Sheridan College advising students fall term may carry over to 2018

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Ontario’s college teacher’s strike is in fourth week and there is still no end in sight. Worried students have been told by Sheridan College that the fall term may need to carry over to January 2018 and they should keep themselves free the week of Dec. 18 to 22.

While all classes remain cancelled for Sheridan’s full-time and part-time students, most of continuing education classes continue to run.

Sheridan College may need to use the week of Dec. 18 to 22 to make up for lost days of instruction. However, the college has committed that no classes will run during the period of Dec. 23 to Jan. 1 inclusive.

Sheridan had already cancelled all field placement activities at the start of the strike in anticipation of what lay ahead. It has since been determined that Sheridan has the requisite staff to support students’ learning in the field placements of several programs.

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Sheridan’s campuses remain open with many services and supports running, including tutoring, library access, a number of workshops and access to many laboratories for independent learning.

No exams will be scheduled and no assignments will be due during the strike, nor will any be due for 72 hours (including weekends) following the announcement that the strike has ended.

Sheridan is not collecting fees from students while a strike is in effect. But at this point that is probably the last thing keeping students up at night. – CINEWS


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