Responsible Use of Technology
What is Technology?
- Technology includes computers, the Internet, and related equipment such as laptops, printers, copiers, phones, video and other multimedia devices, and all forms of software.
- Technology resources are made available to students to support their training needs and academic requirements. Their use is covered by codes such as the Criminal Code of Canada.
What is Responsible Use of Technology?
- Students are expected to treat technology resources with care.
- Only one user account is permitted per student.
- Students assume the primary responsibility for the technology and equipment they use in order to access, send, receive, or display information.
- Students need to keep their username and password secure in order to prevent others from using their name and inappropriately accessing technology, equipment, and online websites.
- Students are prohibited from using campus technology in any manner to create, send, or display material, which is inappropriate, illegal, unethical, or in contravention of college policies, and/or any federal or provincial statute or laws governing the use of information technology.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines above may result in the suspension of access privileges as well as other actions including suspension and/or withdrawal from studies as deemed appropriate by the instructor and/or Campus Director.
NeoCanada is an educational platform designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the professional environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, no different than if they were in the workplace. Fostering a positive attitude towards classmates, instructors, and staff is crucial for the success of all students.
NeoCanada is committed to providing a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment where the individual differences of all students and staff are valued and respected. NeoCanada neither condones nor tolerates any discrimination or harassing behavior that undermines the dignity, self-esteem, and productivity of any student or staff member.
What is Harassment?
- Harassment includes unwelcome remarks, behaviours, or communications based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender, age, or criminal conviction which causes offence or humiliation to any person.
- Sexual harassment includes unwelcoming sexual conduct which may be verbal, physical, inference or innuendo.
- Personal harassment includes unwelcome remarks, behaviours or communications directed toward an individual or group of individuals, and has the effect or purpose of abusing, threatening, demeaning, or intimidating the individual or group of individuals.
What is Discrimination and Intimidation?
- Discrimination and intimidation are inappropriately targeting an individual for harassment due to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender, age, or criminal history.
What is violence?
- Violence is behaviour and or use of physical force or power threatened or actual that is intended to hurt, bully, harm, or damage someone or something.
NeoCanada will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or violence on the NeoCanada platform. Any such behaviour is considered unacceptable and subject to disciplinary measures up to and including suspension or expulsion.
NeoCanada enforces a zero-tolerance cheating and plagiarism policy.
What is Cheating and Plagiarism?
- Cheating is the purposeful, willful, and/or concealed use of unauthorized sources of information which is used to falsely boost grades for a test, exam, or other form of academic work.
- Plagiarism is the act of representing someone else’s work as your own.
Acts or behaviours which constitute cheating include but are not limited to the definitions listed below:
- Plagiarism including representing or submitting others’ work as your own.
- Misrepresenting oneself as another student for a class, test, or exam
- Unauthorized sharing of material (copying or allowing others to copy) during a test or exam. Copying methods prohibited include visual, oral, notes, printed matter, or electronic means.
- Unauthorized communication with another student during assessment.
- Falsifying or misrepresenting academic records
- Gaining or attempting to gain access or theft of an examination, assignment, or other graded element, without permission from the instructor or fellow student.
- Deliberately preventing the fair access by other students to academic work/material
- Intentionally helping or attempting to help another student to commit academic dishonesty.
Acts of cheating or plagiarism are one of the most serious examples of misconduct that a student can undertake as they can threaten the academic integrity and foundation of NeoCanada.
For this reason, cheating/plagiarism are treated very seriously, with many/most situations resulting in immediate suspension/dismissal of a student from their program of study, in many cases with no opportunity for subsequent re-admission.
Consequences of Misconduct
Students enrolled in NeoCanada courses are adults taking post-secondary programs focused on providing employment-focused knowledge and skills. As such students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner no different than if they were in the workplace.
Any student found to have violated any of the policies, rules, or regulations of NeoCanada will be subject to measures commensurate with the type of transgression of college policies, conduct, and/or behaviors. These measures may include one or more of the following:
- Loss of Privileges
- Academic Probation
- Dismissal / Withdrawal / Expulsion
The above list is not intended to exhaustive and may not be limited to the items listed. NeoCanada reserves the right to implement other measures to support students and remediate their behaviors or actions. This is done with the intention to have students return to good standing at NeoCanada and to successfully complete their program.