Advisors can help you develop the academic skills needed to succeed in university. Like any skill, it can take time to perfect; we are here to help you every step of the way. We provide a variety of resources to meet your individual needs. These resources include personalized meetings with an Academic Advisor, online webinars, workshops, and online resources.
Below are just a few topics we can help you with:
Academic resources and support
1. Learning Coaches
Through one-on-one conversations, Learning Coaches will help fellow students develop the study skills (in areas such as time management, procrastination, motivation, exam preparation, reading textbooks) needed to be successful in university. The Learning Coaches are located in the AIC.
Learning Coach Schedule (Term 2)
Stay tuned for updated webinars on ways to improve your academic success!
3. Online resources
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|UBC Vancouver Chapman Learning Commons||Resource Guides||This website has resource guides on avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, finding articles, as well as learning online.|
|UBC Okanagan Library||Assignment Calculator |
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4. Meet with an advisor
After exploring the webinars and online resources provided, students can arrange an appointment with an advisor to discuss a more personalized plan for building your academic skills.
Other UBC Okanagan tutoring & studying resources
The Academic Advisors collaborate with other on-campus partners focused on academic success. There are many great resources for you to take advantage of as a student.
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In most faculties, individual courses are normally graded as follows:
Instructors are responsible for providing written guidelines to all students at the start of each course, outlining how the final grade for the course will be calculated, and including any related policies such as arrangements that may be made for students who are unable to complete a test or other graded work because of short-term illness or for other reasons. Guidelines made available on the web meet this requirement (students who are unable to access the web should ask their instructor to provide these guidelines in an alternate format).
If a student in a baccalaureate program receives a Thesis in Progress (T) standing in a graduating essay or other course approved by the faculty and completes the course within 12 months of the end of the term in which the student first registered for the course, the T standing will be replaced by the grade assigned. If the course is not completed within 12 months, the T standing will be replaced by a grade of zero (or F standing in a Pass/Fail course).
Faculties, departments, and schools reserve the right to scale grades in order to maintain equity among sections and conformity to University, faculty, department, or school norms. Students should therefore note that an unofficial grade given by an instructor might be changed by the faculty, department, or school. Grades are not official until they appear on a student's academic record.
A few programs of study make provision for an Honours standing, which is explained in the appropriate faculty and school entries (see Faculties, Schools, and Colleges). However, in most faculties where Honours is used, it is applied to a study program where expectations in terms of achievement and level of study are higher than in other programs.
For master's students registered in the College of Graduate Studies, Fail (F) for individual courses is defined as below 60%:
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However, only 6 credits of courses with grades in the C to C+ range (60-67%) may be counted toward a master's program. For all other courses, students must obtain a minimum of 68%. Some graduate programs may require a higher passing grade for specific courses.
For doctoral students registered in the College of Graduate Studies, Fail (F) for individual courses is defined as below 68%. Some graduate programs may require a higher passing grade for specific courses.
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