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As the official voice of SAIT students, we work with all levels of Government to make your voice heard and your opinions known. It is crucial that we maintain communication with the student body. If you have any questions or concerns, bring them to us, because we’re here to help.  

 

 

WHEN TO CONTACT THE SAITSA VP ACADEMIC

  • When you would like to talk confidentially about a situation
  • When you are unsure of which policies, procedures or guidelines apply to your problem
  • When you feel a policy, procedure or guideline has been unfairly applied to you
  • When you don’t know who to talk to, where to turn, or what options are available

 

HOW THE SAITSA VP ACADEMIC CAN HELP YOU

  • Listen to your concerns and define available options
  • Explain relevant and applicable SAIT policies and procedures
  • Refer you to the appropriate office or decision maker for resolution
  • Recommend changes to outdated or ineffective SAIT academic policies and procedures

 

TYPICAL CONCERNS BROUGHT TO THE SAITSA VP ACADEMIC

  • Issues related to academic integrity
  • Issues related to non-academic misconduct
  • Problems with instructor/student misunderstandings
  • Problems with rules that govern courses or course/program requirements

 

THE SAITSA VP ACADEMIC CANNOT

  • Force a decision or overturn a decision made by others
  • Bypass existing policies and procedures to resolve student issues
  • Give legal advice or act as legal representation
  • Intervene in conflicts with individuals or groups outside of SAIT

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alysson Torres-Gillett
Office of the SAITSA VP Academic
Phone: 403-284-8038
Email: saitsa.vpacademic@edu.sait.ca

Students are generally provided with an initial consultation over phone or by email. In-person appointments must be arranged in advance. The VP Academic reserves the right to give priority to student association fee paying members.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

If you know you will need to meet with the VP Academic in-person, schedule a meeting here.
Booking calendar is kept up-to-date and will only show times available. If the preferred time is not available, please choose a slot that is.

 

SAIT ACADEMIC/STUDENT POLICIES

This following list of policies and procedures are just some of the important regulations that students should be aware of. The full list of policies and procedures are easily accessed online at: http://www.sait.ca/about-sait/administration/policies-and-procedures/academic-student 

 

AC.2.16.1 Workplace Experiential Learning
AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression
AC.3.1.1 – Schedule A Formal Grade Appeal Process
AC.3.2.1 Course Deficiencies
AC.3.3.1 Invigilation and Security of Examinations
AC 3.3.3 Retention of Examinations
AC.3.4.1 Student Code of Conduct
AC.3.4.1 – Schedule A Academic Misconduct Procedures
AC.3.4.1 – Schedule B Non-Academic Misconduct Procedures
AC.3.4.1 – Schedule C Non-Academic Misconduct Sanctions
AC.3.4.1 – Schedule D Initial Hearing and Appeal Hearing Processes and Principles
AC.3.8.1 Attendance Requirements
AC.3.8.2 Attendance Requirements – Apprentices
AC.3.10.1 Ownership of Student-Produced Work
AC.3.16.1 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
AC.3.18.2 Transfer Credit Procedure
AC.3.18.3 Recognition of Prior Non-Formal & Informal Learning
AC.6.2.1 Student Clubs