Starfleet Academy


Current Mandates

Mandate 3: Academy Courses

1. ESTABLISHMENT OF INDIVIDUAL ACADEMY COURSES

There are six examinable courses provided by the Academy: Counseling, Engineering, Gamemaster, Medical, Science and Security. The role of these courses is to improve the knowledge of role players in STF, and to qualify them for more specialised positions. There are also available, three leadership courses: the DH Command Course, the XO Command Course and the CO Command Course. For the purpose of classification, the 'Administration Menu Course' is now classed as an article.

2. ACADEMY COURSE TUTORS

Each course will be tutored by one individual who will be referred to as the Course Tutor. Any exam submissions, or questions about the course, should be sent to them. The Course Tutors are required to reply to any questions and mark any submissions within two weeks, unless on a declared Leave Of Absence. Course Tutors are also required to update the graduates list for their course, and to read the STF Question and Answer ship.

3. COURSE CONTENT AND EXAMINATIONS

All active members may take any examination. Members who pass a course will be put on the graduation lists. Members who do not pass may retry the examination at any time in the future, except in special circumstances including, but not limited to, plagiarism. These circumstances must be approved by the Academy Commandant.

Course Tutors may change the content of the course, including the examination and its pass mark, with the consent of the Academy Commandant, and in the case of the Gamemaster course, with the consent of the Gamemaster Director as well. Due notice to the general public must be given.

When a course is changed, the previous graduates of the course remain graduated, and therefore will remain on the graduates list for the course.

4. LOCATION OF THE COURSES AND EXAMINATIONS

The Academy Courses shall be kept in the STF Library. The Academy Commandant is required to ensure that the courses, and the contact details of the tutors, are kept up to date.

Mandate 5: Graduation From The Academy

This mandate is in addendum to the "Graduation From The Academy" section detailed in the current active version of CADET.

Cadets must be reviewed for graduation within four months from being placed in the Academy or four months from their last review, if applicable. Should a Cadet breach this guideline, he must immediately be reviewed by the Academy Commandant and the ships Commanding Officer, with the result being either a pass or fail.

Mandate 10: Course Tutors No Longer Listed in Mandates

Mandate #4 is hereby rescinded. Because course tutors change due to AWOL, eLOA, iLOA, and resignations, they will no longer be listed in mandates. The list of current course tutors is to be kept in a publicly accessible, easily found location.

Mandate #15: Academy Fleet Liaison Officer

Mandate 14 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The position of Academy Fleet Liaison Officer (AFLO) is hereby created within Starfleet Academy. The role of the AFLO is to assist the Academy Commandant and Vice Commandant in ensuring the smooth running of the Academy Fleet. The specific duties of the AFLO shall be delegated by the Academy Commandant, but will generally include:

  1. Compiling the ship portions of the monthly Academy reports;
  2. Assisting with keeping the MOTD and graduate list updated;
  3. Ensuring that the LOA and AWOL policy is complied. The AFLO has the same power as the Academy Commandant in the removal of cadets as describe in the LOA and AWOL policy; and
  4. Acting as a liaison for the Academy mentors.

Mandate 16: Ship Department Size

Generally, the maximum number of Cadets each standard department (Engineering, Medical, Science and Security) can hold shall be three Cadets. However, in consultation with the ship's CO, the Academy Commandant may on a case-by-case basis allow a Cadet to be placed in a department that already holds the maximum number of Cadets, balancing the Personnel Department's need to place the additional Cadet and the ability of the ship (and the ship's department) to mentor the additional Cadet.

In the event that the ship's CO is also the Academy Commandant, the decision shall be made by the Vice Commandant in consultation with the ship's CO.

Mandate 17: Academy Leave of Absence (LOA) and Absent Without Leave (AWOL) Policy

1. SUPERSESSION OF PREVIOUS MANDATES

Mandate #8 is rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

2. AWOL NOTICES

AWOL notices are the responsibility of the Command Staff and must be sent out to Cadets within 3 days of them going AWOL. Should there be no reply to the AWOL notice by the time the Cadet is 14 days AWOL (i.e. 14 days since their last post), he must be removed. The Academy Commandant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is more than 14 days AWOL.

If there is a reason for a Cadets status to show them as AWOL, the Academy Commandant must be informed.

3. LOA LIMITS

An Extended Leave of Absence (eLOA) is a LOA that lasts for more than 30 days. Should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on an eLOA, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced. Should a Cadet go on an eLOA, they should be removed from the roster. The Academy Commanant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is on an eLOA.

In addition to the above, should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on mutilple LOAs, totaling more than one third of a mission, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced.

4. RETURNING CADETS

Should a Cadet return after being removed from the roster for either an eLOA or for being AWOL, the Commandant must be informed. Should there be no space for a returning Cadet on their original ship, the Academy Commandant will attempt to locate them on another Academy ship or, failing that, on a mainstream ship without being graduated.

Mandate 18: Academy Ship Speeds

Mandate 13 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The ship speeds for the Academy Training Fleet are as follows:

  1. USS Endeavour - Medium
  2. USS Challenger - Medium

The AWOL Limits for Academy Ships are, therefore as follows:

  1. CO/XO/CNS/GM - 3 Days
  2. Department Heads - 5 Days
  3. Cadets - 7 Days

Mandate 19: Club-Wide Mentorship

This mandate establishes general operating guidelines for club-wide mentorship.

  1. Per Lerner Bill #2, mentors generally must be members of the club for a minimum of three months. Exceptions must be approved by the Academy Commandant and will be determined under the following criteria:
    1. Posting Effort, this includes both the frequency and quality of the posts (General guidelines are located in the syllabus. Generally, mentors must be able to maintain a consistent presence on the ship they have agreed to mentor on.
    2. In the opinion of the CO of the ship they have requested to mentor on, they would be appropriate to be assigned as such.
    3. In the case of the Academy, the ship's CO, XO and CNS have requested this individual be graduated from the Academy to Department Head and such a request is approved by the Academy Commandant upon review of the cadet’s graduation evaluation.
  2. The Academy shall ideally seek to identify mentors for each ship in the main fleet that accepts new members. It is noted that Department Heads on Academy ships are automatically mentors for cadets assigned to their department. When agreeing to stand as a mentor in the main fleets, the Academy and the mentor shall decide which of their main fleet assignments they wish to mentor on. A mentor is not required to serve as a mentor on every ship they are a member of.
  3. Mentors must commit to contacting new members assigned to them within 72 hours of them being assigned. If they are on LOA and it is unmarked, the Academy reserves the right to re-assign that new member to another member who is not currently on LOA. The recommended welcome email is available on the resources page (to be created). Mentors must also copy the Academy when doing so.
  4. Mentors must also periodically check in with their mentored members if only to touch base and make sure there are no issues to address. Some example emails are found in the resources section.
  5. Generally, there are three ways a mentor may leave the program:
    1. Requesting to be removed.
    2. AWOL
    3. Removal at the Academy Commandant’s discretion for reasons that could include, but aren’t limited to, breaching the above-noted guidelines.

Historical Mandates

Mandate 1: Academy Courses

1. ESTABLISHMENT OF INDIVIDUAL ACADEMY COURSES

There are six examinable courses provided by the Academy: Counseling, Engineering, Gamemaster, Medical, Science and Security. The role of these courses is to improve the knowledge of role players in STF, and to qualify them for more specialised positions. For the purpose of classification, the 'Administration Menu Course' is now classed as an article.

2. ACADEMY COURSE TUTORS

Each course will be tutored by one individual who will be referred to as the Course Tutor. Any exam submissions, or questions about the course, should be sent to them. The Course Tutors are required to reply to any questions and mark any submissions within two weeks, unless on a declared Leave Of Absence. Course Tutors are also required to update the graduates list for their course, and to read the STF Question and Answer ship.

3. COURSE CONTENT AND EXAMINATIONS

All active members may take any examination. Members who pass a course will be put on the graduation lists. Members who do not pass may retry the examination at any time in the future, except in special circumstances including, but not limited to, plagiarism. These circumstances must be approved by the Academy Commandant.

Course Tutors may change the content of the course, including the examination and its pass mark, with the consent of the Academy Commandant, and in the case of the Gamemaster course, with the consent of the Gamemaster Director as well. Due notice to the general public must be given.

When a course is changed, the previous graduates of the course remain graduated, and therefore will remain on the graduates list for the course.

4. LOCATION OF THE COURSES AND EXAMINATIONS

The Academy Courses shall be kept in the STF Library. The Academy Commandant is required to ensure that the courses, and the contact details of the tutors, are kept up to date.

Mandate 2: Course Tutors

The course tutors, as defined in Mandate #1, are

  • Counseling Course Tutor - Jen Herr
  • Engineering Course Tutor - Larry Garfield
  • Gamemaster Course Tutor - Amanda Noon
  • Medical Course Tutor - Brian Olinski
  • Science Course Tutor - Mark Wilson
  • Security Course Tutor - Andrew Robinson

Mandate 4: Course Tutors

The course tutors, as defined in Mandate #3, are

  • Counseling Course Tutor - Jen Herr
  • Engineering Course Tutor - Larry Garfield
  • Gamemaster Course Tutor - Amanda Noon
  • Medical Course Tutor - Brian Olinski
  • Science Course Tutor - Mark Wilson
  • Security Course Tutor - Andrew Robinson
  • DH Command Course Tutor - Symon Silvester
  • XO Command Course Tutor - Symon Silvester
  • CO Command Course Co-Tutors - Symon Silvester, Sarah Hemenway, Brian Olinski

Mandate 6: Academy Leave of Absence (LOA) and Absent Without Leave (AWOL) Policy

1. AWOL LIMITS

The AWOL limits are as follows:

  • Command Staff (CO, XO, CNS and GM): 3 days;
  • Department Heads: 5 days;
  • Cadets: 7 days;

AWOL notices are the responsibility of the Command Staff and must be sent out to Cadets within 3 days of them going AWOL. Should there be no reply to the AWOL notice by the time the Cadet is 14 days AWOL (i.e. 14 days since their last post), he must be removed. The Academy Commandant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is more than 14 days AWOL.

If there is a reason for a Cadets status to show them as AWOL, the Academy Commandant must be informed.

2. LOA LIMITS

An Extended Leave of Absence (eLOA) is a LOA that lasts for more than 30 days. Should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on an eLOA, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced. Should a Cadet go on an eLOA, they should be removed from the roster. The Academy Commanant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is on an eLOA.

In addition to the above, should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on mutilple LOAs, totaling more than one third of a mission, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced.

3. RETURNING CADETS

Should a Cadet return after being removed from the roster for either an eLOA or for being AWOL, the Commandant must be informed. Should there be no space for a returning Cadet on their original ship, the Academy Commandant will attempt to locate them on another Academy ship or, failing that, on a mainstream ship without being graduated.

Mandate 7: Academy Fleet Liason Officer

The position of Academy Fleet Liaision Officer (AFLO) is hereby created within Starfleet Academy. The role of the AFLO is to ensure the smooth running of the Academy Fleet. The AFLO is responisble for:

  1. the Fleet report which should be compiled and submitted to the Academy Commandant.
  2. ensuring the Fleet MOTD is up to date.
  3. ensuring that the LOA and AWOL policy is adheard to. The AFLO has the same power as the Academy Commandant in the removal of cadets as describe in the LOA and AWOL policy.

Mandate 8: Academy Leave of Absence (LOA) and Absent Without Leave (AWOL) Policy

1. SUPERSESSION OF PREVIOUS MANDATES

Mandate #6 is rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

2. AWOL LIMITS

The AWOL limits for the Academy are as follows:

For frequent posting ships:

  • Command Staff (CO, XO, CNS and GM): 3 days;
  • Department Heads: 4 days;
  • Cadets: 4 days;

For average posting ships:

  • Command Staff (CO, XO, CNS and GM): 3 days;
  • Department Heads: 5 days;
  • Cadets: 6 days;

For slow posting ships:

  • Command Staff (CO, XO, CNS and GM): 5 days;
  • Department Heads: 5 days;
  • Cadets: 10 days;

AWOL notices are the responsibility of the Command Staff and must be sent out to Cadets within 3 days of them going AWOL. Should there be no reply to the AWOL notice by the time the Cadet is 14 days AWOL (i.e. 14 days since their last post), he must be removed. The Academy Commandant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is more than 14 days AWOL.

If there is a reason for a Cadets status to show them as AWOL, the Academy Commandant must be informed.

3. LOA LIMITS

An Extended Leave of Absence (eLOA) is a LOA that lasts for more than 30 days. Should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on an eLOA, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced. Should a Cadet go on an eLOA, they should be removed from the roster. The Academy Commanant reserves the right to remove any cadet that is on an eLOA.

In addition to the above, should a member of the Command Staff or a Department Head go on mutilple LOAs, totaling more than one third of a mission, the Academy Commandant reserves the right to request that they be replaced.

4. RETURNING CADETS

Should a Cadet return after being removed from the roster for either an eLOA or for being AWOL, the Commandant must be informed. Should there be no space for a returning Cadet on their original ship, the Academy Commandant will attempt to locate them on another Academy ship or, failing that, on a mainstream ship without being graduated.

Mandate 9: Academy Ship Speeds

The ship speeds for the Academy are as follows:

  • USS Apollo - Slow
  • USS Challenger - Average
  • USS Columbia - Average
  • USS Discovery - Fast

The AWOL limits for each of the ships is dependent on their speeds as defined by the Academy's LOA and AWOL policy.

Mandate 11: Academy Fleet Liason Officer

Mandate 7 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The The position of Academy Fleet Liaison Officer (AFLO) is hereby created within Starfleet Academy. The role of the AFLO will be defined by the Academy Administration based on the current needs of the Academy.

Mandate 12: Academy Ship Speeds

Mandate 9 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The ship speeds for the Academy are as follows:

  • USS Endeavour - Slow
  • USS Challenger - Average
  • USS Discovery - Average

The AWOL limits for each of the ships is dependent on their speeds as defined by the Academy's LOA and AWOL policy.

Mandate 13: Academy Ship Speeds

Mandate 12 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The ship speeds for the Academy Training Fleet are as follows:

  • USS Endeavour - Medium
  • USS Challenger - Medium
  • USS Discovery - Medium

The AWOL Limits for Academy Ships are, therefore as follows:

  • CO/XO/CNS/GM - 3 Days
  • Department Heads - 5 Days
  • Cadets - 7 Days

The Academy request that the Personnel Department place Cadet, based on the information provided on their application, according to the below where possible:

  • USS Endeavour - Slow
  • USS Challenger - Medium
  • USS Discovery - Fast

Mandate #14: Training Fleet Administrator

Mandate 11 is hereby rescinded and superseded by this mandate.

The position of Training Fleet Administrator (Academy Administrator) is hereby created within the Academy. The role of the Training Fleet Administrator shall be determined by the current needs of the Academy in accordance with the principle objective of the post: To support the operation of the Training Fleet.

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