Global Education Center (GEC)Waseda University

Undergraduate Student

Classes and Coursework

index_01The schedule for GEC classes is aligned to Waseda University’s standard class periods, as detailed in the GEC Academic Calendar below. The scheduling of classes at your Undergraduate School may differ.

* Makeup classes are scheduled by instructors in a classroom or via Course N@vi.
* GEC courses do not have final examinations. Instructors may test students on their understanding of course material during regular class hours.
* Please check the Academic Calendar to confirm the scheduling of school holidays, as these may not always correspond to national holidays.

Classroom

Report to your first class at the classroom indicated on your registration confirmation and the Web Syllabus System.
* Use a campus map to find the location of your classroom.
* Changes in classroom will be announced via Course N@vi (or other ways). Be sure to check for last-minute changes.
* Classrooms and booths for students in Tutorial English and Tutorial Chinese will be assigned after students are divided into lesson groups and posted on the Tutorial Site, which can be accessed through MyWaseda.

Class Announcements and Notices

Class announcements and notices are conveyed by the instructor during class or posted online using Course N@vi (or other ways). However announcements pertaining to Health and Physical Education courses may be posted on bulletin boards located in the GEC Toyama Branch, Bldg. 17th Liaison Office, or the Higashifushimi Liaison Office, as appropriate.

Class Cancellations

Class cancellations are announced on Waseda-net portal and Course N@vi(or other ways).
Decisions on cancellation of classes owing to public transportation strikes, inclement weather, earthquakes, or widespread power outages are made in accordance with the University’s cancellation policy.

Class Absence

GEC doesn’t accept excuse for absence. If you want to tell an instructor about it, please contact them directly. Students may request flexible treatment regarding classes missed for legitimate reasons, as detailed below. Please check with the administrative office of your Graduate/Undergraduate School for the necessary paperwork and procedures. Note, however, the final decision on such treatment lies with the course instructor.
* If you were absent from Class Owing to an Infectious Disease Covered by the School Health Law, please ask the administrative office of your Graduate/Undergraduate School for the necessary paperwork and procedures. If the office do not issue such documents, please ask the instructor of each class subject with a medical certificate which cause of the absence. In the event that you are unable to attend the final class session of a course because of illness and are unable to contact your instructor in advance, please inquire at Global Education Center and bring a medical certificate from your physician.

Contacting Faculty Members

Due to privacy concerns, we cannot give out contact information for individual faculty members. If you need to contact a faculty member, please send the instructor a message via Course N@vi. However in a case of your absence from class, please contact the course instructor directly in the classroom.

Sports Injuries Sustained During Class

In the event that you suffer an injury during a sports class, please report the injury immediately to the instructor. If you begin to experience injury-related symptoms after leaving campus, consult a physician and notify your course instructor or the GEC Toyama Branch as soon as possible. You may be eligible for reimbursement for medical expenses based on your report.

Written Assignments, Study Materials

Written assignments be submitted in the manner specified by your course instructor. Study materials will be handed out only once.

Some instructors may ask students to fill out a standard cover sheet and attach it to their assignments. Cover sheets for Health and Physical Education courses cannot be downloaded but pre-printed cover sheets can be obtained at GEC ToyamaBranch. Pre-printed cover sheets except ones for Health and Physical Education courses can be obtained at the Academic Advising Office, the Bldg.24th Branch Reception Desk(4th floor), and the Bldg.24th Elevator Hall Area on the 5th floor.
* Written assignments should be submitted in the place and the deadline etc. specified by your course instructor.

[Place for submitting]
*Health and Physical Education courses:The place specified by your course instructor, or GEC Toyama Branch
*Other GEC courses: Specified by your course instructor
(Precaution) If you submit the assignment to the place except the above, we do not receive it at all even if it was submitted by the deadline. Please confirm the place for submitting beforehand by all means.

Examinations

Courses offered by the GEC have no final examinations. Students are evaluated on the basis of daily class work, tests administered during regular class, reports, and so forth. Instructions for classroom tests, reports, and other assignments will be provided during class or through Course N@vi (or other ways specified by an instructor). Ask your course instructor directly if you have any questions regarding the instructions. Please be advised that GEC do not offer makeup tests or retesting opportunities.
* In the event of a time conflict between a GEC class and a final examination in your own School, students should attend the GEC class in most cases. The GEC will issue you a proof of attendance slip, which will permit you to arrange a makeup exam in your School.

Grades

Final grades for GEC courses will be posted at the same time as the grades for your Graduate/Undergraduate School courses. Ask your Graduate/Undergraduate School for details about when student grades are issued. Regardless of whether it relates to graduation, we have no measures for relief.
Inquiry period about the performance evaluation of GEC Courses is as below. We will not accept any inquiry outside the period. For questions about the Courses offered by a particular school or center, please contact that place directly.

Inquiry period about the performance evaluation of GEC Courses in AY2018

Spring Quarter/ Summer Quarter/ Spring Semester Courses:
From Grade Announcement Date of your own school through September 13 (Thursday), 2018.
Summer Intensive / Spring Semester and Summer / Summer Sports Camp Courses:
From Grade Announcement Date of your own school through October 10 (Wednesday), 2018.
Full Year / Fall Quarter/ Winter Quarter/ Fall Semester / Winter Sports Camp Courses/ Spring Intensive Courses:
From Grade Announcement Date of your own school through March 14 (Thursday), 2019.

Violation of Rules

Violation of Rules Governing the Taking of Tests and the Submission of Assignments

  The Global Education Center (GEC) maintains policies to assess penalties for students who have violated the rules for test-taking and the submission of assignments. Students who have violated the relevant rules may receive a grading penalty. Be cautious and take time to look over these guidelines carefully before taking a test or submitting an assignment.

 Definition of violations

1. Violation of rules governing tests and quizzes1
    The acts listed below will be regarded as violations unless the instructor gives special permission allowing them.

(1) Taking a test on behalf of someone else or having someone else take a test on your behalf.
(2) Bringing in documents or electrical devices for cheating purposes.
(3) Using illegal textbooks, notebooks or memos during a test.
(4) Sharing with others items that have been permitted for use in a test.
(5) Writing down matters related to a test on parts of the body, clothes, personal belongings or classroom furniture.
(6) Exchanging answer sheets or looking at another student’s answer sheet.
(7) Copying others or letting other students look at your answer sheet.
(8) Verbalizing or signaling answers to any test question or using any means of transmission of information to have contact with others.
(9) Using a false name, handing in an answer sheet with no name, ripping or taking an answer sheet out of the exam room.
(10) Making changes and continuing to work after the end of a test.
(11) Not obeying the proctor.
(12) Engaging in any kind of improper action during a test.
(13) Raising suspicion of having violated any of these rules.
(14)Helping others to violate any of these rules.

2. Violation of rules governing assignments2
    The acts listed below will be regarded as violations unless the instructor gives special permission allowing them.

(1)Working on an assignment on behalf of someone else or having someone else work on an assignment on your behalf.
(2) Copying another student’s work and acting as if it was done by you.
(3) Helping others to copy your work and acting as if it was done by them.
(4) Using another student’s idea, analysis, analysis method, data, research result, essay, terms or knowledge without permission.
(5) Working on an assignment with others when this is not intended by the instructor.

3. Violation of rules governing on-demand tests3
   The acts listed below will be regarded as violations.

(1) Taking an on-demand test on behalf of someone else or having someone else take your test on your behalf.
(2) Taking an on-demand test in collaboration with others.

Grading penalty for violations

       A fail will be given for the course on which the violation took place. Furthermore, the violation will be reported to the relevant undergraduate or graduate school office.

 Dishonest acts

  The acts listed below will be regarded as dishonest acts.
(1) Violations on general tests and on-demand tests, and failure to obey an instructor.
(2) Disobeying an instructor with regard to grading elements.
(3) Preventing an instructor from grading fairly.

Grading penalty for dishonest acts

        The grade for the course in which the dishonest act took place will be determined by the class instructor and GEC faculty. However, if the act affects the fairness of grading, those found guilty will receive a penalty equivalent to that of test-taking violators.

*1 “Tests” are tools to evaluate skills and knowledge using questions or exercises or any tool regarded to be their equivalent. In this case, all students must be informed that the “test” will be the main evaluation method for the course.

*2 “Assignments” are the results of your research that you hand in as an essay or present in a presentation or demonstration of some sort.

*3 An “on-demand test” is a test authorized for you to take anywhere using the internet or network system.

*4 “Grading elements” are elements used for evaluation besides quizzes, book reports, and attendance.

Course N@vi

Some courses make use of Waseda’s course portal, Course N@vi, for submission of assignments, class cancellation announcements, and other important functions. Please log on to Course N@vi periodically and check for class announcements, as some may not be distributed via email.

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