Discipline and Student Responsibilities
As a student of the JDMIS you are responsible both for the quality and timeliness of your work, as well as your behaviour towards your peers and instructors. The JDMIS works within clear guidelines to ensure its students work in a harmonious and conducive environment....
You will have your timetable issued during your Course Induction. Any changes to this will be issued by your Course Coordinator or Registrar.
Should you not be able to attend lessons for any reason you must let us know at once and, if required, you request must be supported by a medical certificate. This is important because no special consideration will be given because of absence without legitimate medical reason. Excessive absence without notification may lead to disciplinary action being taken and you being withdrawn from the program.
Medical certificate must be issued by a Singapore hospital / outpatient clinic / registered general practitioner. The JDMIS does not recognize certificates from alternative medicine provider / healers.
In order to meet the requirements of their Student Pass, international students must attend a minimum of 90% of the scheduled course hours. Furthermore, if international students are absent from the course for consecutive 3 days without a valid reason, the school will make an effort to contact the student; the JDMIS will inform the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority if it is unable to make contact with the student for 5 consecutive days and will consider the student to have withdrawn without cause (thereby affecting their eligibility for a Student Pass.) As such, it is the duty of the students to update the school with their latest personal contact details in order to avoid immigration complications.
It is considered impolite to be late for appointments, lectures or seminars. While you will not be penalized for tardiness, the school will give no special consideration or assistance to persistently tardy students who encounter academic difficulties due to their poor attendance.
Project Submission Deadlines
JDMIS lecturers will assign projects and assignments and specify due dates for these deliverables. Students failing to submit their work by the agreed upon time will, at the discretion of the lecturer, receive a failing grade for that submission. Lecturers are not required to review work submitted more than 2 days late.
If you are behind with a piece of work, talk to your lecturer or tutor before the deadline and obtain an extension - lecturers may approve a late submission at their discretion and may choose to take the delay into consideration when assigning a grade. If you have a personal problem which prevents you from completing work you should consult your doctor or your Student Services representative in order to find a reasonable solution that does not affect your studies.
The JDMIS maintains a systems for dealing with students who commit a specific misdemeanour or who's standard of work, attendance or behaviour is unsatisfactory at the school or at any work experience placement.
This disciplinary system is used when student problems affect their studies, work placement or immigration status or are likely to do so without redress. In order to give students the opportunity to address any such issues, disciplinary matters are escalated as follows:
Stage 1 - Verbal warning
When a problem is identified, a warning will be given to the student - typically this is done in private and the student is given the opportunity to address the issue directly. A notification of Disciplinary Action Sheet is completed by the responsible member of staff to explain why the student has been disciplined. This notification must be signed and dated by the tutor and student.
Students breaking the law, cheating or harming other students are not eligible for a verbal or written warnings and will immediately receive suspension or dismissal.
Stage 2 - Interview and Written Warning
Where a student's unacceptable behaviour is serious or persistent, the student will be interviewed, (possibly with a parent present if appropriate and possible) and will be given the opportunity to explain his/her case. Subject to the outcome of this interview, a notification of disciplinary action and written warning defining the unacceptable behaviour will be issued.
The written warning will contain the statement that any further unsatisfactory conduct may lead to suspension or dismissal from the school. The student will sign to acknowledge the written warning, which will be filed in the student's permanent record.
Stage 3 - Suspension or Dismissal
Where misconduct is very serious or has occurred after the issue of a written warning, the student may be immediately suspended from the school for up to one week. The incident and the student's record will then be reviewed by the dean.
The student will be interviewed within the initial suspension period where they will be given the opportunity to provide mitigations for their actions. They may be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other suitable advisor.
Formal dismissal of a student (expulsion) will only occur after the circumstances of the case have been reported to and approved by the principal. The student will be informed of their right to appeal against the dismissal.
An appeal against dismissal must be addressed to the principal and received within 21 days of the date of dismissal.
Note: Certain misdemeanours or criminal offenses will be considered sufficiently serious to classified as gross misconduct and dismissal may result from the stage 3 procedure without the issue of a verbal or written warning. In such cases police will be informed and necessary action will be taken. Offenses in this category include:
- Physical assault on students or staff
- Racial or sexual harassment
- Willful damage to school property or equipment
- Drug related offenses