What are my rights as a student of the Excel Academy?
Students have the right and expectation that all personal information they have provided to the Excel Academy will be confidential. Student information will only be accessible to Excel Academy administration and only used for legitimate administrative requirements (eg. Some personal information will be required by Alberta Learning for Academy licensing information and will also be subject to confidentiality outlines). Students have the right and expectation to access of their students files and grades but must make this request in writing and submit the same to Excel Academy administrative assistant. Students have the right to access of course outlines (syllabus), schedules, and grade expectations and penalties for course absences, assignment delays, punctuality, etc. upon course registration and acceptance. These expectations and penalties are outlined in the student orientation manual. Students have the right to assume course curriculum and expectations, criteria, and requirements will not change drastically upon program commencement. Students have the right to freedom of expression and opinion without fear of reprival and / or penalty. Students have the right to full instructional hours as outlined in course outlines. Students have the right to impartial evaluation or their grade / class performance. Students have the right to assignment marks and assignment reviews with a reasonable amount of grading time unless informed prior to the assignment by instructor. Students have the right to expectation of qualified, knowledgable course instruction, materials an instructors.
Students can appeal in writing to course Instructor or Excel Academy Director regarding course mark discrepancies. Marks will be reviewed and discussed with the student. Students can appeal stronger disciplinary measures in front of a panel of Excel Academy Staff members and / or appeal to the Excel Society President in writing if they feel disciplinary measures are unwarranted. A student appeal process policy can be made available to a student upon request. A format for Student Appeal to Alberta Learning can be made available to a student upon request.[/toggle]
What are the Excel Academy's disciplinary measures and appeal process?
Students who do not conduct themselves in the expected manner outlined in the expected student outcomes will / may be subject to:
- disciplinary measures that may include written or verbal reprimands that are recorded / tracked in student files;
- disciplinary measures decided by the Instructor, Registrar or a panel of Excel Academy staff depending on the magnitude of the violating offense;
- expulsion or suspension from the program or legal ramifications depending on the magnitude of the violating offense. In the case of expulsion or suspension, student will receive a written letter from the Excel Academy Registrar stating violation and ramification. In the case of expulsion or suspension, student will return all materials belonging to the Excel Academy immediately.
Students are expected to conduct themselves during classroom, practicum and time at the Excel Academy or Excel Society in a responsible appropriate acceptable, non-disruptive manner. Failure to comply to same will result in review by a panel of Excel Academy staff and / or disciplinary measures that could include expulsion. Academic dishonesty including cheating, deceit, fraud, plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the Academy Instructor and / or Registrar. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a non threatening, non violent way that does not physically, mentally, or sexually harass fellow students and / or staff. Disruptive or disturbing activities will be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of a panel of Excel Academy staff. Depending on the magnitude of a violation, disciplinary could include explusion or legal ramifications. Students are expected to treat all Excel Academy and Excel Society and staff and clients with respect and will not intentionally destroy or damage school / society property. Intentional damage could result in legal ramifications and / or expulsion. Students are expected to refrain from unauthorized entry to Excel Academy or Excel Society property during and after class hours. Students are expected to complete assignments and courses as per expected outlines and times and will adhere to contracts they have signed regarding waiver of work at the Excel Society during course progrm. Students are responsible for fulfilling obligations of the contracts they have signed into in conjunction / relation to the Community Support Worker Program including student financing terms.
What does the Excel Academy expect of its students?
What are the Excel Academy's policies on attendance and punctuality?
Students must be in attendance for the full course time. The Excel Academy has a 0% tolerance rate for absenteeism. Students who are ill must produce a medical certificate. Circumstances and consequences for absenteeism will be reviewed and determined by a panel of Excel Academy staff members and may result in expulsion. Because training is intense and all course time is used to advantage, students are expected to be on time for instruction as listed in course schedules. Tardiness will be addressed by the Excel Academy Instructors and / or Registrar and may result in expulsion, if chronic.