The 1-month class suspension imposed by the government is unprecedented. CIIT, like all other schools, is faced with the challenge of utilizing creative and effective methods to ensure that the learning of our students is not affected.
Delivering lessons away from the classroom will come with a lot of challenges for all of us especially for students. Not all of these challenges are easy to overcome and students should not expect that the school can and will solve all of these challenges for you. Therefore, we encourage commitment and integrity on your end to also exercise your resourcefulness and cope with any limitations that you might have in the same way that the school is doing. As long as you are able to demonstrate the required skills for each of your subjects, then your respective Professors will surely allow you to pass the subject and allow you to move to the following term or graduate. Remember that learning the necessary technical and soft skills is the purpose of why we are studying and not just the grade.
Together, we, as a community, can ensure that the spirit and purpose of education will not be lost in our current situation. #better.
Will the school calendar be moved amid suspension of classes until April 12, 2020?
- There will be no movement in the school calendar of CIIT despite the suspension of classes.
- CIIT will shift delivery of lessons to virtual classes. “A virtual classroom is an online learning environment that allows teachers and students to communicate, interact, collaborate, explain ideas. A virtual classroom enables students to access our teachers anywhere on the planet so long as they both have a reliable internet connection” (https://www.learncube.com/what-is-a-virtual-classroom.html)
How will I participate in CIIT virtual classes and submit required outputs?
- You will need a computer and internet connection. Almost all of the lessons and submission of requirements will be done through Canvas.
- Instructors are requested to be lenient on the deadlines for submission of the required outputs but still adhere to the school calendar which will not adjust despite the 1-month suspension of classes.
- Physical outputs (such as paintings, plates, or sculptures) must be photographed or filmed and submitted online.
- Presentations and defense will be scheduled with your respective instructors.
- Last day of Final Exams and submission of outputs for the Finals will still be on April 8, 2020.
What if I have no computer at home?
- As much as the school would like to permit a few students to enter and use the school facilities, we are prevented from doing so by the government to ensure everyone’s safety. As such, we hope that students can be resourceful without necessarily risking their own health.
- Students who will be unable to submit final requirements can possibly be issued an ‘INC’ grade for the subject.
- The ‘INC’ Grade Policy can be found at the bottom of this document.
How will students confirm their attendance in class?
- Instructors shall give the students a quiz/activity/performance task at the end of each online class session.
- The submission of the said quiz/activity/performance task will serve as the attendance of the student.
- Instructors can check the student’s attendance while the virtual class is ongoing.
Will deadlines be extended?
- There will be no extensions on the deadlines for all Thesis and Finals submission.
- Extension of deadlines on activities/performance tasks is at the instructor’s discretion.
- If interviews with resource person/s for thesis and other projects are needed, students can utilize online interviews.
Where can we get reliable sources and reference for our thesis since the library will no longer be accessible?
- We will update this space with links to websites that are deemed as reliable. Please keep posted.
Are other students services still accessible or available?
- Yes. CIIT will be shifting to a work-from-home setup for the majority of our School Administrators but without sacrificing the services we extend to students.
- Students can email the respective departments they would like to contact via email.
Payment Deadlines for Students
- Students with any outstanding balance must still fulfill their obligation to the school especially for those who are on an installment payment scheme. Off-campus payment methods can be utilized. Instructions can be found here.
Is there a refund expected for school fees since facilities will not be utilized by students?
- The School Board will review this possibility.
What about NSTP activities that require students to go to communities?
- All Community Extension Programs are canceled. Guidelines and instructions will be posted on Canvas and students can communicate with their respective NSTP instructors.
What about the OJT and internship of students?
- OJT students are recommended to communicate with their respective immediate superior for the possible alternative rendering of work hours.
- You can also reach out to your respective OJT advisers. There will be no extension for OJT deadlines.
Will there be an extension for submission of requirements to the college registrar especially the FORM 137?
- Yes. Please write an email to email@example.com to request for an extension for submission of any requirements to the College Registrar. The Registrar will assume that you do not need any extension for the submission of requirements if no such request is received from the student.
How do we continue our application for graduation?
- You don’t need to apply for graduation. The Registrar’s Office will be sending an email to all students who are considered candidates for graduation by April 24, 2020. If you do not receive an email, you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
What else should I do?
- Check your Edusuite regularly as there might be additional requirements that you have to submit or comply with.
For all student concerns, please click the link below
Student Handbook Policy For ‘INC’ Grades
- A rating of INC (incomplete) may be given when a student’s work is of passing quality and represents a significant portion of the requirements for a final grade, but is incomplete for a good cause as determined by the instructor. Valid reason is limited to only the following:
a. Current illness (must be validated by the School Clinic)
b. Serious Personal Problems (must be validated by the School Guidance Counselor)
c. Serious Accident or a recent death in the immediate family.
d. Other reasons beyond his or her control such as:
i. Failure to submit documents and other pertinent requirements for thesis
ii. Failure to complete the prescribed number of hours for the Internship Program
iii. No access to hardware and software needed for class requirements due to government-mandated restrictions.
- For regular subjects, students are given a term to complete the remaining requirements. For thesis and internship, students are given two (2) terms to complete. Failure to do so will result in an automatic “Failed” grade for the subject. The maximum period for completion does not exempt anyone in any situation even if the Student is on LOA.
- Candidates for graduation who incur an INC during the terminal Trimester will not be allowed to attend the graduation exercises.
- During the completion period, students need to:
a. Get a copy of the completion form at the Registrar’s Office.
b. Pay an amount of 300.00 per course with incomplete grades. This amount will only be waived for students who will be issued an INC grade with reason “No access to hardware and software needed for class requirements due to government-mandated restrictions.”
c. Approach the Program Coordinator regarding the intention to complete the course.
d. Complete all the exams/projects and other requirements together with the completion form to the concerned instructor.
e. The accomplished form must be approved by the Dean.
f. The academics department will then submit the approved form to the Registrar’s Office.