook Bills Passed by the 2007 General
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                                        Appendix S
                                Course Syllabus Template
                       University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
                        Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Department:
Semester:
Course Information
Course number:
Course name:
Meeting time:
Meeting place:
Instructor Information
Name:
Phone:
E-mail:
Office number:
Office hours:

Required/Recommended Textbook (s) (Refer to Appendix T for State Laws regarding Textbook
selections and Royalties page 145-147)

Course Description (100 to 150 words)

Prerequisites

Course Objectives: [Please make sure that course objectives are SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE,
AND ATTAINABLE – see guidelines below]
The following guidelines are provided to assist in the development of appropriate learning objectives
for a proposed educational experience.
Step 1. Describe the information, skills, behaviors, or perspectives participants in the session will
acquire through attendance and participation.
Step 2. Clearly identify the outcomes or actions participants can expect to demonstrate as a result of
the educational experiences. See the action words below.
Step 3. Write the learning objectives that relate to these outcomes and that reflect the content of the
session. Objectives describe the behavior of the learner, and: are stated clearly, define or describe an
action, and are measurable, in terms of time, space, amount, and/or frequency.
                                Measurable Action Words (examples)
          Recognize            Prioritize        Analyze          Create       Discuss
          Construct            Articulate        Describe         Apply        Assess
          Evaluate             Identify          Develop          Define       List

Examples of Learning Objectives
"At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to:
-List five indicators that link a healthy community to healthy economy.
-Articulate the procedure for assessing the health status of a patient with Alzheimer's Disease.
-Develop a care plan for a family of six supported by an annual income of $32,000, and caring for a
child who has cystic fibrosis.

Departmental Objectives: [For core courses, please list the official learning objectives for the
CORE COURSES. For departmental non-core courses, please list the official departmental
learning objectives for the specialty track. Katharine Stewart can provide you with Core or
Departmental Learning Objectives; these are also printed in the 2006-2008 COPH Course

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Catalog. PLEASE INDICATE               WHICH CORE OR DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES ARE
ADDRESSED BY THIS COURSE.]

CORE COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
A.   Define the components of community-based public health practice.
B.   Describe basic and contemporary issues of public health, including tools of community-based
     health assessment, surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention, policy, cultural
     competency, and ethics.
C.   Demonstrate the ability to complete descriptive analyses as well as nonparametric, regression,
     multiple comparisons of means and analysis of variance for one- and two-factor experiment
     biostatistics for datasets.
D.   Demonstrate an understanding of core statistical concepts, including database principles, basic
     probability principles, diagnostic test statistics, tests of hypotheses, sample-size estimation, and
     power of tests.
E.   Describe the elements of the common chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the
     occupational and community settings, along with the ways in which these hazards are evaluated,
     controlled, and regulated.
F.   Define the major components of at least two models of health behavior change, i.e., the Health
     Belief Model, Transtheoretical Model, Social Cognitive Theory.
G.   Describe the organizational arrangements, financing, health status issues, health insurance,
     health manpower, cost of health care, quality of health care, access and regulatory issues of the
     health care delivery system in the United States.
H.   Describe the core concepts of epidemiology, including its history and theoretical basis; measures
     of morbidity, mortality, disease transmission and risk; major study designs; measures of
     association; bias, confounding and interaction; evaluation of screening tests; inference; and
     causality.

Course-Related Programmatic Objectives: [Please list major competencies that are developed
by this course, particularly those that are identified as relevant for all public health
practitioners. These may be taken from the Linkages Core Competencies or the Ten Essential
Public Health Services. These are printed in Appendices A and B of the 2006-2008 COPH
Course Catalog.]
     (For Example, from Linkages Competencies:)
   I. In public health needs assessment, program development, evaluation and other applications,
       design approaches taking into account community and cultural health definitions, culturally-
       based health behaviors, and cultural communication styles in planning and implementing
       effective programs and evaluations.
  II. Involve community in assessing need for health programs, selecting health program approach,
       planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.
 III. Use analytical, synthesis and critical thinking skills to develop solutions to complex public health
       problems and situations demonstrating creative problem-solving.
 IV. Communicate effectively both in writing and orally, including report and proposal preparation,
       and interaction with the media to communicate public health information.

Organizing Theme or Structure

Example from Harvard course: Politics and Strategies for Change in Health Policy

“This course is organized around the following topics:
     The Politics of Health
     Political Strategy
     Lobbying and Interest Groups
     The Media and Public Opinion
     Campaigns, Elections, and Health Policy


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     Coalition-building
     Grass-Roots Advocacy
In addition, there will be four case studies that illustrate and probe the topics outlined above.”

Required Course Materials
       Textbook(s): (Refer to Appendix T pages 145-147)

        Additional readings:

Assignments and Grading

Assignment Outline

Type of               Date or Date      Weight (if      Course Objective(s) Addressed by this
Assignment            Due               graded)         Assignment




Assignment Details


Exam Details


Grading Policies


Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Policies
Attendance: Students are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of their studies and in their class
attendance. Students have the responsibility of making arrangements satisfactory to the instructor
regarding all absences. Such arrangements should be made prior to the absence if possible. Policies
of making up work missed as a result of absence are at the discretion of the instructor, and students
should inform themselves at the beginning of each semester concerning the policies of their
instructors.

Students with a disability: It is the policy of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health to
accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal law, state law, and the University‟s
commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a documented disability who needs
accommodation should request to meet with the course instructor and the Associate Dean for Student
Affairs no later than within the first 14 days (two weeks) following the first class meeting to develop an
accommodation plan. Any student with a documented disability who determines later in the semester
to seek accommodation or who develops a disability during the semester, should refer to the
procedures outlined in the college catalogue. Failure to follow these procedures may be construed as
a waiver of your rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990. [The catalog states that this statement should be in all syllabi.]

Academic Integrity: UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has an Honor Council that
responds to allegations of violations of common rules of academic integrity, including plagiarism;
giving or receiving any form of aid on quizzes or examinations that is not expressly permitted by the
instructor; or falsification of any report, experimental results, or research data. Please review the
Honor Code in the COPH Student Handbook, which can be found at
http://www.uams.edu/coph/cophandbook.pdf.




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Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as adopting, appropriating for one‟s own use and/or incorporating in
one‟s own work, without acknowledgement, passages, tables, photographs, models, figures, and
illustrations from the writings or works of others; presenting parts of passages of other‟s writing as
products of one‟s own mind. Any student who plagiarizes may be subject to receiving a zero on the
written work and may be dismissed from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Other
penalties may be imposed by the COPH Honor Council, as described in the COPH Student Handbook.

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health subscribes to a web-based plagiarism detection and
prevention system that is used by colleges and universities nationwide. The system works by
scanning the student‟s document and matching the document against databases of texts, journals,
electronic and web sources (including web sites that distribute or sell pre-written essays or term
papers). Course instructors may, at their discretion, submit students‟ written work to the plagiarism
detection system for the purpose of evaluating whether students have plagiarized. If the instructor of a
COPH course opts to use the plagiarism detection system, he or she will inform students of this, and
will instruct students about how to submit their written work to the instructor.

Course Schedule

Date             Required Readings or Assignments                   Topic




Bibliography

Classmates
[This table would be a place where students could get the names and contact information from some
of their classmates.]

Name                        Phone Number                   E-mail




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Part VIII: During the Course

Drop/Add Courses
Students are permitted to add courses if approved by the instructor and their faculty
advisor, during the first two weeks of each semester.

A course may be dropped during the first twenty (20) class days of a Fall or Spring
semester without having the withdrawal shown on the official record.

After the first 20 class days, and before the last 20 class days of the Fall or Spring
semester, a student may drop a course, but a mark of "W", indicating withdrawal, is
recorded.

A student may not drop a course during the last 20 class days of the Fall or Spring
semester.

A course may be dropped during the first ten (10) class days of the Summer session
without having the withdrawal shown on the official record.

After the first 10 class days and before the last 10 class days of the Summer session,
a student may drop a course, but a mark of "W" indicating withdrawal, is recorded. A
student may not drop a course during the last 10 class days of the Summer session.

Attendance
Students are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of their studies and in their class
attendance. Students have the responsibility of making arrangements satisfactory to
the instructor regarding all absences. Such arrangements should be made prior to
the absence if possible. Policies of making up work missed as a result of absence
are at the discretion of the instructor, and students should inform themselves at the
beginning of each semester concerning the policies of their instructors.

Class days start on the date listed on the academic calendar as the date the
semester begins. For the purposes of dropping classes, the number of class days
specified above refers to the number of calendar days following the day on which
classes started (exclusive of weekends and holidays) regardless of how many, if any,
class sessions in a particular course were held.

Honor Code/Plagiarism
The COPH Honor Code applies to all students equally. Any student breaking this
code may be subject to administrative action.

Course instructors have access to a Website that provides screenings for plagiarism.
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Audiovisual
For reservation of audio-visual equipment for use in the COPH building, you must
visit the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health AV Reservations website at
http://www.uams.edu/coph/AVReservations.htm and fill out the form at least 24 hours
in advance of your need. If you would like to request audio-visual equipment for use
in other parts of the UAMS campus, please contact the Office of Academic Services
at (501) 686-5555.

Technology
Information Technology (IT) assistance is available by intranet at www.uams.edu or
at 526-6555 (Help Desk).

Cancelled Classes
Canceled classes and examinations will be rescheduled by the department or course
faculty at a later time. If the inclement weather policy has not been invoked but the
road conditions where the student lives preclude safe travel, the student should notify
the course faculty to make up what was missed.

The following day, after the alert has been issued, students should again consult
local media (TV and radio) to learn if classes have been canceled. If the alert occurs
on the day of COPH registration, the next available workday that is not a UAMS
College registration day will be used to register COPH students. The COPH will post
the alternate registration date on their website.

Evaluations of Guest Lecturers
Whenever possible, students should be encouraged to provide evaluations of guest
lecturers in COPH courses. This achieves three goals. It allows students to provide
feedback on visiting instructors in their course, it allows teaching faculty to receive
information about guest lecturers that may assist them in future course planning, and
it provides guest lecturers with documentation of their teaching activities for self-
evaluation, P&T, and other purposes.

Guest lecturer evaluation forms have been designed for this purpose and are
available from the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Evaluations of guest lecturers should be collected in class and returned to the Office
of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for compilation. A compiled copy of the
evaluations then will be provided to the guest lecturer and the instructor of record for
the course.

Part IX: Ending the Course

Student Evaluations
Student evaluation of all COPH courses is expected. Please distribute evaluation
forms to your students at the last class meeting, collect and return these forms to the
office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. These evaluations are compiled


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and sent back to you and your Department Chair, who will review them with you. If
you need additional assistance please call 526-6622.

Grades/Grade Sheets
At the end of each semester the COPH Registrar will distribute grade sheets. You are
expected to complete and return these to the Registrar by the indicated date. Should
you need to change a grade, please contact the Registrar for assistance at 526-
6612.

Final grades for most courses are "A", "B", "C", "D" and "F" (No credit is earned
for courses in which a grade of "F" is recorded.)

A final grade of "F" shall be assigned to a student who is failing on the basis of work
completed but who has not completed all requirements. The instructor may change
an "F" so assigned to a passing grade if warranted by satisfactory completion of all
requirements.

A mark of "I" may be assigned to a student who has not completed all course
requirements if the work completed is of passing quality. All grades of "I" submitted to
the Registrar must be accompanied by a contract template regarding receipt of a
grade of “Incomplete”. The contract must be signed and dated by both the student
and instructor (refer to: Template/Contract Regarding the Receipt of a Grade of
"incomplete" page 148). Additionally, an "I" so assigned may be changed to a grade
provided all course requirements have been completed within 12 weeks from the
beginning of the next semester after receiving the "I." If the instructor does not report
a grade within the 12-week period, the "I" shall be changed to an "F." When the mark
of "I" is changed to a final grade, this shall become the grade for the semester in
which the course was originally taken.

A mark of "AU" (Audit) is given to a student who officially registers and completes a
course for audit purposes. If an instructor does not wish to award an “AU” to a
student who enrolled for audit, the following procedure will be followed:
    If the student had no other obligation than to attend lectures, a notation will be
      made that the course was “Not Completed.”
    If the student and instructor had agreed on certain obligations to be fulfilled by
      the student, the instructor shall write a letter indicating the nature of the
      arrangements and stating that the student did not complete the obligations. A
      notation will be made on the Academic Transcript stating, “See letter in file.”

A mark of "CR" (Credit) is given for a course in which the University allows credit
toward a degree, but for which no grade points are earned. The mark "CR" is not
normally awarded for post-baccalaureate courses but may be granted for
independent academic activities. With departmental (or program area) approval and
in special circumstances, up to a maximum of six semester hours of "CR" may be
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For courses designated to be graded on a Pass/No Pass basis, a mark of “P”
(Pass) is given for a course for which a student did work of a passing quality. The
mark of “P” allows credit toward a degree but no grade points are earned. A mark of
“NP” (No Pass) indicates the student did not do work of passing quality, and no credit
or grade points are awarded.

A mixing of course letter grades and the mark "CR," “P”, or “NP” is not permitted in
post-baccalaureate courses and is not to be so reported on the Official Final Grade
Report. If a letter grade is reported for any student on the Final Grade Report, then
all students listed on that report must receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) or a
mark of "I." A change of grade (from "CR," “P,” or “NP” to a letter grade) is not
permitted for courses in which "CR," “P,” or “NP” marks are reported.

A mark of "In Progress" indicates that the student registered for capstone
coursework (preceptorship and integration project), master's thesis, or doctoral
dissertation. The mark "In Progress" gives neither credit nor grade points toward a
degree. When the capstone courses or thesis are completed, although a student may
have registered for more than the maximum of credit hours required, a letter grade is
assigned for required credit hours only.

A mark of "S" (Satisfactory) is assigned in courses such as special problems and
research when a final grade is inappropriate. The mark "S" is not assigned to
courses or work for which credit is given (and thus no grade points are earned for
such work). If credit is awarded upon the completion of such work, a grade or mark
may be assigned at that time and, if a grade is assigned, grade points will be earned.

A mark of "W" (Withdrawal) will be given for courses from which a student
withdraws after the first 20 class days and before the last 20 class days of the
semester or after the first 10 class days and before the last 10 class days of the
summer session. (Class days start and end on the date listed on the academic
calendar as the date the semester begins or ends. For purpose of dropping classes,
the number of class days specified above refers to the number of calendar days
following the day on which classes started or preceding the number of calendar days
on which classes end (exclusive of weekends and holidays) regardless of how many,
if any, class sessions in a particular course were held.)

Numerical Evaluations/Grades
"A" is assigned 12 points for each semester hour of that grade; "B" 9 points; "C" 6
points; "D" 3 point, and "F" 0 points.

Grades/Transcripts
Grades and transcripts will be withheld and registration refused to any students who
fail to return laboratory, library or other university property entrusted to their care;
who fail to comply with rules governing the audit of student organization accounts;
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charges assessed by UAMS; or who have failed to properly submit all required forms
to the Office of Student Services.

Part X: Academic Services for COPH Students and Faculty

Web Page of the COPH
The UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health web page is located at
http://www.uams.edu/coph. Students may find the latest contact information, course
descriptions, forms and other important information on the webpage.

Academic Assistance/Educational Services
The Office of Educational Services is located in the Education Building, Room 8/141
(501-686-5575) and is responsible for the logistic support of curriculum delivery for
the various Colleges at UAMS. Such functions include:
   1. Scheduling of all meetings/classes held within the ED Building and ground
      floor of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Building. Any
      recognized student organization, with the approval of its faculty advisor, may
      use UAMS facilities for open or closed meetings or performances subject only
      to scheduling regulations. The director of the Office of Educational Services
      coordinates the scheduling of major student-sponsored events and assists in
      resolving schedule and faculty conflicts;

   2. Delivery and/or loan of audiovisual equipment to UAMS faculty/staff;

   3. Assignment of student lockers within the ED Building (not including the lockers
      in the COPH Student Lounge area – these lockers are assigned through the
      COPH Student Council);

   4. Support of the teaching laboratories through personnel, supplies, and
      equipment;

   5. Rental of microscopes; and

   6. Scheduling and operation of the interactive video network.
Learner Assistance Program
OED‟s Learner Assistance Program provides three types of academic support for
students: 1) large group sessions on study, learning and test-taking, conducted by
OED faculty; 2) assistance to individual students in reviewing study and learning
skills, and 3) small group sessions conducted by peer tutors.
Large group sessions are offered at the beginning of the academic year or
semester. These sessions can be in the form of a short presentation at orientation or
longer „workshop‟ type sessions designed in conjunction with course faculty.
Individual sessions are available to any UAMS student interested in improving
his/her learning skills. "A" students find these types of sessions useful in helping

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them make better use of their study time and increase retention. These sessions are
helpful to other students in improving their grades. To arrange either group or
individual assistance, call 686-5720.
A peer-tutorial program staffed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students
who are interested in assisting other students, is available in some pre-clinical
courses. OED tries to locate tutors for courses that historically represent a major
departure from pre-professional courses in terms of either amount or type of content
or type of testing. The number of peer tutors varies from year to year depending on
student interest in and willingness to tutor. Therefore tutoring in a course is generally
available only after the first series of major exams and to students with an
unsatisfactory grade (D or F).
Tutorial sessions are not „rehashes‟ of lectures. Peer tutors help students develop
learning skills specific to the demands of a particular course. Tutors prepare for a
session by developing (or using instructor-developed) questions designed to check
students‟ understanding of major concepts.
Principle Contact:
Phone: 501 686-5720; FAX: 501 686-7053
E-mail: GarrettJudithE@Uams.Edu


Consultation Services
OED provides consultation in teaching/learning methodologies and
evaluation/assessment technologies in the following areas.


Classroom Instruction                      Student Assessment
 Lectures                                    Multiple-choice Exams
 Small Groups                                Performance Assessment
 Problem-based                               Portfolios
 Team-based                                Testing/Survey Technologies
Design of Instructional Programs            Remark Test-scoring System
 Curricula or Courses                       WebCT
 Web-Based Learning                          New Innovations

Use and Design of Instructional            Program Evaluation
Technology/Media
 Compressed Video for Instruction            Evaluation Plan Design
 Poster Sessions                             Implementation of Project Evaluation
 Video
 Multimedia                                  Data Collection Design
 Web-based Learning                          Data File Management



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Principal Contact:                         Data Analysis
Phone: 501 686-5720; FAX: 501 686-         Graphic Display of Outcomes
7053
E-mail: HeestandDianeE@Uams.Edu           Generation of Stand-alone Evaluation
                                         Reports
                                          Generation of Evaluation Segments in
                                         Publications
                                           Instruction


                                         Research Design and Application of
                                         Statistics




Library Services

The Library Website is: http://www.library.uams.edu. Students should consult the
webpage for a complete list of services offered by the Library.

The UAMS Library serves the faculty, staff, and students of all colleges on the
campus as well as the staff of the University Hospital. It also extends reference and
borrowing privileges to health care practitioners throughout Arkansas either directly
or through the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Libraries. The collection and
services are designed to fill the education, research and patient care needs of all of
the Library‟s users. As of May 1, 2003, the collection numbered 45,000 books (about
160 are available online); more than 2,000 current journal subscriptions (many of
which are available online); 130,000 volumes of bounds journals; 3,000 microfilm
volumes; and 4,400 media pieces.

Public access computers in the Library provide access to the Library catalog and
online resources and to the Internet. All computers in the Library are covered by the
Acceptable Use Policy – Student use of UAMS Network and Computer Resources.

Regular Library hours are as follows:
      Monday through Thursday                            7:30 a.m. to Midnight
      Friday                                             7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      Saturday                                           9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      Sunday                                             2:00 p.m. to Midnight



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       Special library hours during holiday periods will be posted in advance. You
       may also check the library‟s web page at www.library.uams.edu. When the
       library is closed, materials may be returned to the outside book drops located
       on the northeast corner of the Education Building between the building and
       parking deck and in the lobby of the Education Building.

       The library does not charge overdue fines, but users who abuse the Library‟s
       check out privileges will find them canceled. There is a limit of ten (10) books,
       which can be checked out at one time, but no limit on the number of serials.

       The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is occasionally closed, or open shorter
       hours than the rest of the Library, when classes are not in session. The LRC
       closes at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday when classes are not in
       session in the summer.

Special Collections

Reserve Collection: Print materials instructors select to support lecture and class
assignments are housed behind the Circulation Desk. Items may be checked out for
two hours but must be used in the Library.

Electronic Reserves: Digital materials, such as images, PowerPoint presentations,
and documents, placed on reserve for students are available from the electronic
reserve component on the Library Website. These materials are password-protected
to allow access only to students enrolled in the courses.

Reference Collection: Non-circulating reference materials are housed on the first
floor of the Library. Ask as the Reference Desk for help in locating items or
information. The Robert Watson Room houses historical directories and biographies.

Ready Reference Collection: The most heavily-used reference items are located
near the Reference Desk. Ready Reference materials do not circulate.

History of Medicine Collection: Works pertaining to the history of medicine around
the world are located on the second floor in the Historical Research Center. The
Archives Collection, also located in the Historical Research Center, contains records
documenting the history of UAMS and the health sciences in Arkansas.

Core Collection: This small collection of non-circulating, heavily used, basic
materials, primarily recent textbooks, covers all areas of the health sciences. The
collection is adjacent to the Information Desk and the Circulation Desk, and is used
as a quick reference source. Duplicate copies of these books will be found in the
Book Collection on the third floor.

Circulating Collection
The circulating collection of books is located on the third floor. A book may be
checked out for two weeks. It may be renewed twice for two weeks each renewal


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period, as long as another patron has not placed a hold on the item. Journals may
not be renewed. Most journals (bound and unbound) may be checked out for two
days.

Faculty Reserve items may only be checked out for two hours. They may not be
taken from the library.

Reference Services

Reference Services staff are available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the
Library Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to help students make the
most efficient use of the Library. They will be happy to provide instruction in Library
use. There is no charge for basic reference services.

Online Catalog: Records for all the books, audiovisuals, journal titles, and computer-
based instructional programs the Library owns are included in the online catalog, as
well as records for books owned by some departmental libraries and the libraries at
Arkansas Children‟s Hospital and the AHECs. The catalog may be searched on
computers in the Library or remotely over the Internet. Printers are provided with
Library computers. There is no charge for use of the online catalog, but there is a
small charge for printing from the computers.

Ovid: The Library offers the Ovid database system that contains the complete
MEDLINE database back to 1966, including abstracts and non-English language
citations. It also contains CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
Literature), HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments), PsycINFO, Current
Contents/Clinical Medicine and Life Sciences sections, IPA (International
Pharmaceutical Abstracts), and EBM (Evidence Based Medicine) Reviews
databases, plus full text of more than 100 journal titles. Bibliographies of citations
and/or abstracts plus full text articles from the 100+ Ovid online journals can be
printed or e-mailed. Ovid may be searched on computers provided in the Library or
through the Internet from the Library‟s Website at http://www.library.uams.edu.
Access from UAMS facilities (any campus) does not require a password. When
accessing online resources from off-campus, you will be asked to supply your last
name and UAMS badge barcode number.                 The Library‟s Website contains
information on remote access to Ovid and other electronic resources. Introductory
Ovid classes are available; call 686-6736 to register.

Other Electronic Databases and Resources:           Many other educational and
informational resources, such as drug references, curriculum resources, clinical
resource tools and full-text books are available under Electronic Resources on the
Library Webpage. Most are available off-campus as well as on campus.

Mediated Computer Searching: Librarians can search in any of over 500 databases
available in all subject areas. Students are required to be present while the search
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Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library, or by calling 686-6734. Search
results will be a printed bibliography or on a disk.

Library Research Instruction: The Library offers Library Research Instruction at the
request of faculty, staff, or a group of students. Instruction can be tailored to meet
specific research needs, including both print and electronic resources. Call 686-6736
for more information.

UAMS Library Website

The UAMS Library Website is available at http://www.library.uams.edu or through the
UAMS home page at http://www.uams.edu. It includes links to information about the
UAMS Library, its services, collections, and databases, as well as links to Ovid
databases, the Library‟s online catalog, and other library catalogs in Arkansas and
the U.S., and many other electronic reference and research materials. Additionally,
links to other Internet resources, including subject-oriented health sciences sites, are
provided. The Library adds new resources to the site on a regular basis.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan will obtain materials not available in the UAMS Library from other
libraries and commercial document suppliers. Interlibrary Loan requests must be
submitted through the ILLiad section of the Library‟s Website. ILLiad required a one-
time registration. Most work- or study-related materials can be obtained without cost
to the patron; if fees are applicable, notification will be made in advance. For more
information, please call 686-6742 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Document Delivery

Materials in the Library collection will be collected and copied for UAMS students,
staff, and faculty for a fee. A request form should be completed for each article or
chapter. Document Delivery requests may be submitted through the ILLiad section of
the Library‟s Website.       ILLiad requires a cone-time registration.   For more
information, please call 686-8680 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Microfilm/Microfiche

One plain-paper microfilm/microfiche reader is available in the Library‟s Photocopier
Room on the first floor. The cost per copy is 10 cents. Several microfiche and
microfilm readers are available throughout the Library.

Photocopiers

Self-service photocopiers are available in the Library‟s Photocopier Room on the first
floor. The cost per copy is 10 cents when using coins. Payment may also be made
via Vendacards that may be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk with a check,

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interdepartmental transfer, or cash in the correct amount. The minimum price for a
Vendacard is $5.00. A dollar bill changer is located in the Photocopier Room.
Report any problems to the Circulation Desk.

Standard Loan Periods

   1. Reserve Items: Print items normally check out for two hours use in the
      Library.

   2. Unbound Journals: Check out for two working days. No renewals.

   3. Bound Journals: Check out for two working days. No renewals.

   4. Books: May check out 10 books for two weeks. A book may be renewed two
      times after the original due date unless another patron has requested the
      material by placing a hold on the item.

   5. Audiovisuals and Educational CD-ROMs. Check out for three working days
      unless restricted.

   6. Abstracts, indexes, and reference materials are not circulated.

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Audiovisual materials and equipment are available for student use in the LRC on the
3rd floor of the Library. The audiovisual collection includes slide sets, videotapes in
both 1/2"VHS and 3/4" format, audiocassettes and models. Audiovisual materials
that are not restricted are available for 3-day checkout, but the LRC does not lend
equipment. Students may request that videotapes be shown on the campus cable
network that includes Jeff Banks dormitory rooms.

The Library's self-instructional computer-based instruction programs are housed in
the LRC on the 5th floor of the Library. The LRC has IBM-compatible and Macintosh
microcomputers.

The 5th floor also offers a large classroom equipped with microcomputers and used
for teaching classes that require microcomputers and access to the campus networks
or to the campus VAX computer. When not in use for classroom instruction, students
may use the microcomputers in this room.

Creative Services
Media Services provides a full range of production and support services to all UAMS
faculty, staff, and students in the print, graphic, photographic, and digital media,
including motion media (television). Professional media specialists are available to
assist students with a wide variety of support and production functions, for both
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Helpful Web Features: free approved commonly used logos ready to download; free
UAMS specific Power Point templates; free campus photography available at
PowerPoint resolution; order business cards and other stationery items on line.

Graphic Design and Medical Illustration Services: design and production of scientific
and general-purpose posters, typesetting services, slide presentation planning and
design, anatomical and technical drawing.

Photographic Services: photography of lab set-ups, 35mm slides, sale and
processing of 35 mm black and white and color slide films, application and ID photos
(can be made quickly from digital ID badge photo on file), publication quality photo
prints.

Printing/Copy Services: offset printing and high-speed duplication of documents and
publications of all descriptions (within normal restrictions of copyright law, hard cover
binding of multi-page documents.

Television/Audio Services: production of television programs and features (including
animation), video and audiotape duplication.

Digital Imaging Services: production of color copies (including two-sided color
copies), high-resolution 35 mm computer-generated slides, PowerPoint presentation
materials, web design, large full color poster prints. As with most Media Services
functions and services, digital imaging work is tailored to the specialized needs of
scientific presentation and publication such as labeling gels, figures for publications
prints, etc.

Web Design/Multimedia Services: create web-based databases, produce multimedia
projects, and design, produce and maintain Web sites.

Imaging Services: will copy slides to CD-ROM; photographic restoration of historic
images; medical/clinical photographs available; public relations and editorial
photographs available; and will provide student and staff application photos.

Writing and Editing: writing and editing services which can be accessed at any level;
can write the document from the ground up, or can be the “second set of eyes” to
help catch every single typo; can help you write and edit flyers, brochures and
newsletters, as well as copy for the Web; will work with on case studies and scientific
papers, and help compile annual reports and other large publications.

Free Training/Classes: offers an extensive schedule of free classes on various media
design and production topics that run the gamut of applications, tailored for
biomedical sciences professionals. An assortment of technical publications on a
wide variety of biomedical media topics is also available without charge on request.
Creative Services personnel are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in the
main offices on the B level of Education Two, and can be reached at 686-5570. For


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additional information about Medical Services functions or products and services,
please telephone or visit our website at http://www.uams.edu/mediaservices.

University Bookstore
The UAMS Bookstore serves the campus by providing the most up-to-date medical
and public health reference books and textbooks available. A 10% discount on
books is given to students, faculty, and staff for the current semester or upcoming
semester with proper UAMS I.D. The Bookstore can special order almost anything,
including texts not in stock; the only requirement is prepayment. The Bookstore also
carries consumer health titles and gift books.           In addition to books, other
merchandise carried by the Bookstore includes academically-priced computer
software, accessories and peripherals; assorted soft goods including T-shirts,
sweatshirts, jackets, lab jackets (plain or monogrammed); UAMS insignia gift items;
supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils, etc.; postage stamps; candy;
cosmetics; name tags; and prepaid phone cards; prepaid credit cards; prepaid cell
phone minutes; and medical equipment. The UAMS bookstore is located at 200
Hooper Drive across from ED II. The building and is open 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday. The Bookstore accepts cash, personal checks with a valid driver‟s
license, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Telephone: (501) 603-
1944; (501) 686-6169; e-mail: Bookstore@uams.edu. The bookstore also has
online shopping available at www.uamsbookstore.com.

Mail Service
Inter-departmental mail can be sent free of charge by dropping the letter or packet off
at the mailroom in the student lounge of the COPH Building or in any departmental
office. There are postal facilities in the UAMS Medical Center in room G900 of
University Hospital The mailroom window is open Monday - Friday between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Parking
All parking on campus is controlled. Residence Hall residents may park in the
specified lot near the residence hall after the payment of a yearly fee. Commuting
students may park at War Memorial stadium and ride the shuttle bus to the UAMS
campus. For further information, call UAMS Traffic Department (501) 526-PARK or
visit the website at www.uams.edu/parking.

Identification Badges
For those students attending classes on the UAMS campus, a picture identification
card will be made at the time of orientation. Students not attending classes on the
UAMS campus but who wish to access the University Library or other UAMS
resources should arrange at their convenience to have a picture identification card
made in Education Building II, room B104, Monday, between the hours of 3:00p.m.
and 3:30p.m., and Tuesday, between the hours of 8:00am-8:30AM and 3:00p.m.-
3:30p.m.. At subsequent yearly registrations, a new sticker will be applied to show
that the student is currently registered and in good standing. ID badges must be
worn at all times while on campus. Replacement badges can be obtained by


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calling Media Services at (501) 686-5570 and reporting you have lost your badge.
The cost of a replacement badge using your existing picture on file is $11.00. The
cost for a new badge with a new picture is $13.00 but you must report to Media
Services at the location and time noted above. ID badges entitle students to use the
UAMS library, obtain tickets to University functions at student rates, and receive a
discount in the Hospital Cafeteria or Gourmet Bean.

Financial Aid Services
The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of the Fay W. Boozman College of
Public Health in room 1232B. Financial Aid assistance is a shared program among
all colleges and schools at UAMS with the exception of the College of Medicine.
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is not
necessary to make an appointment to visit with a Financial Aid Officer. Each year the
Financial Aid Office publishes a Financial Aid Booklet that provides students and
potential students with information on programs available, application procedures,
and general processing information. A student must be fully admitted to and enrolled
at least half-time (four hours in fall and spring, three in summer) in the Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Booklet
can be obtained at the Financial Aid Office or by calling (501) 686-5451.

Part XI: Medical/Mental Health Services for COPH Students and Faculty

Pastoral Care Services
The Department of Pastoral Care and Education exists within the UAMS Medical
Center to provide pastoral care and counseling to patients and family members.
Students, faculty, and staff persons may also contact them for personal counseling,
spiritual guidance, or referrals.
The non-denominational Samuel Moore Walton Memorial Chapel is open every day
from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for quiet prayer and meditation. It is located on Floor 1 of
the Hospital (1E90) near the Dental Hygiene waiting room. The Pastoral Care Office
is located on the first floor of the Hospital (1E50) across from the Hospital Gift Shop.
The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please come by or call (501) 686-5410 if we may assist you.

Student Health Services
Employee Health/Student Preventive Health Services (EH/SPHS) provides the
following services at no cost to the student:
     Establishment and maintenance of an immunization record
     Tuberculosis skin test
     Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine
     Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine
     Hepatitis B vaccine series
     Post-vaccination Hepatitis B antibody testing
     Varicella vaccine series


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      Influenza vaccine
      Health Risk Appraisal questionnaire
      Care of needle sticks and blood/body fluid exposures.

EH/SPHS is located in the Family Medical Center at 6th and Stephens Drive, across
the street from the Jones Eye Institute. EH/SPHS has a separate entrance off the
parking lot. The clinic is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A
satellite clinic is located on the 8th floor of the hospital. The satellite clinic is open
7:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Both locations are closed on holidays. An
appointment is not necessary at either clinic.        Call (501) 686-6560 if you have
questions regarding our services.

Family Medical Center (FMC)
The Family Medical Center (FMC) is located on the UAMS campus on the corner of
6th and Stephens Drive. The FMC offers medical care to students and their families
who choose one of our Family Practice Physicians as their Primary Care Physician
(PCP). The FMC offers a full range of Primary Care including: women‟s health,
newborn, pediatric, and adult care.

Appointments may be made by calling (501) 686-5650. When calling, please
identify yourself as a UAMS student to receive preference in scheduling.

Students under the UAMS insurance plan, QualChoice of Arkansas, are responsible
for the co-payment at the time of check-in at the FMC. Students who have insurance
other than QualChoice of Arkansas are responsible for any deductibles or co-
payments associated with their insurance.

Call (501) 686-6560 and ask to speak with a manager if you have questions
regarding service or billing.

Student Mental Health Services
Contact:
Medical Director (501) 686-8408
Program Manager (501) 686-8408

The UAMS Student Wellness Program (SWP) is a preventive service created to
provide short term, confidential assistance for students who are actively enrolled at
UAMS (Little Rock campus). The purpose of this service is to provide the necessary
tools for students to achieve their fullest potential.

Students may seek help for depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts,
academic difficulties and numerous other issues interfering with their maximal
functioning.

Seeking care through this service is absolutely confidential. The only exceptions to
the strict code of confidentiality (as required by law) include homicidality (planning to


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kill someone else, or being so severely impaired that someone else‟s life is in
jeopardy), suicidality (planning to kill one‟s self) and child abuse. Record keeping is
also strictly confidential within the student mental health clinic and does not go to the
campus-wide UAMS medical record.

There is no financial cost to students for seeking care. The service is made possible
through the support of the Chancellor of UAMS, the various colleges, and a portion of
the student health fee. A generic report is generated annually to justify continued
funding for the service. This report includes the number of students who have
utilized the service and describes the types of difficulties for which the students
sought help. The report contains NO identifying information and does NOT go into
the academic records of students.

This service is highly utilized by students. It is ESSENTIAL to keep an appointment
once made OR give at least 24 hours cancellation notice. By doing so, the service is
better equipped to handle the volume of students seeking care in a timely manner.

Referrals for Long Term Difficulties
Students suffering from major mental illnesses and/or severe substance addiction
requiring inpatient hospitalization and/or intensive long-term care will be referred to
their community mental health center, the Capital Avenue Psychiatric Clinic, or to
appropriate resources in the community depending upon the student‟s wishes and
resources. The cost for this level of care is the responsibility of the student.

Hours
The Student Mental Health Clinic is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Students are seen by appointment only. To schedule an
appointment, telephone the Program Manager at (501) 686-8408. The Program
Manager treats very private information with the utmost level of confidentiality. It will
be important for her to fully understand the difficulty to allow her to triage urgent
situations immediately and/or schedule each student with the most skilled clinician for
his/her particular problem. In the rare event of an after-hours emergency, call the
emergency telephone number at (501) 686-7000, and remain on the line to talk to an
operator who will page the UAMS Department of Psychology resident on call. This
resident will consult the faculty backup as needed.

Location
The Student Mental Health Office Suite is located at 201 Jack Stephens Drive on the
street level. Unauthorized vehicles are towed to insure that students utilizing the
service have a convenient site to park during their appointments.

Rape Crisis Hotline
In Arkansas, if a person reports being raped and reports the incident within the first
72 hours to the local police, he or she is entitled to: (1) a free medical/legal exam by
a physician from the State Medical Examiner‟s office who will appear in court, if
needed; and (2) free medical care for the first 48 hours.


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This service is provided for the Pulaski County area through all local hospitals and in
addition serves these counties: Faulkner, Conway, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, and
Yell. Call Rape Crisis, (501) 801-2700 or 1-877-432-5368, for information on rape
prevention and services available to rape victims.

Other Faculty/Student Assistance

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Katharine E. Stewart, PhD, MPH, is located in the COPH Dean‟s Suite. Please
contact her assistant Ms. Melanie Bainter at 526-6622 to make an appointment with
Dr. Stewart. You may email Dr. Stewart at kestewart@uams.edu or Ms. Bainter at
baintermelaniej@uams.edu.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Jan S. Richter, EdD, CHES. is located in COPH 1218. She may be reached at 526-
6697 or richterjan@uams.edu.

Department Chairs
Faculty Advisors are encouraged to contact their Department Chair with any
questions.
BIOS        Paula Roberson         296-1556
EPI         Fred Kadlubar          526-6686
EOH         Jay Gandy              686-5239
HBHE        Carol Cornell          526-6708
HPM         John Wayne             526-6604
MHSA        Andreas Muller         526-6645
DrPH        John Wayne             526-6604
PhD/HPPR Paul Greene               526-6706
PhD/HSR     Glen Mays              526-6647

In addition, COPH faculty members are encouraged to be familiar with the UAMS
Faculty        Handbook        which       may         be       found       at
www.uams.edu/academic_affairs/facultyhandbk/contents.htm.

Student Services Coordinator and Student Recruitment
Joe Harvey, MSEd is located in the COPH Office of Student Services 1216 at 526-
6605 or jwharvey@uams.edu.

Director of Admissions and Alumni Affairs
Leslie Hitt, the COPH Director of Admissions and Student Alumni, is located in COPH
1214. She may be reached at 526-6605 or llhitt@uams.edu.

Registrar
B. Marie Walker, the COPH Registrar, may be found in COPH 1212. She may be
reached at 526-6612 or bmwalker@uams.edu.


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UAMS Emergency
FIRE ASSISTANCE - dial (501) 686-5333

POLICE DIALING - dial (501) 686-7777 (UAMS Police Department)

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM - dial (501) 686-5835 or (501) 686-
6333

POISON CONTROL CENTER - dial (501) 686-5540

Emergency Telephones
Emergency telephones have been installed on campus for immediate access to the
UAMS Police Department at any time of the day or night. Revolving blue lights mark
the phones on each level of the parking deck: Lot 1 (North of the parking deck); Lot 4
(South of the Research Building); VIP Lot (Between the hospital and Child Study
Center); and Lot 7 (East of the Dormitory). If you need help or want to report any
unusual situation, open the phone box door and lift the receiver; a UAMS police
officer will answer.

Part XII: Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health
The MS in Occupational and Environmental Health is subject to the rules and
regulations of the UAMS Graduate School. Specific information regarding this
degree program may be found in the UAMS Graduate School Catalog.

Part XIII: DrPH in Public Health Leadership
The Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership provides extensive training
in the public health sciences, public health practice, and leadership skills necessary
to respond to the rapidly shifting, sometimes unanticipated challenges of the public
health and health care systems. The focus of the DrPH program is in developing
public health leaders who can integrate public health science into public health
practice, apply models and theories in public health to chronic and emerging issues
in practice, and demonstrate leadership in working with public health teams. Further
information about the DrPH program may be found in this catalog and on the COPH
website at www.uams.edu/ coph/applicants.

Part XIV: PhD Health System Research
The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health offers a program of instruction leading
to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Health Systems Research. The
program provides students with the theoretical and methodological foundations
necessary to conduct creative and independent research on health systems, with the
ultimate goal of identifying pathways to improved health system performance through
evidence-based policy and management. The curriculum involves intensive and
focused study in the theoretical perspectives and methodological strategies relevant
to research on the organization, financing, and delivery of health services, including
issues of quality, accessibility, efficiency, and equity within systems of care. Students

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will develop scholarly expertise in these areas of study, advanced skills in
quantitative research methods, confidence in their teaching, and a high standard of
scientific integrity and professionalism. Job opportunities exist in university-based
and independent health services research centers, health policy institutes,
foundations and philanthropic organizations, consulting firms, and professional and
advocacy associations working at state and national levels. The Ph.D. Program is
designed for full-time study.

Part XV: PhD Health Promotion and Prevention Research
The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences (UAMS) offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health
Promotion and Prevention Research (HPPR). The degree is awarded by the UAMS
Graduate School in recognition of scholarly achievement evidenced by a period of
successful advanced study, the satisfactory completion of prescribed examinations,
and the defense of a dissertation addressing a significant issue relevant to social and
behavioral sciences in public health. The curriculum of the HPPR program provides
extensive training in basic and applied research methodology that will allow public
health scientists to serve as Principal Investigators responsible for developing an
extramurally funded program of independent research. Integrated within the
multidisciplinary environment of an academic health sciences center, the proposed
Ph.D. program is uniquely positioned to advance the understanding of interactions
among biological, behavioral and cultural processes that are associated with the
etiology and prevention of major chronic illnesses that constitute a significant public
health challenge in Arkansas. An advanced understanding of these complex
interactions will expand the current knowledge base and foster the development and
evaluation of new health care strategies and public health initiatives that
subsequently can be implemented to enhance the health and well-being of
individuals and communities throughout the state of Arkansas. A strong emphasis on
applied and community based research methods provides graduates with a solid
foundation in the design and evaluation of public health service programs. This
perspective will foster collaboration with public health practitioners in the
development of programmatic research that is truly responsive to the health needs of
Arkansas residents and makes optimal use of public health infrastructure in the state.
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                        Appendix Q

                  MHSA PROGRAM GUIDE



GRADUATE PROGRAM IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                   FAY W. BOOZMAN
     FAY W. BOOZMAN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES


                      Degree:
     MASTER OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION



                   Andreas Muller, Ph.D.
                     Program Director

  Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Bldg., Suite 1232
                      (501) 526-6643



   Andreas Muller,Ph.D.          Stephen Foti, M.S.,FACHE
   MHSA Program Director         Coordinator for External Programs
       Amuller@uams.edu              sffoti@uams.edu
        501-526-6645                   501-526-6652




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                           Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   Which graduate test should I take?
A:   We accept either the GRE or GMAT. Individuals with a Business
     Administration undergraduate degree may prefer the GMAT.
Q:   Can I be admitted without taking any of the graduate tests?
A:   No.
Q:   How do I learn about the Program on the Internet?
A:   On the Internet, go to www.uams.edu/coph/. You can get a great deal of
     information about Health Services Administration and apply for admission to
     the UAMS Graduate Program by clicking on the designated space. In addition
     you will see a link to our web site.
Q:   When should I apply?
A:   Applications are reviewed as soon as all the required information is received
     and is in a completed admission file at the Office of Student Services at
     UAMS, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. The earlier you apply, the
     earlier you will get a response. We will start the admissions process for the
     next fall semester as early as October of the preceding year. We would like to
     have the completed application for the fall semester before May 15th. For
     spring admission applications, the required application materials should be
     completed and submitted by December 1st. We may contact you for an
     interview upon receipt of your completed file. The dates are somewhat flexible
     and you may contact us to discuss admission if you are not in the above date
     ranges.
Q:   What happens during the interview?
A:   The faculty asks a series of questions related to the statement of career goals
     and objectives, previous work and academic performance. The interview also
     includes time for the applicant to ask any questions he/she may want
     answered. The interview generally lasts for 1 hour
Q:   What should be included in the statement of objectives?
A:   The 500-700 word statement should describe for the faculty why you are
     seeking a degree in health services administration, your career goals and
     objectives, and information about your previous work experience, particularly
     any leadership or management experiences.
Q:   When are the classes offered?
A:   All of the classes are offered in the evening. Most meet one night per week.
     Occasionally select courses may be offered on weekends. A full time student
     will go four nights a week. A part-time student generally attends two nights per
     week.
Q:   How do I apply for a Healthcare Management Assistantship?
A:   You submit a brief letter with your application indicating that you would like to
     be considered for a placement.




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 Q:   When are decisions made about Healthcare Management
      Assistantships?
 A:   Once a student is admitted, we arrange interviews with the health care
      organizations interested in a graduate student. Once the organization makes a
      decision, we inform the student.
 Q:   How should I send in the application information?
 A:   We recommend sending the application form, names of references and
      statement together. The official transcripts must be sent by each University or
      College you have attended. The official test score will have to come from the
      GRE or GMAT testing service. All of the application material must be sent to
      Student Services at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.
      http://www.uams.edu/coph/applicants/

Program Mission
   The mission of the Program of Health Services Administration is to provide a
   quality graduate level educational experience designed to prepare students for
   careers as executives, administrators, managers or staff specialists in health
   institutions or agencies involved in the provision, financing, regulation or insuring
   of health care; to contribute through research to knowledge of the administration
   of health care delivery systems and to apply faculty knowledge to health
   administration needs in the State of Arkansas and beyond.


Program Goals
   The program has seven major goals.
Goal 1:      To provide an accredited masters level integrated curriculum in health
             administration for full and part time students.
Goal 2:      To promote teaching excellence in the classroom and in the design of
             the curriculum.
Goal 3:      To provide opportunities for faculty and student research on significant
             issues related to the administration of health services delivery.
Goal 4:      To provide opportunities for faculty and students to clarify and work
             towards solutions to health problems facing the State of Arkansas and
             beyond.
Goal 5:      To support and participate in educational programs to enhance the
             skills of faculty.
Goal 6:      To develop and maintain experiential opportunities for students in
             health services organizations and agencies.
Goal 7:      To develop financial support for graduate students.

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Application and Admissions

The two-year curriculum sequence of the Program begins in the Fall semester.
Applicants for the Program are normally considered for Fall enrollment. However,
Spring admission is possible under justifiable conditions. To be considered for
admission, an applicant must provide the following information to UAMS Fay W.
Boozman College of Public Health Student Services Office:


The requirements for admission to the Master of Health Services Administration in
the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health are:

   Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75
overall or 3.0 (4.0 scale) in last 60 hours.

   A personal statement or letter of interest (500-700 words)

   Contact information for two references

   A current resume or curriculum vitae

   An original copy of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate
Record Examination (GRE) scores sent by the testing agency to the COPH (GRE
code 6512). The test must have been taken within the past 5 academic years.
Applicants who score in the top 50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative, and
analytical writing sections of the GRE or GMAT exam are preferred. Typically,
successful applicants earn a combined score in excess of 1000 on the verbal and
quantitative portion of the GRE or in excess of 550 on the GMAT. International
students are expected to complete both the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
Language) and the GRE or GMAT. The TOEFL computer based test score must be
267 or above

   A completed application form. http://www.uams.edu/coph/applicants/

   Official transcripts of all academic work sent directly from each college or
university attended. Transcripts from foreign countries must be notarized in the
United States as certified true copies

   A $42 application fee for U.S. students. A $100 application fee for foreign
students. Make checks out to UAMS/COPH.

Application and Admissions (Continued)
All of the following information must be available before the admission decision
process can begin. Applications will be acted upon and a decision rendered as soon
as all the required application materials are received in the Student Services Office

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and have been forwarded to the Program. To be considered for admission to the
Graduate Program in Health Services Administration, an applicant must satisfy the
following admission criteria:

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a
minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 on the
last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work.

2. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate
Management Admission Test (GMAT). We prefer applicants who score in the top
50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the GRE or
GMAT exams. International students are expected to complete both the TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the GRE or GMAT. The TOEFL
computer based test score must be 267 or above.

3. Submission of a 500-750 word statement outlining the applicant‟s reasons for
seeking a master's degree in health administration, previous work experience and
health administration career goals and objectives.

4.   Resume. Include two references and their contact information.

An applicant WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for admission until all criteria have been
satisfied. Once the conditions are satisfied, a formal admission interview with the
health administration faculty may be scheduled. The admission decision will be
made after the interview has been completed.

Program Requirements
The master of health services administration requires 51 credit hours, including 45
hours of core courses and 6 elective hours. The curriculum is structured in
developmental sequences, with each semester's work building on the previous
courses. Electives may be taken from within the program or from other UAMS
graduate programs.

The program is designed to be completed in two years by full-time students (12 hours
per semester) or three-and-one-half years by part-time students (6 or 9 hours per
semester).
A summer experiential course provides hands-on-experience in a health institution
through either a health Administrative Residency or a Management Project. Full-time
students usually participate in a paid, three-month residency, while part-time students
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Health Administration Residency/Management Project
These courses are an integral part of the program's educational process. They
provide practical experience with the theories, concepts, and administrative skills
learned during the first year.

The Administrative Residency is three months of paid, full-time work in a health
institution or agency that is usually compatible with the student's career goals.
Students are under the supervision of qualified health administrators, and selected
projects and written reports are required.

The Management Project is work on a significant management problem defined by
the administrator of a health care organization. It involves an actual situation and may
include staffing, planning, problem solving, or other administrative work. This course
is usually completed by part-time students.

Typical Course of Study by Academic Period
The Program is designed to serve both full and part-time students. To be a
considered a full-time student in our program you must take 12 credit hours per
semester. Most part-time students take 6 or 9 credit hours per semester. (Please
note: Since our program requires 12 credit hours per semester to graduate in 2
years, we consider enrollment in 12 hours full- time for our specific program.
Financial Aid considers enrollment in 9 credit hours as full time.)

The recommended course sequences for part-time students are designed to maintain
the developmental structure of the curriculum. For example, the basic financial
management course is taken before the student enrolls in the advanced health
systems financial management course. The health statistics course is taken before
the epidemiology and decision analysis courses. Students can elect to increase or
decrease the number of hours for which they enroll in each semester. The Program
does not recommend enrolling for less than 6 credit hours during any semester.

The structure of course sequences for full-time and part-time students is defined on
the following pages. The full-time program takes 2 years, the 9-hour sequence 3
years, and the 6-hour sequence about 4 years.

Typical Course of Study

FULL-TIME STUDENTS - 12 CREDIT HOUR SEQUENCE

Fall Year 1:
HSAD-5013: Biostatistics I
HSAD-5123: The Health Care System
HSAD-5143: Management of Health Care Organizations
HSAD-5163: Introduction to Health Systems Financial Management


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Spring Year 1:
HSAD-5333: Advanced Health Systems Financial Management
HSAD-5173: Epidemiology 1
HSAD-5243: Health Systems Strategic Planning
HSAD-5273: Health Economics

Summer Year 1
HSAD-5083: Health Administration Residency
or
HSAD-5093: Management Project

Fall Year 2:
HSAD-5253: Health Information Systems for Administrators
HSAD -____ Elective
HSAD-5343: Decision Analysis
HSAD-5353: Seminar in Human Resource Management

Spring Year 2:
HSAD-5293: Health Law
HSAD-5103: Introduction to Environmental/Occupational Health and Health
Behavior/Health Education
HSAD-5393: Management Capstone
HSAD -____ Elective


Typical Course of Study

PART-TIME STUDENTS - 9 CREDIT HOUR SEQUENCE

Fall Year 1:
HSAD-5013: Biostatistics I
HSAD-5123: The Health Care System
HSAD-5163: Introduction to Health Systems Financial Management

Spring Year 1:
HSAD-5333: Advanced Health Systems Financial Management
HSAD-5143: Management of Health Care Organizations
HSAD-5273: Health Economics

Fall Year 2:
HSAD-5253: Health Information Systems for Administrators
HSAD-5343: Decision Analysis in Health Administration
HSAD-5353: Seminar in Human Resource Management




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Spring Year 2:
HSAD-5153: Epidemiology I
HSAD-5243: Health Systems Strategic Planning
HSAD-5103: Introduction to Environmental/Occupational Health and Health
Behavior/Education

Fall Year 3:
HSAD -____ Elective
HSAD-5093: Management Project

Spring Year 3:
HSAD-5293: Health Law
HSAD -____ Elective
HSAD-5393: Management Capstone

* This is a sample part-time course sequence. Enrollment in summer courses may
reduce the time required to graduate, and other factors may require deviation from
the sequences shown here.

Typical Course of Study

PART-TIME STUDENTS - 6 CREDIT HOUR SEQUENCE

Fall Year 1:
HSAD-5013: Biostatistics I
HSAD-5123: The Health Care System


Spring Year 1:
HSAD-5143: Management of Health Care Organizations
HSAD-5273: Economics

Fall Year 2:
HSAD-5343: Decision Analysis
HSAD-5163: Introduction to Health Systems Financial Management

Spring Year 2:
HSAD-5333: Advanced Health Systems Financial Management
HSAD-7312: Epidemiology I

Summer Year 2:
HSAD-5083: Health Administration Residency
or
HSAD-5093: Management Project.



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Fall Year 3:
HSAD-5253: Health Information Systems for Administrators
HSAD -____ Elective

Spring Year 3:
HSAD-5243: Health Systems Strategic Planning
HSAD-5103: Introduction to Environmental/Occupational Health and Health
Behavior/Health Education

Fall Year 4:
HSAD -____ Elective
HSAD-5353: Seminar in Human Resource Management

Spring Year 4:
HSAD-5293: Health Law
HSAD-5393: Management Capstone

* This is a sample part-time course sequence. Enrollment in summer courses may
reduce the time required to graduate, and other factors may require deviation from
the sequence shown here

Management Projects and Health Administration Residencies
The Management Project and Health Administration Residency experiences are
designed to provide an opportunity for the student to apply content learned during the
first academic year to problems in a health care organization. As transitional
activities between the first and second year, they serve two purposes. First, they
allow the student to apply content from the first year to actual management problems
in a health care organization. Second, they help students understand the importance
of the curriculum content to be presented during the second year. The summer
experience provides a context that helps integrate and reflect on the curriculum
content.
    A.
    B.
    C. One-Year Fellowships
    D.
The Program assists students with the arrangement of one-year fellowships following
graduation. Although this is not a formal part of the curriculum we consider it a very
valuable integrating experience. We encourage students with limited administrative
experience to participate in a fellowship. Frequently, students with a health care
background who want to change career paths are also encouraged to participate in a
fellowship. The fellowship normally requires the student to work on a series of
management projects requiring the application of content covered in the MHSA
curriculum. The fellowship could be in located in Arkansas, other states, or
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Elective Courses

The Program includes 6 credit hours of electives. The purpose of the electives is to
allow the student an opportunity to develop special skills applicable to his/her health
administration career path. The student can elect courses from the Health
Administration Program, other graduate programs of UAMS. The student, in
consultation with his/her advisor, selects the elective courses.
MHSA Required Courses

http://www.uams.edu/coph/students/catalog.asp

HSAD 5013: Biostatistics I
Introductory topics in descriptive biostatistics and epidemiology, database principles,
basic probability, diagnostic test statistics, tests of hypotheses, sample-size
estimation, power of tests, frequency cross-tabulations, correlation, nonparametric
tests, regression, randomization, multiple comparisons of means and analysis of
variance for one- and two- factor experiments.

OR

HSAD 5183: Health Statistics for Administrators
Major statistical and computerized data systems used in the management of health
care delivery systems, with emphasis on decision making applications and of
descriptive and inferential statistics utilizing computer-assisted analysis.

HSAD 5103: Introduction to Environmental/Occupational Health and Health
Behavior/Health Education
The first half of this combined course presents an overview of the field of
environmental and occupational health with specific emphasis on the healthcare
environment, including basic qualitative assessment of relevant chemical, physical
and biological hazards. The second half of the course is an introduction to health
behavior and health education, theory, and practice; and includes discussion of
ethical principles and the application of behavioral theory to critical issues in public
health and to workplace wellness programs.

HSAD 5123: The Health Care System
Analysis of system-wide issues related to the delivery of health in the United States,
including organizational arrangements, financing, health status issues, health
insurance, health manpower, cost of health care, quality of health care, access and
regulatory issues.

HSAD 5143: Management of Health Care Organizations
Analysis of administrative practices in health organizations, including governmental
agencies, health care institutions, and community clinics, with emphasis on
administrative structure, roles of professionals and staff, and the health policy
applicable to each.

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    E. HSAD 5163: Introduction to Health Systems Financial Management
Basic principles and practices of financial management as they apply to the
administration of health institutions and agencies, with emphasis on cost analysis and
third party reimbursement systems, working capital mgt., capital investment and risk
management.

HSAD 5173: Epidemiology I
Epidemiological methods, with emphasis on their application to various health
administration program settings, vital statistics, biostatistics, and computer based
epidemiological analysis techniques; lectures will be supplemented with case study
discussions. Prerequisites: HSAD 5013: Biostatistics; HSAD 5183: Health
Statistics for Administrators; or permission of instructor.

   F. HSAD 5243: Health System Strategic Planning
Covers the major types of health planning in the U.S. including related supply
regulation. Strategic, business and market based planning are emphasized. Several
exercises introduce students to relevant data sources and prepare them to develop a
market based health services plan. Prerequisite: HSAD 5013: Biostatistics I.

HSAD 5253: Health Information Systems for Administrators
Course is designed to expose students to the purpose and value of health
information systems. Various components of such systems, how such systems are
designed and how information provided by such systems can assist day-to-day
operations as well as strategic planning. Prerequisites: HSAD 5013: Biostatistics I;
HSAD 5123: The Health Care System; HSAD 5183: Health Statistics for
Administrators; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5273: Health Economics
Basic concepts in economic theory and analysis as they apply to health care delivery
systems with emphasis on demand for health services, hospitals and physicians as
economic models, production functions in health care, reimbursement systems,
health insurance and competitive forces in the health care marketplace.
Prerequisites: HSAD 5123: The Health Care System; or permission of
instructor.

    G. HSAD 5293: Health Law
Basic principles and practices of law affecting the administration of health institutions
and medical practice, with emphasis on the legal aspects of patient care and
treatment, torts and contractual obligations, rights and obligations of governing
boards, medical staff and employees, and labor law.

HSAD 5333: Advanced Health Systems Financial Management
The course is designed to present in-depth discussions on topics related to financial
management in a health care setting. It focuses on the application of financial
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issues will be discussed and evaluated with assignments to familiarize students with
both theoretical concepts and practical application of financial management
principles in the current operating environment. Computerized software packages will
be utilized to emphasize the application of financial techniques to problems in health
care management and/or health services delivery. Students should have a basic
understanding of health care system, health care management, health care statistics
and information systems, financial accounting and Excel. Prerequisites: HSAD
5143: Management of Health Care Organizations; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5343: Decision Analysis
Provides rational frameworks for decision-making in the delivery of health and public
health services. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and uses health care
examples. Students become familiar with operations research techniques including
inventory modeling, queuing, linear programming, computer simulation, PERT/CPM,
network analysis, forecasting, and quality control. Students learn to use relevant
software to solve health systems related decision making problems. Prerequisites:
HSAD 5013: Biostatistics I; HSAD 5143: Management of Health Care
Organizations; HSAD 5183: Health Statistics for Administrators; or permission
of instructor.

HSAD 5353: Seminar in Human Resource Management
Variety of situations and techniques involved in the management of human resources
in health care institutions, including ethics, recruitment, training and development,
grievance procedures, wage and salary administration, affirmative action, labor
unions, and professional credentials. Prerequisites: HSAD 5143: Management of
Health Care Organizations; or permission of instructor.

MHSA REQUIRED HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RESIDENCY/

MANAGEMENT PROJECT (3 hours)
(included in the 45 hour core)

HSAD 5083: Health Administration Residency
A three-month administrative residency in a health institution or agency; work
experience under a qualified health administrator with selected field projects and
written reports.

OR

HSAD 5093: Management Project
Administrative problem defined by a health institution or agency.

MHSA REQUIRED CAPSTONE (3 hours)
(included in the 45 hour core)




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HSAD 5393: Management Capstone
Policy and decision making processes in health institutions and agencies, uses case
studies of health institutions and agencies. Culminating experience typically
completed in last semester of the student’s course of studies; or permission of
instructor.

MHSA Elective Courses (Select Two)

HSAD 5303: Advanced Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health
Delivery Systems
This graduate course will explore the scientific study of the components of
organizational behavior and leadership that help administrators of health systems
maximize the performance of personnel in their organization. The framework of the
course will examine the three core elements of organizational behavior including
individual, group and organizational components. It will examine the common
research methods in organizational behavior and current research findings. It will also
explore leadership theories, research and current approached to leadership
development that can be applied to health care systems. Prerequisite: Permission
of instructor and DrPH Faculty Leadership Chair.

HSAD 5363: Introduction to Health Policy and Politics
Examines the nature of public policy making process within the various core functions
of public health, and the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social
environment in which policy decisions are made. The consequences of health policy
decisions and the key dimensions of current public health policies will also be
examined. In addition to conceptual discussions of each of the above, the course
includes evaluation of case studies of public health policy decisions and discussions
with policy makers from multiple levels of government and multiple backgrounds.

HSAD 540V: Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Possible topics include healthcare leadership, reimbursement and insurance,
computer proficiency in health services administration, rural health care systems,
quality assurance systems, risk management, multi-institutions systems, and
negotiations.

HSAD 5443: Women’s Health
Provides a broad overview of the health issues affecting women along with the
programs and policies designed to address these issues, including family planning,
prenatal care, and women‟s health throughout the lifecycle. Topics in family planning
and prenatal care will emphasize policies, systems of care, and outcomes of care.
Life cycle issues will encompass the prevalence and prevention of chronic health
conditions through interventions involving nutrition, physical activity, and access to
preventive health screenings.

HSAD 5453: Children with Special Health Care Needs
 Examines chronic and remediable health conditions in children that require
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address these needs. Analyzes the systems of care available to these children and
their families, and considers multidisciplinary approaches to care management.
Students will observe and work directly with a team of CSHCN professionals and the
children and families they serve.

HSAD 5463: Health Administration Leadership
This course will cover the key characteristics and behaviors of successful healthcare
leaders such as: leadership styles, communication methodologies, motivational
techniques; and personal growth dimensions. The course will also cover what
successful leaders do, such as: create a strong corporate culture, manage change,
inspire followers and build high performing healthcare delivery entities.

HSAD 5533: Health Care Quality Management
Explores the critical issues and systems for the evaluation and management of
quality in health care delivery systems; emphasis is given to the determinants of
quality of care in community and institutional settings, clinical quality evaluation, and
quality improvement in health care organizations. Among the specific issues covered
are quality standards used by regulators and accreditation agencies, methods for
performance measurement and outcome research, and quality improvement utilizing
total quality management concepts. Prerequisites: PBHL 5003: Introduction to
Public Health; HSAD 5123: The Health Care System.

HSAD 5563: Health Care Marketing
Application of the marketing framework to health care organizations and public health
agencies; applicable market research techniques; design, development of health care
organization marketing plan. Topics include assessing and understanding health
consumer behavior, market segmentation and targeting, medical staff relations,
forecasting service demand, new product development, product pricing and
distribution, advertising and public relations, analysis of competitive environment, and
strategy formulation.

   H. HSAD 5573: Ambulatory Care Administration
Organization and administration of ambulatory care delivery systems; emphasis on
HMOs, medical group management, hospital-based ambulatory care systems, and
health clinics. Prerequisites: HSAD 5143: Management of Health Care
Organizations; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5583: Hospital Administration
Hospital organization and management; emphasis on administration, medical staff,
trustee relationships; provides an understanding of the diversity and complexity of the
daily routine of a hospital administrator and clarifies the roles of various
constituencies in hospital organizations. Prerequisites: HSAD 5143: Management
of Health Care Organizations; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5593: Managed Care
Study of the major organizational forms of managed care and the seven process
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related to managed care systems. Prerequisites: HSAD 5143: Management of
Health Care Organizations; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5613: International Health
A methodology for comparative analysis of the organization and financing of
international health care delivery systems; examines the health care delivery systems
in at least 10 developed and developing countries using the comparative framework;
examines such systems in at least 10 developed and developing countries using the
comparative framework. Prerequisite: HSAD 5123: The Health Care System.

HSAD 5633: Long Term Care Administration
Organization and administration of long-term care delivery systems; emphasis on
nursing home administration, home health programs, hospice management.
Prerequisites: PBHL 5003: Introduction to Public Health; HSAD 5123: The
Health Care System.

HSAD 5713: Evaluation of Public Health Programs
Fundamentals of evaluation methods applied to public health programs, policies and
other types of interventions. The course covers impact, outcome, process and
participatory evaluation designs commonly used in the field of public health. Students
will gain skills in framing evaluation questions and designing evaluation plans to
answer those questions. In addition, students will gain skills needed to understand
and critique published evaluation literature, and skills in measurement and data
collection strategies.

HSAD 5723: Policy Analysis
Training in basic skills necessary to design, test, implement, manage, present, and
critique policy analysis in the health care sector. Fundamentals of policy research
design, and linkage between theory and operation. Various research techniques
examined; case studies and analyses of secondary data. Emphasis on choosing
appropriate analytical strategies for particular policy issues. Includes data analysis
using computers and critical evaluation of technical policy literature. Special topics in
econometrics also addressed. Original policy analytic paper required at end of
sequence. Prerequisites: HSAD 5013 Biostatistics I; PBHL 5363: Introduction to
Health Policy and Politics; or permission of instructor.

HSAD 5733: Introduction to Rural Health Policy
Provides an overview of rural communities, rural health needs and disparities, and
rural health delivery systems. Covers federal, state, and local health policies that
differentially effect rural areas. Current and emerging policy issues are analyzed.

HSAD 5743: Public Health Communication Theory and Application
Basic principles of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication in the
context of public health. Learner-oriented, experiential methods are used to develop
skills and knowledge for such practical applications as making effective presentations
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community groups, and dealing successfully with the media in educational and crisis
situations.

Graduation Requirements
For graduation each student must complete the 51 hours of graduate course work as
outlined in the Program curriculum with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or
higher. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six consecutive
years after the date of admission.

Financial Aid
Information on other financial aid can be obtained in the UAMS Student Financial Aid
Office, 4301 West Markham, # 601, Little Rock, AR 72205 or by calling (501) 686-
5451. Students may also visit the UAMS financial aid website at
www.uams.edu/studentfinancialaid. In order to receive financial aid, students must be
fully admitted to a degree program of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

Health Care Management Assistantship
Students qualifying for a Health Care Management Assistantship, typically receive a
tuition reimbursement and a monthly stipend. Students are expected to work 20
hours per week in their assigned placement. Some of the sites that have participated
include:
Arkansas Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Arkansas Cardiology, PA
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Center for Rural Hospitals-UAMS
Central Arkansas Veterans Administration Hospital Conway Regional Medical
Center
Department of Health Administration
Genesis Cancer Center
Hot Springs County Hospital
Heart Clinic of Arkansas
Little Rock Pediatric Clinic
NovaSys Health Network
Practice Plus (MSO)
Qual Choice of Arkansas, Inc. (HMO)
Medical College Physicians Group - UAMS
Practice Plus Inc. (MSO)
Qual Choice of Arkansas Inc.
Rebsamen Regional Medical Center
Saline Memorial Hospital
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University Affiliates Program
University Hospital - UAMS
MHSA Graduate Student Association
The HSA\MHSA student association provides an opportunity for student leadership
and representation. The association elects officers each year and coordinates a
series of student meetings, educational events and a community service project.

Student Chapter American College of Health Care Executives
In 1985, the Program was certified as a Student Chapter of the American College of
Healthcare Executives. The members of the Chapter elect officers each year and
work with the other student associations to coordinate a series of student meetings
and educational events. The Chapter coordinates attendance at the annual ACHE
Congress on Administration in Chicago.
Student Network American College of Medical Practice Executives
In 2002, the program became a charter member of the Student Network program of
the American College of Medical Practice Executive/Medical Group Management
Association.
The members of the Network elect officers each year and work with the other student
associations to coordinate education meetings and activities with the Arkansas
Medical Group Management Association.

Alumni Association
The Program maintains very active relationships with its Alumni. The Alumni
Association elects officers each year. The officers act as an advisory group to the
Program. The Association also selects the Annual Outstanding Student and
Outstanding Alumni Awards and Crystal Wilson Research Award each year.
Graduate Program Alumni
The program has 290 alumni (as of May 2005.) Our alumni are spread over the entire
country in a large variety of healthcare leadership positions. These Program
graduates are functioning in many arenas of healthcare spanning the hospital
industry, physician practice management, long term care providers, State/Federal
agencies, military services and the insurance industry.

They are Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Administrators, Department managers,
and management staff in departments such as marketing, human resources, and
finance.




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MHSA FULL TIME FACULTY
Andreas Muller, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Health Policy and Management
Ph.D., M.A., State Univ. of New York, SUNY at Binghamton, B.S. equivalent
coursework, Maximilian University, Germany

John Baker, Ph.D., Professor:
Ph.D. Ohio State University, M.B.A., B.S., University of Rhode Island

John Wayne, Ph.D. Professor:
Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, M.B.A., University of Florida,
B.E.E., University of Florida.
Ruth Raines-Eudy, Ph.D., Associate Professor:
PhD, Washington University, MSW, B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock

PART-TIME FACULTY
Alan Finley, Instructor: M.H.S.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.B.A.,
Stephen F. Austin State University
Christy Hockaday, Instructor: M.H.S.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Harold Simpson, Instructor: J.D., B.A., Vanderbilt University.
James Howe, Instructor: M.H.S.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, BS,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Lee Frazier, Instructor: MPH/MHA, Hospital Administration, Tulane University, School
of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, New Orleans, LA, BS Loyola University, New
Orleans, LA
COORDINATOR FOR EXTERNAL PROGRAMS
Stephen Foti, Coordinator: M.S., University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., University of
Arkansas at Monticello
STAFF
Angela Bauer, Executive Assistant: B.B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock




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                                     Appendix T

Summary of Textbook Bills Passed by the 86th General Assembly Regular
Session, 2007


The full text of the following textbook bills can be found at the link to the State of
Arkansas Legislature website: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us. After accessing the
website, expand the “Acts” folder and select “Full Text of an Act” and type in the Act
number to be viewed.

The summaries paraphrased below were taken partially from the National
Association of College Stores (NACS) summary on State Bills which can be
accessed at http://www.nacs.org/news/statebills.asp?id=cm.

Act 105 (Senate Bill 27)
To Prohibit Inducements to Require Specific Textbooks

Act prevents any state-supported institution, department, or employee of higher
education in this state from receiving anything of value as an inducement for
requiring students to purchase a specific textbook for classes. Faculty may still
receive sample copies, instructor‟s copies, and instructional material required for
coursework or instruction. This Act shall not prevent an employee of the institution of
higher education from receiving royalties or other compensation from the sale or
publication of a textbook that includes the employee‟s own writing or work. See Act
106 for further guidelines regarding royalties.

Act 105 was signed into law 2/14/07 and will primarily impact the Faculty. This Act
will not impact the Bookstore and therefore the Bookstore will not have any role in
ensuring compliance. Violations shall be reported within 10 days by the institution to
the Chief Academic Officer of the institution, Chief Legal Counsel of the institution,
and Legislative Council. Any business or consumer can report violations as well.

Act 106 (Senate Bill 30)
To Regulate the Use of Royalties

Act is designed to regulate royalties earned by faculty on textbooks and course
materials adopted for their own courses. The institution shall establish guidelines
that acknowledge the conflict of interest and specify how the royalties may be used,
giving priority consideration to programs that benefit students academically.

Act 106 was signed into law 2/14/07 and will impact any faculty member that decides
to adopt his/her own textbooks or course materials and will also impact the area in
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This Act will not impact the Bookstore and therefore the Bookstore will not have any
role in ensuring compliance.

Act 175 (Senate Bill 24)
To Require Prompt Notice of the Adoption of Textbooks and Course Materials

Act requires a list of all textbooks and course materials to be posted at the bookstore
and published on the institution‟s website for undergraduate courses. Lists have to
be posted by noon on April 1st for the summer and fall semesters and November 1 st
for the spring semester. Late adoptions would need special permission.

Act 175 was signed into law 3/1/07 and should not impact the Bookstore nor any
Faculty (unless undergraduate courses will be offered in the future). At the present
time, the Bookstore is not carrying any textbooks or course materials for
undergraduate courses.

Act 277 (Senate Bill 31)
To Prohibit Referrals to Websites of Textbook Retailers That Are Not Required to
Collect Arkansas Sales and Use Taxes

Act prohibits any links to another retailer‟s website from the institution‟s website or
the Bookstore‟s website that does not report and pay Arkansas sales and use taxes
and does not obtain an Arkansas use tax permit. However, a faculty member can
refer students to any source for required or suggested textbooks or course materials.

Act 277 was signed into law 3/16/07 and impacts all UAMS websites including the
Bookstore‟s website. The Bookstore is currently working with our online partners to
see if they will apply for an Arkansas sales and use tax permit and start collecting
Arkansas sales and use taxes. In the interim, these links have been removed from
our website. Violations of subsection (a) of this law shall be reported to the
Department of Finance and Administration and if it is determined that a violation has
occurred, the Department of Finance and Administration will notify the institution.

Act 1205 (Senate Bill 29)
To Permit Local Private Retailers Access to Student Sales

Act is designed to make the same channels for advertising of textbooks and course
materials available to private local vendors that are used by on-campus bookstores.
Advertising channels include orientation packets, presentations to any student group,
or through the electronic media of the institution. Advertising means no more than
two pages of promotional material describing the availability and terms of sale of
textbooks or course materials. The private local vendor has to request to use the
same distribution methods in writing. The institution can request modification of any
advertisement material if not in the public interest and is under no obligation to accept
advertising from the on-campus store or private local vendor. All advertising costs



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incurred shall be the responsibility of the on-campus bookstore or the private local
vendor.

Act 1205 was signed into law 4/5/07 and could impact the Bookstore and the Faculty
only if the Bookstore chooses to participate in advertising of textbooks and course
materials in this manner. The Act does not speak to and therefore does not preclude
the Bookstore from advertising any merchandise outside of textbooks and course
materials. Therefore we can choose to advertise those items without making the
same advertising channels available to private local vendors. Violations shall be
reported within 10 days by the institution to the Chief Fiscal Officer of the institution,
Chief Legal Counsel of the institution, and Legislative Council. Any business or
consumer can report violations as well.




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                                            Appendix U
                 Contract Regarding the Designation of the Grade as an Incomplete (I)
                                      Template Contract for Receipt of a Grade of “Incomplete”

Student's Name: _____________________________________________________________
Student's ID Number: ________________________________________________________
Course Number/Title: ________________________________________________________
Instructor's Name: ___________________________________________________________
Semester/Year: ______________________________________________________________
Date of Contract: _____________________________________________________________

Both the Instructor and Student will sign below and initial any attachments to indicate that both understand the following
agreement:

    (Instructor's Name) agrees to provide (Student's Name) with a grade of “Incomplete” in (Course number and title)
     for the (Semester and Year).

    (Student's Name) agrees to complete the assignments outlined below and understands that the ABSOLUTE due
     date for the completion of all assignments is (Insert Date); failure to meet this deadline constitutes the assignment of
     a grade of "F" for the course.

Assignment Details to be completed by the student:
1.
2.
3.
Parameters Agreed to by Instructor and Student:
    (Instructor's Name) will grade the product/ papers by (Insert Date).
    Instructor will assign a letter grade to (Student's Name) for (Course Number and Title) based on the score (s) earned
     by (Insert Date) and will use the grading system outlined in this contract. Currently (Student's Name) has earned
     (number of points or letter grade) toward the final grade.
    (Instructor's Name) will file a change-of-grade form with the UAMS registrar within ONE CALENDAR WEEK of the
     assignment of the letter grade.
    (Instructor's Name) and (Student's Name) will each receive a copy of this contract agreement.
    Contact information for questions, concerns, or information is provided below for both instructor and student.

Grading System:


___________________________                    _____________________________
Instructor's Signature and Date                Student's Signature and Date


Contact information:                           Contact Information:
Instructor's Name                              Student's Name

Phone 1: 501-526-1234                Phone 1:_____________________

Phone 2: 501-663-1234                Phone 2:_____________________

Email: instructor@uams.edu           Email: _______________________

Note: Initial and staple any additional attachments to this contract

Make two copies of the original:
a) Submit original copy to the Registrar;
b) Instructor retains a copy;
c) Student retains a copy.


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