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Educational Policy Change Alerts

June 2019 Update:
New: Appeal of Educational Decisions Policy
Revised: Credentials Awarded at Douglas College

May 2019 Update:
Revised: Grading Policy

March 2019 Update:
Revised: English Language Competency Standards Policy

February 2019 Update:
Revised: Course and Status Changes Policy

January 2019 Update:
Revised: Recognition of Transfer Credit Policy

May 2018 Update:
Revised: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Policy

December 2017 Update:
Revised: Program Advisory Committee(s) Policy

November 2017 Update:
Revision: Education Affiliations Policy

September 2017 Update:
Revision: Credentials Awarded at Douglas College
Accessibility to College Programs, Courses and Services for Persons with Disabilities Policy

May 2017 Update:
Revision: Educational Policy Development and Review Policy

March 2017 Update:
Revision: Credential Policy

January 2017 Update:

Revision: Curriculum Development and Approval Policy

Revision: Grading Policy

November 2016 Update:

Revision: Grading Policy

  • Removal of approval from Chair/Program Coordinator for Incomplete Grades. 

October 2016 Update:

  • Revision: Credentials Awarded at Douglas College Policy
    • New definitions and defined time limits for completing graduation requirements added.
  • Revision: Grading Policy
    • New step added into the procedure for assigned Incomplete grades.  New procedure requires approval of the Dean or Assoc. Dean before an "I" grade can be assigned.
  • Revision: Program Approval Policy for New and Revised Credit Programs
    • New definitions and defined time limits for completing graduation requirements added.

June 2016 Update:

  • New Policy: Visiting and Exchange Students
  • Revision: Credentials Awarded Policy
    • Change in Residency Requirement language.
  • Revision: Curriculum Development and Approval Policy
    • Transfer to new template
    • inclusion of a statement to EdCo's ownership of CN template and workflow, to ensure that any changes a re approved by EdCo
    • Section headings change from "Approval Policy Variance" to Emergency Temporary Variance"

May 2016 Update:

  • Revised Academic Performance Policy 

April 2016 Update:

Revised Grading Policy

  • Removal of paragraph on FD/NMD Form, as it is not needed in the policy; and
  • addition of an example of how an EXP grade would be used.

March 2016 Update:

The following Educational Policies were transferred to the new template:

  • Admissions Policy
  • College/School District Relationship Policy
  • Evaluations Policy

February 2016 Update:

Revised Credentials Awarded at Douglas College Policy

  • Moved to new template;
  • Moved all credential types and notes about withdrawn credential types to "Definition" section;
  • Moved language regarding multiple credentials, residency requirements, time limits on credential completion and graduation requirements to "policy" section;
  • Added stipulation of 30 credits for PDD definition;
  • Added a definition for a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD), stipulating 60 credits;
  • Incorporated language approved at June 2015 EdCo to the effect that programs may set residency requirements more stringent than min set out in policy;
  • Identified "procedures" language to be moved to a SOP - separated out towards the end of document.

January 2016 Update:

Grading Systems Policy and Academic Integrity Policy - In September 2015, Education Council approved the inclusion of the new FD grade in the Grading Systems Policy. The creation of this grade was approved by EdCo as part of the Academic Integrity Policy. It has since been brought to the attention of the Standing Committee on Education Policy that the FD grade cannot be used in Mastery courses as it is coded in Banner as a 0.00, to be calculated in the student's GPA, and Mastery course results are not calculated in the student's GPA. Therefore, an equivalent grade of NMD (Non-mastery due to academic dishonesty) has been created to serve the same purpose as the FD grade without the calculation into GPA. This new grade will be included in the Grading Systems Policy and a sentence will be added to the Academic Integrity Policy, identifying its use in Mastery based courses.

September 2015 Update:

Grading Systems Policy - New "FD" grade added under the heading "Other Grades Used".

May 2015, the following Educational Policies were added:

  • Academic Integrity Policy
  • Appeal of Final Grades Policy

April 2015 Update:

Grade Appeals are now covered by the Grade Appeals Policy (see link on Educational Policies webpage http://www.douglascollege.ca/about-douglas/governance/policies/educational)

The following Educational Policies were transferred to the new template:

  • Recognition of Transfer Credit Policy
  • Course and Status Changes Policy

February 2015, the following Educational Policy was transferred to the new template:

  • Audit Policy

January 2015, the following Educational Policies were transferred to the new template:

  • Accessibility to College Programs Courses Policy
  • Associate Studies Policy
  • Language Competency Standards Policy
  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Policy
  • Priority Registration Policy
  • Program Advisory Committees Policy

May, 2013 Grading Systems Policy

Addition of wording for the grade of P in the Credit Grading System

February, 2013 Credentials Awarded at Douglas College Policy

Updates to definition of Defined Program and definition of Bachelor's Degree (approved in 2008)

March, 2012 Credentials Awarded at Douglas College Policy

Revised definitions for Post Degree Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Honours Credentials

Inclusion of Advanced Certificate, and removal of Advanced Diploma

Removal of Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Policy Details:

  1. The policy includes all of the text currently included in the Examination Policy. Some of the text has been revised.
  2. The policy includes all of the text currently in the College calendar relating to evaluation. Some of the text has been revised.
  3. The policy now includes a section called "Instructors Course Outline" which was previously found in the Curriculum Development and Approval Policy (appendix).

March 17, 2008 Credentials Policy

Change to the graduation requirements for Bachelor's Degrees and the addition of a definition for 'Established' Program

Summary of Policy Changes Approved by Education Council from September 19, 2005 to December 10, 2007