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PCICS Academic and Administrative Policies

  1. Responsibility for Announcements and Updates of Personal Particulars

    All students will have an email account registered with Muis Academy upon ARS registerion that 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 Learning Management System (LMS) 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 Learning Management System (LMS).

    *Please note that your official name in the LMS 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. No requests for name changes will be processed.

     

  2. 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 Record.

    At 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 requirements.

    Academic Policies

    Muis Academy is committed to producing academic excellence and practical professionalism. Academic policies are designed to ensure assessments are holistic and grading is fair and programme requirement are dully met. These will be in effect for modules delivered by Muis Academy and international foreign partner. The respective policies of the two local academic institutional partners will be applicable for modules delivered by them. For more details, read more here.

    Student Data Protection Policy & Do-Not-Call Policy

    Muis Academy recognize the importance of the personal data you have entrusted to us and under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and the Do Not Call (DNC) regime/framework, it is our responsibility to properly collect, manage, use, protect, process and disclose 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.

    Code of Student 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 Code of Student Conduct is intended to guide students' conduct in both the academic and non-academic aspects by providing an overview of the behaviour generally expected of them as a member of the Asatizah fraternity.

    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.

    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, including students, in the course of Muis Academy research.

    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, 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.

    Risk Acknowledgement and Consent

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

     

  3. 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.

    Fees, student card and other related matters

    Students who require leave of one term or more should obtain approval in advance of the term. If a student applies for term leave of absence beyond Instructional Week 2, he/she is liable to pay fees (tuition and miscellaneous) for the entire term. Not having attended any class or not having utilised Academy's resources are invalid reasons for exemption from fee payment. Students on term leave would be expected to resume their studies at the start of the following (regular) term.

    There may be limited and conditional accident and medical insurance benefits for students when on Leave of Absence.

     

  4. Graduation

    Commencement is an annual event celebrated in early July. All eligible students will be requested to register their attendance online via Muis Academy website.

     

  5. Discipline

Discipline with respect to students is governed by the Muis Academy’s Statutes and Regulations. Any student who is alleged to have committed or attempted to commit offences listed may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.

The Asatizah Recognition Board (ARB) is empowered to adjudicate any offences in relation to any asatizah.

Students should familarise themselves with the Code of Student Conduct which is 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 will be uploaded soon.