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Announcement:


Labour Disruption Remediation at the School of Administrative Studies

The purpose of this message is to inform you of a modification to the remediation guidelines for ADMS and DEMS courses, whereby some ADMS and DEMS course will now qualify for the Assessed Grades option.  Please note that action needs to be taken to opt in for the Graded Assessment remediation by April 9th (for participating students) - details in this document.

This message includes:

  • A brief summary of the change.
  • A detailed explanation for the change.
  • Appendix 1:  FAQ page for remediation for ADMS and DEMS courses

Detailed Explanation
The Executive Committee of Senate has authorized a number of options for the completion of courses and finalization of grades announced on April 19th). The full document is available at  Labour Disruption 2018: Communications.

At the School of Administrative Studies all Winter 2018 courses have continued (none have been suspended). We have continued offering all courses as scheduled, with the goal of providing a positive learning experience and allowing students to master the course material as requested by Senate. All decisions that we have made during the labour disruption are based on Senate policies and communications, as well as based on past practice that the BCom is a fully accredited program. A recent University decision has changed the definition of an “accredited program” however, and none of York University business programs meet this definition anymore.

The School, in partnership with external professional bodies, have agreed not to assess grades for course work that is less than 70% of the overall mark because courses have neither altered the academic standards associated nor have relieved students of the responsibility for mastering material covered; also none of the ADMS or DEMS courses had a change in length of term with the last day of classes on April 6th (please note that courses that have continued will not hold more classes after April 6th).

All final exams run as scheduled. The formal examination schedule for ADMS and DEMS courses was between April 9th and April 23rd. Once the Winter term resumes, a new exam schedule will be available on the Registrar’s Office web site. Students unable to write the April exams for any reason, will be accommodated at the next regular exam scheduled by the Registrar’s Office once the labour disruption is over. The simplified Deferred Exam Request will be used (no submission of paper forms with automatic approvals when doing steps 2, 5 and 6 - see links). All online Deferred Exam Requests submissions will start to be approved once the labour disruption is formally ended.

Office of the Undergraduate Program Director - School of Administrative Studies

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies - York University – Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Appendix 1: 

FAQ page for remediation for ADMS and DEMS courses (updated March 29th)

The Executive Committee of Senate has authorized a number of options for the completion of courses and finalization of grades last updated on April 12th. The full document is available at  Labour Disruption 2018: Communications.

At the School of Administrative Studies all courses have continued. Several students have contacted us, copied below are the most frequent questions asked.

Are there any classes?
Yes, all ADMS and DEMS courses continued with classes. None of the ADMS or DEMS courses will have a change in length of term. Last day of classes will be April 6th. Course evaluations are open as usual in weeks 10 and 11 of classes, student’s feedback is very important.

What happens with the classes I chose not to attend due to the labour disruption?
Although students who have chosen not to participate during the strike are entitled to complete the course after the disruption is over, courses that have continued are not required to hold more classes after April 6th. The material covered during the strike (such as recorded classes, power point presentations or any other documents) will be available online and the Moodle site will be only deactivated after the final exam schedule to be announced by the Registrar’s Office once the strike is over.

Will be any difference in the courses completed in Winter 2018? Will they be accredited by CPA, CFP, CFA, CISA, CIA and any other professional body?
The courses will not alter the academic standards associated nor relieve students of the responsibility for mastering material covered. Course directors are permitted to make changes to the number, kind and weight of assignments. However, courses with scheduled final exams worth 30% or more must have final exams (the weight can change to accommodate missed assignments or any other reasonable situation). The changes will be common to all sections of the same course and will be broadly be communicated to all students enrolled in the course.

When will I have to write the final exam? (updated March 29th)
The formal examination schedule for ADMS and DEMS courses that have continued was between April 9th and April 23rd.

What happens if I chose not to write the exam in April?
An examination schedule for courses that are suspended will be announced when the disruption ends; this is also the examination schedule for students who chose not to participate in courses that continued.  Courses with exams in the last 2 weeks of classes might have a final exam scheduled by the Registrar’s Office once the strike is over.

To properly manage the process at the School of Administrative Studies, we ask students writing at that date to follow the online Deferred Exam Request process at the School. For Winter 2018 there is a simplified process where only steps 2, 5 and 6 are required (see links):

2) Access the School of Administrative Studies DSA system by clicking on the link above and login using your Passport York ID and password and complete the online form;

5) Check the status of your request in the School of Administrative Studies DSA system, once approved make sure to take proper note of the location, date and time of the exam;

6) 48 hours before the scheduled exam check the School of Administrative Studies DSA system to confirm the location, time and date of your deferred exam. We also encourage you to check the DSA system again on the day of your exam for any last minute changes.

Students unable to write the Winter term final exam in April or after the strike is over, will be required to follow the complete Deferred Exam Request process (submit the DSA form and supporting documentation) to write the deferred exam sometime during the Summer term.

When is the last day to drop the course?
The last day to drop the course without receiving a grade has been extended, a new date will be set once the strike is over. However, the last day to withdraw from a Winter term course remains as April 6th for courses that continue. To solve the issue any student who withdrew from the Winter term using the Withdraw from Course option, will have the W notation retroactively removed from their transcript. No refunds are considered because the strike started several weeks after the deadline for refunds – Feb 1st 2018 (see refund tables page).

For any questions or concerns please contact the School’s main office at Room 282 Atkinson.

ADMS/HRM courses are governed by the policies set out by the School of Human Resources Management