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Plan for Success

  • The value of York’s programs rests heavily on the collaborative experience, your full attendance and effective participation throughout the entire program.
  • Regular and relevant participation is a requirement for successful recommendation to the OCT.
  • You are required to contact your instructor prior to any necessary in-class or online absence, or as soon as possible if, due to exceptional circumstances, you are unable to adhere to the attendance and participation requirements of the course.

IN ONLINE COURSES

  • To be successful in fall, winter and spring sessions, you are expected to participate about 2 hours per day every other day.  
  • Summer intensive courses require about 3-5 hours of daily participation up to 25 hours/week.
  • Contribute to others’ learning by engaging frequently and in timely fashion through short online periods (30-60 minutes) rather than infrequent, longer periods.
  • Strive to build upon, query, make connections and draw parallels when responding to colleagues’ work.
  • Engage professionally in online discussion forums, interactions, and networking.
  • You must meet all due dates outlined by the instructor.

IN BLENDED COURSES

  • Attend all onsite classes, arriving punctually and participating until the end of class.
  • Be aware that late arrival or early departure from onsite classes is a form of absence. 
  • Make-up work for missed class time is required. 
  • At maximum 2 missed weeknight classes (total of 7 hours) are allowed with the requisite submission of additional assignments for the missed class time.  
  • York University makes reasonable and appropriate accommodations and adaptations in order to promote the ability of learners to fulfill the academic requirements of their programs. 
  • Contact the Professional Learning office at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be put in place.
  • Be proactive in contacting your instructor about accommodations if during the session mitigating circumstances hinder your progress. 
  • The Senate Policy is available at:  http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/policies/academic-accommodation-for-students-with-disabilities-policy/
  • York University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the community and making accommodations for observances of special significance to adherents. 
  • When requesting accommodations for religious observance, aim to make arrangements with our office at point of registration.
  • At maximum, 2 missed weeknight classes (total of 7 hours) are allowed with the requisite submission of additional assignments for the missed class time.  
  • The Senate Policy is available at: https://w2prod.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/cdm.woa/wa/regobs
  • Courses are offered at convenient locations across the GTA and across the province. 
  • Check www.raiseyouraq.ca for individual course location information. 
  • Any course location updates and changes are listed on our website. 
  • Please check online for updates to dates, location and instructor just prior to your first class. 
  • Your attendance, active participation, and quality of work will all be considered in the evaluation process to recommend/not recommend you to the OCT 
  • Grades are not assigned.  
  • The Office of Professional Learning reports to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) after receiving results from instructors.  
  • We only report successful course completions to the OCT.
  • We report by class/course; individual reports are not sent in advance of the class recommendation.
  • The OCT updates your certificate of qualification within two to four weeks of receiving the University’s report. 
  • The date of completion appearing on your certificate for the earned qualification reflects the date all outstanding prerequisites, including admissions documents, and all course requirements were met.