The goal of the Student Affairs Office is to provide support programs, services, and activities for our students, especially those that assist student needs and the mission of the College. We are here to help you focus on your education to further your future career.
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy Student Handbook and Course Catalog is listed below.
Archived copies of Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) student handbooks and course catalogs are stored in the ACP library. To obtain a copy of an archived student handbook and course catalog email a request to Melissa Speed at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason McGlothlin at email@example.com.
The ACP Faculty Advisor Program provides students the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with a faculty member who may serve as a role model for the student. By pairing faculty members with students over the course of their academic career the students are given a resource and sounding board where he or she can share his or her goals, academic needs and discuss other issues. This program also provides students exposure to professional interactions with peers, other faculty members and administration. The goal of the program is to provide students with an advocate on the faculty as well as a source of academic and personal support.
The Student Mentor Program is a peer mentoring program at ACP. This program is designed to provide incoming first year students a second or third year student mentor to serve as a resource for them during their first year in pharmacy school. The program hopes to empower students to help themselves and each other. The goal of the program is to assist first year students in acclimating effectively to the academic environment and college community. Student advisors are supervised by the Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs.
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All 50 states and the U.S. Territories accept the PharmD degree toward licensure as a pharmacist.
Completion of intern hours is a requirement for licensure as a pharmacist in all states and U.S. Territories. The intern hours fulfilled as part of the PharmD degree are accepted toward licensure in the majority of states. Some states and U.S. Territories (e.g., Alaska, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, and the District of Columbia) require additional intern/practical experience hours which must be earned independent of the academic program.
Two states, Pennsylvania and Florida, require completion of an additional training course prior to licensure. Florida requires a course of not less than two hours on medication errors and Pennsylvania requires a three hour course on child abuse recognition and reporting requirements.
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) is committed to protecting the privacy of all students, including those enrolled in distance and correspondence education. Our procedure for protecting student privacy is outlined below. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for ensuring the provisions below are
a. ACP protects the privacy of all students, including distance and correspondence education students, through the strict adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended (FERPA) Faculty and staff receive training on FERPA annually.
b. At the time of enrollment, all students are required to present the College with a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, and complete the College’s Identity & Statement of Educational Purpose form for initial verification of student identity. A copy of the completed form will be
placed within the student’s academic records.
c. ACP issues a unique username and password to each student (and student ID) at the initial time of enrollment. The unique username and student identification number (ID) are the unique identifiers for the student throughout their academic career at ACP. The unique username or student ID is used along with a unique password or PIN for all ACP activities including email (via Google G Suite for Education), Sonis (student information system), CORe (experiential education platform), and Moodle (learning management system (LMS)). For security purposes, all systems require all passwords to be updated approximately every 90 days. Students receive a training session on username and password security and protection during Orientation that includes having them change the initial password provided. The College has no access or
ability to view passwords once the initial password is reset by the student.
d. Student identity is verified through secure login, proctored examinations (e.g., supervised face-to-face, electronic, and/or online services), and/or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification.
i. All students are required to use a secure login/pass code to access Moodle (LMS), ExamSoft (secure assessment software), and/or other platforms (e.g., Google Classroom, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Zoom. Moodle and the other platforms allow for regular and timely interactions between students and faculty.
ii. For all proctored assessments, students must present an official, current ACP photo ID prior to taking the assessment or use ExamID in ExamSoft.
e. Students and faculty at ACP access all courses, including distance and correspondence education courses, through the College’s LMS Moodle, which may provide links to other platforms (e.g., Google Classroom, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Zoom) that require a secure login/pass code.
i. ACP’s LMS restricts access to course and student information by controlling users’ access through user roles (e.g., course coordinator, faculty, student). Student users are only able to access course information that is needed to complete course requirements. The privacy of individual student’s
assessments and grades is maintained within the LMS.
ii. Only registered students are enrolled in course sites.
iii. Faculty access to course information is restricted to courses which they teach.
iv. Only users that have completed FERPA training have access to the control panel (e.g., Gradebook tool) and protected student information in course sites.
f. Faculty use ACP’s secure SONIS website for reporting student grades for all courses, including distance and correspondence education courses. Only the course coordinator, Registrar, and Dean/Assistant Deans have the permissions in SONIS to view student grades.