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.
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally:
- students must have passed more than 50% of their courses for the year (not including summer school)
- students admitted in January must pass more than 50% of their courses in that semester
- students must also meet the standards of their particular program. If that policy is more stringent than the college policy, the program policy (DEC or AEC) takes precedence
- students who do not fulfill the above conditions may register only with the permission of the Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
The purpose of this policy is to maintain high standards in the Community Recreation Leadership Training Program and to promote academic excellence.
In addition to the college policy the Community Recreation and Leadership Training Program has the following requirements:
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally:
• Students must have passed at least 50% of the Specific Education courses taken in the year.
• Students must not fail the same Specific Education course twice.
Students who do not satisfy the criteria of this Academic Standing Policy will be expelled from the Program and the College. The expelled student has the right to appeal the expulsion to the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee. 2018
In order to advance to the following semester, a student who fails more than 40% of the courses taken (General Education and/or Specific Education) in any given semester must meet with the program coordinator to establish an individual learning plan and revised progression chart.
- To advance from first year to second year of the program a student may not be behind in their grid more than 3 courses (General Education and/or Specific Education) or have failed Fieldwork #1 (391-123-DW).
- To advance from second year to third year of the program a student may not be behind in their grid more than 3 courses (General Education and/or Specific Education) or have failed Fieldwork #2 (391-128-DW).
- To advance from term 5 to term 6 a student must have passed all Term I to Term V Specific Education and General Education courses.
Students in program who are prevented from advancing in their Specific Education courses may continue taking General Education courses and must either:
1) Submit an “Intent to Continue in Current Program” form to the Registrar’s Office by March 1 or November 1, as appropriate, in order to resume taking Specific Education courses in the following semester.
2) Submit an online Program Transfer request by March 1 or November 1, as appropriate, in order to enroll in a different program.
Students not taking any courses in a semester must reapply to the College by the application deadline in order to be part of a program of study.
In extenuating circumstances, the Program Coordinator may recommend an exception to the Program Academic Standing and Advancement Policy to the Program Dean for approval. This recommendation must be accompanied by a revised Progression Chart.
2. To exhibit career suitability, students must adhere to the following policy.
To exhibit career suitability, students must adhere to the following policy.
As students in the Community Recreation and Leadership Training Program (CRLT) are being educated for a career in the field of recreation, academic performance will not be the only criteria for evaluating the students’ standing.
Students are expected to exhibit behavior, judgment, and ethical skills appropriate to their profession; attitudes and behaviors which demonstrate a genuine caring for people; and manifest a commitment to being reliable (with respect to regular attendance and punctuality for each class), ethical, self-disciplined, open and accountable. Throughout the Program, students will receive on-going feedback from faculty to assist them in developing an awareness of personal behaviors deemed acceptable to a Recreation Professional, as well as those behaviors which may require improvement or modification.
Students must demonstrate courtesy, teamwork and professional conduct in all activities associated with their program, including conduct in all classes, student activities and events on and off campus (common room, computer lab, fieldtrips, and fundraising events), outdoor education intensives and fieldwork placements.
Department classes, intensives and fieldwork may put students in situations which limit the use of electronic devices including cellular phones due to client supervision and/or safety requirements; confidentiality and/or privacy concerns, these limits must be respected. Nothing should be posted on social media or shared without the express permission and approval of the individuals, agency, or parents/guardian of those involved as applicable.
In the absence of availability of College staff, the On-site Supervisor of a fieldwork experience may temporarily suspend a student without notice if they display behavior or take actions which affects the safety or well-being of participants or is considered detrimental to the agency’s programming or image.
Students who exhibit inappropriate behavior or conduct may be expelled from the program. The procedure for expelling students from the program on the basis of professional conduct will be applied in accordance with the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP)
The procedure for removing students from the program on the basis of career suitability will be applied as per the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP).
A prerequisite course is defined as a course required to pass as a condition to register into the next sequential course.
A student must pass the first course in order to be allowed to advance to the next sequential course.