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Department policy regarding late assignments

1.   Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the dates indicated in the course outline. Ten percent will be immediately deducted if they are not presented to the instructor at the beginning of class. An additional 10% will be deducted each day at class time (including weekends) until the assignment is submitted. On a weekend, an electronic version should be submitted which will have a time and date of submission on it. The hard copy, if required, would be submitted by 9:30 Monday morning.

2.   Exceptions will only be made under unforeseeable and extraordinary circumstances. Evidence of such circumstances must be provided to the instructor in the form of supporting documentation from an appropriate source e.g., doctor’s certificate or Verification of Illness form, copy of obituary, police report, etc.

Students with acceptable documentation must contact the instructor no later than 48 hours after a due date to make alternative arrangements. In special unforeseeable circumstances where due dates cannot be met, it is the student’s responsibility to provide acceptable written documentation substantiating the reasons for not meeting the deadline (the Request for Variance From a Course Outline form (PDF) may be used for this purpose). When there are exceptional circumstances, there will be no penalty assigned; if no contact is made, a mark of “zero” will be given.

Department policy regarding quizzes/examinations

1.   Quizzes, mid-term examinations and final examinations not scheduled during the regular examination period will be administered on the dates indicated in the course outline.

2.   Only in very special circumstances will alternative arrangements be made. In special circumstances where an advance request for alternate arrangements is made, it is the student’s responsibility to complete a Request for Variance From a Course Outline form (PDF) form at least one week before the exam date and provide acceptable written documentation substantiating the reasons for not writing the examination or quiz on the scheduled date. An alternate arrangement will only be made if the request is approved.

3.   In special unforeseeable circumstances where a student misses an examination or quiz, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the course instructor with acceptable documentation (e.g., doctor’s certificate or Verification of Illness form, copy of obituary, police report) no later than 48 hours after the scheduled date to make alternative arrangements. Students without acceptable documentation or those who contact the instructor after the 48 hour deadline will be given a mark of “zero" for the quiz or examination.

Department policy regarding reweighing of assignments

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies will not allow any after-the-fact reweighing of assignments or exams due to poor performance.