Academic Measures FAQ

Students

Last update: July 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

If your question is not addressed below, please visit McGill’s Coronavirus page or see the contact information tab for more.


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Courses/Learning

What resources are available to students in order to work/learn remotely?

Please see IT’s website, Working Remotely, which provides extensive information. For students adapting to learning remotely, Teaching and Learning Services has put together a suite of new online resources to help.If you don’t have access to a computer, please see this webpage on the SSAO website.

I’m an incoming U0 student (non-Cegep); should I register for MATH 140 or MATH 139 in Fall 2020?

The Faculty of Engineering is recommending that all students who would normally take MATH 140 instead register for MATH 139. The content in MATH 139 is equivalent to MATH 140, but MATH 139 is 4 credits, and so offers an additional 1 hour of lecture time each week. The first month or so of MATH 139 is a review of pre-calculus, which we believe many students will find beneficial this year, given the disrupted final semester of high school. MATH 139 will be treated as equivalent to MATH 140 by the faculty, and we believe will better prepare students for MATH 141 and future courses. The Faculty of Science, who run all math courses, have made available additional sections of MATH 139 in anticipation of increased enrollment.

What should graduate students who have a thesis defense scheduled do?

Please contact your supervisor to discuss. See also the GPS FAQ page.

What if I’m registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD)?

Please see the OSD COVID FAQ page.

 

S/U Option

Is the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option available for Summer 2020 and/or Fall 2020 courses?

The Faculty of Engineering’s standard policy concerning S/U will apply for courses in Summer and Fall 2020. The S/U option may be used only for the following groups of courses ONLY:

  • Complementary Studies courses (Group A Impact of Technology on Society and Group B Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law)
  • Natural Science Complementary Courses in Computer and Software Engineering
  • Elective Courses (for Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering students from CEGEP and Architecture students)

Please consult Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Option page for more information

 

Health and Wellness

Where can I access mental health resources?

Local Wellness Advisors are also mobilized to help support our students. They are moving services online and adapting their programming to this new reality our students are facing. Currently, we are planning emotional support groups twice daily, daily “Zen-in-10” mindfulness breaks twice daily, workshops on managing stress and anxiety twice weekly, and continuing academic support groups twice weekly. We’ll publish the most up-to-date schedules on the Student Wellness Hub’s website.

Can I come to campus (e.g. to collect things from my locker, to print materials etc.)?

Please consult the Access Protocol page

What should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms?

  • Please isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible
  • Immediately call Montreal’s coronavirus hotline at 514-644-4545, or 1-877-644-4545 if you are elsewhere in Quebec
  • Describe your symptoms and travel history to the health professionals on the hotline
  • Follow their instructions carefully
  • Stay at home until your Public Health Authority advises you that you are no longer at risk of spreading the virus to others

Do I need to report if I am isolating, or may have been exposed to COVID-19?

Yes. All students should report their situation to their student affairs office, supervisor, or unit. Please see the university’s procedures on filling out a Self-Declaration Form for students. Information collected will be kept safe and confidential.

 

Contact Information

For information related to course registration (e.g. course is full, error messages): please contact your Department or School directly.

For general academic advising: advisor.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

For career advising: careers4engineers [at] mcgill.ca

For Exchange questions: exchange.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

For Study Away: studyaway.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

For Intra/Inter Faculty Transfers/Readmission: transfer.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

For Intrauniversity Transfers (IUT): iut.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

If you wish to register for a Minor: Complete the Course Authorization form

For Scholarships: lori.hurdle [at] mcgill.ca

For the Engineering Local Wellness Advisor Lauren Weber: lauren.weber2 [at] mcgill.ca

 

Instructors

Last update: March 31, 2020 at 10: 00 a.m.

If your question is not addressed below, please visit McGill’s Coronavirus page or get in touch with your unit chair/director.


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Courses/Teaching

What resources are available to instructors in order to work/teach remotely?

Please see IT’s website, Working Remotely, which provides extensive information. Teaching and Learning Services has put together a suite of new online resources for instructors on teaching remotely.

Please see Remote Instructions FAQ for the most up-to-date information and resources.

How can assignments and examinations be reweighted?

Some instructors may wish to provide students with choices (within designated parameters) around reweighting of some assignments or examinations. Choice may be particularly helpful for students who cannot access technology or Internet connections reliably, or for some accommodations related to students registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD). If an instructor wishes to pursue this option, they must clearly communicate the parameters they have set and apply these with consistency for all students registered in the courses. The application of such an approach is at the discretion of individual instructors, subject to the approval of their academic unit or program head.

 

Health and Wellness

Where can I access mental health resources?

If you are feeling stressed, you may contact our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-844-880-9142. You can also visit the following website: www.mcgill.ca/hr/benefits/eap. Remember that all contact between you and your EAP counsellor is confidential and at no cost to you.

What should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms?

  • Please isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible
  • Immediately call Montreal’s coronavirus hotline at 514-644-4545, or 1-877-644-4545 if you are elsewhere in Quebec
  • Describe your symptoms and travel history to the health professionals on the hotline
  • Follow their instructions carefully
  • Stay at home until your Public Health Authority advises you that you are no longer at risk of spreading the virus to others

Do I need to report if I am isolating, or may have been exposed to COVID-19?

Please see the university’s procedures on filling out a Self-Declaration Form for staff. Information collected will be kept safe and confidential.

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