Face-to-face-related FAQs

1) Where do face-to-face interactive sessions (FFISs) take place?
2) What time is the session?
3) Can I leave early?
4) Can I wear jeans to the FFIS?
5) How do I prepare for the FFIS?
6) What should I bring?
7) How is the session evaluated?
8) How can I determine my performance?

1) Where do the face-to-face interactive sessions (FFISs) take place?
Face-to-face interactive sessions are held in several centres across Western Canada. Final locations are determined by enrollment numbers and are announced once the numbers are confirmed, approximately two weeks before each session.

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2) What time is the session?
All FFIS sessions run the same time and length. The facilitator will inform you of lunch times and coffee breaks.

Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

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3) Can I leave early?
No. Attendance is mandatory for the entire FFIS. You cannot leave early unless prior accommodation has been granted by the Registrar (see the policies section of the Student Resource Guide for the full accommodation policy).

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4) Can I wear jeans to the FFIS?
Dress code for the FFIS is "business casual", which means that students are not required to wear suits or ties, but are expected to look neat and "pulled together". Clean, un-ripped jeans are acceptable.

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5) How do I prepare for the FFIS?
You should plan to spend some time reviewing the tasks to date as a refresher and to ensure that you have fully understood the concepts covered in the tasks. Some FFIS sessions require pre-readings. You can locate this information in your tasks in the weeks leading up to the FFIS.

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6) What should I bring?
Bring a laptop and power cord as it will be used for all three days of the FFIS. In advance of the FFIS, download the FFIS files from your cohort site as an internet connection may not be available at the FFIS. Some of the downloaded files are password-protected; the password will be given out during the FFIS by the facilitator. As no printed material will be supplied, we recommend that you print documents in advance of the FFIS. You should also bring the usual supplies of pen and paper for any scratch notes.

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7) How is the FFIS evaluated?
One of the criteria for your overall module evaluation is your participation throughout the session. New questions and new topics will be introduced during the session and although you are not expected to "have all the answers", you are expected to contribute to group discussion in a positive manner.

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8) How can I determine my performance at the FFIS?
You can discuss your performance at the FFIS with the facilitator during the session. Your facilitator should offer suggestions to improve your performance. On results day, you receive your module transcript, which indicates your official status.

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Consult the CASB Student Resource Guide for more information on face-to-face interactive sessions.