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Occupational therapy students are bound by the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, the University of Texas Medical Branch's Professionalism Charter, the University of Texas Medical Branch Honor Pledge, and the University's policies related to academic integrity. The student is expected to engage in behaviors during examinations that promote optimal performance, demonstrate personal integrity and veracity, and convey courtesy and respect for their colleagues.

Professionalism: In all courses, the student is expected to demonstrate professional behaviors. Because frequent absenteeism, tardiness, early departure, and behaviors distracting to others are unacceptable professional behaviors, they are discouraged. Unprofessional behaviors will be addressed and documented through the Department's professional development process.

Class and Lab Attendance: In all courses, the student is expected to attend all scheduled classes and labs. An "excused absence" is an absence due to illness or personal emergency and must be called in prior to the scheduled class. The acceptance of an absence as excused is at the discretion of the instructor. In the event the instructor cannot be reached, a message may be left with the department secretary, or other action taken as directed by the course instructor.

Class and Lab Preparation: In all courses, the student is expected to be self-directed in obtaining materials presented in class and lab (i.e., lecture notes, handouts) from classmates and arrange to make-up any in-class assignments with the instructor. The provision of make-up work is at the discretion of the instructor.

Written Assignments: The student is expected to submit written assignments on the day and time specified by the instructor. Failure to turn in an assignment by the scheduled time may result in a deduction of 10% for each 24 hour period. Work will not be accepted more than 5 days late. Failure to complete all of an assignment may result in a grade of zero for that assignment or in an Incomplete for the course.

Examination Behaviors: Refer to the Department of Occupational Therapy Test Administration Policy for specific procedures related to this policy.