Considering the circumstances, are remediation courses possible or available in the summer? If this is the decision of the ASP Committee and your dean, what recourse do you have if you wish to suggest an alternative? Who is your advocate, and what is their advice?Hello,
I ended up failing 2 classes this semester due to the stress of the pandemic and classes being shifted online. My school is wanting me to repeat the whole year instead of letting me take the remediation class or courses over the summer. Do you think this is fair considering the pandemic?
This is what the school handbook states and I wrote my situation in bullet points.
On pages 79-82, the student handbook states:
Students scoring between 59.5 and 69.4% (60-69) in a course will take a remedial examination. Students need to score at least a 70% to pass a remediation course or exam.
a. A Remedial Examination Fee will be assessed to all individuals taking a remedial exam. This fee will be $100. The fee must be paid to the Registrar’s Office prior to the student taking the remedial exam.
b. All remedial examinations must be taken when scheduled by the ASP Committee.
c. Failure of the Remedial Exam will result in the student being considered in a
similar manner to those students receiving less than 59.5% in a course. (See Item 2 below.). Students in the distance education pathway will complete their remedial course(s) at home with the use of synchronous online meetings with faculty as needed.
- I received a 60-69 in the 2 courses that I failed in this semester and did not get the chance to take the remedial exam.
In the Bradenton and DE pathways, students may have a maximum of two original course failures per academic year. Exceeding maximum remediation limits will result in a review by the ASP committee which may recommend dismissal. Any failure will be referred to the ASP committee.
- I had 3 original course failures in an academic year, however, here it did not specify the number of remediation limits. It also said it “may” recommend dismissal, nothing definite. It also adds in the end “any failure” will be referred to the ASP committee. I failed 2 courses during a global pandemic and the abrupt shift to online classes in the middle of the semester was very disruptive and stressful.
Decisions regarding remediation will be made on an individual basis after considering all pertinent circumstances. The decision will be made by the Dean, based upon the recommendations of the ASP Committee. The ASP Committee will base its recommendations on the student’s academic record and consideration after consultation with the Preceptor, Course Coordinator as well as the student involved when appropriate.
- Here it states that decisions regarding remediation will be made on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS after considering ALL pertinent circumstances. Due to a global pandemic that I had to go through for the first time, it was a stressful and distracting transition in the middle of the semester. If given the chance to take the remedial exam or course for the 2 classes I failed this semester, I can still ensure mastery of these courses and advance to P3 year.
H. The need to participate in more than two remediation courses or rotations in the same academic year.
- This statement was put under the reasons the ASP committee “may” recommend dismissal. A student can be dismissed for participating in more than 2 remediation COURSES in the same academic year. However, I will not be having to take more than 2 remediation courses in the summer as I passed the remedial EXAM for Basic PK in the Fall 2019.
On page 76 it states:
The coursework for students at ? is offered in sequence. A student who is unsuccessful with remediation at the end of an academic year will be evaluated by the ASP Committee according to the established procedure and will be required to either repeat the entire year or be dismissed. ? policy requires a pace of 100% (completed course credits/attempted course credits) per academic year. Students who are repeating a year are not eligible for federal financial aid during the year in which they are repeating already taken course work.
- Here it states that if a student is unsuccessful with REMEDIATION will be required to either repeat the year or be dismissed. It states clear and definite options here. However, I wasn’t even given the chance to take the remediation exam or course atleast given the global pandemic circumstances.