Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Assignments must be accompanied by a signed cover sheet that stipulates that the work being handed in is original and their own work.
Assessment procedures will follow the established practices of the UC College of Education Assessment Guidelines. Assessment for this course in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)is against defined standards and learning outcomes. Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final Pass grade for the course. Student workload will be in-line with other courses within the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary).
Assignments are graded against the university 11 point scale A+ to E.
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
Classes are participatory and therefore require full attendance. The same attendance expectations apply as would be expected of a teacher in a school. Unavoidable absence should be notified to the relevant lecturer, where possible, prior to the class. Requests can be made for absence in exceptional circumstances. These should be made in advance to the lecturer (for absences of up to three days) or to the Programme Coordinator (for absences of three days or longer). Evidence for the reason for the absence may be required. Students who do not meet attendance requirements for the course are liable to fail.
Teaching and courses will be monitored through the regular use of UCTL evaluative instruments.
Students will be asked to provide written comment (anonymous if desired) at the end of the course outlining:
• aspects of the course that were most useful, and
• aspects of the course that could be improved.
Grades awarded are verified in accordance with School of Māori, Social and Cultural Studies in Education procedures.
Work is late if it is handed in after the due date, without an extension having been granted. The final date for submission of work is the Wednesday of the week after the course finishes. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark work handed in after this date. Students should be aware that resubmits may not be granted on late work.
Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for students. http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/assessment_guidelines_for_students_09.pdf
Work submitted should be of a professional standard and APA formatting used where appropriate.
Requests for extensions should be made in writing to the lecturer. Requests for extensions must be made before the due date.
One resubmit is allowed for each assignment, where work for an assignment received a failing (D) grade. Work that received a passing grade (C- or higher) cannot be resubmitted. The highest grade that a resubmitted assignment can be awarded is a C. Work that is to be resubmitted will be due one week after being returned to the student, unless other arrangements are requested by a student and granted by the lecturer.
On campus students assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Assignments Room in Ōrakipaoa, accessed from the back doors closest to The Collective (the USCA Cafe), by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Hours of operation are 11am-2pm weekdays. For dropping off assignments outside these hours, please use the drop boxes placed at the back entrance to Ōrakipaoa.
Pick up Arrangements: It is your responsibility to pick each assignment up from the Academic Services Team. Lecturers will not follow up on resubmits and fails. This is your responsibility.