Student code of conduct
ACAD is committed to governing and operating with processes that are transparent, ethical, inclusive and collegial and which establish and sustain a respectful and inclusive environment that fosters diversity, individual empowerment and personal progress, and encourages dialogue and
mutual support. Academic integrity is grounded in a belief in fundamental values such as honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Students who fail to abide by these fundamental values will be subject to disciplinary proceedings as outlined in this document.
The purpose of this procedure is to:
- communicate the College’s expectations with respect to Student behaviour;
- protect the safety and security of the College community; and
- preserve the orderly operations of the College.
This procedure applies to Students of the College.
In this Procedure:
- “Advisor” means the individual who attends a Hearing with a Student to act in an advisory and support role. An Advisor may be legal counsel, a peer or Students’ Association representative.
- “ACADSA” means the Alberta College of Art + Design Students Association.
- “Appeal Board” means the committee established in accordance with Appendix 4: Appeal Board Composition that is authorized to consider an appeal of a decision of a Hearing Officer or Hearing Board relating to Student Non-Academic Misconduct.
- “Balance of probabilities” means the standard of proof is met if the proposition is more likely to be true than not true.
- “Business Days” means days that the College is open for business, excluding weekends and holiday closures.
- “College” means the Alberta College of Art + Design.
- “Complainant” means the person alleging Student Non-Academic Misconduct.
- “Complaint” means a report alleging Student Non-Academic Misconduct.
- “Hearing” means the process to evaluate and resolve an allegation of Student Non- Academic Misconduct.
- “Hearing Board” means a committee established in accordance with Appendix 3: Hearing Board Composition, which is authorized to investigate, review and resolve an allegation of Student Non-Academic Misconduct.
- “Hearing Officer” means an individual employed in the Student Affairs Office who is authorized to investigate, review, and resolve an allegation of Student Non-Academic Misconduct.
- “Respondent” means the Student who is alleged to have committed the Student Non- Academic Misconduct.
“Responsible Allegation” means an allegation that:
- appears to be made in good faith;
- is based on alleged facts, which have not been the subject of a current or previous allegation and falls within the definition of Student Non-Academic
- “Student” is an individual who is registered in a course or course of study at the College or who was registered in a course or course of study or applying for admission to the College at the time the Student Non-Academic Misconduct was alleged to have occurred.
- “Student Non-Academic Misconduct” means conduct that is prohibited as outlined in Appendix 1: Prohibited Conduct of the Student Non-Academic Misconduct Procedure.
- “Students’ Association” means the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA).