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Class Rescheduling

Students will be expected to notify instructors if they cannot be present for reasons of religious observance. Instructors will accommodate such students:

  1. by not penalizing them for missing class
  2. by making alternate arrangements for the submission of course “deliverables” that allows the student to meet the requirements without penalty, and
  3. by taking steps to alternate access to the materials presented in class.
Also read the section on Exam Accommodations (which is not strictly limited to exams) page on the Accommodations page.   

Instructors who cannot teach a particular class session because of their own religious observance or other professional reasons are expected to arrange a colleague to cover the class. Re-scheduling a class should be the last recourse because it involves imposing the expectation that students would come to an unscheduled class. Where re-scheduling is the only option, students unable to attend should be accommodated in a manner similar to that outline just above (in ‘[1] – [3]’).

  • Duration. The academic term is 12 weeks of instruction, plus a one-week final examination period for all courses with a “xxxx.03” extension and 6 weeks plus an examination period for all courses with a “xxxx.015” extension. It is Faculty policy that all courses should meet for a minimum of 12 weeks, which represents 12 full sessions for 3-hour classes or 24 full sessions for 80-minute classes. For 6-week classes 18 hours of instruction must be maintained.

    All classes are expected to meet for their full length. In 3-hour classes, a break must be taken in the middle to permit students to move about and recharge themselves. It is NOT acceptable to run a class for 2 or 2.5 hours without a break in order to “get out early.” (This also applies to 3-hour BBA/iBBA courses). Evening classes meet from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a 20-minute break.

    MBA Reading WeekFall
    Winter
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    Mini-course examsFall
    Winter
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Scheduling Master’s level makeup classes is problematic, except for the mandatory makeup classes already set. We teach Monday-Friday, both day and evening, and we have introduced a weekend part-time option for MBA. That means that it is difficult to find an alternate time for your class to meet that avoids schedule conflicts for some students. What does this mean?

    • Avoid the need for makeup classes, if at all possible. If you must be absent, you   should arrange for a colleague to teach the class for you.
    • If you schedule a makeup class, thorough consultation with the students and taking their availability into account is very important. All makeup classes MUST be scheduled with your secretary through the office of the Associate Dean, Academic, to secure a classroom.
    • Do NOT impose academic penalties for students who do not attend an added makeup class.
    • No tests, quizzes, or other mandatory in-class graded activities may be scheduled for the makeup day.
    • If graded work is due at that class, make alternative delivery arrangements that do not penalize students who are absent.
    • Make arrangements for students to have alternate access to the in-class materials – tape your class, provide notes, post on course material data base, PowerPoint slides, and/or find other ways of providing access to the materials covered.

  • Sessional dates for the BBA/iBBA program differ from those for the Master’s Programs. The BBA and iBBA program operates on the uniform York undergraduate class timetable.

    Each term has a Co-Curricular (previously “Reading Week”) in which regularly scheduled courses are not held.

    • This Fall Semester the Co-Curricular Week will be (Thursday, October 26 – Sunday October 29, 2017) for all York Undergraduate students
    • The Winter Term Co-Curricular Week will be (Saturday, February 17 – Friday, February 23, 2018), again for all York undergraduate students.

    All students in all years of the BBA/iBBA programs are taking courses in both SSB and other Faculties (principally in the Faculty of Arts). As a result, there are no “clear” days or times during which makeup classes can be scheduled. If you lose a class because of illness or other unavoidable circumstance, it will be necessary to schedule a makeup class, thorough consultation with the students and taking their availability into account is very important. All makeup classes MUST be scheduled with your secretary through the office of the Associate Dean, Academic, (TBA) to secure a classroom.

    No tests, quizzes, or other mandatory in-class graded activities may be scheduled for the makeup day or if graded work is due at that class, make alternative delivery arrangements that do not penalize students who are absent. Make arrangements for students to have alternate access to the in-class materials, i.e., tape your class, provide notes, post on course material data base, PowerPoint slides, and/or find other ways of providing access to the materials covered.

    NOTE: Doctoral courses follow the university-wide teaching dates (same as undergraduate courses).