Students are required to attend the first meeting of the classes (both lectures and labs) in which they are registered and they must notify their instructors in advance if they are unable to attend. Students in online courses are required to login to the course before the deadline stated in the UFV calendar. Students who fail to attend the first meeting of a class in which they are registered and who do not notify the instructor in advance will likely be withdrawn from the course.
Students are responsible for meeting other attendance requirements specified by instructors and are expected to attend the entire class. Please note that KIN labs typically require attendance at all classes. Students are responsible for all material presented in the missed class, and should not expect instructors to provide make-up content notes.
Students should be respectful of their classmates and instructors by avoiding unnecessary tardiness. While unforeseen circumstances may occasionally prevent you from arriving on time, repeated tardiness may warrant disciplinary action and loss of grades. If you are late, please enter the class with as little disruption as possible and be aware that some instructors may refuse you entry in the classroom after class begins.
Time management is an important aspect of student life. Students are expected to meet all assigned deadlines. Failure to do so will result in a loss of grades. Note that some instructors do not accept late assignments, except for documented medical reasons.
A student is permitted to withdraw from a course at any time before 60% of a course duration. A withdrawal in the first 30% of the course duration will not be recorded on the official transcript.
Course withdrawal after the 30% duration point will be designated “W” and will be shown on the transcript. A student who wants to have a seat in a class but not receive credit may, with instructor permission, register as an Audit (AU) student. The audit designation assumes a minimum amount of attendance and participation as determined by the instructor. A course with an audit designation is not included in the GPA nor does it count towards completion of the program.
Students are required to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, consistent with the University mission, policies, and regulations. Specifically students are expected to be attentive in class, and avoid conduct and behaviour that is disruptive to others. Depending on the instructor’s guidelines, this may include the use of phones, computers, and other devices in the classroom.
Student misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, and disruption of the learning environment, is not tolerated.
In-class exam dates are typically indicated on course outlines. Rewrites are not permitted.
Deferred exams are granted only in exceptional circumstances outlined in the KIN exam deferral procedure below. Students wishing to seek an alternative exam date must read the KIN Exam Deferral Procedure and make their request to the KIN department assistant by email, not to the course instructor.
Final exams are scheduled during the final exam period. Students must be available for the entire period and will not be granted different writing times due to personal reasons such as travel. Students are not permitted to start the exam after 15 minutes have passed and cannot leave and re-enter the room once the exam has started except in extenuating circumstances. All forms of cheating will be treated seriously in accordance with UFV policies.
Students who are members of UFV sports teams may be granted a deferred exam for travel games, if advance notice is given to the instructor. Student athletes must comply with the KIN exam deferral procedure.
Without expressed consent from course instructors, students are not permitted to record (audio, video, images or otherwise) course lectures, seminars or laboratories for in-person or online courses.
Students who are requesting permission to record materials due to disability-related reasons, are asked to provide a recommendation from the Centre for Accessibility Services outlining the need for this accommodation.
All students must receive permission from the instructor to record lectures. In instances where consent/accommodation has been granted, the information contained in the lecture recordings is solely for the personal use of the student receiving consent/accommodation. Lectures recorded for this purpose may not be shared with other people without the expressed written consent of the instructor.
Recorded lectures may not be used in any way against a faculty member, other lecturers, teaching assistants, or students whose classroom comments are recorded during the normal course of the lecture. Students are cautioned that lectures, demonstrations, and any other course material produced by an instructor are the intellectual property of the instructor. Information contained in the recordings may not be published (including on the internet) or quoted without the expressed written consent of the instructor.
Misuse of these recordings will be considered non-academic misconduct.