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UNIVERSITY 201. Policies & Procedures on Suspension, Probation and Withdrawn Standing Academic Support Services Appealing a grade or academic standing Role of the Ombudsperson. Section 1: Policies & Procedures on Suspension, Probation and Withdrawn Standing. Background.
Policies & Procedures on
and Withdrawn Standing
completion of program
requirements and graduation.
- (e.g. Urban and Regional Planning, Nursing)
However, if you are suspended, you may be granted advance permission during your term of suspension. 2 “one-term” semester courses (or equivalent) may be credited toward your program graduation requirements if you:
NOTE: These courses will be chosen in the meeting you have with the program representative.
Reinstatement is not automatic; given space limitations, there is no guarantee that you will be reinstated following a suspension.
* This letter must accompany your request for reinstatement to the Office of Admissions (including any official transcripts for courses taken at another post-secondary institution during your term of suspension).
The deadline for guaranteed consideration for Winter 2009 reinstatement is
Monday November 3, 2008.
Students are normally placed on probation
* Students who are re-instated after suspension are placed on Probation
not count for credit
permission is received
Suspended Term Over, But Not Reinstated
not count for GPA calculation
Probationary Term (after reinstatement)
out with program.
Dealing With Performance & Test Anxiety
Writing University Essays (2 topics)
Delivering Effective Presentations
Workshop schedule available at:
Other Programs & Services
Suspended Student Group Information Seminar
- Suspended standing and its implications
- Applying for reinstatement
To register: 416-979-5195
Monday, June 4, 12:30-4:30 orWednesday, June 6, 9:30-12:30
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4th floor, Jorgenson Hall
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The Office of the
Nora Farrell, Ombudsperson
Heather McGhee Peggs, Assistant Ombudsperson
2nd Floor – Oakham House
416-979-5000 Ext. 7450
Where is the Ombuds Office?
The Student Guide:
Ryerson Student Medical Certificate:
Grades and Standing Information:
Registration and Records:
CESAR - CE and PT Students’ Association:
RSU - Full Time and Graduate Students’ Union:
Office of the Ombudsperson:
Learning Success Centre:
Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy:
RSU: 416-979-5255 ext. 2322 – SCC-311
416- 979-5000 ext. 6657
416-979-5000 ext. 6654
& Other Options
(standing up for your rights)
Student Rights Coordinator
Students’ Association of
Ryerson (Local 105 of the Canadian Federation of Students)
*All Part-Time and C.E. Students*
Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator
Ryerson Students’ Union (Local 24 of the Canadian Federation of Students)
*All Full-Time and graduate Students*
Advocacy is a service provided by your students’ union
(We got your back)
Moving through red tape can be difficult
Student Advocates can
work the system with students
As a student at Ryerson, you have a RIGHT to:
• See all of your written work for a course, including the final exam
• Course Outline which, if changed without notification, can form the appeal basis
• Appeal final grades and/or promotional status
• Have academic work judged solely on its merits without discrimination
• Representation at the Senate appeal level
• Written responses throughout the formal appeal process
• Continue with your course work while your appeal is in progress (Exception: if a student is judged to be at risk of endangering the public)
If charged with academic misconduct, you have a right to know the charge against you and see the evidence against you in advance
The Ryerson Appeal system is available:
(“situations beyond the control of the student arise which were unforeseen that made it impossible for you to succeed academically”)
(Ryerson policies are violated in a way that has an unfair and negative impact on your academics e.g./ Prof changed weight of final at the last minute)
You will have the best chances of winning when you try to resolve the situation informally by speaking to your instructor about your problem (ideally) as soon as it arises.
You must first attempt to resolve the situation with the instructor, and if that does not pan out for you, with the Chair/Director of your program.
WHY INFORMAL IS KEY:
Uphold student rights
If you want to appeal your grade, you must have appropriate grounds for your appeal.
You were physically/mentally incapable of studying for or writing the exam
*Documentation which demonstrates the claims that you make in your written statement is essential to win an appeal on these grounds*
An unforeseen situation arose that had a serious impact on your ability to perform well in the course.
*Documentation is useful but it is recognized that it is not always available in these situations*
If something on the course outline or evaluation structure was significantly changed in a way that violated policy which ultimately caused your academic problems.
Course Management is Policy 145
You have the BEST CHANCES of winning your appeal when you can provide documentation to demonstrate the claims you make in your written statement.
Provide Proof wherever possible.
Standing appeals are usually based reasons such as
medical or compassionate.
To appeal your standing you must:
In most cases, all documentation must be submitted at the beginning of the process.
Grade and Standing Appeal Letter Writing Workshops:
For the first time, RSU and CESAR will be holding joint appeal letter writing workshops as a pilot project. Students will be asked to write a draft of their appeal letters before they attend these workshops. It is our hope that during the workshops students will work with each other and the Advocate to put together their case.
Information packages about the appeal process, including sample letters will be available for students at the RSU front desk, SCC311.
All workshops will be held in the CESAR board room and half of the workshop will be a hands on working period where students can use the computers in the CESAR lounge (SCC301) to review their letters with peers and the RSU and CESAR Advocate.