Policies

STUDENT DISCIPLINE
Policy SS-202
  1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
All members of the College community have an obligation to establish and maintain a positive teaching and learning environment in order to fulfill the College’s mandate. This environment is achieved through mutual cooperation and understanding, and through a respect for the rights, privileges and responsibilities of students, instructional staff and administrative personnel. If rights, privileges and responsibilities are to be maintained, and if the mandate and goals of the College are to be achieved, a consistent and acceptable manner of student behaviour is essential.

The policy is intended for use in those cases where the violation of a policy, procedure or regulation is deemed serious enough to be processed through a formalized discipline procedure. Other matters of a disciplinary nature should be resolved directly by College staff in the performance of their day-to-day duties.
 
 
2.POLICY
It is the policy of the College that the imposition of a sanction on any student, for the alleged infraction or breach of any policy, procedure or regulation, be governed and guided by and limited to those sanctions identified hereinafter.

In all cases, sanctions shall be administered reasonably and fairly, with progressive levels of severity appropriate to the seriousness of the misconduct. Sanctions range from retroactive amendment of a student’s test score to expulsion.
 
 Students have the right to formally appeal the imposition of any sanction. Appeal procedures will ensure fairness and due process. In all cases, the decision of the Appeals Adjudicator/Panel will be final and binding.
 
3.PROCEDURE
The Senior Vice-President of Academics and  Student Services shall ensure that procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with this policy.
 
STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Procedure SS-202-PR


The imposition of a sanction shall be at the sole discretion of the relevant and authorized College personnel. In all instances, the student shall be notified, in writing, within twenty-four (24) hours of the decision to impose a sanction. In all cases, the letter shall be issued by the campus administrator or designated manager.

Said notice shall contain, minimally, a description of the policies, procedures or regulations allegedly breached, a summary of the offensive behaviour and the sanction being imposed. Copies of the breached policies, procedures or regulations and the Student Appeals Policy (SS-203) shall also be referenced in and attached to the notice.

Six categories of discipline are prescribed herein for breaches of policies, procedures or regulations. The penalties specified in this policy and the College personnel authorized to impose them are as follows:

1.0 Retroactive Amendment of A Test Score Or Course Grade

Retroactive amendments to students’ test scores or course grades shall be issued to students in writing.  A copy of this notice shall be placed in the student’s file.
 
 Instructors may issue retroactive amendments to students’ test scores or course grades. The Registrar (or designate) and the Campus Administrator shall  be immediately notified in all cases.
 
2.0 Reprimand
Reprimands shall be issued to students in writing. A copy of this notice shall be placed in the student’s file.
Only Campus Administrators (or designates) may issue reprimands.
 
3.0 Restricted Privileges
Restricted privileges shall be described in detail and issued to students in writing. A copy of this notice shall be placed in the student’s file and distributed to all personnel directly affected by said restrictions.
Only Campus Administrators (or designates) may issue restrictions of privileges.
 
4.0 Suspension
Students may be suspended from a course, subject or a total program of studies for a prescribed period of time. The details of such suspension shall be described in detail and issued to students in writing. Only Campus Administrators (or designates) may issue suspensions. The Senior VP of Academic and Student Services and the   President shall be immediately notified in all cases.
 
5.0 Amendment of a Student’s Official Record
The amendment of a student’s official record shall  be described in detail and issued to the student in writing. A copy of this notice shall be placed in the student’s file and distributed to the Registrar (or designate).

 Only Campus Administrators (or designates) may amend a student’s official record. The Senior VP of Academic and Learner Services and the President shall be immediately notified in all cases.

6.0 Expulsion
Students may be expelled from the College indefinitely or for a prescribed period of time. The details of such expulsion shall be described in detail and issued to the student in writing.

Only Campus Administrators (or designates) may expel a student. The Senior VP of Academic and Student Services and the President shall be immediately notified in all cases.