Glossary

Glossary

Last updated: July 26th, 2022 at 02:09 pm

Term Definition
Academic Probation It is a way to alert students and their advisers/mentors to academic difficulties in time to help identify those areas where a student might be experiencing problems and determine how best to address them. We try to intervene quickly so students are aware and can take advantage of the resources and support offered through the Office of Student Affairs and the CAS. Academic probation provides a formal structure to help students identify and address difficulties that are hindering their academic success. Students are encouraged to re-assess their goals, seek help from advisors, faculty, tutors, and all other services and programs offered by the University.
Blood-borne Infections Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in blood and case cause disease in people.
Business Day A day on which the administrative offices of the university are officially open for business.
Campus Includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled, or used for clinical affiliations by the University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
Conflict of Interest When an individual involved in multiple interests finds themselves in a decision-making situation where serving one of those interests could influence the member’s judgement or decision.
Consensual Relationship Romantic or sexual relationship is at the consent of both parties. Duration, commitment level, or physical intimacy is not required for a relationship to be considered consensual if the relationship is beyond the reasonable boundaries of a professional relationship. One sexual encounter is considered a sexual relationship under this policy.
Counseling Services Sessions facilitated by a licensed, or registered, professional trained to treat an array of emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and relationship challenges as well as mental health disorders.
Disability A person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of that person, a record of the impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment (from, ADA).
Examination SUM-E, Anatomy Practical, Patient Centered Care (PCC) examinations, Final exam, Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment (CBSSA), Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE).
Extenuating Circumstances These may include but are not limited to, hospitalization due to serious illness, military conscription, or death of a family member. Extenuating circumstances will be determined by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).
Illicit Drug Any drug that is illegal to process, distribute or use.
Instructor, Faculty Member, Professor, Clinical Instructor, WAUSM Trainee Any person employed by the institution to conduct classroom, library, and/or clinical teaching activities.
Misconduct Report A written report alleging misconduct of a WAUSM student or recognized student organization.
Organization Several persons who have complied with the formal requirements of institutional recognition.
Quality Professional (QP) A trained professional with direct experience in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with disabilities.
Remediation A process designed to help students improve their performance and ensure they achieve the required level of competency before moving on to the next phase of the curriculum.
Required Attendance Students are expected to attend all scheduled activities. Refer to the respective course syllabus for details concerning attendance tracking and grading.
Service Animals “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities (from ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Service Animals).” Emotional support animals may not be readily considered, or defined, as a service animal.
Supervisory or Evaluative Relationship A relationship where one member holds or has perceived power to control or impact the other person’s academic, extracurricular, or employment activities.
Visitors/Guests A person, or group, hosted by WAUSM or WAUSM partners
WAUSM Community Members Includes enrolled MAPP students/enrolled WAUSM students in semesters 1-10, faculty (to include full-time, visiting, and adjunct), staff (to include full-time and part-time), contractors (individuals contracted by WAUMS or WAUSM partners), or organization as defined herein.
WAUSM Employee, Agent of WAUSM Any person employed by the institution in any other capacity or performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities. In certain situations, a person may be both “student” and “instructor” or “staff”. One’s status shall be determined by the context of the specific situation being addressed.
Wellness Programming Includes trainings, workshops, or events that focus on physical, professional, academic, spiritual, emotional, and social domains of wellness.

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