Back on Track for Required to Withdraw Students Student Success Programs Student A g r e e m e n t Student Information Name: ___________________________________________ Student Number: ______________________________ Local Address: _____________________________________ SFU Email: __________________________________ _________________________________________________ Home Phone: ( )________________________ City: ____________________ Postal Code: _____________ Cell Phone: ( )__________________________ Program Information The Back on Track Program offers students in academic difficulty the opportunity to assess their academic choices, analyze their challenges, strengthen skills, and develop strategies for future academic and personal success. Using a mix of individual consultations, group meetings, in-person activities, and online learning opportunities, the Program fosters self-regulation, reflective practice, and transformative learning. Students enroll in a minimum of three and a maximum of nine regular units during Term Two and Term Three of the program; during Term One students are not permitted to enroll in courses but are required to complete various program requirements to be able to progress to Term Two of the program. In addition, students are able to access the services provided by the Student Learning Commons, Health and Counselling Services, SFU International, and the Centre for Students with Disabilities. Academic Advising and Assessment Students will meet with their academic advisor* on a regular basis during each term in the Program to explore their academic goals, select their courses, and discuss their personal circumstances and progress. To ensure that students are provided with the appropriate guidance and resources, they will be required, in consultation with their academic advisor/learning specialist, to complete assessments in the following possible areas: learning and study skills, writing skills, quantitative skills (math and statistics), and personal management. I understand that I must meet with my assigned academic advisor as agreed upon during the term, and that my advisor may request additional meetings. I understand that I must complete assessments as prescribed. *The academic advisor or advisor referred to in this agreement is the Student Success Programs academic advisor, unless otherwise specified. Personal Learning Plan Following required assessments, students will meet with program team members to review and analyze results. In ongoing consultation with members of the program team, students will develop, regularly review, and keep updated a learning plan that meets their individual needs. Every student's learning plan will be unique and include accessing appropriate support services and participation in a combination of the following: required weekly program facilitated seminars learning and study skills workshops in university reading, exam strategies, note-taking, library/info. research, etc. life skills workshops in time management, motivation, concentration, cultural transition, university life, etc. academic skills workshops and courses in writing (academic and technical), math concepts (e.g. FANX99), statistical concepts, etc. English language skills development through FALX99 (Foundations of Academic Literacy), etc. career planning individual consultations in above areas I understand that I will develop, follow, review and revise as necessary a personal learning plan in consultation with the Back on Track, Student Success Program team. Evaluation and Outcomes Students can expect that, with full and complete participation in the Program, they will: have a better understanding of their academic and personal goals improve their skills in areas identified through assessments Revised December 14/2009 Page 1 of 4 Back on Track for Required to Withdraw Students Student Success Programs Student A g r e e m e n t develop strategies for future academic and personal success explore how their interests link to career options and academic program know and access ongoing support as needed During the Program a student's progress is evaluated on the basis of attendance at regular meetings with their Student Success Programs advisor, participation in the required weekly program group seminars, fulfillment of their personal learning plan, and academic performance. Students must meet all of the following requirements to remain in the program: 1. At the end of Term One (BOT 110), students must have completed the following to earn a grade of “P”: Attendance at an Information Session Completion of Intake Appointment and receipt of signed Student Agreement by program deadline Completion of “Getting Started” program orientation session by program deadline Completion of Learning Plan Development session by program deadline Completion of Career Workshops by program deadline For International students only, completion of the “International Student Event” Group Course Planning by program deadline Course enrollment prior to start of classes Completion of all other assessments and requirements prescribed by academic advisor or Student Success Programs Manager by deadline given Any combination of 3 “no-shows” will result in a grade of “F” for BOT 110 and prevent continuation in the program. I understand what I need to do to get a “P” in BOT 110 and continue to Term Two 2. At the end of Term Two (BOT 120), students must be able to demonstrate that they have done the following to earn a grade of “P”: I. Met with their Academic Advisor: In each term of the Program the student must arrange to meet with their SSP advisor on a regular basis. Also, the student must confirm their course selection with their SSP advisor, and discuss in advance any changes to their course enrollment with their SSP advisor. Students must contact their academic advisor as soon as possible if a personal or academic situation arises that could interfere with their studies or progress, e.g. poor mid-term grade, increased part-time work load, etc. Students must also respond to any inquiries or requests from their advisor in a timely manner. II. Attended and participated fully in the Required Weekly Group Seminars: Attendance and homework for the weekly group seminars is required and will be used to evaluate the student’s progress and participation in the program. Absences due to extenuating circumstances (illness, flat tire, etc.) will still be marked as absences; however, students are expected to provide documentation (doctor’s note, police report, etc.) explaining their absence. III. Personal Learning Plan: The student is responsible for participating in the activities and tasks outlined in their learning plan. SSP administration and advisors will request information on progress, as required, directly from students, but also from University learning specialists, counselors, instructors, academic program and support services staff, and others who are in a position to provide this information. IV. Academic Performance: • If term GPA ≥ 2.00, and conditions I, II and III above have been met, then eligible to continue in Term Three with a grade of “P” in BOT 120. • If term GPA ≥ 2.00, and conditions I, II and III above have not been met, students receive a grade of “F” in BOT 120, are Required to Withdraw (RTW), and are not eligible to continue regardless of grades achieved in their other courses. • If term GPA < 2.00, and conditions I, II and III above have been met, then eligible to continue in Term Three with a grade of “P” in BOT 120 and are placed on Extended Academic Probation (EAP) for one additional term. • If term GPA < 2.00, and conditions I, II and III above have not been met, students receive a grade of “F” in BOT 120 and are not eligible to continue in Term Three, i.e. Required to Withdraw (RTW). Revised December 14/2009 Page 2 of 4 Back on Track for Required to Withdraw Students Student Success Programs Student A g r e e m e n t I understand what I need to do to get a “P” in BOT 120 and continue to Term Three 3. At the end of Term Three (BOT 130 /140/150):, Students in Term Three of the program are evaluated using the same standards as Term Two. BOT 130 (CAP) and 150 (GAS) students who do not attend a weekly seminar will be evaluated based on attendance and completion of required program components. Students attending weekly seminars in BOT 140 (EAP) will also have to meet the attendance and participation criteria for those seminars. For students with a “P” in their BOT course, continuation at the end of Term Three is subject to standard academic standing and continuance policy outlined in the Guide to Academic Standing and Continuance (http://students.sfu.ca/forms/GASaC.pdf). Students receiving an “F” grade in their BOT course will be Required to Withdraw regardless of grades received in their other courses. I understand what I need to do to get a “P” in Term Three. I understand how my overall progress will be evaluated, and the requirements for continuance in the Program. Program Fee Structure Term One: - EAP - BOT 110 $350 Term Two: - EAP - BOT 120 $450 Term Three: Term Three: Term Three: - GAS - BOT 150 CAP - BOT 130 - - RTW - BOT 140 No fee $250 $450 I understand how the fees for each term of the Program will be levied. Lateness, Cancellation and No-Show Policy: Students with three violations of the Cancellation and No-Show Policy will face possible discontinuation from the Program. This Lateness, Cancellation and No-Show policy does not apply to the weekly BOT120 and BOT140 seminars. Please refer to your syllabus for seminar expectations. Lateness Policy: Lateness for an appointment will result in a shortened appointment. Lateness of 5 minutes or more to any scheduled component (appointments and workshops) may result in denied entry to the session and be recorded as a no-show. Cancellation Policy: There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on all booked appointments and workshops by phone at 778-782-4143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations should first be tried using our online booking system found on our website http://students.sfu.ca/advising/studentsuccess No Show Policy: If you do not show up for a booked appointment, workshop, or session, it will be recorded as a “no show”. A “no show” will result in low-priority for rescheduling the appointment/session., and will be considered in the final evaluation of program participations Revised December 14/2009 Page 3 of 4 Back on Track for Required to Withdraw Students Student Success Programs Student A g r e e m e n t Evaluation and Outcomes section. Students who do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the Student Agreement may be discontinued from the Program and Required to Withdraw from the University. Students will still be responsible for all program fees levied and general course drop deadlines and fee policies apply (details can be found at: http://students.sfu.ca/deadlines/ and http://students.sfu.ca/fees/policies.html). I understand and agree to the Lateness, Cancellation and No-Show Policy. Terms and Conditions For students with a “P” in their BOT course, continuation at the end of Term Three is subject to standard academic standing and continuance policy outlined in the Guide to Academic Standing and Continuance (http://students.sfu.ca/forms/GASaC.pdf). Students receiving an “F” grade in their BOT course will be Required to Withdraw regardless of grades received. Students who are not eligible to continue at the University, i.e. are RTW after completing the Program, can pursue the alternate readmission requirements for RTW students outlined in the Guide to Academic Standing and Continuance. Students who have a record of academic dishonesty are required to disclose this information at the intake appointment. Students who have a record of student misconduct may be precluded from admission to the Program. Entry, re-entry and/or continuance in a specific academic Program is not guaranteed as a result of participation in the Program. Students cannot complete courses at another post-secondary institution while participating in the Program. Normal tuition and fees apply for unit course enrollment. There will be no refunding of program fees under any condition once the student agreement has been signed Students who withdraw from all their unit courses are deemed to have withdrawn from the Program. Students who are not meeting all of the requirements outlined in the Student Agreement (see Outcomes and Evaluation above) may be discontinued from the Program, dropped from classes, and Required to Withdraw from the University. Delayed entry to the Program will not normally be allowed. Students will be asked to provide their feedback on the Program through surveys, focus groups, etc. Students wh o are on Extended Withdrawal (EW) are not eligible to join the program to access the Extended Academic Probation period I understand and agree to the terms and conditions above. This agreement has been reviewed and discussed in full. The student should retain a copy for their records. Student's Signature: Date: Protection of Privacy Collection Notice The information on this form is collected under the general authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University for determining your eligibility and acceptance of the terms and conditions for the Back on Track, Student Success Program. Academic Advising and Student Success may release relevant information regarding your eligibility, participation, progress, and results to University academic and administrative departments. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Director, Academic Advising and Student Success, Simon Fraser University, 778-782-4143. The information received from Student Learning Commons, Health and Counselling Services, Centre for Students with Disabilities, other University administrative and academic departments is collected under the general authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1979, c.419). It is related directly to and needed by the University for determining your eligibility, participation, progress, and results in the Back on Track, Student Success Program. Information collected from Health and Counselling Services will be limited to session attendance and progress, and will not include specific details. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Director, Academic Advising and Student Success, Simon Fraser University, 778-782-4143. Pursuant to Section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, I ________________________, authorize Simon Fraser University to contact the persons or organizations listed above for the purposes of obtaining information related to Revised December 14/2009 my eligibility, participation, progress, and results in the Back on Track, Student Success Program. 4 Page 4 of These persons or organizations are authorized to disclose such information. I understand that failure to give my authorization will result in my inability to participate in the Back on Track, Student Success Program.