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ASOT OTD Capstone Project Student Handbook

This manual will provide students, facutly, administration, and partnering agencies with a description of the process and procedures of the ASOT OTD Capstone Project.

Appendix A: Application

This ASOT OTD Capstone Application formally begins the capstone process for ASOT OTD students who have satisfactorily met all preliminary criteria of progression in the OTD Capstone Project (see attached document). The selections you include on this application will be the starting point for the student-to-faculty supervisor assignment process. OTD students may be assigned one of their top three areas of interest for their OTD Capstone Project; however, ASOT faculty will be solely responsible for all student-to-faculty supervisor and capstone agency assignments.

Although the areas of interest are specifically listed to match ASOT faculty supervisor interest, knowledge, or research agendas, there may be an opportunity for a novel topic that is identified by an ASOT OTD student in consideration for their capstone. There are opportunities on this application for students to identify and briefly describe their ideas about capstone projects or agencies. These ideas or suggestions must align with the goals, of course, OT 900: Occupational Therapy Capstone.

By completing and signing the ASOT OTD Capstone Application, students indicate an understanding of the following statements:

  1. ASOT faculty maintain the responsibility and authority for student-to-faculty supervisor and capstone agency assignments to meet learning objectives, ACOTE standards, and interests of all parties involved with the ASOT OTD Capstone Project.

  2. Capstone agency assignments are subject to change at any time due to agency-specific or extenuating ASOT circumstances; however, no changes with assigned ASOT faculty supervisors and/or capstone agencies will be made for the student’s personal reasons or life circumstances.

  3. Students must provide documentation from Spalding University’s Accessibility Services to faculty with their OTD Capstone Application (even if previously provided for fieldwork). This information will be used by faculty to assign students with ASOT faculty supervisors and community agencies to support the accommodations being formally requested. See University Handbook for more details about the accommodations policy.

  4. The student is responsible for the arrangement of and cost of living, transportation, and additional capstone agency-required checks/tests/screenings to fulfill educational obligations. The student is solely responsible for any personal contracts entered and associated fees that may be forfeited in the event of capstone agency cancelations.

  5. If the student declines his/her capstone ASOT faculty supervisor and/or capstone agency assignments, he/she may formally appeal. This formal process consists of writing a letter of appeal and presenting his or her case to the ASOT faculty. If the OTD student continues to decline the ASOT faculty’s decision or fails to meet preliminary capstone requirements, then he/she is subject to being administratively dropped from OT 900: Occupational Therapy Capstone, and re-enrollment will be available when the course is offered again. See University Handbook for more details about the appeal process.