Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How Do I know if CFA is a good fit for me?
Campus For All is not a day program. It is an educational opportunity in which motivation to learn is the principal criterion for admission. CFA is a good fit for you if you like to be included, like to learn and want to study something offered at the University. It also helps to if you are open to meeting new people, having new experiences and can stretch outside your comfort zone.
2. What classes can I take?
Course selection is directed by each student and is based on personal goals and interests with input from family and friends, instructors, and staff. Students have taken classes from many different faculties. The list is constantly expanding as CFA students discover new areas of interest.
3. Do I apply to a particular faculty?
Students do not apply for admission to a particular faculty (e.g. education, kinesiology, arts, etc), but can indicate a preference for area of study. They apply to Campus For All directly. Staff assist with course selection and approach instructors to accommodate students in the course.
4. How many classes can I take?
Campus For All students audit one class per semester, however are engaged in many more campus activities than class attendance once or twice a week.
5. What is auditing?
Campus For All students audit classes. Auditing requires the approval of the instructor of the course, which is not normally given until the last business day before the start of classes. This is because students who are taking the class as part of a degree have priority.
Generally when auditing, students attend lectures and participate in class to the extent permitted by the instructor.
Grades or degrees are not given for auditing courses.
6. What is participatory auditing?
Participatory auditing is a term taken from STEPS Forward, an inclusive post-secondary education program at the University of British Columbia. This term more accurately describes the auditing experience of students in Campus For All. Students follow the same curriculum as their classmates, but unlike regular auditing students, Campus For All students complete modified readings, coursework and assignments.
Even though students do assignments, they do not receive credit or marks. Instructors will generally provide some feedback and comments to the students on their work.
7. How are the course work and assignments modified?
Assignments are modified by Campus For All staff in consultation with the instructor or professor. Based on the content of the course, the instructor will identify what he/she would like to see from the Campus For All student.
Generally, professors are looking for students to show how they understand material from the course and /or to reflect on their experience, what they are reading and to form their own insights and opinions.
8. What will my schedule look like?
Students have flexible schedules. Taking one class does not mean that you will have lots of time on your hands. It is estimated that for every hour spent in class students can expect to spend at least two hours doing course work – completing assignments, readings and studying for exams. You also need to schedule time to meet regularly with tutors and Campus For All staff. In addition, you can get involved with extracurricular activities, such as intramurals, campus clubs, volunteering, etc. You’ll want to schedule time for going for coffee, and hanging out with friends and working out at the gym.
9. If I am working, can I apply to be in Campus For All?
Many students have to work around jobs. This is no different for students in Campus For All. However, as with other students, university needs to be a priority. To get the most out of the experience, you need to be on campus as much as possible. The program involves much more than attending class once or twice a week.
10. How much does CFA cost?
The regular cost of auditing a course is 50% of the normal tuition for the course. However at this time, the University of Regina covers this cost by providing bursaries for students in the Campus For All program. The bursaries also cover costs for recreational fees, etc.
Students are expected to cover the costs of textbooks, backpacks, school supplies, lockers, transportation and any other miscellaneous expenses.
11. How many students are in the Campus For All program?
Campus For All, when operating at maximum capacity, supports twelve students. Low student numbers help to ensure the quality of inclusion.
12. How long is the program?
Campus for All students are eligible to graduate after having participated in at least six (6) full semesters, and students will be expected to graduate after participating in eight (8) semesters.
13. Can I attend convocation?
Campus For All students are given a Certificate of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education. Along with their peers, they participate in convocation and receive acknowledgement from the UofR Chancellor, President and Deans, as well as family and friends. Upon convocation, Campus For All students receive Alumni status within the University of Regina Alumni Association, allowing for a lifelong connection to the university and their fellow peers.