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Code of Conduct

The Health Academy Code of Conduct is split into three main categories, General Guidlines, Attendance Guidlines and Course Assesment Guidlines.

General Guidlines

  • Tact and prudence should be displayed in the school and everywhere you represent the school, whether in housing, electronic classrooms or on social media.
  • Students must attend courses punctually, respect the teacher's supervision and take care not to disturb others work. Students shall in all respects show each other and the staff courtesy and consideration.
  • All treatment and consumption of tobacco and intoxicants is prohibited in the premises, on the school grounds and on school grounds. The same applies to the use of electronic cigarettes/vapes.
  • Vehicles must be parked in such a way that they do not obstruct traffic, and specially marked parking spaces for the disabled must be respected.
  • Students must take good care of classrooms, equipment and furniture and leave their work areas neatly at the end of the lesson.
  • Consumption of food and drink should only be consumed in the cafeteria. All rubbish should be sorted and placed in the appropriate container.
  • Photography and / or recording of students, teachers and other staff within the school are not permitted without the permission of the party in question.
  • Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the school's rules and plans and with the ways and possibilities they have for presenting their concerns.
  • Students shall regularly monitor announcements by e-mail, on teaching systems, on the school's website and on advertising screens.
  • Cases concerning law are immediately directed towards the police. The school council decides whether a student should be expelled from school during an investigation.

Teachers may expel students from time if they do not comply with the rules. School rules also apply to all school trips. In case of violation of the rules, the student is referred to an interview with the management. Violations of these rules may result in penalties, e.g. expulsion from school.

Attendance Guidlines

  • All lessons must be attended punctually.
  • Attendance is compulsory in all standard sessions
  • It is considered a delay if the student is not present when the teacher has read aloud or recorded an application at the beginning of the lesson.
  • As a response to COVID-19, it is important that those who experience symptoms or illness stay at home. See more information here.
  • In the event of absence from a standard session, the student must immediately notify the project manager of the study and the teacher of the relevant course. Students need to make up for absenteeism with assignments assigned by the teacher.

 Course assesment Guidlines

3.1. Upper secondary school unit

Upper secondary school credits are defined on the basis of students' work contribution. One upper secondary school unit corresponds to 18-24 hours of work among a student. Included in this measurement is all the student's work on the course, including time attendance, homework, preparation and participation. The number of credits in a course is shown in the last two digits of the course number.

3.2. Registration and withdrawal of students from courses

Students are responsible for their own studies, including registration and that registration is in accordance with the requirements of the relevant study program and in accordance with the rules on the progress of previous courses.

The student is responsible for registering for a course on Moodle on the same day as the course begins.

A student who wants to resign from a course registers for a course at INNA as well as sending an e-mail to the project manager of the program. Registration for a course must be received no later than 10 days after the course begins. If the student does not complete the course and does not check it out on time, the course will appear as a function on INNA. It is important to consult with the project manager of the program and inform him of the resignation. Students of the Keilir Sports Academy must resign from a course no later than ten days after the course begins in order to be able to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees can be valid at the Sports Academy for two years from the time the student started studying.

3.3. Assessment

Assessment is intended to assess how the student has succeeded in acquiring the learning objectives of each course. IAC emphasizes diverse assessment. Instructors in a course are responsible for the assessment factors presented in the course and the composition of the final grade. One final grade is given on INNA for each course in which the student is registered.

The teacher may demand that certain items in the course be completed satisfactorily in order for the student to be considered to have completed the course. Such requirements must be announced at the beginning of the course in the syllabus.

It shall be ensured that in studies and assessment in individual subjects, all aspects of the study, knowledge, skills and competences are tested with regard to the criteria in the National Curriculum Guide.

The importance of individual elements in assessment should be stated in the syllabus published on Moodle at the beginning of the course.

Ratings should be available no later than 10 working days after the due date.

The teacher registers the final grades on Inna where they are saved and the course is closed.

3.4. Rating

Grades are given in whole and half numbers from 0.5 to 10. The minimum grade in a course is 7. The student is not considered to have passed a course when the grade is lower and in cases where the course that the student has not passed is before the second course, the student does not receive to take the next step later.

3.5. On students' submission of assignments

In a course, the teacher sets rules on the deadline for submitting assignments at the beginning of the course, and the student must submit assignments before the deadline expires. The teacher is not authorized to accept assignments that are submitted too late. The student has the option of applying to submit an assignment late by request by e-mail to the faculty management. The request for late submission must include the following items: a) the student's full name and ID number, course title, teacher name, project title and project weighting percentage, and b) detailed reasons for not submitting the deadline. Lack of information in the request will delay processing. The administrators accept the application and let the teacher and the student know what the result is. If a student receives permission from the faculty's administrators to submit assignments after the deadline, the same rules apply as for remedial assignments, ie. will never give more than a minimum grade for the project.

The effect of the student not completing individual assessment components:

  • A student who does not complete final assignments, exams or does not submit an assignment that is part of the assessment receives a grade of zero for the relevant assessment component.
  • If an assignment or exam does not meet the minimum requirements for a minimum grade, the student will receive an assignment or exam back with feedback on what can be improved and the opportunity to return the assignment. A grade for a correction submission or a corrective test can never be higher than the minimum grade for the course. (IAC minimum score is 7)
  • A student who misses a final project or final examination that is valid for 50% or more of the total grade, depending on the circumstances, has the option of taking the relevant assessment component later in the sick leave or admission. If a student does not report an illness in an examination, he / she is registered with a failure in the course. The student may, however, request to take an entrance examination or re-admission of a project. Fees for repeating an exam or project can be seen under tuition fees on Keilir's website. The fee is non-refundable. In order for a student to have the opportunity to take an entrance examination, he or she must contact the project manager of the study and register for the medical / admission examination on Keilir's website no later than two working days before the examination or assignment submission. If payment and registration have not been made on time, the student is not expected for the exam / project. The maximum grade from the entrance exam is 7. If a student chooses to refuse to repeat an exam or project, he / she must send an e-mail to the course instructor and the project manager before it begins. A student who fails an entrance examination / project or a medical examination / project can apply to take an additional entrance examination at the end of the school year (May). It is only possible to apply for an additional entrance examination in one subject if this prevents a student from graduating. The maximum grade that a student can get from the course is 7.0 (see cost in the price list).

3.6. General information about taking the exam:

  • The student is only allowed to use the software / program specified by the teacher. The student is not allowed to use communication programs, communication devices or other software / programs other than the one specified during the examination. Exam data may only be stored in the area specified by the examiner.
  • The student shall take a home examination without external assistance and ensure that the environment during the examination period is prepared in such a way that the student has peace of mind to work on the examination independently.
  • A student in a home examination is responsible for ensuring that an internet connection is available at the examination location and during the examination. The student is fully responsible for saving data regularly and submitting it in time before the end of the examination period.
  • Students who take an oral exam, practical exam or home exam are not allowed to talk to each other or in any other way exchange information about the content of the exam during it.
  • It is not permitted to communicate with other students during exam time. All electronic communication is prohibited and all communication devices must be switched off during the test.

In addition, the following rules apply to examinations in the classroom:

  • Students must be present in the examination room a.m. 5 minutes before the test begins.
  • The examination room closes as soon as the stated examination period begins.
  • Students must bring valid photo ID and have it available on their desk for exam supervisors during the exam.
  • The examination table should only contain examination files, certificates and permitted aids according to the instructions at any given time. Pencil case should be stored under the examination table.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off and returned to a specific place, along with coats and bags.
  • Care must be taken that food consumption does not cause disruption in the examination room, e.g. due to odor, allergies or noise.
  • The student must mark the exam well with name, course name, ID number and date.
  • All completion of the test solution must be completed within the test period.
  • For exams of two hours or less, it is not permitted to leave the exam room and re-enter. This also applies to toilet trips. If, for any valid reason, a student needs an exemption from this rule, he / she must be in contact with a study counselor a.m. 24 hours for exams.
  • The student must always walk around quietly and make sure to have sound in the examination room and in the corridors during the examination period.
  • Violations of examination rules may lead to expulsion from an examination or from a course, as the case may be, in accordance with Keilir's applicable laws and regulations. (Updated October 2020)

3.7. Integrity in action

The Health Academy requires of students that all assignments submitted are their own intellectual property. This means, among other things, that they works on the project themselves from scratch, without the help of others, and never take up text or work of others and presents it as his own work. It is not permitted to use the intellectual property of others in essays and projects, unless sources are mentioned in accordance with accepted theoretical practice. Teachers may apply sanctions in the event of a plagiarism, a student being reprimanded and given a grade of 0 in the project or course, depending on the seriousness of the offense. Each assignment submitted must be unique. All re-use of assignments, whether within a course, between courses or between study programs, is not permitted, unless otherwise stated.

A teacher may make an exception to the principle that students may not work together on assignments, and he / she shall state this in writing in the assignment description. The same applies in group projects; the project must be carried out by the group from scratch, without the assistance of others, and the whole group is responsible for ensuring that the correct working methods are followed.

IAK demands that the student always puts in the effort in group work and makes sure that his contribution is comparable to the others in the group. The teacher is authorized to give different grades to individuals in a group if it is clear that their contribution has been significantly unequal. In group projects, the group has the opportunity to share tasks, although in such a way that the work contribution of individual group members to the project is comparable. However, the whole group is still responsible for the overall work.

3.8. Penalties

General penalties for plagiarism, breaches of ethics and other school principles are as follows:

  • First offence: The director / head of department talks to the student and gives him / her the opportunity to present his / her side of the case. In the event of a violation, the student is given a reprimand.
  • Second offense: For another offense, the head of department / department head refers the matter to the teaching committee, which expels the student from school. The teaching committee delivers a written expulsion to the student.

In exceptional cases, the school reserves the right to expel a student from school without notice.

If students are not satisfied with the school's decision or believe that their rights as a student have been violated, it is a good idea to start by seeking advice from study and career counselors who look after their interests.

Students can file a formal complaint by sending an email to the relevant principal. The director receives the case and examines the facts of the case and publishes a ruling within ten working days of receiving the complaint.

If a student is not satisfied with the principal's ruling, he or she can appeal the ruling to the teaching committee, which consists of three independent employees within Keilir and one student if applicable. The committee is appointed separately for each individual case. The director of the Department of Education receives matters that are requested by the teaching committee.

3.9. Right to sickness and recurrence due to individual study components.

  1. The teacher is responsible for the implementation of all assessment. Information on its arrangement shall be available at the beginning of the course, incl. how sick and recurrence possibilities are arranged if they exist.
  2. A student who attends a sick and repeat project and does not achieve a minimum grade or is ill at both times, has no further right to take projects. The student must therefore sit the course again to have it assessed for credits.
  3. The student has the right to receive an explanation from the teacher of the assessment of assessment components that apply to 20% or more of the total assessment if he / she so requests within five days of the publication of the grade. The teacher must comply with the student's request within 10 working days.
  4. A student who has not passed a course and does not agree with the teacher's assessment of a written solution can appeal the assessment to the School of Education. The above authority applies to all subjects where the student has not achieved a minimum grade and a minimum of 20% of the final grade in a course applies. It is a condition that the person in question has reviewed his / her solution with a teacher before submitting a complaint. The complaint shall be submitted in writing with the reasons for the dispute and received by the director of the Department of Education within three working days of the examination or project exhibition. If the grade is above 7, this reasoning must involve serious reprimands or accusations. The teacher shall have the opportunity to submit an independent written report on the criteria for the assessment of the appealed solution. He shall also return to the director of the Department of Education in a photocopy a.m. four other students' solutions for comparison. If a teacher thinks after repeated comments from students that there may be shortcomings in an exam or project, or if a teacher has had to accept accusations about this without believing that they are well-founded, he / she has the option of having the exam postponed (the project ) in the judgment of an independent examiner. He does this by requesting this from the director of the Department of Education, who undertakes the implementation of the case.

Subject to change

Attention is drawn to the fact that everything that is published, e.g. regarding organization and other things is published subject to change and the head of department reserves the right to change dates and other things that have been published and are relevant to the study.