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PCICS Academic and Administrative Policies

Executive Summary of Policies

Responsibility for Announcements and Updates of Personal Particulars:

All students will have an email account registered with Muis Academy upon ARS registration and this will be their official point of contact. Communications from Muis Academy to students will be via the registered email account. As such, students are expected to check this registered email account regularly. Students are also expected to be aware of the latest announcements that may be posted on the Online Learning Management System (LMS) and the Online Student Management System (SMS), the PCICS Telegram Channels and the Muis Academy website.

Throughout their candidature, students are responsible for keeping their personal particulars (including citizenship, official/legal name*, identity card details, permanent and correspondence contact details, and next-of-kin details) updated in the Muis Academy’s records in a timely manner. This means that students must notify Muis Academy within 5 working days of the effective date of change of the affected personal particulars. Muis Academy will not be accountable for delayed or lost mail due to incorrect or obsolete students' addresses and contacts. Students may check their particulars or amend their contact details via the Online Student Management System (SMS).

*Please note that your Official Name in the SMS will be printed on your certificate and academic transcript. If you have changed your name during your course of study but failed to inform Muis Academy in a timely manner and you have already been conferred your certificate, then your name as presently reflected in our official records, will be inscribed on your certificate.

A.    Acceptance Record

As a condition of admission, students are required to expressly declare having read, understood, and agreed to abide by the following policies stated in number 1-7 below, which form their Acceptance RecordAt all times, students are also responsible for understanding and complying with all other policies and procedures which are applicable to them and established by Muis Academy.  Muis Academy reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary in the policies and administrative requirements.

1.      Academic Policies

Muis Academy is committed to academic excellence and professionalism. Academic policies are designed to ensure assessments are holistic, gradings are fair, and the programme requirements are met. These will be in effect for all modules delivered by Muis Academy and its international academic partners. Students will be subject to the respective policies of the two local academic partners.

2.      Student Data Protection Policy & Do-Not-Call Policy

Muis Academy recognises the importance of the personal data you have entrusted to us. Under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and the Do Not Call (DNC) framework, it is our responsibility to properly collect, manage, use, protect and process your personal data. This policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and/or disclose the personal data you have provided to us, as well as to assist you in making an informed decision before providing us with any of your personal data.

  3.        Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to maintain and uphold the highest standards of integrity and honesty at all times, as well as embrace community standards, diversity and mutual respect for one another. The Student Code of Conduct is intended to guide students' conduct in both the academic and non-academic aspects by providing an overview of the professionalism expected of them as students and members of the Asatizah fraternity.

4.      Acceptable Use Policy for IT Resources

This policy applies to the use of the IT resources owned, controlled or managed by Muis Academy, such as computer accounts, personal computers, servers, workstations, disk storage, software, administrative and academic applications, email, public folders, newsgroups, online discussion forums, dialup, network, Internet and databases, among others. All users who have been granted access to the IT resources, including students of Muis Academy, are to comply with this policy.

5.      Intellectual Property Policy

It is critical that Muis Academy ensures that the creation, dissemination and commercialisation of Intellectual Property is properly administered for the benefit of the public and Muis Academy. This policy shall therefore apply to all Intellectual Property developed or created by a Muis Academy member and affiliated partners, including students, in the course of Muis Academy research.

6.      Student Confidentiality Agreement

All students are required to acknowledge and agree to comply with the terms stated in the Student Confidentiality Agreement. Students should keep absolutely confidential any Confidential Information that they have accessed/received, whether belonging to Muis Academy or other third parties, be it in writing or verbally, in the course of their studies, practicum and/or student life at Muis Academy.

Unless express written permission has been given by the relevant authority at Muis Academy or the third party that owns or otherwise is in control of the Confidential Information, students should not discuss, release, retain, copy or remove any document or data in any format.

Students found to have made unauthorised release of Confidential Information may be subject to immediate termination of their practicum work (paid or unpaid), or such other disciplinary action as Muis Academy may deem appropriate.

7.      Risk Acknowledgement and Consent

All students are required to agree to the terms prescribed by Muis Academy in connection with such participation and use.

B.    Students and Employment

The PCICS programme is developed as a Continuing Education & Training (CET) programme, with the working adult in mind. Students are expected to commit themselves to at least 20 hours of study per week. Classes are held mainly on weeknights or on Saturdays. There are a limited number of classes that are held during the day. Students are expected to make necessary arrangements with their employer to attend these classes. Students should note that commitments from employment will not be accepted as valid reasons for uncompleted work, late submission of work, or poor performance.

C.    Graduation

Commencement is an annual event celebrated within 2 months after the final term. All eligible students will be requested to register their attendance online.

D.    Discipline

The policies and regulations in this document, including the Code of Ethics for Asatizahs[1], applies to all students.

Violation of these policies and regulations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of candidature by Muis Academy and/or the cancellation of the Asatizah Recognition Scheme (ARS) Provisional License by the Asatizah Recognition Board (ARB). Violations of the policies and regulations may also lead to civil and criminal penalties.

Alternatively, violation of these policies and regulations may be addressed in other non-disciplinary ways, subject to the discretion of the Muis Academy, such as engagement, counselling, training, warning not to repeat the conduct, or planning for improvement, requirement to participate in restorative practice, or to reflect on, or to write an apology.

Muis Academy reserves the right to raise non-academic matters to the ARB, where it deems necessary.

Students should familarise themselves with the Code of Ethics for Asatizah and the Student Code of Conduct, which are intended to guide students’ conduct in both the academic and non-academic aspects, by providing an overview of the behaviour generally expected of them.

 

The full text of the statutes and regulars of the PCICS policies maybe found here.


[1] Code of Ethics for Asatizahs can be viewed at http://go.gov.sg/engguide.