Academic Policies & Conduct

Canada Christian College has established standards of conduct, which are intended to create a Christian learning environment. Admission to the College is limited to those who agree to comply with these behavioural expectations which apply to every student. All members of the community are responsible to:

  1. Conduct themselves as responsible citizens.

  2. Engage in an honest pursuit of biblical holiness.

  3. Make the College’s mission their own mission.

  4. Limit the exercise of their Christian liberty in accordance with the College’s mission and the best interest of other members of the community.

It is recognized that not every student will have personal convictions wholly in accord with the following application of these standards. However, all students are responsible to:

  1. Obey the law and conduct themselves as responsible citizens who contribute to the welfare of the greater community (Rom. 13:1-7). Among other things, this precludes the use of marijuana and drugs for nonmedical purposes and conduct that disrupts classes or the general operation of the College. It also includes demonstrating respect for the property of others and of the College.

  2. Obey Jesus’ commandment to His disciples (Jn. 13:34-35) echoed by the Apostle Paul (Rom. 14; 1 Cor. 8, 13) to love one another. In general, this involves showing respect for all people regardless of race or gender and regard for human life at all stages. It includes making a habit of edifying others, showing compassion, demonstrating unselfishness, and displaying patience.

  3. Refrain from practices that are biblically condemned. These include but are not limited to drunkenness (Eph. 5:18), swearing or use of profane language (Eph. 4:29, 5:4; Jas. 3:1- 12), harassment (Jn 13:34-35; Rom. 12:9¬21; Eph. 4:31), all forms of dishonesty including cheating and stealing (Prov. 12:22; Col. 3:9; Eph. 4:28), abortion (Ex. 20:13; Ps. 139:13- 16), involvement in the occult (Acts 19:19; Gal. 5:19), and sexual sins including premarital sex, adultery, all types of fornication and related behaviour, and viewing of pornography (I Cor. 6:12-20; Eph. 4:17-24; I Thess. 4:3-8; Rom. 2:26-27; I Tim. 1:9-10).

  4. Furthermore, married members of the community agree to maintain the sanctity of marriage and to take every positive step possible to avoid divorce.

  5. Utilize careful judgment in the exercise of personal freedom (Gal. 5:16-6:10; Rom. 12:1- 15:13; I Cor. 8:9-13; 13:1-13; Eph. 4:17-6:18; Col. 3:1-4:6; I Thess. 4:1-5:24). This entails the responsible use of time and material resources, and the honest pursuit of knowledge including regular attendance at classes, chapel services, and college events. It also requires that members of the community abstain from the use or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco in any form, other forms of substance abuse and all forms of gambling. Members of the community are to maintain modest, inoffensive behaviour in personal relationships. 

  6. Keep in mind that social dancing is not permitted on campus and dances may not be sponsored by college or student groups.

  7. Furthermore, the College does not condone dancing at clubs where alcohol is liberally consumed, discretion in the choice of music is not exercised, and the overall atmosphere is questionable.

Academic integrity at Canada Christian College is based on a respect for individual achievement that lies at the heart of academic culture. Every faculty member and student, both graduate and undergraduate, belongs to a community of scholars where academic integrity is a fundamental commitment. The College as an institution makes collaboration and the pursuit of knowledge possible, but always promotes and evaluates individual effort and learning. This statement broadly describes the principles of student academic conduct supported by all academic programs at the College, at every level – both undergraduate and graduate, and regardless of venue, including on-line courses and study abroad programs. It is the responsibility of every member of the academic community to be familiar with the specific policies of his or her own school, and to bear in mind relevant policies governing activities not directly addressed herein, such as internships, specific graduate programs and University research.
  1. Cheating: using unauthorized notes, study aids, or information on an examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then submitting the work for regarding; allowing another person to do one’s work and submitting that work under one’s own name; submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course without prior permission from the course instructors.
  2. Plagiarism: submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely one’s own work without attributing those same portions to their correct source.
  3. Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information, data or citation; presenting data that were not gathered in accordance with standard guidelines defining the appropriate methods for collecting or generating data and failing to include an accurate account of the method by which the data were gathered or collected.
  4. Obtaining an Unfair Advantage: (a) stealing, reproducing, circulating or otherwise gaining access to examination materials prior to the time authorized by the instructor; (b) stealing, destroying, defacing or concealing library materials with the purpose of depriving others of their use; (c) unauthorized collaborating on an academic assignment (d) retaining, possessing, using or circulating previously given examination materials, where those materials clearly indicate that they are to be returned to the instructor at the conclusion of the examination; (e) intentionally obstructing or interfering with another student’s academic work or (f) otherwise undertaking activity with the purpose of creating or obtaining an unfair academic advantage over other students’ academic work.
  5. Aiding and Abetting Academic Dishonesty: (a) providing material, information, or other assistance to another person with knowledge that such aid could be used in any of the violations stated above, or (b) providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic integrity.
  6. Falsification of Records and Official Documents: altering documents affecting academic records; forging signatures of authorization or falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, letter of permission, petition, drop/add form, ID card, or any other official University document.
  7. Unauthorized Access to computerized academic or administrative records or systems: viewing or altering computer records, modifying computer programs or systems, releasing or dispensing information gained via unauthorized access, or interfering with the use or availability of computer systems or information.
In all cases involving academic dishonesty, the student charged or suspected shall, at a minimum, be accorded the following rights:
  1. Prompt investigation of all charges of academic dishonesty, to be conducted, insofar as possible, in a manner that prevents public disclosure of the student’s identity. Such investigation may include informal review and discussion with an official of the school prior to bringing a charge, provided that such review does not compromise the rights of the student in the formal process.
  2. Reasonable written notice of the facts and evidence underlying the charge of academic dishonesty and of the principle(s) of academic integrity said to have been violated.
  3. Reasonable written notice of the procedure by which the accuracy of the charge will be determined.
  4. Reasonable time, if requested, within which to prepare a response to the charge.
  5. A hearing or meeting at which the student involved may be heard and the accuracy of the charge determined by a neutral decision-maker.
  6. Review of any adverse initial determination, if requested, by an appeals committee to whom the student has access in person. Generally, implementation of sanctions will be suspended until all appeals made by the student have been exhausted.
  7. Final review of an unsuccessful appeal, if requested, by the Registrar or an advisory committee designated by the Registrar.
Suspected cases of academic dishonesty should be reported to the course instructor, the administration of the school under whose jurisdiction the suspected offense took place, or to any student authorized by that school to receive such complaints. Students charged with academic dishonesty may not change their registration in a course in which the charge is pending, or in which a finding of academic dishonesty has been made. Procedures of investigation, adjudication, and appeal may vary from school to school. [Current practice does not involve reporting to a student, but instead to the course instructor or to a member of the dean’s office in the appropriate school.
All proven cases of academic dishonesty should be penalized as appropriate under the circumstances. Sanctions other than a reduced or failing grade should be imposed by the school in which the student is enrolled. The imposition of any sanction other than a private reprimand should include a statement of reasons supporting its severity. A student may appeal any finding or sanction as specified by the school holding jurisdiction. Sanctions may include but are not limited to:
  1. Reduced or failing grade.
  2. A letter of reprimand.
  3. A defined period of probation, with or without the attachment of conditions.
  4. Withdrawal of University funding.
  5. A defined period of suspension, with or without the attachment of conditions.
  6. Exclusion from the University.
  7. Notation on the official record.
  8. Revocation of an awarded degree.
  9. Any appropriate combination of 1-8 above.
A students’ intellectual property is considered to be any work or idea that has been presented by the student. Intellectual property could take the form of written essays, poems, and other literature as well as ideas or concepts presented in oral presentations, songs, and other multimedia presentations. The intellectual property of each student is held in confidence and a copy can be made available to be returned to the student at the end of their program. A bound copy of all thesis submissions is kept at the college at all times. Any abuse of intellectual property by any other student will result in the offending student meeting with the academic council with possible repercussions such as being removed from our program.
A student must maintain attend at 75% of classes, maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 and adhere to the College Standards to maintain “good standing.”
Students receive an academic warning when the term GPA is lower than 2.00.
Academic probation is earned and the notation “Academic Probation” is recorded on the student’s academic transcript whenever the following conditions exist: When the cumulative GPA is lower than 2.00. Students who have earned 44 or fewer credits are allowed two terms of probation before they are subject to disqualification. Students with more than 44 credits are only allowed one term of probation before they are subject to disqualification. Students on academic probation whose cumulative GPA is lower than 2.00 and whose term GPA is 2.00 or higher are remain on academic probation until the GPA is higher than 2.00 Students on academic probation are limited to a study load of no more than 15 credits.
Academic disqualification may be assessed whenever the following conditions exist:
  1. Students on academic probation for having a cumulative GPA lower than 2.00 who earn a term GPA lower than 2.00 in their next term.
  2. Students on academic probation for having their three most recent terms of GPAs lower than 2.00 and who earn less than a 2.00 term GPA for the fourth consecutive term.
These students are not eligible to enroll for future terms unless the Academic Council continues the student on probationary status for a further term or reinstates the student.
Students requiring homestay work directly with the Dean of Students who has a set standard of accommodation that must be met by the homeowner, which are:
  1. Homestay locations must have easy access to public transit.
  2. The food must be of excellent quality and adequate amounts for growing young people.
  3. The accommodation being offered must be a private room with a bed and bedding, a desk and chair and access to the internet.
The Admissions office works with each student to ensure they have access to health insurances while in Canada, as well as making each student is familiar with walk-in clinics near their residence. We have an insurance company to offer coverage.
All domestic applicants for a Degree program must provide evidence of their English proficiency before an offer of a place is made. Evidence of at least one year in the last two years, or two years in the last five years study in English in College or a grade 12 diploma from an English-speaking high school is generally sufficient for this purpose. International applicants may, however, submit the results of a suitable English test, which has been undertaken within two years of the date of application. The Academic Council will assess the results of the test to determine English proficiency suitable for degree level study. International students without the level of English required for direct entry to the degree program will be required to successfully complete the College’s English As A Second Language program prior to the commencement of the degree. The Academic Council will assess the development of the student and determine when the student can enter into degree level classes. International students admitted to the Korean Department are not required to demonstrate proficiency in English however they must do so in the Korean language.
Canada Christian College is committed to fair and equitable treatment of all students and inquirers. Each complaint will be given full consideration by the Academic Council with the right to be represented by the Dean of Students and one appeal. Any student who wishes to submit a formal complaint to Canada Christian College must submit a written letter to the Registrar outlining the details of the complaint they are filing. Upon receipt, a student will be given an opportunity to meet with the Registrar within 14 days of the complaint being submitted. If a resolution cannot be determined that is agreeable for both the student and the Academic Council, the student will then have 14 days to submit an appeal for a hearing with the Academic Council. At the hearing, the Academic Council will meet with the student to discuss the complaint further. The student will have the option to be accompanied by the Dean of Students to represent their best interest before the Academic Council. The decision that is made as a result of the hearing with the Academic Council will be considered final; the complaint file will then be considered closed.
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