To ensure that YUVA Academy students have the best education possible, we have established the academic policies and procedures outlined below.
Students may register for classes online or in person.
Students with disabilities typically find that online is a better option and is very inclusive, but all applicants with or without a disability must be qualified students who are able to meet the essential elements of the certified program including being able to use a computer, to read, and interact with the community for research purposes.
Attendance is mandatory:
- Any absence either in class, projects, tests and exams must be justified and approved by the Students Affairs Department.
- Any delay exceeding 10 minutes in a course is considered absence.
- The absence due to illness must be justified within 48 hours.
- The number of medical certificates shall not exceed two (2).
- Students who register an absence in a course or were absent during exams will have a failing grade F and will need to re-register for the program.
- Students with 3 F during one academic period will be reviewed by the academic committee for a decision of probation.
EVALUATION AND GRADING
Trainers will evaluate student performance for their classes, and assign a grade accordingly.
To evaluate its students, YUVA Academy adopts the continuous monitoring system, which means that the student should:
- Attend classes, work on practical exercises and case studies.
- Do individual and group researches.
- Pass exams, and/or projects for each course.
COURSE SATISFACTORY PROGRESS
Certificate I & II: The D grade, an average of 60% is the minimum satisfactory grade in a class. Obtaining an F grade; an average of less than 60% will require the student to retake the course.
Certificate III: The B grade, an average of 80% is the minimum satisfactory grade in a class.
Only students who have satisfactorily completed all academic and financial requirements will be considered for graduation.
The YA Alumni Association, or YAAA, is the official body comprising alumni of the YUVA Academy.
According to the Constitution of the YA Alumni Association, any person who graduated from YA is a member of the Alumni Association.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The conduct expected from YA students is consistent with its stated mission, goals, and philosophy.
Students should conduct themselves always in accordance with good taste and observe the policies and procedures regulations defined in the Catalog and the laws of the city, and national or international government. Unsatisfactory conduct includes unethical behaviors such as cheating on assignments or exams, plagiarizing material, submitting the same or essentially the same papers for more than one course without the consent of all professors concerned, misappropriating library materials, uploading any material to the eLearning platform without permission, and destroying or tampering with computer files or software.
Other violations include knowingly or intentionally helping another person violates any part of this policy. As a result of such behaviour, students will receive a zero for the work and, depending on the particular incident, may fail the course. A written report will be issued to the Academic Coordinator, and a copy of the report will be placed in the student’s folder.
If the violation is such that it tempers with the running of the course and/or the eLearning platform, the student will be immediately dismissed from the Academy.
YUVA Academy has an absolute prohibition on hazing. Hazing is defined as an action or situation created on or off campus which recklessly or intentionally harms, damages or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purposes, including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organisation operating within the Academy.
Hazing includes, but is not limited to:
- Pressuring or coercing a student into violating Academy rules or law,
- Any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced/encouraged consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced/encouraged physical activity that could adversely affect the physical or mental health or safety of the student,
- Any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced/encouraged exclusion from social contact, forced/encouraged conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or forced/encouraged activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student,
- Any other activity which is inconsistent with the regulations and policies of the Academy.
- It is not a defence to a charge of hazing that:
- The consent of the victim had been obtained;
- The conduct of activity that resulted in the death or injury of a person was not part of an official organisational event or was not otherwise sanctioned or approved by the organisation; or
- The conduct or activity that resulted in the death or injury of the person was not done as a condition of membership to an organisation.
- It is not a defence to a charge of hazing that:
STUDENT INTEGRITY & HONESTY POLICY
YUVA Academy considers academic honesty to be one of its highest values. Students are expected to be the sole authors of their work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references.
On joining the Academy’s academic community, students are expected to embrace the tenets of liberal learning – critical thinking, intellectual exploration, and academic honesty. Academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, and other violations of academic integrity are causes for suspension or expulsion from the school.
Each incident will be reported in writing from the professor to the administration and may result in the following sanctions: First time: 1 class Suspension, Second Time: Dismissal from the Academy. The administration office maintains a database offences, including plagiarism, and a file of all charges.
YA is responsible and accountable for protecting the privacy of students enrolled in its programs and as required by the Data Protection Act 2017.
The purpose of our policy is to provide written procedures YA takes to effectively provide this protection.