Get With Your Programme 2011 IIE SLP

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Get With Your
Programme
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
WELCOME
Welcome to Varsity College Durban North.
Thank you for choosing Varsity College to help you achieve your
study goals in 2011.
Please take advantage of all that we have to offer in support of
you, and we wish you everything of the best in the months
ahead.
Remember to have fun, work hard and to contact us if you have
any questions about your short learning programme (SLP).
Kevin Mottram
Principal
INDEPENDENT INSITUTE OF EDUCATION (IIE)
The IIE is the over-arching academic body that certifies all
IIE programmes and governs academic delivery on all
campuses for all programmes.
How is standardisation achieved across all campuses?
• National Assessment Schedule
• Moderation of papers
• Approval of all lecturers
• Audit of quality and operational procedures
MEET YOUR TEAM
There are people at Varsity College Durban North who are eager
to support you during your studies with us.
ABOUT Kevin Mottram
• Kevin oversees the running of
the campus in all areas.
• If you would like to make an
appointment with Kevin, please
speak to a receptionist who will
be able to help you.
• Remember – there are many
more introductions to come,
and Kevin may not be the right
person to speak to initially.
ABOUT Tiffany Andrew
• Tiffany
oversees
all
academic and operational
delivery on your campus.
• She supports the HOD’s in
their functions.
• If your HOD is not available
to help you with any
operational issues, please
contact Tiffany.
ABOUT Gillian Dauberman
• Gillian is your “go to”
person if you need any
information about your
programme.
• She is responsible for the
efficient operational delivery
of your programme on
campus.
• If you cannot make the
test, assignment submission
or exam, Gillian is the person
who can assist you.
ABOUT Cheryl Baxter, Margi Boosey and John Ballam
• They are education specialists who
are responsible for the development
of teaching & learning on campus.
• They support lecturers in developing
their teaching skills.
• They provide valuable academic and
learning support for students in the
areas of :
 Academic literacy
 Study methods
 Plagiarism
and
correct
referencing
 Time management for parttime students
LIBRARIANS – Deveshinee Maharaj and
Phumlani Biyela
They will assist you with information
literacy and resource queries for academic
research purposes, such as:
• Navigating the Internet
• Using databases (Ebscohost)
They ensure the library is stocked with
journals, relevant newspapers, student
manuals, DVD’s, and past exam papers.
The library hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 08h00 – 19h00
Friday : 08h00 – 16h45
Saturday: 08h00 – 12h00
The library also includes a study area and
photocopiers.
HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING FROM US?
• Pacer – this shows what dates you have lectures and
assessments on, and when you need to submit assignments
• Material – module guide or manual, textbook (where
applicable), file, pen, exam pad and calculator (where applicable)
• Academic Policy Guide (APG) & its acknowledgment form – this
will guide you on the IIE academic policies, assessment rules,
processes and procedures that you will need to be familiar with.
Please read this carefully and keep them somewhere safe!
• Student Card – you will need this to access the campus and to
access assessment venues
• IIE Student Code of Conduct
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION
REQUIRED
BY LAW!
If we don’t receive this information from you, we will not
be able to print your certificate!
Please submit this documentation to your HOD in the 2nd
week of lectures.
ATTENDANCE
Your part-time studies will be a challenge for you because
you are working during the day, and have current personal
commitments outside of working hours.
It is critical that you attend all your scheduled lectures to
ensure you successfully complete the SLP.
You will be required to sign an attendance register each
week, and your final report will reflect an overall
attendance percentage.
If you do miss a lecture for a valid reason (work, sickness),
and you submit valid evidence of this, we will be able to
condone this.
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION – CASS MARK
In order for you to qualify to write the final exam, you need to
have a weighted average of 40% for your formative assessments
(tests and assignments).
Assessment
Assignment
Test
Exam
Final Mark
Weighting
10%
30%
60%
100%
Student Mark
70%
30%
• In the example above, the CASS mark is 40%
• (70 x 0.1) + (30 x 0.3) = 16 = 16/40 = 40%
• This was calculated by averaging the weight of the assessment
• When there is only 1 formative assessment, you must attempt
this in order to qualify to write the final exam
• When there is no formative assessment, you will gain automatic
entry to the final exam
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION – EXAM SUBMINIMUM
AND SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS
• The exam subminimum is 30%
• If you receive more than 30% in your final exam, but less than
50% overall, you will qualify to write the supplementary exam
• If you receive less than 30% in your final exam, you will fail the
SLP/module, irrespective of the CASS mark, and will not qualify to
write the supplementary exam
• Supplementary exams are usually written within 4 weeks of your
final exam – your pacer will include the date of this exam
• The cost of a supplementary exam is R520
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION – ASSIGNMENT
SUBMISSION
• Ensure you know your submission dates – these are included in
your pacer
• Assignments must be handed in at reception
• The School of Business and Technology assignment sheet must
be attached to your assignment
• Make a copy of your assignment before you submit it
• Keep the submission slip you receive when you submit your
assignment
• Ensure you reference correctly and that you don’t plagiarise
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION – MISSED ASSESSMENTS
• If you missed a test because you were sick or if an immediate
family member passed away, you can apply to write the aegrotat
test (please refer to the APG for detailed terms and conditions)
• If you miss a test for any other reasons, you can apply to have
your test re-weighted (please refer to the APG for detailed terms
and conditions)
• If you miss a final exam, you can apply to write the
supplementary exam or to defer the exam to the next offer (please
refer to the APG for detailed terms and conditions)
The terms and conditions must be met in order for any further
assessment opportunities to be awarded
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION – RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES
• Results are not released telephonically
• You will receive your marked tests and assignments back in class
before the final exam
• Your final exam results will be available within 2 weeks of you
writing the assessment
• You will be posted a report that shows a breakdown of your
assessments and results
• Your certificate and final report will be available for collection
within 4 weeks of the final exam being written
• Your certificate needs to be collected from the campus –
unfortunately this cannot be posted to you
CONTACT DETAILS
If you have any questions about the information in your
APG or this document, please contact me.
Gillian Dauberman
Telephone: 031 573 2038
Email Address: [email protected]

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