Dear Student,

 

I hope that you are keeping well, as we approach the end of the Semester 2 Assessment Period. Further to my communication of Monday 11th May, I now want to give you three updates:


Individual Extenuating Circumstances (IECs)

You have already received information on how to access an online form which will allow you to inform your lecturer/s and Head of Department of any extenuating circumstances which you feel are impacting on your study.

Should you wish to submit a claim in relation to IECs, then it is very important to note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you complete and submit the online IEC form at the earliest possible opportunity.Given that examination boards will be getting underway soon, any student who wishes to submit a claim in relation to IECs for this semester should do so by Thursday 28th May.



Supplementary Regulations for Modules and Programmes

We are very much aware of the impact which the COVID-19 crisis and/or the changed format of teaching, learning and assessment may have had on your performance in Semester 2 modules. Therefore, a number of exceptional measures have been approved for the current exceptional circumstances:  


  1. Every examination board will carefully consider the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis and the changed format of teaching, learning and assessment on student performance during this period.
  2. Additional provisions have been put in place for the consideration of borderline cases, particularly for award stage candidates.
  3. In normal circumstances, a student who has no credits outstanding from any previous stage of their programme can progress to the next stage of that programme while carrying 5 credits from the current stage. For the Autumn 2020 examination session only, this regulation will be relaxed, for most programmes, in order to allow a student who has no credits outstanding from any previous stage of their programme to progress to the next stage of that programme while carrying 10 credits from the current stage. 

All of these measures are set out in the Institute’s Supplementary Regulations for Modules and Programmes 2020 which have been approved by both the Academic Council and the Governing Body for the Summer 2020 and Autumn 2020 Examination Sessions.



Academic Honesty and Integrity

Again, we ask that you do your utmost to ensure the integrity of your own work. Academic honesty must be fostered and protected in order to protect the integrity of the academic qualifications awarded by CIT. It is your responsibility to ensure that you abide by the relevant policies and procedures which are listed here and are also posted on the Institute’s website.



Please note that it is the expressed policy of CIT that there is no acceptable level of plagiarism, collusion or other infringements and that appropriate action should be taken in relation to each and every instance detected.


Again, we would like to thank you, our student, for your assistance in ensuring that academic honesty and integrity are observed and upheld at all times across CIT so that everyone will continue to have confidence in the qualification which you aspire to achieve.

 



Web for Student

In order to facilitate the processing of Summer 2020 results, your “Final Grades” page for academic year 2019-20 on Web for Student will be temporarily unavailable from Friday 22nd May.  It will become available again on the release of end of year results.

 


Please continue to check your @mycit.ie email address regularly



After what has been a semester like no other, we wish you the very best as you complete your assessment and hope that you find some time to rest and relax in the weeks ahead. However, please continue to check your @mycit.ie email address on a regular basis as we will be sending you emails in relation to the release of examination results and other related matters. We will also issue updates on the Institute’s website and on the various social media platforms.



Thank you for taking the time to read this email. Stay well, and stay safe.

 

Best wishes,


Dr Áine Ní Shé


Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Acting)