Student Handbook

Northern College has a number of policies and procedures to govern its operation. These documents are meant to provide guidance and advice to members of the College community, in a number of academic and operational areas. Within the College, each functional area develops, maintains, and revises these documents to reflect current needs and realities. Students are encouraged to become familiar with college and departmental policies and procedures. Failure to comply with such regulations may jeopardize a student’s standing in a program.

Academic Policies and Procedures

In this section you will find topics relating to:

1.1 Departmental Policies
1.2 Acquisition of Additional Credentials
1.3 Advanced Standing
1.4 Appeal of Grades
1.5 Audit
1.6 Convocation Requirements
1.7 Field Trips
1.8 Interruption of Studies
1.9 Distance Learning
1.10 Prerequisite and Corequisite
1.11 Program Amendments
1.12 Recognition of Postsecondary Equivalent Courses
1.13 Student Academic Records (Freedom of Information)
1.14 Withdrawal from the College
1.15 Timelines for Program Completion
1.16 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
1.17 Student Success
1.18 Academic Integrity
1.19 Academic Program Development, Suspension, Deletion, or Relocation
1.20 Student Assessment and Evaluation
1.21 Curriculum Development and Revision
1.22 Digital/Technology – Enhanced Learning

Fees and Withdrawals

In this section you will find topics relating to:

3.1 Payment of Fees
3.2 Additional Fees
3.3 Tax Receipts (T2202A)
3.4 Withdrawal
3.5 Postsecondary Graduation
3.6 Fieldwork/Clinical Placement Fee Information

General Information

In this section you will find topics relating to:

4.1 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
4.2 Student Academic Records Freedom of Information
4.3 Student Responsibilities for Accurate Registration
4.4 Student Card
4.5 Timetables
4.6 Fieldwork/Clinical Placements
4.7 Change of Address and Contact information
4.8 International Students

Student Records

In this section you will find topics relating to:

5.1 Confidentiality of Records
5.2 Role of the Office of the Registrar
5.3 Content of Student Record
5.4 Access to Student Record
5.5 Notice of Disclosure

Fair Use of Information Technology

In this section you will find topics relating to:

6.1 Northern College Information Resources
6.2 Proper Use of Information Resources, Information Technology and Networks
6.3 Rights and Obligations of Northern College Staff
6.4 Procedure
6.5 Copyright
6.6 Network Policy
6.7 Internet and Email Rules
6.8 Activities Not Permitted
6.9 Sanctions
6.10 Wireless Access Points

Use of Bring Your Own Device Resources

In this section you will find topics relating to:

7.1 Key Features
7.2 What kind of Technical Support will Northern provide?
7.3 Use of Bring Your Own Devices

Use of Alcohol, Other Non-Medicinal Drugs and Smoking on Northern College Premises

In this section you will find topics relating to the policy of the College in respect to consumption of alcohol, the non-medical use of drugs, and smoking on College premises.

College Accountabilities (Key Performance Indicators − KPI)

In this section you will find topics relating to:

9.1 Background
9.2 Data Collection and Measurement
9.3 Publication

Health and Safety

In this section you will find topics relating to:

10.1 Fragrance Friendly Workplace
10.2 Slips, Trips and Falls
10.3 Report Forms
10.4 Ladder Safety
10.5 Evacuation
10.6 Campus/Site Closure (Weather & Water Emergencies, Gas Leaks or Power Outage)
10.7 Lockdown
10.8 Pandemic Planning
10.9 Educational and Workplace Violence Policy
10.10 Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy

Board of Governors

In this section you will find topics relating to:

The Board of Governors Responsibilities
How Can I Access the Board of Governors?
When and Where Does the Board Meet?