Archive for October, 2009

Student Services Newsletter – October

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

New Student Services Blog
A newly designed Student Services blog can be found at http://blogs.yufe.ca/studentservices and the monthly Student Services newsletter will be posted during the first week of every month. Students are encouraged to check the Student Services blog for important reminders related to course enrolments and degree requirements.

BEd Student Services Office Hours
For in-person, telephone or email assistance, teacher candidates can visit 128 Winters College or telephone (416) 736-5001 or email osp@edu.yorku.ca. The office hours for BEd Student Services is as follows Monday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Fall Reading Week
All classes will be suspended during York University’s first Fall Term Reading Week from October 10 to October 16. University offices will continue with normal hours of operation on weekdays, except on Thanksgiving Monday October 12. Classes will resume on October 19. Teacher candidates are not required to attend their placements during the Fall Term Reading Week; however, they are able to volunteer to assist their host schools if permitted by their mentor teachers. This does not apply to our full-time consecutive program. While teaching subject classes for Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates will not occur, all other full-time consecutive courses will be running. Visit http://blogs.yufe.ca/studentservices/category/full-time-consecutive/fall-term-reading-week-at-keele/ for more information for full-time consecutive teacher candidates.

Are You on the Official Classlist?
A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official classlist. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official classlists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a classlist for one section but attending another, you will receive a failure grade because you did not submit assignments to the instructor for the section where your name appears on the classlist.

Final Date to Drop
The final date to drop a Fall (F) term course without receiving a grade is November 6, 2009. Teacher candidates will require special permission via a student petition submitted to BEd Student Services in 128 Winters college to drop a mandatory Education course. For more information on sessional dates, visit http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/importantdates/index.htm.

Awards and Bursaries
Please note that in order to be considered for a York University award, students must first complete a Student Financial Profile no later than October 16, 2009. For more information about applying for scholarships, visit http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/current/scholar.htm.

Academic Honesty
A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship. The university has designed an online tutorial related to academic integrity. For further details, visit http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity.

Teaching Religious Education
The teaching religious education course is typically offered to ED3 teacher candidates who wish to teach in the Catholic boards. For more information, visit http://blogs.yufe.ca/studentservices/2009/09/19/teaching-religious-education/.

Learning Skills
The Centre for Student Success and the Counselling & Disability Services (CDS) offers workshops and online resources related to reading skills, note-taking skills, time management, presentation skills as well as other topics. For more information visit, http://www.yorku.ca/cds/lss/index.html and http://www.yorku.ca/laps/students/engage/soaring.

Live Librarian
York University offers students the opportunity to chat online with a librarian for assistance with research and direction to useful resources. The librarian will be able to send you web pages and demonstrate various library resources. For additional information, visit, http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/Home/VirtualReference/askalibrarian.htm.