Academic Year

The Academic year consists of two semesters, one in the fall and one in the spring each 16 weeks long. The Fall semester usually begins during the last week of September and the Spring Semester begins during the first week of February. The Summer semester begins in June and it provides new students with the Intensive English Foundation Course only.

Class Attendance

Class attendance is considered an important part of the educational process. It is expected that students will attend all class sessions scheduled for the courses for which they have registered. Academics (Module Leader) are responsible for recording student attendance for the module they are responsible for. This is to be recorded on a typed list for their module. (Class lists are available from the Department Office).The absence limit is 10%.

At the beginning of each semester the lecturers will define absentee limits so they are aware of how many absences students are allowed before it affects their grades and progression. If they do exceed the maximum number of absences their overall grade is automatically deducted by 20% in any unit they did not adequately attend.

At the end of each semester the Module Leader is to provide an overall summary of the student attendance for that module. If the student exceeds 20% of the module in absences he/she automatically fails the module. Attendance list and an overall summary of attendance are to be kept in the relevant module files which are located in the Department Office.

Student Rights And Responsibilities

As members of Ledra College each enrolled student has the right to expect the College to fulfill its educational responsibilities as effectively as its capacity and resources will permit. Since rights carry certain responsibilities, the following rights and responsibilities institutional as well as for students, are set forth with accompanying procedures for implementation.

Student Rights

  1. Free inquiry, expression, and assembly are guaranteed to all students subject to the College regulations and policies.
  2. Express opinions in class concerning the Subject matter and in keeping with the College’s statement on academic freedom.
  3. Expect commitment from College staff.
  4. Free speech and assembly provided they are consistent with College regulations.
  5. In cases involving possible sanctions of suspension, or expulsion or actions which may place limitations on the student’s right to pursue the student’s educational objective, the student shall receive prior notice of the nature of the charges against the student and shall be entitled to a fair hearing before a regularity constituted board.
  6. Students have the right to expect that their records will not be Subject to unauthorized disclosure or access.

Student Responsibilities

  1. Students have the responsibility to seek academic advisement throughout their enrolment at the College.
  2. Students are responsible for meeting standards of academic performance established by their constructors.
  3. Students shall be responsible for any and all personal actions.
  4. Students are responsible to fully complete all their obligations to the College (i.e. financial, return books to the library etc).
  5. It is the students’ responsibility to encourage an atmosphere of learning and respect for others.
  6. Students are responsible for mastering the content of any course in which they enroll.

Grading System

85-100% (May also be indicated as a DISTINCTION or 'D')

D – A performance which is outstanding in all major areas of the piece of work being assessed, in the context of the stated assessment criteria.

70-84% (May also be indicated as a MERIT or 'M')

M – A performance which is either significantly better than a pass in all major areas of the work being assessed, in the context of the stated assessment criteria or outstanding in some areas of the work and a pass standard in others.

50-69% (May also be indicated as a PASS or 'P')

P – A performance which is satisfactory in all major areas of the work being assessed, in the context of the stated assessment criteria (i.e. Demonstrates satisfactory achievement of the entire unit outcomes being assessed).

0-49% (May also be indicated as a FAIL or 'F')

F – A performance which is either indicative of a major learning deficiency which can only be rectified through a significant amount of further work; or a result of some breach of assessment regulations of the course program.
An overall module grade of FAIL would normally imply that the student should be required to repeat the entire course of study and assessment in that unit. To qualify for any course, a student must pass all modules.

Withdrawal from course

The withdrawal of a student from a course is only until the deadline which is provided on the basis of the academic timetable of the college. In case a student withdraws from a course he may regain the credits if he repeats the subject. Withdrawal from a course out of deadline may be allowed only in special circumstances and only with the consent of the academic committee.

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom is one of the most important priorities at Ledra College. Specifically Ledra College believes that academic intellectual freedom should be protected.
Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom to discuss their subjects but should not introduce contradictory material which has no relation to the subject appropriate to the mode of instruction in the classroom as well as in conference and advisement the lecturer should encourage open inquiry and free expression.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a direct violation of intellectual and academic honesty. It refers to presenting any work as one’s own when it has in fact been produced by someone else. For example a paper obtained from a commercial source or a paper made up of a passage copied word for word without acknowledgement. If a faculty member has reason to believe that Plagiarism has taken place; he/she has to refer the problem to the Director who may, in turn, refer the matter to the Disciplinary Committee.

Academic Ethics

Ledra College maintains a policy on academic ethics as part of its effort to maintain the integrity of its academic processes. A part of this policy, is the Code of Student Conduct. The aim of this Code is to protect the College’s community and to further the College’s mission. Ledra College has set, as its mission, the individual success of its students in their educational and personal development so they can set and achieve their goals in life. The purpose of the Code is, to ensure that all members of the College’s community can have the opportunity to exercise their student rights. It is also intended to provide students, (having exercised their responsibilities), with the point to develop the habits of good citizenship.