Students of Lethbridge Community College are expected to conduct
themselves so that:
- safety is
ensured for themselves and others, and
effectiveness of each student and the class as a whole is maintained,
- college equipment
and facilities are protected from adverse use. All students are
subject to the rules and regulations of the College and may be
expelled or dismissed if their conduct or progress is unsatisfactory.
the College is the most serious action that the institution can
take against a student. This will be done only if a students
behaviour seriously jeopardizes the well-being of other students,
the integrity of College policies or College facilities.
Honesty is one of the foundations of knowledge. In the course of
learning the contributions of others are evaluated and utilized
as the basis for further research. Intellectual honesty demands
that the contributions of others be recognized. Not recognizing
these people is ignoring their contributions and is cheating. Also
passing on the ideas of another person as your own deprives you
of the opportunity to participate in your education. For these reasons,
Lethbridge Community College insists on intellectual honesty in
all academic activities.
dishonesty may take many forms, such as: using materials (notes,
textbooks, etc.) in examinations without the instructors permission,
copying of published or unpublished works of others without recognizing
their work or gaining their permission, falsifying results in reports
or laboratory experiments, writing examinations or tests for someone
else or having them write an exam for you, submitting someone elses
work as your own.
If the instructor
believes the conduct of a student is not consistent with the requirements
of student behaviour and intellectual honesty, disciplinary action
will be applied. The instructor will notify the Program Leader or
Centre Team Leader.
When the action
places the students academic future in jeopardy, through suspension
and expulsion from classes, the instructor and/or Program Leader
or Centre Team Leader will outline the details of the case for review
by the appropriate LCC administrator.
will be submitted in writing by the appropriate LCC administrator
(or their designate(s)) to: the student, the Vice-President, Student
and Enrolment Services.
Student appeal of disciplinary action is available through the Student
Appeal Committee or the Vice-President, Student and Enrolment Services.
Decisions of the Student Appeal Committee are final.
When a student is suspended from a course for academic disciplinary
reasons, a written explanation must be presented to the student
by the instructor with additional copies going to the appropriate
LCC administrator, the Centre Team Leader, the Vice-President, Curriculum
and Instruction, and the Vice-President, Student and Enrolment Services
within two (2) academic calendar days of the action.
It is the responsibility
of the faculty member to inform the student in the explanation that
information regarding the suspension procedure and the Student Appeal
Procedure can be obtained from the Registrars Office.
Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for convening and chairing
a meeting of the appropriate college staff within two (2) business
days to decide if the action taken against the student is justified.
A majority of
the committee members must agree that the action is justified before
the students suspension is considered final. The student must
be notified in writing by the Vice-President, Curriculum and Instruction
within two (2) subsequent business days of the decision of the committee.
A copy of the letter to the student must be submitted to the Registrar
and the instructor.
may meet with the appropriate LCC administrator prior to the committee
meeting to present their perspective of the action taken. It is
the responsibility of the student to initiate this meeting.
A student terminated
from any class under this policy will receive a grade of RW.
Once the suspension process is initiated the student may not voluntarily
withdraw in order to obtain `W rather than a RW
on their academic record.
Students who feel that they have been dealt with unfairly by an
employee of Lethbridge Community College can appeal to the Student
Appeal Committee. Guidelines and procedures for the appeal process
may be obtained from the Vice-president, Student and Enrolment Services.
A student has seven (7) calendar days to initiate the appeal. In
the case of marks appeals, the grade must be appealed within 60
calendar days after the end of the term. Only a final grade may
be appealed. Grades for specific components of the course cannot
be appealed through this process.
In order to provide a learning and working environment free of discrimination
and harassment, it is the policy of Lethbridge Community College
that discrimination/harassment of students and employees is unacceptable
and will not be tolerated.
information, contact LCC Human Resource Services (403) 320 3207.