Archive for November, 2013

Student Service Newsletter – November 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Degree Requirement Student Checklist
Students in the Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive BEd can check that they have completed all the requirements for their BEd by using the checklist available on SharePoint . The degree requirement checklists are listed under “Links” on the left-hand side of the Undergraduate homepage. You will need to log in to Passport York. Candidates in Indigenous Education, Jewish Teacher Education and the BEd (French) program options must also check their specific BEd program requirements separately.

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.

Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities
York University is a place of research, teaching and learning where people value civility, diversity, equity, honesty and respect in their direct and indirect interactions with one another. All York students have rights and responsibilities as outlined in the PDF document which can be found on the Office of Student Conflict Resolution web site at

Recommendation to OCT
All concurrent and part time consecutive graduating students for June 2014 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2014, to the Faculty of Education.

The online form is available through the Faculty of Education SharePoint Site at Log into Student SharePoint, select Undergraduate, then select OCT Registration Number Submission. This will require logging into Passport York.

In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate.  To apply for OCT membership visit:, select Members and then Create an Account.

Online Course Evaluations
Course evaluations provide an opportunity for you to give your instructors feedback about your courses. All your input is kept completely confidential and no information is released to instructors before final grades are submitted.   To access the online course evaluations, visit

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference 2014 – Horwood Conference January 31, 2014
Interested to learn more about the conference, visit:

Community Safety Council – Open Forum on Campus Safety
The Community Safety Council (CSC) has organized an open forum on campus safety to update and inform the York community about safety initiatives that are underway on campus. The open forum offers an opportunity for dialogue among the members of the York community to discuss current challenges and opportunities regarding campus safety. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov.12, from 4 to 5:30pm in 105 Life Sciences Building located on the Northwest corner the Keele campus.   For more information, visit the CSC website.

Campus Lighting Tour
The Community Safety Council invites faculty, staff and students to attend a Keele campus lighting tour on Tuesday Nov. 12 beginning at 5:30pm. The tour will depart from 105 Life Sciences. The walking tour offers an opportunity for the community to share any concerns they may have over lighting. As part of the tour, University representatives will provide background information on lighting at York University, showcase areas of success, review areas currently being upgraded and areas of concern.  For more information and to submit areas of concern visit the Lighting Tour website.