95 Academic Disruption for joint University of Toronto and Community College programs

PDAD&C #95, 2005-2006


From:  Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date:  March 22, 2006

 Academic Disruption for joint University of Toronto and Community  College Programs      


I am writing to inform you that a declaration of a disruption under the Grading Practices Policy (Section II. 3) has been made as a result of the impact of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) strike on University of Toronto students in joint programs offered with Centennial and Sheridan Colleges.

Under the Policy, there are procedures to be followed in the event of a disruption with respect to program changes that are made. University of Toronto at Mississauga (UMT) and University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC) students involved in affected joint programs will be receiving messages outlining the procedures and what may occur if there is an impact on their program of studies. Not all students in these joint programs are affected by the disruption. Students who are affected will be contacted individually.

It is important that the procedures outlined in the Policy, Section II.3 paragraphs b-h are followed ( http://www.utoronto.ca/govcncl/pap/policies/grading.html#_Toc463060460 ).

It is essential that decisions are made with respect to the integrity of programs and that students are treated in a fair manner.

Throughout the strike, affected students have been kept apprised of developments and expectations of them during this period through the UTM and UTSC program websites, and through meetings with student clubs for these programs. Further information can be found at www.utm.utoronto.ca and www.utsc.utoronto.ca.