McKeil School of Business Charter of Expectations

The McKeil School of Business strives to maintain standards of excellence as a community committed to personal development. Every student and employee of the College is to provide and maintain an environment conducive to learning and working, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The McKeil School of Business has set standards to promote positive student conduct which are structured around, but not necessarily limited to, the following principles:

Professionalism

We expect student to:

  • Adopt an attitude of professionalism that will promote a sense of pride in our community
  • Strive to maintain an environment in which proper language without profanity is used.
  • Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, honesty, respect and enthusiasm
  • Maintain an environment free from harassment, discrimination and disruptive behaviour

Honesty and Integrity

We dedicate ourselves to upholding the reputation and honour of our role in education. We expect students to understand the following:

  • All individual evaluations must be the result of the student’s own work and not that of others
  • Academic dishonesty is a serious offense and subject to the Academic Honesty policy.
  • E-Learn, MyMohawk and all computer accounts must be kept confidential. All inappropriate activity that comes from the student’s accounts will be associated with that student and they can be held accountable.
  • Reasons for missing assignments, projects, deadlines, tests, or exams must be legitimate and formally documented to the satisfaction of individual faculty members.
  • Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Possession or use of unauthorized material
    • Copying from other students’ work
    • Direct use or paraphrasing of material without acknowledgement of its source
    • Falsifying data Copyright infringement, such as using unlawfully downloaded or photocopied materials
    • Submitting individual work that has been done by someone else, whether in whole or in part
    • Making material available for others to submit as their own work
    • Submitting for credit any academic work for which credit has been previously obtained or is being sought in another course.

*All of the above are subject to the penalties outlined in the Academic Honesty policy*

Responsibility

As a member of the McKeil School of Business, the student is accountable for actions both in and out of class. These actions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviewing the course outline and learning plan for course expectations including evaluation criteria.
  • Attend classes prepared with assigned readings and homework completed.
  • Preparing for classes by completing assignments such as readings and homework
  • Informing professors of CAAP’s prior to class times, especially if a CAAP requires in-class support.
  • Scheduling personal appointments and work schedules outside of school hours
  • Scheduling group meetings in a mutually convenient manner
  • Working in a productive manner with group members
  • Completing and submitting assignments, reports, and projects on time.
  • Keep a backup copy of all individual and group assignments

As a member of Mohawk College, the student shall not in any way abuse other students, college employees or guests of the college. Abusive communication means any unwelcome words or images received or distributed in person or by any communication medium, including social media, that intimidate, disparage or cause humiliation, offence or embarrassment to a person.

Faculty Contact

McKeil School of Business faculty may be contacted by e-mail, or by phone. If leaving a voice mail message, please speak slowly and clearly include your full name, student number, and course code, reason for the call and how you can be contacted. If you choose to e-mail the professor, you must use your Mohawk College e-mail account and clearly include your full name, student number, course code and reason for the e-mail.

Tests and Evaluations

All references to test(s) should be understood to mean test(s), quizzes, exam(s) or in-class assessment(s).

  • It is the student’s responsibility to be available for all tests at their scheduled time – including those scheduled during exam week(s). It is the student’s responsibility to notify the course professor by telephone and/or e-mail prior to the start of the test if he/she cannot be present for any reason. If a student misses a test without contacting the professor BEFORE the test takes place, he/she will receive a grade of zero for that test.
  • The student will be required to provide documentation, such as a medical note or accident report, validating the reason for missing the test. Medical notes must specifically state that you were unable to write the test on the specific date.

A student has a right to view her/his final test or exam with the professor within ten (10) working days of the grade being posted and should make these arrangements with the professor directly.

Test Protocol

  • Students must arrive 10 minutes prior to all tests.
  • Students arriving less than 30 minutes late for a test will be allowed to write the test, but they have lost the time that they have missed.
  • Students will not be permitted to enter a testing room if they are 30 minutes late and will receive a grade of zero unless relevant documentation is provided.
  • Students will not be permitted to leave within the first thirty 30 minutes of a test.
  • Students who request to leave the test at any point during the scheduled test will not be able to return unless permission has been granted by the professor.
  • The use of aids, such as electronic devices, dictionaries, and translators during a test must be approved by a professor prior to the test.
  • Students must place their personal belongings at the front or side of the test room.
  • Students must place their Mohawk Identification Card in front of them on the desk throughout the test period for identification purposes.
  • While waiting outside a test room, students should be respectful and considerate of others who are still writing the test.
  • Students will not be permitted to talk or make unnecessary noise at any point during the test.

Compliance

Individual faculty members are charged with the responsibility of dealing with infractions of the Charter of Expectations. Disciplinary measures may include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning
  • Deductions from the student’s class mark
  • Ejection from the class, course, program, or College

Blended Learning

In the blended delivery model, students commit to both face-to-face classroom instruction and active learning outside the classroom. The student is expected to be fully prepared for face-to-face classes by completing self-study activities such as:

  • Required readings
  • Pre-class deliverables
  • Supplementary learning resources such as videos, games or simulations
  • On-line discussions through Discussion Boards
  • On-line activities
  • Group work

Group Work

In courses involving group work, students MUST PASS the individual component of the course in order to receive a passing grade. If he/she does not pass the individual component, he/she will receive the grade for the individual component ONLY as their final grade. Students must be aware that as members of a group they are collectively and individually responsible for all work submitted.

Placements

For programs where there are unpaid work-term placements, the student must meet the academic requirements of the program before they are allowed to participate in the work placement. All placements are at the discretion of the Associate Dean and/or Program Coordinator.

Program of Studies and Graduation

For each program, the College defines a Program of Studies which lists courses, sorted by semester, that provide a continuum of learning from basic to more complex levels. Programs of Studies are reviewed annually and changes made where necessary. Each new intake of students is associated with the most current version of the program, which is indicated by the year.

Students are responsible to apply to graduate for the next upcoming convocation ceremony during the semester he/she is completing the final courses of the program.

References

Mohawk College has developed several policies and procedures designed to protect students and provide an enriching and rewarding learning experience in which the rights of individuals are respected.

For the most up-to-date information on the following policies and procedures, please consult the Mohawk College website.

Policies and Procedures that relate to academic issues:

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