Current Policies

MacEwan University policies are divided into three categories: Academic, Administrative and Governance, and then by more specific policy areas within each category. Policies can be searched by keyword, category or area.

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Codes of Conduct

Both students and employees are expected to conduct themselves according to the ethical standards contained within their respective Code of Conduct.

Employee code of conduct

Student code of conduct

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Executive Officer Signing Authority Procedure

Applicability

This procedure applies to all Contracts where the Authorized Signatory is an Executive Officer.

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External Course Taking

Policy Statement

Students in Grant MacEwan University degree and diploma programs may take courses at other recognized universities for the awarding of transfer credit, provided the Faculty/School program in which they are currently registered approves the external course taking. The approval process is subject to individual Faculty/School regulations and is granted in form of a Letter of Permission (provided by the Office of the University Registrar).

Applicability

This policy applies once a student is admitted to a MacEwan University program and for the duration of the student’s program enrolment at the University and does not apply to coursework started prior to admission.

Rationale

Exposure to diverse academic experience and breadth in curriculum enhances both the student experience and the academy.

The University must manage the taking of courses from other institutions by its students in order to support academic advising to students, to preserve the academic integrity of its credentials and programs, and to maintain the consistency of assessment.

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Facilities - Whole Life Cycle Sustainability

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University is committed to sustainability and responsible stewardship throughout the "whole life cycle" of its campuses. It provides a healthy and safe environment that is conducive to learning, working and service to the community. MacEwan will plan, design, construct, operate, renovate and maintain its facilities in a responsive and sustainable manner; and, at the life cycle conclusion, MacEwan will likewise decommission, deconstruct and/or dispose of its facilities in a sustainable manner.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide a foundation and direction for other policies, regulations and procedures on decisions and actions related to the "whole life cycle" of MacEwan facilities.

Applicability

This policy applies to all employees whose responsibilities include planning, designing, constructing, renovating, maintaining, operating and/or disposing of University-owned or leased facilities.

Rationale

MacEwan recognizes the fundamental interrelationship of its environmental, social and economic imperatives; it will effectively balance consideration of these matters in decisions and actions related to the "whole life cycle" of its facilities and in responding to services requests from members of the MacEwan community.

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Facilities Operations and Maintenance

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University is committed to optimizing the operations and maintenance of its facilities in accordance with its institutional requirements, in compliance with building codes and regulations and in recognition of its commitment to sustainability.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to guide and direct the delivery of optimal operational and maintenance outcomes in a sustainable environment.

Applicability

Those responsible for sustainability efforts and/or facilities operations and maintenance are within scope of this policy.

Rationale

The management of facilities (operations and maintenance) when considered in the context of sustainability is an ongoing expense, the deferral of which may impact sustainability objectives. Well designed, operated and maintained facilities support the achievement of MacEwan's strategic goals. Deferral of maintenance activities may compromise future operational efficiencies and may negatively impact the University's sustainability efforts. Neglected or deferred maintenance may affect the health and safety of members of the MacEwan community.

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Facilities Planning and Design

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University shall plan and design facilities to meet or exceed all building codes for the optimal balance of cost, environmental, societal, and human benefits while meeting the mission, goals and function of the intended infrastructure. The University will use an integrated approach for facilities planning and design that views facilities projects holistically as contiguous elements in a sustainable facilities infrastructure.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance in the planning and design of facilities using the principles of whole building design and environmental sustainability. Further, this policy emphasizes the integration of all aspects of building development through the whole life cycle.

Applicability

This policy affects the officer responsible for University sustainability or designate and others involved in the planning and design of facilities projects at Grant MacEwan University.

Rationale

Planning and design are the first phases of an integrated approach to the concept of Whole Life Cycle Sustainability for MacEwan facilities. An integrated approach to the whole life cycle of buildings can produce a synergistic effect in relation to the sustainability of physical infrastructure.

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Facilities Rental

Policy Statement

MacEwan University is committed to responsible stewardship of University resources, including the use of Facilities. Where University Facilities are not required for courses, learning activities or Internal Events, the University may pursue entrepreneurial and sponsorship opportunities through rental of its Facilities. The rental of any Facilities shall be done in a manner which: augments public funding, covers all Fees related to the event, ensures responsible stewardship of University resources, supports Affiliated Entities and sponsorship opportunities, protects the security of persons and property, and is consistent with the University’s mission, vision and values.

Purpose

This policy establishes the general conditions and principles specifying the rental of University Facilities by Affiliated Entities and External Entities by the university departments responsible for the rental of Facilities.

Applicability

This policy applies to all faculty and staff, and any Group entering into an agreement to rent university Facilities. The policy does not apply to space the University leases to a third party.

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Facilities Rental Procedure

Associated Policy/Procedures

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Faculty Development

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University places great importance on faculty development and the support of their continuous pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning; research, scholarly and creative activity; professional practice; and service. This policy is intended to promote and guide evidence-based practice in faculty development and manage the allocation of professional development funding.

Rationale

By helping faculty to enhance and expand their skills throughout their careers, faculty development initiatives support student learning and success as the primary focus of the University's mandate.

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Financial Management

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University will conduct its financial operations in an environment of fiduciary responsibility, fiscal stewardship, best practice and compliance. Financial operations include, but are not limited to, budgets and forecasts, internal controls, cash management, asset management, business operations, and financial reporting. The University operates under the authority of the Post Secondary Learning Act of Alberta and prepares the consolidated financial statements (MacEwan and Foundation) in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to: Ensure the effective and efficient stewardship of MacEwan funds and resources, Facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives through effective management of and accountability for the financial resources, Provide a foundation for other operational policies, procedures and programs on matters related to financial management.

Applicability

This policy provides the foundation for the financial accountability associated with priorities set, allocation of resources, performance of employees and the institution as a whole.

Rationale

MacEwan uses fiscally prudent financial management practices, generally accepted accounting principles, and a proper framework of accountability to demonstrate that all funds are controlled and have been used cost-effectively in providing quality programming and services.

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Financial Reporting

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University will prepare comprehensive, accurate and timely financial information to meet legislated requirements and support informed decision-making, fiscal stewardship and fiduciary responsibility.

Purpose

To guide development of comprehensive, accurate and timely financial information. To promote effective use of MacEwan resources. To provide a basis for measuring and monitoring performance.

Applicability

This policy applies to all employees, contractors and/or individuals that prepare and report financial information on behalf of MacEwan. This policy applies to all financial reporting, including but not limited to: Annual consolidated financial reports audited by external auditors, Regular financial reports to the Board, Reports required for government legislated purposes (including funding), Financial reports for operational decision-making and fiscal control, Forecasts and variance analysis, Reports required for grant accountability and fund raising directives.

Rationale

Financial information is important for measuring, monitoring and reporting MacEwan's operations and financial position. Financial information must be timely and accurately reported to reflect the progress and results of MacEwan operations.

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Fine Art Collection

Policy Statement

MacEwan University (the "University") is committed to acquiring, preserving, and displaying culturally significant works of art ("Works") that celebrate excellence in creative expression. The MacEwan University Fine Art Collection (the "Collection") supports teaching, learning, and scholarly and creative activity while improving aesthetics on campus.

Purpose

This policy affirms the University's commitment to developing and maintaining a fine art collection and establishes guidelines and procedures related to Acquisition, Deaccession, and the day-to-day operations of the Collection.

Applicability

Individuals involved in Acquisitions, Deaccessions, or the day-to-day operations of the Collection must follow the requirements outlined in this policy.

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Food Services

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University, in commitment to a sustainable food services environment that focuses on students' needs, fosters community and enhances student life on campus, shall comply with the provisions of the Food Handling Permit from Alberta Health Services and all relevant Acts and Regulations to ensure the safety and quality of food and beverage services to the MacEwan community.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to communicate the mandatory requirements in the provision of food and beverage services to maintain the highest standards of safety and quality; and, to ensure adherence to contracts and licenses.

Applicability

This policy applies to those responsible for all University food, beverage and vending services, including self-operated, leased or contracted operations. Exempt from this policy are: Private suites in Residence; Residence Life community events; Students' Association, fundraising bake sales except as stated in the regulations; and Pot luck events except as stated in the regulations.

Rationale

MacEwan recognizes that its investment in food and beverage facilities and services enhances and complements life on campus while realizing a financial return to the University.

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