Enrollment Management Academic Success Center

About Us: Enrollment Management Academic Success Center

The Enrollment Management Academic Success Center (EMASC) provides academic support and mentorship to the diverse population of Rutgers School of Health Professions. We assist SHP students with understanding key course concepts through the use of peer led discussions. Additionally, EMASC supports students and creates an engaging environment that increases writing proficiency. All services are free of charge and are provided using three platforms: in-person, Zoom (web conferencing), and phone conferencing.

Mission:

The Enrollment Management Academic Success Center’s mission is to enhance student learning and support academic programs in the Rutgers School of Health Professions community. Our goal is to assist SHP students on their journeys to become: engaged, driven, and confident experts in the field of health professions.

Code of Ethics:

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Collaboration– advisors, programs, mentors, tutors, and students are expected to collaborate with one another during sessions to meet pre-determined goals and deadlines.

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Honesty– tutors, advisors, and mentors are to provide honest and constructive feedback to students.

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Academic Integrity– all students are to ensure that the work they are submitting is theirs.

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Respect– academic advisement sessions will build respectful and collaborative relationships with students at all times.

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Mentorship– advisors will provide meaningful access to mentorship for students.

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Success– SHP is committed to the academic success of all students.

The Enrollment Management Academic Success Center (EMASC) at Rutgers School of Health Professions is designed to:

  • Improve academic student engagement through the use of peer support and mentoring.
  • Build student confidence by using a hands on unbiased approach with one on one tutoring.
  • Create supportive atmosphere using helpful and thoughtful tutoring.
  • Provide students with one on one academic coaching.
  • Provide on-going academic support workshops throughout the year.

School of Health Professions: Warning, Probation, and Dismissal Policies

In the School of Health Professions, “Good Academic Standing” is based upon academic and clinical performance. As such, students are responsible for maintaining satisfactory grades in both their academic and clinical courses. The Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success, in collaboration with Program Directors, Chairs, and Vice Chairs, may take action on the academic record of every student whose semester or cumulative GPA is below the criteria for good academic standing. Students who are at risk for receiving a less than satisfactory course grade, as identified by poor performance through the mid-semester period, may receive a Course Academic Warning Letter from their course instructor. It is the responsibility of students to monitor and track their own academic record and performance, and failure to receive the notification does not nullify the academic standing action. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from their Course Instructor and Program Director/Advisor prior to falling below the academic standard criteria.

Students who are no longer in “Good Academic Standing” should consult the SHP policy 3.1.1 Academic Decision and Grade Review for information regarding academic decisions.

Each of the academic standings are described below:

A student who fails to reach good academic standing by the end of a semester for the first time will be placed on Academic/Semester Warning. This is defined by the following criteria:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS a. A cumulative GPA below 2.5 OR b. One course grade below 2.0 (C, 73%) in any semester despite a satisfactory cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS a. A cumulative GPA below 3.0 OR b. One course grade below a 2.7 (B-, 80%) despite a satisfactory cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above*

Students who fail to regain Good Academic Standing by the end of the Academic Warning Period (one semester), will be placed on Academic Probation. Students placed on Academic Probation will have one additional semester to meet the required cumulative GPA or be dismissed from the program. Academic Probation is defined by the following criteria:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS a. Cumulative GPA below 2.5 for a second consecutive semester OR b. Second course grade below 2.0 (C, 73%) in any subsequent semester despite a satisfactory cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS a. A cumulative GPA below 3.0 for a second consecutive semester OR b. Second course grade below a 2.7 (B-, 80%) despite a satisfactory cumulative GPA of 3.0 of above*

Students who have received an academic warning, or who are on probation will not be permitted to hold office or represent the school at any event unless permission has been granted by the program director.

Academic Dismissal occurs under the following conditions: FOR All STUDENTS a. Failure to regain good academic standing (attain the appropriate cumulative GPA) after two semesters (Academic Warning & Academic Probation) b. A failed retake on one or more practical exams depending on program policies** c. Below satisfactory performance on a clinical, clerkship, dissertation, thesis research, or fieldwork experience as defined by the program** FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS a. A third course grade below 2.0 (C, 73%) despite satisfactory cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or above b. A grade below 2.0 (C, 73%) for the same course twice c. A grade below 2.0 (C, 73%) for two or more courses in the same semester FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS* a. A third course grade below a 2.7 (B-, 80%) despite satisfactory cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above b. A grade below 2.7 (B-, 80%) for the same course twice c. A grade below 2.7 (B-, 80%) for two or more courses in the same semester.

Phone: (973) 972-5454

Locations:

Advisement is conducted by scheduling an appointment at the following locations:

Blackwood

Jefferson Hall
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
By Appointment Only

Newark

Stanley S. Bergen Building
65 Bergen Street- Suite 149
Newark, NJ 07107-1709

Piscataway

675 Hoes Lane West, 8th Floor
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-235-4445

Virtual Sessions via Zoom

Monday- Friday
9 AM- 5 PM

Evening and Weekend Appointments are available by request only