Academic Standing and Advancement Policy
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally, students must meet the requirements of the College Academic Standing and Advancement Policy, as well as the program requirements.
- Students must complete the program within five years commencement or be expelled from the program due to professional unsuitability.
- Students who fail the same 510, 520, or 570-A0 course twice will be expelled from the program.
- Students who fail three or more 570 courses in a semester will be expelled from the program.
- Students must pass all 570-A0 program courses in a semester before registering for the 570-A0 courses of the following semester.
- Students must pass all first and second year 510, 520 and 570-A0 courses before advancing to the fifth semester of the program.
- Students must complete all the required first and second year general education courses before advancing to the fifth semester of the program. (In other words, only one general education course may be taken in the fifth semester.)
- Students must pass all their concentration courses to be allowed to take part in the Graduating.
- Students who fail to comply with this Standing and Advancement Policy will be expelled from the program and the college. Expelled students have the right to appeal the expulsion to the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
The objectives of this policy are:
- To ensure that each student registered in the program makes an effort to complete the program in a reasonable time consistent with his/her ability.
- To ensure that students who are unsuited to the program (for academic and/or non-academic reasons) are identified and given appropriate advice as early as possible.
- To remain in good standing a student must satisfy the college policy on standing and advancement.
The implication of unsatisfactory standing is that the student's case will be examined by the program coordinator. The student will be asked to attend an interview with the program academic standing committee . In every case a recommendation will be made. Expulsion from the program is possible at this stage.
When submitting course work in English, French and Graphic Design, students are expected to adhere to college-level standards of literacy and presentation and to follow a standard academic documentation style such as the MLA Style sheet.
Presence and participation are necessary components of learning. Students who fail to attend or participate may jeopardize their successful completion of courses.
Cheating and plagiarism policy
Both academic research and creative production are based on intellectual honesty and artistic integrity. Therefore any act of plagiarism & the unacknowledged use of source material – may result in a failing grade for the project or assignment. It is the students responsibility, moreover, to ensure that other students do not make unauthorized use of their work. See the Institutional Student Evaluation Policy in the Dawson College Calendar.
Students are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior referred to as “professional conduct”. Students must be respectful of College property and safety regulations. Students must display consistent courtesy, teamwork and cooperative behavior toward faculty, staff and fellow students. Professional conduct must be displayed in all activities associated with the program. Students who exhibit inappropriate behavior may be removed from the program. The procedure for removing students from the program on the basis of professional conduct will be applied in accordance with the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP).
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