School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

5 PROMOTION REGULATIONS

dash 5.1 General Information
dash 5.2 Promotion Status
dash 5.3 Other Information



5.1 General Information

•  In addition to meeting the promotion regulations for the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation all students must meet the general academic regulations (undergraduate). For further information refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE).

•  Success in the programs depends on meeting the requirements of both academic terms and work terms.

•  To be promoted a student must, in addition to obtaining the requisite grades and average, complete and deliver all work term reports as required.


5.2 Promotion Status

•  A student's promotion status at the end of each term will be in one of the following four categories:

5.2.1 Clear Promotion: Clear Promotion means a student can proceed to the next term without restrictions.

•  Students completing an academic term will receive a Clear Promotion by obtaining an overall average of at least 60%, with a grade of at least 60% in all HKR courses, and at least 50% in all non-HKR courses.

•  Students completing a work term will receive a Clear Promotion by obtaining a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work term.

•  Students completing courses in addition to a work term must obtain a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work term and an overall average of at least 60%, with a grade of at least 60% in all HKR courses, and at least 50% in all non-HKR courses

5.2.2 Probationary Promotion: Probationary Promotion designates less than a Clear Promotion but requires an overall average of at least 60%, with at least 50% in all courses, and not more than one HKR grade below 60%.

•  A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of Academic Term 1 may be permitted to enter Academic Term 2 but must have Clear Promotion by the end of Academic Term 2.

•  A student with Probationary Promotion from any academic term may continue to the subsequent work term under the condition that entry into the next academic term is not allowed until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

•  A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

•  To change Probationary Promotion to Clear Promotion the student must satisfy the School that he or she is competent in the subject of the HKR course in which the student has failed to achieve 60%. This will normally entail re-examination, after which the student will be declared to have passed or failed a test of competency in the subject concerned. No numerical grade will be assigned in the re-examination, and the original grade submitted for the course will not be changed.

•  Re-examination may be written, oral, practical or a combination of formats and will be at a time determined by the School. Failure to submit to the re-examination or failure in the re-examination will result in denial of promotion.

•  The School may recommend that the student complete remedial studies before re-examination.

5.2.3 Probationary (A) Promotion: Probationary (A) Promotion designates failure to successfully complete the required components of HKR 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210 and 4220 in a given term.

•  Probationary (A) Promotion will be given upon the recommendation of the course instructor/coordinator and/or the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and only for extreme circumstances, duly authenticated.

•  A student with Probationary (A) Promotion in any term will be permitted to enter subsequent terms and will receive a letter grade of INC (incomplete) in the course. A final numeric grade will not be received until the required components of each course has been successfully completed. Academic Council will grant this status, taking into account the specific factors involved in each case. This status is not automatic, as failure to successfully complete all required components of each course would normally result in a failing grade.

•  A student with Probationary (A) Promotion at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student has successfully completed all required components of all courses, and the student’s status is changed to Clear Promotion.

5.2.4 Promotion Denied: If Clear Promotion is not achieved each term or following probation, promotion is denied.

•  A student with Promotion Denied status will be required to withdraw from the School. Students with Promotion Denied status may apply for readmission to the program after two semesters. A student will normally be readmitted into the term from which promotion was denied.

•  A student who is denied promotion for failing a work term may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time the student will be required to complete a further work term with satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further academic term in the School. A work term may be repeated only once, and not more than two work terms may be repeated in the entire program.

•  A student who has been denied promotion as a result of having failed a work term and who, in the opinion of the School, can benefit from a remedial program, may be permitted an extension of time not to exceed the end of the registration period of the subsequent semester to complete the requirements of the work term.

•  A student who is denied promotion as a result of grades received in HKR and non-HKR courses will be required to repeat all HKR courses in which they obtained a grade of less than 60% in that term. A non-HKR course may be replaced by a course acceptable in the student's program.

•  A student with Promotion Denied status at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

5.3 Other Information

•  The Committee on Undergraduate Studies will determine each student’s promotion status at the end of each term and will make its recommendations to Academic Council.

•  Academic Council may promote a student notwithstanding the promotion regulations given above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to Academic Council and in the case of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.

•  A student shall be permitted only one readmission to the School.

•  Students may be required to withdraw from their program at any time, if, in the opinion of the School, they are unlikely to benefit from continued attendance.
 
Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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