87.14 Amendment of the Practicum Intervention Policy

a. Legislative Authority

i) The Post-Secondary Learning Act gives General Faculties Council (GFC) responsibility, subject to the authority of the Board of Governors, over "academic affairs" (section 26(1)) and "general supervision of student affairs" (section 31). (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

b. Editorial Amendments

i) The GFC Campus Law Review Committee (CLRC) decides which amendments are editorial. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

ii) On delegated authority from General Faculties Council, all editorial amendments will be approved by the GFC Campus Law Review Committee (CLRC) except editorial amendments to Section 87.5 through 87.10. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

iii) All amendments to Section 87.5 to 87.10 will be forwarded to the GFC Executive Committee for approval. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

c. Substantive Amendments

i) Amendments to the Practicum Intervention Policy deemed substantive by the GFC CLRC are forwarded to the GFC Executive Committee, which will decide whether or not it can act on behalf of General Faculties Council. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

ii) Only substantive changes to Section 87.5 through 87.10 proceed to the Board Learning and Discovery Committee, which will decide whether or not it can act on behalf of the Board of Governors. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005) (BG 20 JUN 2008)

iii) The Coordinator of the GFC CLRC, in consultation with the Appeals Coordinator, shall maintain the Official Copy of the Practicum Intervention Policy and all amendments thereto. (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)


“AAC” Academic Appeals Committee
“Academic Standing”  "Academic Standing" means any matter covered in a Faculty's academic standing regulations as approved  by GFC, its Executive or the GFC Academic Standards Committee (ASC) and as published in the Calendar.  Academic Standing comprises such matters as continuation in a program, promotion, graduation, and the requirement for a student to withdraw.  Unless stated otherwise, changes to academic standing regulations affect new students, continuing students, and students readmitted to a program or Faculty.  Students should refer annually to the Calendar for the academic standing regulations governing their degree programs."  (University Calendar, Section 23.6) (CLRC 24 MAY 2012)
A person who will assist the Student or a Faculty during the appeal process.  Assistance may be provided by the Student OmbudService, Student Legal Services, legal counsel or some other advisor.
“Appeals Co-ordinator” The person or delegate responsible for administration of the GFC Practice Review Board and related appeal procedures.
“Chair” The Chair of the GFC Practice Review Board.
“COSB” Code of Student Behaviour (Section 30, GFC Policy Manual).
“Dean” The “Dean” shall be interpreted as the Dean or any delegate acting on behalf of the Dean who invokes a Practicum Intervention offered by the Faculty. In cases where a Student is required to withdraw from his/her program, “Dean” shall be interpreted as the Dean (or delegate) of the Faculty in which the Student is enrolled.
“Exclusion” Exclusion prohibits or restricts the Student’s presence on campus and participation in any class, University activity or Student affair for either a specified time or for an indefinite period of time. A Student may be excluded from all or a specified part of the University.
“GFC” The General Faculties Council.
“GFC AAC” The General Faculties Council Academic Appeals Committee.
“GFC Executive Committee” Carries out functions delegated to it by GFC and recommends to GFC on academic proposals and student affairs issues.
“GFC PRB” The GFC Practice Review Board.
“Practicum Any placement (volunteer or otherwise) which is part of a Student’s Professional Program and which places or may place the Student in contact with the public. Practicums include, but are not limited to, hospital rotations or other clinical placements in the disciplines of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, and rehabilitation medicine, residencies; education placements in schools; and placements in cooperative work settings.
“Practicum Intervention” See Section 87.1.b.
"Professional Program” An academic program that prepares Students for vocations where the right to practice or right to title is dependent on membership in a specialist occupational organization. Examples include but are not limited to dentists, dental hygienists, lawyers, medical laboratory technicians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and teachers.
“UAB” University Appeal Board.
“University Community” University Community includes those who are employed by the University, who are officially associated with the University, and those who are Students, former Students, or alumni of the University.
“University Supervisor” The faculty member, clinical co-ordinator and/or Practicum co-ordinator who is directly responsible for supervising a Student who is
assigned to a Practicum.
“Working Day” "Working Day" or "Business Day" is defined as a day on which University administrative offices are open.  For the purposes of these regulations, the day preceding the Christmas holiday period shall not be considered a Working Day for appeal deadlines. (CLRC 24 MAY 2012)