Attendance refers to presence in scheduled classes. It is not tied to evaluation of learning outcomes and shall not be used in calculation of final grades but records may be used to determine eligibility for re-writes, supplemental tests/assignments, or to identify students at risk. If attendance is used to determine eligibility for re-writes, or supplemental tests/assignments, the minimum required attendance standard shall be stipulated in the course outline and clearly explained to students. Any requirements for attendance shall be written in the course outline and clearly explained to students.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires all Study Permit holders to be enrolled and actively pursuing a course or program of study in order to maintain their legal status. AIA will report the statuses of international students’ compliance when requested. Attendance to classes will be one of the aspects included in status reports.
Attendance at AIA is compulsory and it is the student’s responsibility to collect confirmation of attendance from instructors. Students who miss 3 weeks of class will be asked to withdraw from their programs with no refunds.
Participation refers to student engagement in learning activity tasks that contribute to the achievement of stipulated learning outcomes. Participation will be assessed, and may contribute to final evaluation. If participation is used as an assessment strategy, the participation criteria must be objective and measureable. The expected participation elements and the method of evaluating the stated elements shall be written in the course outline and clearly explained to students.