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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Academic Advisory Councils

Policy Statement

Deans may, in consultation with department chairs and program chairs, establish such Academic Advisory Councils as are required to provide feedback about academic programs, advice about evolving needs and trends in disciplines of study and fields of employment, and to offer strategic advice and support regarding teaching learning, research and service, and related academic issues.

Applicability

This policy applies to all Faculties, Schools, departments, programs, and the University Library.

Rationale

Academic Advisory Councils can: a) Provide valuable links between professions and Grant MacEwan University about career paths and career networks. b) Encourage programs to reflect the changing roles and needs of society. c) Provide advice with respect to how programs meet social, economic, health and cultural needs. d) Advise about educational policy matters and issues concerning undergraduate and career education. e) Advance program development including both faculty and student research. f) Support the efforts of the dean in raising the profile of the University. g) Assist in other areas such as strategic planning and scholarship development.

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Academic Calendar

Policy Statement

The Academic Calendar is the official record of academic programs and courses, by academic year. The Academic Calendar contains information about programs of study, MacEwan policies and regulations that affect students, admission requirements, academic schedules, and other information that is important for student success.

Purpose

The scope of this policy is to describe and define the content of the Academic Calendar which is published annually.

Rationale

The purpose of the Academic Calendar is to inform students and those who advise them. Therefore, the information contained within it needs to be accurate, timely, informative, readable, and presented in a consistent style and format.

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Academic Schedule

Policy Statement

The Academic Schedule documents important dates and deadlines to support educational planning and instruction. The approved Academic Schedule is published in the Grant MacEwan University Calendar.

Applicability

The Academic Schedule applies to all programs and courses at MacEwan University.

Rationale

Academic Schedule guides scheduling processes and decisions to support teaching and learning. The Academic Schedule is designed to provide accurate information about important dates and deadlines for students to support their educational planning and success. The Academic Schedule is built so that there are sufficient instructional and final assessment days to support high quality instruction and educational standards. The Academic Schedule and academic policies shall align and complement each other.

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Academic Standing

Policy Statement

Students enrolled in Grant MacEwan University programs are required to maintain satisfactory academic performance. Unsatisfactory academic performance is addressed by requiring students to withdraw or placing them on probation. MacEwan University recognizes academic achievement of students by awarding Graduation with Distinction, Dean's List and First Class Standing notations.

Applicability

The academic performance of all students registered in Ministry approved programs, is subject to review each term.

Rationale

MacEwan University supports students' academic success. Students should be aware if their academic standing reaches a point such that they are unlikely to be able to continue in a program or to graduate. This policy establishes a consistent minimum standard for acceptable overall academic performance.

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Adjunct Faculty

Policy Statement

Adjunct faculty contribute to the intellectual life and prestige of Grant MacEwan University and provide profile to academic programs and fields of study consistent with MacEwan University's strategic plans and mission.

Rationale

Adjunct faculty contribute to MacEwan University by participating in collaborative research and scholarship, by enhancing the University's profile in the larger community, and/or by contributing to the learning environment. Adjunct faculty are bound by all applicable MacEwan University policies during the period of their association with the University.

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Admission Evaluation Procedure

Admission Procedure

Admissions

Policy Statement

MacEwan University (the “University”) admits applicants to Ministry-approved Programs on the basis of requirements designed to enable student success and approved by Academic Governance Council.

Purpose

Admission requirements are designed so that applicants who are admitted have the necessary preparation to enable them to succeed in their programs of study. By setting transparent admission requirements and applying those requirements in a fair and equitable manner, the University supports the continued success and achievement of the best qualified applicants.

Applicability

This policy applies to all applicants applying to the University for admission into a Ministry-approved Program.

Rationale

Admission criteria are designed so that students who are admitted have the necessary preparation to enable them to succeed in their programs of study.

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Alumni Awards

Policy Statement

Through the granting of Alumni Awards, MacEwan University (the “University”) recognizes that Alumni are its greatest legacy and ambassadors.

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to set out the principles governing the MacEwan University Alumni Awards Program.

Applicability

This policy applies to the Alumni Awards Program at MacEwan University.

Associated Policy/Procedures

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Alumni Awards Procedure

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Animal Research Ethics

Policy Statement

MacEwan University regards the use of animals in research, teaching and testing as valuable for continued progress in science and education. The University accepts the use of experimental and teaching or display animals as a privilege, one that comes with important ethical responsibilities.

Purpose

This policy provides a framework of accountability to ensure that good science is done; ensure that every animal is treated humanely and not subjected to unnecessary pain or distress; work within the accepted standards for animal care and use.

Applicability

Activities: This policy applies to University course work and course related activities; Faculty, staff, student and affiliated third party research; All additional activities pertaining to the care, use or study of animals including breeding, housing, display, competition and/or sample collection.

Jurisdiction: This policy applies to the care and use of animals in all facilities owned and/or operated by the University; The care and use of animals owned, managed, or used by the University while located on non-University premises in Canada, or in other jurisdictions as required under terms of funding; the use of animals anywhere in the world as part of research and teaching conducted by the University or members of the University.

Personnel: This policy applies to all University faculty, staff, students, and visitors using or proposing to use animals for research, testing or teaching.

Consultation: The opinion of the AREB shall be sought whenever there is doubt about the applicability of this Policy to a particular activity involving animals.

Rationale

The University is committed to the ethical and humane use of animals in research teaching and testing. The University is committed to ensuring that Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines, standards and policies a re met, including 'The Three Rs' of humane animal experimentation. Additionally, to remain in compliance with CCAC guidelines, all Canadian institutions using animals for research, teaching and testing must establish an animal care committee and have in place an experimental animal care and use program that meets or exceeds the CCAC standards.

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Auditors of Courses

Policy Statement

Students who desire to attend courses regularly but do not wish to take examinations or receive credit may register as auditor s under certain conditions. Instructor and chair permission and audit fees are required. Audited courses will not be credited towards the requirements for any Grant MacEwan University credential.

Applicability

This policy applies to credit courses only. Auditing is not be permitted in certain courses due to the nature of instructional or delivery method (e.g. workplace learning, labs).

Rationale

This policy recognizes that some learners may wish to enroll in credit courses for personal interest. Under certain circumstances this privilege may be granted by the University. The University expects auditors to attend classes regularly. The degree of student participation in a course will be determined by the instructor. The auditing of courses serves as an important means to prepare students for further education, and promote continuing education.

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