Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2018-2019 Addendums and Errata


Errata Sheet for Rush University 2018 - 2019 University Catalog

This errata serves as the official notification of changes to the 2018 - 2019 catalog and should be used in conjunction with the printed and online versions.

Listed below are any changes, additions, corrections, or modifications to the 2018 - 2019 catalog since the 2018 published edition.  These changes have been authorized by the program director, college administration or University administration. 


Erratum for Occupational Therapy (OTD) Curriculum

Requested on: December 5, 2018

Submitted by: Linda M. Olson, PhD

Page in the Catalog: 244

Error:  Program total listed as 110

Correction:  Program total changes to 107


Erratum for Occupational Therapy - Accreditation and Certification

Requested on: January 18, 2019

Submitted by: Linda M. Olson, PhD

Page in Catalog: 238

Error: Error in language

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, or ACOTE, of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Additional information can be obtained:

Correction: 

The Rush University Master of Science in occupational therapy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200

Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

Phone: 301-652-AOTA

Fax: 240-762-5140

www.acoteonline.org

The MS program is now closed for admission; replaced by the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), which has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and received Candidacy Status by ACOTE.


Erratum for College of Nursing Course Description Revision

Requested on: January 18, 2019

Submitted by: Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Page in Catalog: 301

Error: Course description for NSG-691 ACRP updated to account for its primacy in the dissertation process.

Correction: Revised course description is as follows: “Encompasses a minimum of eight credit hours of advanced clinical research in which the student completes and publicly defends the first two manuscripts of the three-manuscript dissertation.”


Erratum for Rush University Articulations and Affiliated Colleges and Universities 

Requested on: February 4, 2019

Submitted by: Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH

Page in the Catalog: 13

Error: Language omitted from the catalog

Correction:       

Rush has 3-2 agreements with North Park University and Lewis University.  Students seeking admission to the program through a 3-2 agreement shall have completed 90 semester hours and meet the same admissions criteria and procedures as other Rush students applying to the programs.  The agreement does not apply to students where nine months has elapsed between time of application completion and attendance at participating university.  In its sole discretion, the College of Health Sciences will award a Master’s of Science to the student who successfully completes the program at Rush.  The Bachelor’s degree is awarded by the participating university after the students complete the academic requirements of the participating university and two semesters at Rush University.

The following lists the programs in the College of Health Sciences participating in the 3-2 agreements:

North Park University - Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care, Clinical Nutrition

Lewis University - Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care, Cardiovascular Perfusion.


Erratum for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Statement - Rush University

Requested on: February 18, 2019

Submitted by: LaTonya Gunter, MBA

Page in the catalog: 13

Addition to Authorization:

Rush University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts (Midwestern Higher Education Compact, New England Board of Higher Education, Southern Regional Education Board and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)



Page in Catalog: 242

Error: Error in language

Once admitted to the Occupational Therapy program, students embark on a journey that entails the accumulation of 108 term hours for graduation. 

Correction:

Once admitted to the Occupational Therapy program, students embark on a journey that entails the accumulation of 107 term hours for graduation.


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: February 27, 2019

Submitted by: College of Health Sciences

Error: Courses listed in 2018-2019 catalog as active.

Correction: Courses (listing available here) are inactive and should not have been listed in the 2018-2019 catalog.


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: February 27, 2019

Submitted by: College of Health Sciences

Page in Catalog: 391

Error: SLP 598 Thesis course description lists credit hours as 1.

Correction: SLP 598 Thesis is 2 credit hours.


Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: February 27, 2019

Submitted by: College of Nursing

Error: Courses listed in 2018-2019 catalog as active.

Correction: Courses (listing available here) are inactive and should not have been listed in the 2018-2019 catalog.


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: February 27, 2019

Submitted by: College of Nursing and College of Health Sciences

Page in Catalog: 289

Error: IDS-515 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training is listed as a credit-bearing course in the 2018-2019 catalog course description.

Correction: IDS-515 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training is a co-curricular offering not a credit-bearing course.


Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: February 28, 2019

Submitted by: Rush Medical College

Error: Courses listed in 2018-2019 catalog as active.

Correction: Courses (listing available here) are inactive and should not have been listed in the 2018-2019 catalog.


Erratum for The Graduate College

Requested on: February 28, 2019

Submitted by: The Graduate College

Error: Courses listed in 2018-2019 catalog as active.

Correction: Courses (listing available here) are inactive and should not have been listed in the 2018-2019 catalog.


Erratum for PhD in Health Science Program

Requested on: April 15, 2019

Submitted by: Douglas Kuperman, PhD, RRT

Page in Catalog: 206

Error: HSC-900 Independent Study is listed as being 1-12 credit hours; HSC-699 Dissertation Research is simply listed as being 3 credit hours.

Correction:HSC-900 Independent Study should be listed as being an optional variable credit course; HSC-699 should be listed as a 3 credit hour course repeatable for a minimum of 12 credit hours.


Erratum for Occupational Therapy (OTD):  Program Requirements - Graduation Requirements

Requested on: May 24, 2019

Submitted by: Linda M. Olson, PhD

Page in Catalog: 242

Error:  There was missing information in the program requirements regarding the demands of the program, including general program requirements, clarification that that the program requirements that must be completed within 45 months of matriculation include fieldwork and doctoral experience and technology requirements.

Correction:  The following is the corrected Occupational Therapy (OTD):  Program Requirements

General Program Requirements


The Rush University OTD program is a full-time program with classes occurring Monday-Friday, however, some evening and weekend hours may be required periodically for the completion of academic and clinical assignments.  In these situations students will be given ample notice to arrange their schedules accordingly.  Collaborative strategies are commonly used in the curriculum which means that students will need to work with their peers outside of scheduled class periods.

Attendance and active participation are important aspects of professional education and critical to professional development. Students are expected to be present for all class, lecture and lab meetings.  They are fully responsible for all content presented to them. Excused absences must be requested prior to the class meeting time and must be validated by the instructor. Valid excuses include illness, doctor’s instruction, notice of death in family, religious obligations and other special circumstances. Students must e-mail or call the instructor in the case of an absence. The student is responsible for obtaining class information after an absence. 

Business casual dress is required for the classroom and scrubs or business casual required for clinical assignments.  Caribbean blue scrubs are required for all practicum and fieldwork experiences that occur at Rush University Medical Center. On clinical placements outside of Rush, students will be required to follow each site’s dress code.   

Students enrolled in the OTD program at Rush University are expected to have the skills necessary to function as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy student in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical/fieldwork settings.  The technical standards required of all students enrolled in the OTD program can be found on pages 240-241 of the catalog. 

Graduation Requirements


Once admitted to the Occupational Therapy program, students embark on a journey that entails the accumulation of 107 term hours for graduation. In order to graduate and have the Occupational Therapy Doctorate conferred, students must meet the following:

  • Successfully complete all didactic coursework and fieldwork
  • Pass the Department of Occupational Therapy competency exam
  • Successfully complete all requirements of the individual doctoral experience and capstone project
  • Pass the Rush University Interprofessional Patient Care Teams course (IPE 502)
  • Complete a minimum of 16 contact hours of approved professional or community service

In order to be eligible to take the registration exam administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists, students must have completed all graduation requirements as documented in official transcripts from Rush University. Students must complete all program requirements within 45 months from the time they begin the program. Students will have 15 months to complete Level II fieldwork after the final day of Semester 5 of the curriculum and 12 months to complete the doctoral experience/project after the last day of their final Level II fieldwork. Any student who expects to go beyond this timeframe must request an exception to the policy in writing to the program director.

Technology: Required Software/Online Tools


Technology:  Required Software/Online Tools

My Apps: https://myapps.rush.edu/

Students are recommended to use My Apps, which is a virtual desktop where Office software, Rush Email, and secure storage is provided.  Visit https://rushuportal.learning.rush.edu/faq for more information about the My Apps virtual environment. Students are also able to log into RULearning from MyApps.

RULearning Login Page: https://rulearning.rush.edu/

Students are also able to access RULearning via the listed login page. 

Computer Requirements:  Students should have computers with audio/visual capabilities (including the ability to record presentation assignments) and computers should support learning management tools including but not limited to Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, Panapto, and ExamSoft.

Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint: If you do not already have the Microsoft Office software you can access the Suite through My Apps or download a copy of the Microsoft Office suite at a reduced cost for Windows or Mac users: https://rush.onthehub.com/

Internet Browsers:  Students should have access to more than one browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.  All browsers should be the most up-to-date version available.

Internet Requirements:  Students must have access to a high-speed internet connection when working off campus.

Adobe Acrobat Reader:  Students should have access to the most up-to-date Adobe Acrobat Reader.