Siast policy for the instructor sept. 20 2012


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Siast policy for the instructor sept. 20 2012

  1. 1. KEY STUDENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES Academic Progress (A-1.3) Supplemental Examinations (A-1.9) Grade Appeal (A-1.10) Reasonable Accommodation (G-3.5) Harassment and Discrimination (G- 3.6)
  2. 2. KEY STUDENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES (CONT’D)  Violence (O-2.5)  Guidelines for SIAST Faculty, Staff and Students for Resolving Student concerns (POP Manual #7.4)  Student Conduct (A-2.5)  Student Appeal (A-2.7)
  3. 3. WHERE TO LOCATE Click on “About SIAST” Click on “Policies and Procedures” Full alpha listing/listing by policy grouping: - G series (Governance) - A series (Academic) - O series (Operations and Administrative services)
  4. 4. SETTING THE CONTEXTAuthority to set rulesObligated to take actionComply with rules of procedural fairnessConsider concerns when disagreement
  5. 5. SETTING THE CONTEXT (CONT’D)Contractual relationship and legallybinding: Contract: Students pay a fee, SIAST delivers quality training that qualifies student for employment SIAST defines the rules Students have a right to challenge
  6. 6. SETTING THE CONTEXT (CONT’D) Two Key Principles: Right to be heard Right to an unbiased decision
  7. 7. PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS Objective decision making Protecting the rights of individuals Enhancing public confidence in process Applies to daily interactions and processes
  8. 8. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct themselves in respectful, safe, healthy and educationally conducive manner Uphold values and standards of academic integrity Be aware of standards and policy
  9. 9. STUDENT RIGHTS An educational environment conducive to student success Clear and unambiguous communication of standards and policy Consistently applied standards and policies Presumed not to have committed a breach until decision-makers have established a breach has occurred Right to appeal
  10. 10. STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY A-2.5PURPOSE: Positive and safe learning environment SIAST will take action to restore or protect learning environment Describes academic misconduct and non-academic misconduct Outlines procedures/disciplinary measures
  11. 11. STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY (A-2.5) (CONT’D)Academic and non-academic misconduct may be subject to discipline; Disciplinary action will be progressive.
  12. 12. PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Allegations made known to student (or students, individually) Instructors to inform program head Evidence must be presented and student given opportunity to respond If suspected misconduct occurred, discipline (using progressive model) will be taken. Communicate in writing and document in official file
  13. 13. ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT CONSEQUENCES Grade reduction or loss of course credit Academic misconduct reprimand Academic misconduct probation Academic misconduct suspension Academic misconduct expulsion
  14. 14. PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING NON-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Document Details Inform student Meet within 5 days of incident (severe should be immediate) If group of students, meet individually with each student Student(s) may bring support (SA, classmate)
  15. 15. PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSINGNON-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT (CONT’D) Evidence discussed directly with student Student given opportunity to respond Consequences follow principles of progressive discipline Communicate in writing and document in official file
  16. 16. NON-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT CONSEQUENCES  Non-academic misconduct behavioural contract;  Temporary suspension  Non-academic misconduct reprimand  Non-academic misconduct probation  Non-academic misconduct suspension  Restitution  Non-academic misconduct expulsion
  17. 17. STUDENT APPEAL POLICY (A-2.7)Students will appeal despite your best efforts.Decision to have a student appeal proceed does not mean you did anything wrong.
  18. 18. STUDENT APPEAL POLICY (A-2.7)Any disciplinary or performance rulings that impact the education of a student may be subject to appeal.
  19. 19. STUDENT APPEAL POLICY (A-2.7) (CONT’D)Reasonable grounds for a hearing: Alleged misapplication of procedural regulations or policy Alleged inconsistent, discriminatory, or arbitrary use of regulation and/or determination of a penalty New evidence that could impact findings
  20. 20. STUDENT STATUS DURING APPEALStudent may continue in program unless: Detrimental to environment; Student’s personal safety; or Safety of others.
  21. 21. STUDENT APPEAL POLICY (A-2.7)Staged Resolution Approach: Focus on early resolution (Original Decision Maker and Student Level One Appeal – Immediate Supervisor) Level Two Appeal – Campus Appeal Committee Level Three Appeal – SIAST Appeal Committee (Decision Final and Binding)
  22. 22. STUDENT APPEAL POLICY (A 2.7) (CONT’D)Appeals not covered in this policy: Admission decisions Grade appeals (unless biased, unfair treatment) PLAR and transfer credit
  23. 23. SUMMARY Early resolution Transparent decision-making Procedural fairness
  26. 26. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND SPECIAL THANKS TO:Alison Pickrell for David Hannah for his work: sharing her Student-institution legal previous relationships in colleges presentations in and universities in the this area. common law provinces of Canada: An analysis of case law from 1982 toLynn M. Smith for 1994. (Unpublished her work: doctoral thesis, doctoral Procedural thesis, BGSU) Fairness for University and College Students, (CACUSS, 1998).