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BioPh.D. Handbook | Appendices

Bioengineering Ph.D.
For the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
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APPENDICES

A. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

In questions involving academic integrity the student is referred to the general policy found in the Graduate School Bulletin of Information.

The department expects all students to maintain and promote the highest standards of personal honesty and professional integrity. These standards apply to examinations, assigned papers, projects and preparation of the thesis or dissertation. Violation of these standards, which includes, but is not limited to cheating in examinations, plagiarism and fraudulent practices in conducting research or reporting the results of such research, may result in suspension or dismissal.

Within the department, primary authority for judgment and decision on matters of academic integrity lies with the course instructor for issues, which arise in the classroom, or the faculty research advisor for issues that arise in research. Unsettled disputes should be referred first to the director of graduate studies and next to the department chair each of whom can serve as arbiters at the department level. Any further appeal should be directed to the Graduate School.

B. FACULTY

For list by area and linked profiles: 

http://bme.nd.edu/people/faculty

List of faculty with department and contact information:

2017-18 BioPhD Program Faculty Roster

C. MEDICAL SEPARATION FROM ACADEMIC DUTIES

Students enrolled in the Notre Dame Graduate School who wish to temporarily interrupt their programs for medical reasons must apply to the Graduate School. Students are eligible under this policy if they have a “serious medical condition.” For purposes of this policy, “serious medical condition” means a medical condition that (1) requires multiple day hospitalization OR (2) renders the student unable to engage in coursework and all other Graduate School-related duties for a period of at least ten (10) calendar days. Certification by a physician that the student has a serious medical condition as defined in this policy must be submitted to the Graduate School no less than three months prior to the separation period (for childbirth and other predictable requests) or as soon as the need is foreseen (for emergency requests). In situations involving childbirth, the separation period will generally begin on the actual date of childbirth; in all cases, regardless of the nature of the medical condition, the duration of the separation will be as certified by the physician up to a maximum of 6 weeks. Students may utilize this medical separation policy two non-consecutive times during their graduate studies. Should students need more than 6 weeks at any one time, they must withdraw from the University. Leaves of absence for one semester or more for medical or other reasons are governed by the Graduate School Leave of Absence policy.

Full-time degree-seeking students in their 6th year of study or less who are receiving financial aid from the Graduate School or external funds will receive a stipend equal to their normal stipend during their period of separation, for a maximum of 6 weeks paid by the Graduate School. Students will retain their tuition scholarships, access to on-campus medical facilities, and all other resources available to students during the entire separation period (up to 6 weeks). Students also will be deemed “continuously enrolled” at the University during the entire period of separation.

Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant duties will cease at least during the period of separation. Students are responsible for making arrangements, through their departments, to cover their duties. Students taking classes will be required to make arrangements with individual course instructors for completion of any courses in progress during the leave. Students will be granted the option to re-schedule exams, extend candidacy deadlines or other deadlines not discussed herein. Students are responsible for making arrangements to reschedule exams, extend deadlines and to make up other work not discussed herein. Unlike a regular one-semester leave, time off in conjunction with this policy will count towards the students’ degree time limit of 8 years and university-sponsored funding cap of 6 years.

D. DEGREE PROGRAM FORM

See 

http://bme.nd.edu/current-students/resources

E. WRITTEN CANDIDACY EXAMINATION REPORT

See 

http://bme.nd.edu/current-students/WrittenExamApproval_rev0814.pdf

F. IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017-18

See 

http://bme.nd.edu/current-students/Deadlines_1718.pdf