UofT’s Proposed Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy on Students Struggling with Mental Health

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Breaking down the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
The Varsity
by Adrian Huntelar
“The proposed policy gives sweeping powers to university administration with few accountability mechanisms, lack of clarifying language, and little student input. The policy would] provide the university with a unilateral mechanism for removing struggling students from their academic and social activities. The policy could lead to students’ aversion to engaging with deans, registrars, or mental wellness liaisons within college and divisions.”

Governing Council Delays Vote on Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy Until January 25th
The Varsity
by
“Students have criticized the policy for, among other things, a lack of clarity on how it will impact students in precarious enrollment situations, like students receiving financial aid contingent on enrollment, and international students with enrollment-dependent visas.”

Student Groups and Faculty Opposition

Draft of the policy as of October 5, 2017
University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
by the Office of the Governing Council

Final version of the policy as of January 19, 2018
University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
by the Office of the Governing Council

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