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Quick Reference Contact List .................................... page 02 President’s Messages ...............................................................04 Board of Directors ....................................................................06 Board Structure.........................................................................08 Elections ....................................................................................09 Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association..............................10 Administrators ...........................................................................12 Student Activity - Programs & Services ..................................14 Heath Insurance .......................................................................15 Diversity & Wellness ..................................................................18 Club Funding & Banking Service ............................................19 Thirsty Thursday .........................................................................21 Campus Employment Service ................................................22 The OPUS - Student Newspaper .............................................25 Campus Recreation ................................................................26 Fall & Winter Activities ..............................................................28 Varsity Athletics ........................................................................30 Negahneewin College of Indigenous Studies ......................34 International Education Centre .............................................38 Student Success Centre ..........................................................39 College Services Fee ...............................................................40 Financial Aid .............................................................................41 Career Services ........................................................................42 Counselling Services ................................................................43 Peer Tutoring .............................................................................44 Learning Centre .......................................................................45 Chaplaincy & Food Bank ........................................................48 Fitness Centre ...........................................................................49 Confederation College Oral Health Clinic ...........................50 Health Services .........................................................................53 Sibley Hall Residence ...............................................................54 College Bookstore - Follett Managed Store..........................55 Library Learning Commons .....................................................56 Facilities Services ......................................................................60 Alumni Association ...................................................................65 Confederation College Foundation .....................................66

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SUCCI Preside

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Join Confederation College faculty, staff and your fellow students as we celebrate 40 years of Changing Lives Through Learning. We are planning a lot of special events for the coming year. If you have ideas for celebrating 19672007, you are invited to contact the organizing committee, or consider becoming a 40th Anniversary volunteer! Did you know the first regional campus classes were held on a converted school bus? In October 1967 the first Confederation College classes were located at Sir Winston Churchill High School and in four portable classrooms. It all started in 1967 with the first class of 238 full time students. Today, you are one of 4,000 full time students enrolled, with 30,000 graduates from around the world. Confederation College has seven regional campuses, and using the most current technology, we are in the forefront of distance education. Students on our main campus enjoy a 130-acre park-like campus with over 50 postsecondary diploma and certificate programs, 3 Centres of Excellence. 7 Campus! Confederation College is known for its caring staff and faculty who provide relevant, high-quality education to position you for future success, in your career, and in life. Together we are part of a community with a great history and an exceptional future.

Keep checking http://www.confederationc. on.ca/40thanniversary/ for an updated listing of anniversary events. For more information, contact Bethanie Foster, Communications Assistant at 475-6137 or email bafoster@confedertionc.on.ca

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Confederation Students, You’re looking better every day, Welcome New Students! or Welcome Back to my Returning Confederites! My name is Jon Hendel, and I will be your returning student President for this upcoming school year. You’ve elected me not only to represent you throughout the college and province, but to help you in any way I can. Be it an academic concern or random chatter, I’m here for you and will be happy to be your ear... voice... a hand.... or toe. SUCCI {soo-key} a.k.a. The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. is the organization of many services. It resides in the Shuniah Building just off the Student Lounge. We house 6 full time staff to run the operations, a Student Board of 18, the Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association (OASA), Campus Employment Service, Campus Recreation, Varsity Athletics, Student Health Plan, and a plethora of other services for you. One of our large roles as well is to plan all of the student activities on campus for your enjoyment. I truly encourage you to participate in everything we have to offer, it will make your college experience. One of SUCCI’s focuses this year will be our ‘Go Green’ Campaign. SUCCI has taken a stance to be green in every area they can. Keep your eyes peeled for events themed around this and useful tools to make your life a little more green too. Our second focus will be the ‘Respect.’ Campaign. We are committed to having a respectful space in and out of our offices and promoting this in and throughout the College. Wishing you the best college experience, Jon Hendel Jon Hendel President, SUCCI E: president@succi.com T: (807) 475-6610 C: (807) 472-7703 Vice President College Student Alliance (CSA) www.csaontario.org

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On behalf of the Board of Governors and the staff of Confederation College, I am delighted to welcome you to our college. For those of you who are returning to Confederation College, we will continue to provide you with quality learning opportunities and services that will help you to realize your academic goals, dreams, and aspirations. To those of you who are joining us for the first time, we look forward to contributing to your future successes. At Confederation College, we provide a learning environment that fosters your academic, personal, social, and spiritual growth. I enjoy working with your student leaders and supporting the initiatives of the Student Union of Confederation College Inc. I encourage you to get involved in college life and take advantage of the many activities your Student Union has to offer. For example, we would love for you to join us in celebrating 40 years of Lives Changed by Learning. We are planning a lot of special events for the coming year. Keep checking www.confederationc. on.ca/40thanniversity/ for an updated listing of anniversary events.

Patricia Lang President, Confederation College

Have a successful year! Patricia Lang Phone Email 475-6350 plang@confederationc.on.ca

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Mission Statemen t

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Jon Hendel

Jay McFarlane

Kari Ke lso

Matt Bel anger

Tyson Stork son

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Jeff Alcott

Sarah Mu nroe

Guy Speedie

Ch ief Ju sti ce

Lynne Savela

Jon Irwin

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Karol Ralcewicz

Lind a Smou t

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board structure

President: Is the official spokesperson and signing officer of the corporation. The President monitors the duties of the Board of Directors and sits on numerous committees. Vice President: Works hand-in-hand with the President and assumes the President’s position in their absence; Is involved with student academic committees of the college. Director of Athletics: Works with the Campus Rec Staff to facilitate the SUCCI Campus Rec and Varsity Athletics Programs. Presides as the President of the Campus Rec Leadership Council. Director of Communications: Acts as Liaison with Regional Campuses and oversees the publication of the student newspaper – OPUS. Promotes SUCCI events and services. Director of Special Events: With the SUCCI Administrator, Programming, organizes and assists with special events. Director of Student Services: Acts as the student Representative on committees that affect the well being of students on campus. Assists with Diversity & Wellness Programming. Director of Residential Life: Attends regular meetings at Sibley Hall to share information and bring concerns and ideas of those students to the SUCCI Board of Directors. Senators: Four senators to represent the divisions of Business, Hospitality & Media Arts; Health, Community, Access & Indigenous Studies; Technology; and Aviation. Senators recruit class Reps from within their division and call regular meetings to share info and take concerns to the SUCCI Board of Directors. These positions are elected by the students of Confederation College. OASA Representative: Member of the SUCCI Board Of Directors as the elected Rep from Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Assoc. Ex-Officio Positions: Chief Justice; Executive Director; Admin Rep; Faculty Rep; Past President Rep; and Support Staff Rep are the exofficio, appointed positions on the SUCCI Board of Directors.

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Students have a voice — so make a difference. As a member of the 2008-2009 SUCCI Board of Directors, a student will be given the opportunity to represent their peers and gain valuable experience. A student leader, identifies issues and concerns of their peers, improves on communication, leadership & meeting skills and represents the interest of the student body. Elections for positions for the Board of Directors will be held in the winter semester. Nominations open in January (pick up an election kit at the SUCCI office). Campaigning begins in early February, with election day following in late February. Watch for information on the 2008 elections in January. In order to qualify, a student must be a full-time post-secondary student returning to Confederation College in the fall of 2008 and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 from the previous semester. The President is a full time position. Monthly honorariums are provided for members on the SUCCI Board of Directors as a token of appreciation for their personal time, effort and service. Board members may also be given the opportunity to qualify for academic credit for their involvement and work on the board. Board of Director Positions President * Vice President * Director of Athletics Director of Special Events Director of Student Services Director of Residential Life Senator of Technology * $20,000 $6,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 Senator of Business, Hospitality & Media Arts $2,500

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Director of Communications $2,500

Senator of Health, Community, Access & Indigenous Studies $2,500 Senator of Aviation Oshki-Anishnawbeg Rep (appointed) Chief Justice (appointed) $2,500 $1,000 $1,000

In addition to the honorarium, the President and Vice President can work full time during the summer, 2008.

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The Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association, OASA, Board has learned throughout the years that as student leaders we help to create a sense of community within the college. We see the needs that you, as a student, require during your academic pursuit and develop appropriate activities to assist you in creating a sense of belonging and to empower yourselves in becoming a successful student. Through observation, it was agreed that the OASA’s image and purpose should change in the College’s and OASA’s best interests. You are all witnesses to a new OASA and we hope that the change in image and purpose serve you better during your journey to an improved identity. Miigwetch, OASA Board Contact Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association Located in the SUCCI Office (1st Floor, Shuniah Building) P.O. Box 398, 1450 Nakina Dr. Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1

Executives 475-6314 Directors 475-6207

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer

Health, Communications, Programming, Culture

SUCCI Rep. 475-6586

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Vision Statement The role of OASA is to provide a supportive environment that facilitates Indigenous inclusion in post-secondary education, fosters personal growth and furthers Aboriginal contributions to Canadian society. Mission Statement OASA provides community based leadership and advocacy that effectively address the best interests of Indigenous, Canadian and International learner needs and priorities in post-secondary education. Hungry Wednesday Drop-In Join Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association (OASA) in the SUCCI Lounge for Hungry Wednesdays. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with peers and learn more about OASA. Check out the website dates!!! Contact Us Tel (807) 475-6314 Web www.oasa.cc

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suc ci administrators

The SUCCI Administrators carry out the day-to-day operations of your Student Association. Take advantage of the many services SUCCI offers while attending Confederation College. The SUCCI office is located on the first floor Shuniah building, open daily from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Phone: Fax: (807) 475-6226 (807) 473-5160 Email: contact@succi.com

Lynne Savela

Cathy Gorrie

Su san Tu cker

Carol Ken nedy

Melissa Kastern

Thomas Russell

Executive Director savela@succi.com Accounting & Programming

Lynne Savela,

Campus Employment Service kennedy@succi.com

Carol Kennedy,

Cathy Gorrie,

Melissa Kastern,

Marketing & Office kastern@succi.com

gorrie@succi.com Campus Recreation tucker@succi.com

Susan Tucker,

Diversity & Wellness russell@succi.com

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Is your program giving you the skills to help you succeed? Are your teachers up-to-date in their field? Are you satisfied with... the Library, Health Services, Bookstore, Aramark Food Services, etc. Key Performance Indicator Student Satisfaction Survey
This is a mandatory Provincial survey administered by the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities to all full-time post secondary students.

In the month of February (in class)
Confederation College

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The Extended Health Plan is based upon the premise that full time post secondary students at Confederation College desire health coverage. SUCCI believes that this Health Plan provides affordable health insurance designed especially for students on fixed incomes. Benefit books are available at the SUCCI Office or available for download off the website. The health plan fee automatically applies to full time post secondary students registered at Confederation College. The coverage period is September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008 for those beginning in the fall 2007 and for those beginning in January 2008, the coverage period runs from January 2008 till August 31, 2008. Those students covered under another plan may opt-out of the Plan. (see page 16) Schedule of Benefits (see program brochure for specifics)

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Prescription Drugs - 75% up to $1,000 after first $25 deductible per year; includes oral contraceptives Dental Benefits - $500 maximum (see brochure for specific coverage) Extended Health Care Benefit - ambulance, chiropractor, massage therapy, physio, orthopedic supplies, prosthetic appliances, medical supplies, equipment rental & other eligible expenses Vision Care ($80 in any consecutive 24 months) Accidental Death - $7,500 Accidental Dismemberment (various; outlined in brochure) Dental Accident Expense - up to $1,000 Tutorial Expense, Emergency Taxi & Rehabilitation Expenses Repatriation Expense, Special Confinement Coverage, etc.

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Detailed brochures outlining all benefits are available at the SUCCI Office, Health Services or on the web at www.succi.com.

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health plan
To Opt-Out of the Plan If you are covered under another comparable health insurance plan, you may opt-out of the SUCCI Extended Health Plan by showing proof of other coverage. Please go to www.aclassociates.com/confederation.htm and complete the online opt-out. Please be aware that you will need to provide proof of similar coverage elsewhere (ie. As a dependent under your parents or spouses insurance) Please note that you will not be able to opt out at any other point during this school year. (ie. If you are a September start student, you will not be able to opt out of the plan in January). No exception will be allowed for those missing the opt out deadline. Final Opt-Out Date Deadlines Fall 2007 Winter 2008 $170 $140 Deadline: Sept 27, 2007 Deadline: Jan 24, 2008

You are only eligible to opt-out before the deadline date of the first semester you are registered in.

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health plan
To Opt-In to the Plan Students covered under the plan may opt-in spouses and dependents for an additional fee. Other students may opt-in to the plan. In order to be eligible, you must be a full time day attending student for a minimum of one full semester. To be eligible, you must have current OHIP or equivalent coverage. You may opt-in in the SUCCI Office or online at www.aclassociates.com/confederation.htm Opt-In Rates All coverage will terminate on August 31, 2008. Single Opt-In for Full Time Non-Post Secondary Students Not Covered by the Plan Fall 2007 Winter 2008 $175 $147 Deadline: Sept 27, 2007 Deadline: Jan 24, 2008

Family Opt-In Rates (for spouses and dependents) Fall 2007 Winter 2008 $318 $267 Deadline: Sept 27, 2007 Deadline: Jan 24, 2008

You are only eligible to opt-in before the deadline date of your first semester, ie. if you are a September start student, you must purchase family coverage on or before September 27, 2007.
“Dependent Child or Children” means any natural child, step child or legally adopted child of the Insured Student, who is 20 years of age and under, unmarried and receives full support and maintenance from the Insured Student, or 21 years of age but less than 25 years of age, unmarried and receives full support and maintenance from the Insured Student for reason of full time attendance at an accredited institute, college or university in Canada or receives full support and maintenance from the Insured Student by reason of mental or physical infirmity, and is a resident of Canada.

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Club Funding SUCCI has funds available for groups of students wishing to form and participate in clubs on campus. Clubs on campus enhance student life by providing recreation, sport, fitness, cultural, social, educational and spiritual opportunities. Club packages are available at the SUCCI office. The package outlines the criteria and process to follow in order to qualify for funding. There are two club packages available. If the club is a sport or recreational club, the Sport Club Package must be completed. All other clubs must complete the General Club Package. Approval for sport, fitness and recreation clubs will be made by the Campus Recreation Leadership Council. Final approval for general clubs will be made by the SUCCI Board of Directors. Classes or programs involved in fundraising for field trips, socials, graduations or academic requirements will not be considered for club funding. Banking Service SUCCI offers a banking service for classes and clubs raising money for education related field trips, graduation & program initiatives. This is a convenient service for the classes & clubs. To set up an account, we are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Withdrawals will be provided in the form of a cheque. This service is recommended to classes and clubs to maintain control of their funds. Graphic Services SUCCI offers graphic services to classes and clubs that need raffle & social tickets, etc. Please drop by the SUCCI office for more info.

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Class and Club Fundraising Opportunities SUCCI will help a class and club fundraise through Thirsty Thursdays during the year. SUCCI will:

• Provide rip tickets for Thirsty Thursday raffle. • Provide posters, advertising the event. • Advertise event in OPUS • Donate a prize Sign up in the SUCCI office!

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SEPTEMBER 6
Featuring Crush Luther with opening act - Empire Lies

SEPTEMBER 20
Adult Toy Bingo

OCTOBER 4
Sing For A Turkey - Karaoke

OCTOBER 18
Oktoberfest

NOVEMBER 1
Crib Tourney

NOVEMBER 15
TBA

NOVEMBER 29
SUCCI Idol Preliminary

DECEMBER 13
SUCCI Idol Finals

JANUARY 10
TBA

JANUARY 24
Darts

FEBRUARY 7
Casino Night & Auction

FEBRUARY 21
SUCCI’s Got Talent

MARCH 27
Adult Toy Bingo TBA

APRIL 10

3:00 - 6:30 pm Ryan Hall (Caf.)
ID Required Licensed Event Free Food

Everyone Welcome!!
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campus employment service
What is C.E.S? Campus Employment Service (CES) is a service administered by the Student Union of Confederation College (SUCCI). CES provides part-time employment opportunities on campus to full-time students. Student employees contribute toward the successful operation of Confederation College, and receive valuable experience too! Positions include: Computer Lab Advisors, Library Assistants, Residence Advisors, Flight Dispatchers, Maintenance Assistants, Forestry Lab Advisors, Office Administration and many more. Most part-time positions run from September to May in the academic year. Part-time positions are usually scheduled for 7–10 hours per week. Positions may be program or career related and length of contract varies. How & Where Do I Apply? The easiest way is right here, online at succi.com. Look under Services, Campus Employment, view the postings that interest & apply to you and then follow our Application Process:

1. Fill out & print application & OWS Form 2. Include resume, cover letter & class schedule. 3. Drop off at the SUCCI Office or mail to: SUCCI Campus Jobs, PO Box 398, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1
Where is SUCCI located? SUCCI is located on the first floor, off the student lounge, in the Shuniah Building. The CES Administrator can be reached by telephone (475-6434), fax (475-5160) or email (kennedy@succi.com).

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Useful Tips • Read the position and apply only for those positions you qualify for. • Fill in all pertinent information on the application form. • Write neatly and legibly, check your spelling! • Career Services has free handouts on resume writing. • Use only email addresses and phone numbers that we can contact you at, if your address changes be sure to let us know.

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The OPUS is the bi-weekly student newspaper. It’s for students and created by students. OPUS offers information about important issues that affect the student body, as well as keeping you informed about what is happening on campus. There are 1,500 copies of the OPUS delivered to all college buildings, including the six area campuses (Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon and Sioux Lookout.) We encourage you to submit articles to us, and if we publish it you will receive ten dollars for your article. We are always looking for students who are interested in being part of the OPUS Team. Interested in the student newspaper or have ideas or comments? Please contact the OPUS by dropping by the SUCCI Office, Email them at opus@confederationc.on.ca or give them a call at 473-3861.

Advertising Information
Looking to sell something? Then take advantage of the classified ad section. No charge for students to place a classified ad. For more information on advertising rates please visit www.succi.com.

Publication Schedule
Fall Semester September 4 September 18 October 2 October 16 October 30 November 13 November 27 Winter Semester January 15 January 29 February 12 February 26 March 18 April 1 April 15

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Good Times, Great Friends & FREE Fun!!
Check out the next pages to see what’s in it for you!!

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GOOD TIMES! GREAT FRIENDS! FREE FUN! SUCCI is excited to bring to their students a fun filled schedule of FREE entertaining activities. SUCCI Campus Recreation will add to your college experience in ways that will leave you breathless. 10 Pin Bowling…FREE! Laser Tag…..FREE! Beach Volleyball….FREE! Casino Night & Auction Night….FREE! Foosball…..FREE! Billiards…..FREE! Basketball….FREE! SUCCI is thrilled to be able to offer their students a variety of activities & events that will entice even the non active person to participate. If you are interested in an activity or event that is not offered, stop by the CRIB and we will see what we can do to make your day.

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Come join the fun by visiting the CRIB (Campus Recreation Information Booth) and see for yourself why our motto is “Something for Everyone.” Check out the next pages to see what’s in it for you!!

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Event
Mixed Beach Volleyball

Date
Monday, Sept 17 Tuesday, Sept 18 Wed, Sept 19 Monday, Sept 24 Wed, Sept 26 Tuesday, Oct 2 Wed, Oct 3 Wed, Oct 10 Monday, Oct 22 Thursday, Oct 25 Thursday, Nov 1 Wed, Nov 7 Monday, Nov 12 Sunday, Nov 18 Tuesday, Nov 20 Monday, Nov 26 Sunday, Dec 2 Wed, Dec 5

Sign Up Deadline
Thursday, Sept 13

Mixed Flag Football Doubles Fun Golf Mixed Soccer Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Mixed Basketball Doubles Cribbage Doubles Mini Putt Wiggles & Giggles Family Fun Night Mixed Curling Minispiel Men’s & Women’s Billards Open Tennis Tourney Children’s Christmas Party Mixed 5-Pin Bowling

Thursday, Sept 20 Tuesday, Sept 25 Friday, Sept 28 Friday, Oct 5 Monday, Oct 18 Wed, Oct 31 Thursday, Nov 5 Friday, Nov 9 Wed, Nov 14 Friday, Nov 16 Thursday, Nov 22 Wed, Nov 28 Monday, Dec 3

fall line up
All Activities are FREE for College Students!

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Event
Mixed Dodgeball Tourney Open Darts Doubles Foosball Competition FREE Casino & Auction Night Mixed Boot Hockey Mixed Volleyball Free Ski, Tubing & Snowboarding Night Mixed 10-pin Bowling Roll-offs Women’s Squash Men’s Squash Bocce Ball Laser Tag Campus Recreation & Varsity Athletics Banquet

Date
Thursday, Jan 17 Thursday, Jan 24 Tuesday, Jan 29 Thurs, Feb 7 Sunday, Feb 10 Tuesday, Feb 12 Monday, Feb 18 Tuesday, Feb 26 Wed, Mar 5 Wed, Mar 19 Wed, Mar 25 Friday, Mar 28 Tuesday, Apr 1 Tuesday, Apr 15

Sign Up Deadline
Monday, Jan 14 Wed, Jan 23 Monday, Jan 25 Just Show Up! Wed, Feb 6 Friday, Feb 8 Just Show Up! Monday, Mar 3 Monday, Mar 17 Thursday, Mar 20 Wed, Mar 26 Friday, Mar 28

winter line up
All Activities are FREE for College Students!

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varsity athletics
Varsity Golf Sign Up Meeting Coach Tryouts Practices Competition Monday, September 10th , 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room Gloria Bourque Tryouts will take place at a local city course and will involve a specific number of rounds of golf Practices will occur at city courses and possibly a round at Whitewater A team of 4 golfers and one coach will travel to the OCAA Championships scheduled for October 1st & 2nd, 2008 hosted by Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, ON.

Varsity Cross Country Running Sign Up Meeting Coach Tryouts Tuesday, September 11th, 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room John Garland Runners will compete in several local runs, with team selection occurring about 2 weeks prior to the Championships Set team practice times will be established by the coach at the information meeting A team of 4 runners and one coach will travel to the OCAA Championships which will be held October 27th, 2008 in Kingston, ON hosted by St. Lawrence College.

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Varsity Men’s Indoor Soccer Sign Up Meeting Coach Tryouts Wednesday, September 12th, 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room Nick Lento 2 or 3 tryouts will take place at an outdoor filed or the Soccer Plex. Tryouts dates will be established by the Information Meeting In addition to weekly city matches, the team will usually practice once a week Team will play weekly in the Thunder Bay Men’s Senior City League at the Soccer Plex. The league usually runs from early October to late March. Games are usually once a week, on Wednesday night

Practices Competition

A team of 12 players and coaching staff will travel to the OCAA CW Regional Indoor Championships. The Championships will take place March 3rd & 4th, 2008 in Toronto (Vaughan) at the Ontario Soccer Association Indoor Facilities. If the team places first or second in their regional tournament, the team will travel to compete at the Provincial Championships March 19th & 20th, 2008 also in Toronto, ON. Varsity Women’s Indoor Soccer Sign Up Meeting Coach Tryouts Thursday, September 13th, 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room Cosimo Valente 2 or 3 tryouts will take place at an outdoor filed or the Soccer Plex. Tryouts dates will be established by the Information Meeting

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Practices Competition

In addition to weekly city matches, the team will usually practice once a week Team will play weekly in the Thunder Bay Women’s Senior City League at the Soccer Plex. The league usually runs from early October to late March. Games are usually once a week, on Tuesday night.

A team of 12 players and one coach will travel to the OCAA CW Regional Indoor Championships. The Championships will take place March 3rd & 4th, 2008 in Toronto (Vaughan) at the Ontario Soccer Association Indoor Facilities. If the team places first or second in their regional tournament, the team will travel to compete at the Provincial Championships March 19th & 20th, 2008 also in Toronto, ON. Varsity Alpine Ski Racing Sign Up Meeting Coach Tryouts Thursday, September 26th, 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room Blair Sandberg Tryouts will take place through racing in the Senior Circuit League or at scheduled training. Team selection will occur about 2 weeks prior to the Championships Racers will participate in the local Senior Circuit league or have scheduled training at a local hill Racers may be required to compete in the local senior circuit races (1 race per week) or attend scheduled training

Practices Competition

A team of 5 racers and 1 coach will travel to the OCAA Provincial Ski Championships hosted by George Brown College held at the Horseshoe Valley Resort, February 14th & 15th, 2008.

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Sign Up Meeting Coaches Tryouts Practices Competition

Varsity Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Curling Thursday, September 27th, 5:00 p.m., Shuniah Board Room Don Main and Ron Fearon Tryouts will occur in October. Dates for the tryouts will be established at the Information Meeting Teams will have several practices, with interplay between the teams and exhibition play with other teams Teams will have several bonspiels throughout the season. Team members are expected to play in local leagues wherever possible

A maximum of 1 men’s, 1 women’s and 1 mixed team with 2 coaches/ managers will travel to the OCAA Regional Curling Championships. The championships are scheduled for February 5th & 6th and will be hosted by Niagara College. If the team’s successful at the Regional Championships will then head off to the OCAA Provincial Curling Championships, February 28th – March 2nd, 2008 hosted by St. Clair College in Windsor, ON.
General Information for all Varsity Sports All varsity players must be full time Confederation College students and are expected to maintain a passing average GPA (2.0 or higher). If any varsity player ceases to be full time, they must immediately advise their coach. Players who have not previously scored below 2.0 may continue for one semester if they score between 1.7 and 2.0 GPA. Once a player has had a probationary semester, they must achieve a score of 2.0 or higher GPA. All varsity players are expected to contribute a small fee to a uniform which they will retain for themselves. All players are expected to attend the majority of practices and local matches. The Athletic Banquet, held annually in April, is a required attendance for all team members, not out of town for school. When selected to a varsity team, a player is expected to travel with the team of the OCAA regional or provincial championships. When necessary arrangements to be away from class or work should be made well in advance. If issues arise with availability for travel, the athletic director will assist with resolution of those issues. For more information contact Ron Fearon at 807-473-6161 or Susan Tucker at 807-475-6481. You are also encouraged to visit the Student Union office.

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negahneewin
Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development is a College within and throughout Confederation College. Negahneewin Council, comprised of Aboriginal community and college representatives, is engaged in a partnership with Confederation College to provide direction and leadership to Negahneewin College. This leadership is shown through the continual growth of programs and services both within Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development and throughout Confederation College. The Council’s vision is expressed in the commitment towards Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development and is interwoven throughout Confederation College’s strategic planning process. This model of an inclusive learning community encourages students, faculty, staff and communities to create a progressive learning space that fosters community development. The dialogue process between and among Negahneewin Council, the Confederation College Board Of Governors and the leadership throughout the college emphasizes the commitment to meet community needs and interests. We share equally the responsibility of building a learner-centered community that is rooted in principles of empowerment. It is a dynamic process responsive to community priorities on a local and regional basis, connected to the ideals of people who live and work in Northwestern Ontario to realize their common future. This belief is fundamental to the partnership that is Negahneewin College and Confederation College. Address and Contact Info Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development Room 281, PO Box 398, 1450 Nakina Drive Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1 Phone (807) 475-6465 Fax (807) 475-4876 Website www.negahneewin.ca S. Brenda Small, Dean Gail Murdock, Associate Dean Kaija Skalesky, Administrative Assistant Linda Smout, Academic Support Officer Janice Battiston, Aboriginal Counsellor Pia Erkkila, Receptionist 475-6278 473-3997 473-3820 475-6327 473-3708 475-6465

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local agencies
Aboriginal Recruitment Coordination ................................ 624-2110 Anishnawbe Mushkiki ...........................................................343-4843 Anishnawbe Mushkiki Clinic ................................................ 343-4819 Anishnawbek Employment and Training Services ........... 346-0307 Anishnawbeg Police Services ............................................. 625-0232 Bearskin Airlines ..................................................................... 475-0006 Beendigen Inc ....................................................................... 344-9579 Beendigen Head Office .........................................................622-1121 Children’s Centre – Thunder Bay ........................................343-5000 Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services ..........................623-8511 Dilico Treatment Centre ........................................................623-7963 Eabametoong Education Authority....................................623-5973 Fort William First Nation ........................................................ 623-9543 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada ................................ 623-3534 Indian Youth Friendship Society (Thunder Bay) ................345-5840 Ka-na-chi-hih Treatment Centre.......................................... 626-1692 Kateri Church Centre .............................................................622-7857 Kinna Aweya Legal Clinic .....................................................344-2478 Lac Des Milles Lac First Nation ............................................ 622-9835 Lakehead Regional Family Centre .....................................343-5000 Lake Superior First Nation Development ........................... 628-8330 Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre ............... 623-9580 Matawa Employment and Training .................................... 344-8070 Matawa First Nations Management .................................. 344-4575 Metis Nation Of Ontario Health Program ...........................624-5010 Metis Nation Of Ontario Communtiy Centre .................... 624-5024 Nanabijou Childcare Centre .............................................. 343-8369 Native People Of Thunder Bay Housing .............................343-9401 Native Women’s Crisis Hotline ............................................. 346-4357 New Experiences Program .................................................. 343-6367 Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services ........................................... 622-1413 Nishnawbe-Aski Nation ........................................................ 623-8228 Northern Nishnawbe Education Council ...........................475-5225 Northern Ontario Native Tourism Association .................. 623-0497 NorWest Community Health Centre .................................. 622-8235 Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association .................................623-1930 Ontario Native Women’s Association ................................ 623-3442

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Regional Multicultural Youth Council................................. 622-4666 Red Sky Metis Association .................................................... 623-4635 Sand Point First Nation ...........................................................623-2724 Seven Generations Education Institute ...............................622-1711 Three C’s Reintroduction Centre ..........................................767-4172 Thunder Bay Aboriginal Head Start.....................................768-2342 Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre ..............................345-5840 Union Of Ontario Indians...................................................... 623-8887 Wasaya Airways .....................................................................473-1200 Wequedong Lodge: 228 South Archibald St .....................623-1432 Wequedong Lodge: 189 North Court St .............................345-1375 Youth Employment Services (YES) .......................................623-0768

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international education centre
Think International… Do you want to: Drop by the International Education Centre to learn more about being a volunteer in the “Language Buddy” program. By committing only one hour a week you can be matched with an international student to help them adjust to our Canadian lifestyle and improve their English skills. As an active volunteer, you can join us on activities throughout the year including hiking, skiing, cultural events and potluck dinners. Do you want to “Go International?” We can provide information on international study opportunities in Australia through Study Abroad agreements in Mexico or through out Europe, international work placements, post graduate internships, Spanish language schools or SWAP programs. The International Education Centre (IEC) welcomes all students to Confederation College. Drop by the (IEC) for more information on all support services for International students and how you can help. Maritta Polowick, International Education Advisor Email mpolowic@confederationc.on.ca Phone (807) 475-6400

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face-to-face help?

IP is for you!
IP stands for Internet Protocol, a fast and easy way to have a video conference with someone at the College who can provide the support or assistance you need. Now students can “virtually” access a variety of services centered at the Thunder Bay campus... including Financial Aid, the Chaplain, Counselling Services, the Learning Centre, the Special Needs Counsellor and Career Services. To set up an appointment, talk to your Campus Manager or contact the Student Success Centre in Thunder Bay at (807) 475-6112.

IP... virtually as good as being there!

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college services fee
All full-time post-secondary students pay the College Services Fee. The fee for the 2007-2008 academic year is $334 for Thunder Bay students. This fee is used to provide a wide variety of student services and includes the following:

• Information Technology & Computer Services • Fitness Centre Gold Membership • Graduation and Awards • Health Services • Career Services & Resume Service

• Chaplaincy • Student Employment • Peer Tutoring and Study Skills • Student Card • Confederation College Foundation • Ombuds Service

Annually the services supported by the College Services Fee are reviewed and recommendations made for any additions, deletions or changes to the services.

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financial aid
The Financial Aid office of Confederation College is available to students in need of financial assistance. A major responsibility of this office is to administer the Ontario Student Assistance Program. OSAP, as the program is commonly referred to, is a need-based program that may help to supplement the cost of a student’s education. The Ontario Student Assistance Program consists of the following plans:

• Canada Portion of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan Program • Ontario Portion of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan Program

• Bursary For Students With Disabilities • Child Care Bursary Plan • Part-Time Canada Student Loans Plan • Ontario Special Bursary Plan • Ontario Work Study Plan

If students require financial assistance, it is recommended that they contact Financial Aid. Additional information is available on the OSAP Web site: http://osap.gov.on.ca The staff of the Financial Aid office can also provide information on the following financial services:

• Tuition deferrals/book deferrals • Scholarships, bursaries and awards

• Budget and financial counselling • Student emergency loans

Bursaries and scholarships are available to full-time postsecondary students through the Awards Program. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need and acceptable academic progress, while scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement. For application information, please contact the Financial Aid office or check online at www.confederationc.on.ca/financialassistance - all students are encouraged to apply in November for the Awards Program.

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career services
Career Services offers a full range of services to Confederation College students and alumni seeking employment. Finding the right job requires a great deal of time, effort, organization and dedication. With the assistance of professional Career Services staff, your job search can be successful. Whether seeking a full-time, part-time, summer or co-op employment, or just looking for information, Career Services can help. Listed below are highlights of the many services. Students are encouraged to drop in, meet the staff, and take advantage of their expertise. • Employment Referrals • Graduate Employment Registration • Individual Consultations

• Job Postings • Online Job Bank • Resume Development • Employer Contacts

• Graduate Employment Statistics • On-Campus Interviews

• Labour Market Information

Located in the Student Success Centre, call (807) 475-6112. Open All Year, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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When someone is:

• Feeling misunderstood • Lonely • Under too much pressure • Not experiencing success in school

• Unable to figure it out • In the wrong program • Short of money • Having hassles with friends or partners

See Counselling for confidential and friendly service. Qualified counsellors can help by:

• Developing alternatives • Planning how to cope with stress • Consulting with other agencies upon request

• Referring to community services • Accessing important information • Clarifying rights and responsibilities

In a crisis? Come in right away! Regional Campus Students can utilize email, phone or the IP System for “face-to-face” support (see page 39). For appointments, call 475-6112 Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tues. & Wed. open until 8:00 pm

Area campus students may speak with a counselor by calling 1-800-465-5493 and ask to speak to the counselling department. Counselling is located in the Student Success Centre on the first floor of the Shuniah Building.

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peer tutoring
Peer Tutoring A peer tutoring service is available for students experiencing difficulty with one or more courses. A nominal Tutoring Registration Fee of $10 is required each semester. How does a student apply for a Peer Tutor? Students experiencing difficulty should meet with the instructor first for assistance. If after meeting the instructor assistance is still required, follow these steps.

1. Pick up a Tutee Application Form from the Learning Centre or download it from the Learning Centre Website. 2. Pay the registration fee at the Registrar’s office. 3. Submit the completed form and receipt to the Learning Centre. 4. Set up an appointment with the Educational Support Advisor in the Learning Centre who will answer questions regarding tutoring and explain your responsibilities.
How does a student become a Peer Tutor? To qualify, a student must have an “A” in the subject and a GPA of 3.0 or better. In some cases, a teacher may recommend a student or a student with a diploma or degree from another program or educational institution may be considered.

1. Pick up a Tutor application from the Learning Centre or download it from the Learning Centre Website. 2. Submit the completed form signed by the authorizing instructor. 3. Meet with the Educational Support Advisor in the Learning Centre to discuss your academic qualifications and tutoring responsibilities.

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The Learning Centre’s primary function is to support the academic success of all College students including those with disabilities. Providing specialized support services for students, the Learning Centre promotes equal access and opportunity. Disability Services The Learning Centre provides individual assistance and support for students with disabilities. The needs of each student are unique; therefore, individualized accommodations are based on documentation. Services may include:

• development of Individual Education Plans/ accommodations • academic, personal & career advisement
Enhanced Services

• help in developing efficient learning strategies • assessments • assistive technology

The Enhanced Services Program offers direct assistance for students with learning disabilities. The program focuses on the combination of learning strategies and assistive technology to help students succeed at College and beyond. Contact 475-6506 for more information.

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Learning Skills Students who would like to improve their grades can take advantage of this FREE service. The Learning Centre provides information on: • setting up an effective • taking notes and reading study schedule textbooks

• writing essays and referencing • studying for tests

• test taking strategies

How does a student get help with Learning Skills? The Learning Centre offers group and one-on-one sessions and resource materials. Students can:

• make an appointment for a session with the Learning Skills Advisor • watch for bulletin board notices of open workshops offered periodically OR • drop in to the Learning Centre to pick up resource material or access it on the Learning Centre Website.

Diversity is a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. - The University of Tennessee Libraries Diversity Committee

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Student Diversity Committee The Student Diversity Committee of Confederation College is open to all students regardless of; age; culture; disability (mental, learning, physical); economic background; education; ethnicity; gender; geographic background; language(s) spoken; marital/ parental status; physical appearance; political affiliation; race; religious beliefs; sexual orientation. Members may express concerns about items such as: discrimination, and human rights, or share personal observations and experiences. By going through the proper channels, the committee works to make changes and improvements. The Committee will also plan and present events to raise awareness of diversity issues in Confederation College. If you are interested in joining please contact: Amy Rusak, Diversity Research Intern Phone (807) 475-6240 Email arusak@confederationc.on.ca More information is available at the Learning Centre. The committee meets biweekly throughout the school year. The Learning Centre located in the: Student Success Centre, first floor of the Shuniah Building Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Phone (807) 475-6618, TDD (807) 475-6669 Fax (807) 475-0003 Website www.confederationc.on.ca/learningcentre/

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chaplaincy
The Chaplain of Confederation College can be reached by calling 475-6596 and leaving a voicemail message, by visiting the office in the Student Success Centre in the Shuniah Building, or for emergency situations call 624-6852. It is recognized that some members of the College community belong to particular faith traditions and others do not. The Chaplain, is accessible to ALL - students and staff, regardless of affiliation, belief or church. Pastoral Care may be needed for some issues and situations that may include:

• faith questions • hospitalization • relationship problems • life crisis • stresses in life • justice and social issues

• grief and bereavement • ethical and moral issues • homesickness, loneliness and frustrations • decision making

Food Bank (For College Community)
Purpose: On occasion, to help college students in times of great need, the food bank is not meant to supplement OSAP or budgets. Access: Depending upon the availability of food and food certificates. Students can access the service in the Student Success Centre by bringing a valid student card and making an appointment Monday to Friday or drop-in on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Chaplain Velda Williams Sande Student Success Centre - First Floor Shuniah Building Appointment Phone (807) 475-6112 (807) 475-6596

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fitness centre
All full-time students are gold members of the Fitness Centre! The Fitness Centre is comprised of an air-support structure, commonly known as the Bubble, and a main core building. For an additional fee, locker and towel service are available for student use from September 2007 to August 2008. The student photo ID card is a student’s Fitness Centre Gold Membership card please present upon entering the facility. Hours of Operation (September–May) Mon - Thurs Friday Sat - Sun 5 am – 11 pm 5 am – 10 pm 7 am – 8 pm

Bubble features: • 4-lane, 166metre banked track

• tennis (gold), badminton, basketball & volleyball courts • Air-conditioned and insulated for year-round use
Outdoor features: • 4 lighted tennis courts (gold)

Contact Manager, Fitness Centre 475-6231 Fitness Programs 475-6484 Info/Memberships 475-6398 Court Bookings 475-6239 or online www.fitnesscentre.com

• Beach volleyball court Building features: • Cardio Centre (gold) • Nautilus/Trotter Centre (gold) • Fitness classrooms • 3 internationalsize squash courts (gold) • 5,000 and 1,200square-foot weight rooms • Pace Circuit (New)

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Confederation College Oral Health Clinic

Dental Hygiene and Assistant students need patients for clean-ups, x-rays, sealants, check-ups, mouth guards & bleaching. No Fillings or Extractions. Students helping students. General Fee $20 ($15 for children) additional fee for some services. Everyone is welcome! Bring Children, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents! Drop in! Shuniah Building Room 174 or call 475-6436

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Make saving lives a part of your life!

For the third year in a row, we are offering a program to all Confederation College students and staff, to help save lives. Each and every plasma donation made from Sept. 2007 - May 2008 is entitled to a free lunch in the Ryan Hall (Cafeteria). Register with SUCCI or Aramark!

Make saving lives a part of your life!

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health services
Confederation College’s Health Services is available to all college students. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Health Services is open throughout the academic year to enable student access to medical services to help them become active participants in their own health care. What’s Available at Health Services? Regular physician clinics are offered during the school year excluding holidays.

• Chiropractic Services • Massage Therapy • Aviation physicals • Treatment for warts • Birth control, emergency contraception • Health counselling (i.e., nutrition, birth control, sexuality, stress management, etc.)
Health Insurance

• Health supervision for special problems (i.e., asthma, BP monitoring, diabetes, epilepsy, etc.) • Pamphlets and literature on a variety of health topics • Health promotion

Most medical services are paid by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Health card must be presented at each visit. Out of province students should read their insurance policy carefully to determine their coverage while out of province. International students are responsible for obtaining their own medical insurance and determining coverage of services. Health Services is located in the Fitness Centre, Main floor Room 125 For appointments call 475-6169 Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30-4:30 Pm Please visit our website for additional information www.confederationc.on.ca/healthcentre

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sibley hall residence
The staff of Sibley Hall strives to further the learning experience beyond the classroom environment by encouraging interaction and personal growth. This is accomplished by fostering exposure to different ideas and ways of life while maintaining a supportive environment; one both conducive to a sense of community, belonging as well as the pursuit of academic success. Sibley Hall provides housing to 229 out of town students from diverse ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds that attend Confederation College full time. • Sibley Hall staff liaise with • Connect students who the Campus Food Services reside in residence with Provider to ensure students’ on-campus services and nutritional needs are met resources through the meal plan • Organize a voice for

• Provide informational and recreational programming to students who reside oncampus

students through Residence Council

• Ensure a safe and secure environment for the students residing on

Though the office at Sibley Hall is only open from 8:30 am to midnight most days, residence staff are on call and available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, to ensure the needs of the students are being met to the highest degree possible.

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college bookstore
The College Bookstore, Follett Managed Store, is located near the main entrance of the Shuniah Building. It is one of the services that Confederation College provides for its students, faculty and staff. The Bookstore has a wide variety of merchandise for sale including: • textbooks, reference books, • clothing & gifts general interest reading • snacks

• supplies (general or related to a specific course) • computer software can be ordered

• bus & parking passes • locker rental • stamps

Bookstore Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm. Extended hours will be posted as required. Buy-Back of Texts Ongoing buy back throughout the year, check with the bookstore staff. Lockers Lockers are available for rental (September to May) from the bookstore. Lockers should be left empty at the end of the second semester unless prior arrangements have been made to extend the rental contract. Special Orders Special orders can be requested at any time. Provide the bookstore with as much information as possible (author, title and ISBN number). Contact Information The college bookstore can be contacted at 475-6225 or www.efollett.com.

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library learning commons
It is the library’s mission to provide innovative, high quality library services that support the curriculum and connect learners to information. Hours of Operation Fall/Winter (September – May) Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Summer (May – August) Monday – Friday Closed evenings and weekends 8:30am to 4:30pm 7:45 am to 9:00pm 7:45am to 4:30pm 12.00pm to 5:00pm 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Library Website: www.confederationc.on.ca/library This website will connect you with the Online Public Access Catalogue – OPAC which is a computer catalogue of all books, AV, reserve materials, etc. and can be searched from home via the Internet and within the college.

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Find Books, Videos, CDs

• Under Find click on “Books, Videos, CDs • You will be connected to the Library’s Online Catalogue
Find an Article, Online Book, Encyclopedia

• Under Find click on “Articles & Databases” • Choose a database or online encyclopedia, etc. • If you are in the college, click on “Within College” • If you are outside the College, click on “Outside College” – you will need your 14-digit College ID number (found above the barcode on your ID card) and your PIN (obtain your PIN at the Library Circulation Desk) • Type in your 14-digit College ID number and your PIN

EBSCOhost, OVID and ProQuest are vendors who provide database through the Library. These databases offer online access to entire articles, encyclopedic entries, books, etc. You can search by keyword, subject, author or title for books or articles from periodicals (i.e. journals, magazines, or serials), many of which are identified as “peer-reviewed”, meaning they are reviewed by professionals in the field. Databases by Subject:

• Aviation • Business • Careers • Child Studies • E-Books • Education

• Engineering • General Resources • Health Sciences • Law • Social Sciences • Technology

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Renew Your Materials • Under Services click on “Renew Materials” • You will need your PIN to renew online Ask a Question • Click on the ASK A QUESTION logo (on the Library Website) • Ask general or research questions or read answers given to other people’s questions Other Services Available Through The Library Information Assistance: • Staff will assist students with their research needs. Accessibility: • An internal elevator for handicapped access and accessible workstations are available. Audiovisual Services: • Computer projectors, VHS and DVD equipment available for use in library or in classrooms for presentations. Interlibrary Loan: • Obtain materials not available in this library from other libraries in Canada (some charges may apply Library Computer Lab: • Use computers, cd burners, scanners, printers (colour, b/w) to do assignments, research… Library Instruction/Information Literacy: • Learn about library services, databases, Internet searching, 24/7 access • Join a group, participate in a class session or request an individual session • Ask at Information Desk Periodicals (Magazines, Journals & Newspapers): • Current and back issues in print, microfilm and electronic format • Electronic periodicals accessible on library website through “A to Z” Photo Copiers: • Use coin or vendacards to operate

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Reserves: • Curriculum specific material (set aside by instructor) are held at circulation desk • To locate a reserve item, go to library website: www. confederationc.on.ca/library under Find, click on Books, Videos, CDs, then click on Reserves and search by instructor, course name or course number. Student ID Card: • Student cards are issued in the Library • Your student card is your library card and must be presented to borrow/use resources • Students are responsible for all items borrowed on their card • Replacement cards are available for a fee ($10) 24/7 Virtual Library: www.confederationc.on.ca/library • Access the Library 24/7 from home, office or residence • Find books, videos, DVDS, online books, encyclopedias, articles Special Collections: • Pamphlet File, Government Documents, CD-ROMs, Music CDs, audio books, materials relating to aboriginal issues, addictions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, international business, international films, learning disabilities, literacy, women’s issues. Study Areas: • Individual, quiet and group study areas available. Loan Periods: Books Pamphlets A/V Materials E-Books 2 weeks 1 week loan periods vary (please inquire at desk) 2 hours $0.35/day $2.00/day $1.00/day $1.00/day $1.00/item/day

Overdue Fines Schedule: Books AV/CDs 2-Hr Reserve Items 1-Day Reserve Items Material Recalled

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facilities services
Yellow Security Assistance Phones In case of an emergency, contact Security:

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by phoning 922 (from any internal college telephone) by phoning 623-0465 by picking up the receiver of a Yellow Security Assistance phone (located in the Shuniah, McIntyre, Dorion, Sibley Hall Residence, and Aviation Centre of Excellence buildings)

Security will respond to the location, and will contact and direct additional emergency services, such as the First Response Team, fire, police or ambulance, as required. The First Response Team (FRT) is radio-dispatched by Security. Available at Facilities Services are:

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Lost and found Security Services Equipment, building and facility (room) bookings Entry permits Parking Services

Facilities Services is located in the Shuniah Building, room B106 (past CAMP at the end of that hall). The hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm Security is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact Facilities Services at 475-6261; contact Security Services at 623-0465.

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Lost and Found Although articles found at the Dorion, McIntyre, Fitness Centre, Sibley Hall Residence, and the Aviation Centre of Excellence buildings are held temporarily at those locations, they are subsequently picked up and stored at Facilities Services. If an item is lost, contact Facilities Services in person or by phone. Articles, other than valuables, left after 30 days are donated to charity. Valuables are held for 90 days. Use of Buildings College buildings and facilities can be booked by student organizations and groups. Contact Facilities Services in person or by phone. Use of College Equipment All college equipment leaving the campus must be accompanied by completed documentation, issued by the academic program (in the case of equipment held by the program) or by Facilities Services (for non academic equipment). Documentation must accompany the borrower and must be presented to Security on request. Loan Request Forms (for nonacademic equipment) are available at Facilities Services. Entry Permits Students who need access to a classroom or lab after hours are required to complete an Entry Permit. The form must be authorized by the program chair (or designate) and forwarded to the Security office no later than 4 pm on the date that entry is required. The student must carry his/her College ID card and a copy of the Entry Permit - both of which must be presented to Security on request. Forms are available at Facilities Services.

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Security The Security service is in operation 24 hours a day to help provide a safe environment for all members of the Confederation College community. Security provides a variety of services, including: Emergency Services In case of an emergency, contact Security:

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by phoning 922 (from any internal college phone) by phoning 623-0465 by picking up the receiver of a Yellow Security Assistance phone (located in the Shuniah, McIntyre, Dorion, Sibley Hall Residence, and ACE buildings)

Security will respond to the location, and will contact & direct additional emergency services, such as the First Response Team, fire, police or ambulance, as required. The First Response Team (FRT) is radio-dispatched by Security. Crime Reporting Report any crime or suspected criminal activity to Security at 623-0465. Smoking Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor locations only. Penalties do apply for smoking outside designated areas. For further information, check: www.confederationc.on.ca/ security/smoking

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Parking Lot parking on-campus is by permit only, Meter parking is available. Day permits may be purchased at the permit dispenser located at the Parking Kiosk off Golf Links Road entrance of the college. For current information, check: www. confederationc.on.ca/parking. Campus Walk Campus Walk Team members and/or Security officers are available to escort individuals who wish to be accompanied to their vehicles or between buildings. Contact Security by phone (623-0465) or pickup a yellow phone. Campus Alone This program is available to individuals who may be working alone on campus after regular hours. Security will, on request, arrange to visit or contact a person. Contact Security at 623-0465 and provide a name, location, phone number, room number and approximate time when you will be in the building.

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health and safety
Confederation College is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy work and study environment for all members of the College community. In order to achieve this goal, everyone has responsibilities. Reporting Hazards Advise an instructor or supervisor immediately if a hazard is suspected. Hazards, such as icy sidewalks or spills on stairs, can be reported directly to Facilities Services at 475-6261. Using Safety Equipment or Clothing Activities in some programs require that students use or wear specific types of safety equipment or clothing. Following Directions Follow the directions of the instructor or supervisor — they reflect legislated safety requirements and best safe working practices. Reporting Injuries If a student is injured in the classroom, lab, shop or studio, or while on a placement, the instructor or supervisor must be advised immediately. If a student is injured elsewhere on campus, contact Security at 623-0465. Need Additional Information? Instructors and Supervisors; the Manager, Health and Safety (475-6624); and members of the College Joint Health and Safety Committee are available to help students resolve health and safety questions or to find additional health and safety information.

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alumni association
Confederation College Alumni Association The Confederation College Alumni Association keeps our Alumni up-to-date on events, happenings and services. Graduates are encouraged to always keep us informed with your current address. Register or update your information at http://www.confederationc. on.ca/alumni/directory/login.html Membership Card Graduates of Confederation College are automatically lifetime members of the Alumni Association. Contact the association at 475-6509 for your free card needed to access services. Graduation Frames It’s been a lot of hard work, and it has taken years, but at last, you’ve earned your diploma. Frame your diploma, in a highquality, Canadian made frame from Confederation College Alumni Services. Check out our website for prices and styles. http://www. confederationc.on.ca/alumni/ Fitness Centre Alumni get a reduced rate at Thunder Bay’s finest fitness complex, the Fitness Centre at Confederation College! TD Meloche Monnex Home and Auto Insurance Program TD Meloche Monnex partners with more than 250 associations, offering professionals and alumni preferred group rates*, highquality insurance products and exceptional service. As a graduate of Confederation College your special status gets you outstanding value! To discover more about your insurance coverage options with TD Meloche Monnex, visit www.TDMelocheMonnex.com and get a free online quote now or call 1 800 268 8955. Manulife Insurance Manulife’s low-cost term life and accident insurance coverage has dependable protection, excellent service and many valuable benefits at preferred rates. Call Manulife toll-free at 1-800-668-0195.

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Thank You SUCCI!
The Confederation College Foundation is pleased to recognize SUCCI for the generous donation of $250,000 on behalf of all students in support of the CAMP Capital Campaign. CAMP – the Centre for Applied Media Production – introduced new technologies that have moved our Film, Television and Multimedia Production programs into the digital age.

Congratulations to SUCCI for their strategic leadership
and outstanding generosity. Key investments like this – by students for students – will help prepare knowledgeable, creative and skilled graduates to meet the demands of Canada’s communications and entertainment world. We invite you to visit us at our website: www.confederationc.on.ca/foundation For more information, or to discuss your donation to Confederation College Foundation, please call (807) 475-6460; toll free at 1-888-845-7735, fax (807) 622-4958, or email foundation@confederationc.on.ca
Charitable Registration Number 84252 0678 RR0001

Fundraising to Support Excellent Learning

Investing in Education Today

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Student Handbook
The Student Handbook is produced annually to assist students with college information, Academic Policies & Procedures and Academic Program Information. In the interests of learner success, learners are advised to familiarize themselves with the information contained within the Student Handbook. Should clarification or additional information be required, contact Admissions & Registration, the President of the Student Union, or Vice President, Academic & Student Services. The College regularly reviews its Academic Policies and Procedures. Between publication periods for this handbook, the most current versions found on the College web site at www.confederationc.on.ca, will be the policies and procedures in effect.

The College attempts to update the information it supplies in its Calendar, Student Handbook, Website, and other publications but it cannot and does not represent or warrant that all information is accurate. All such information should be expressly checked for accuracy by the student prior to his/her considering enrolment in any course or program. The college expressly denies responsibility or liability to anyone who may suffer loss, or who may otherwise be adversely affected by changes to, deviations from, or errors in the information contained in this publication. All persons using this information must do so on that basis, and waive any claim they may have, founded either in contract or tort, for any losses or damages sustained as a result of their reliance upon any information contained in this publication.

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2007-2008 Academic Calendar Of Events ............................................ 69 Academic Policies, Procedures & Academic Program Information Academic Dispute Resolution ...................................................... page 83 Academic Program Information ............................................................111 Acquisition of a Second Diploma or Certificate..................................111 Attendance ...............................................................................................111 Change of Program, Option or General Education Courses .......... 113 Convocation Ceremonies.......................................................................114 Credit by Testing .......................................................................................111 Evaluation ................................................................................................ 113 Examinations (Postsecondary) ...............................................................112 Fees.............................................................................................................116 Field Trips ................................................................................................... 113 General Education...................................................................................114 Income Tax Certificates ...........................................................................115 Military Leave ............................................................................................115 Program Overload ..................................................................................112 Timetabling ............................................................................................... 118 Tutorial ....................................................................................................... 118 Withdrawal From a Course .....................................................................119 Withdrawal From The College ............................................................... 120 Transfer Credits........................................................................................... 78 Charter of Student Rights And Responsibilities .....................................89 Grading System & Student Transcripts* ................................................. 75 Human Rights ............................................................................................. 94 Letter of First Class Standing .................................................................... 81 Plagiarism and Cheating Policy* ............................................................99 Program Continuation and Graduation Requirements ......................80 Student Code of Conduct .....................................................................100 Student Records........................................................................................117 Use of Information Technology ............................................................. 105

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2007-2008 Academic Calendar of Events
June 16 July 16 August 7 August 20 August 23 Tuition Fees due - first year students Tuition Fees due – late offers and returning students Web registration opens – all daytime programs Medical Radiation Technology Program – Semester 1 Orientation begins Final Tuition Fees payment deadline date – August offers A $50.00 late fee will be assessed for payments made after this date Registration and first day of classes – Aircraft Maintenance

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August 29 & 30 Library and Learning Centre Start Smart – call 475-6208 to register August 31 September 3 September 4 September 4 Sept. 4-14 September 5 September 10 September 12 September 17 Medical Radiation Technology - Semester Ends College closed: Labour Day Classes commence for Basic Automotive Service Technician Apprentice Academic Orientation (information provided by coordinators) Mandatory Field school for Environ. Tech. and Forestry Tech. programs (all yrs) Regular schedule (timetabled classes) begin for most programs Classes commence for Cook Apprentice. Last day for change of program option or addition of courses. Classes begin for Environmental Technician and Forestry Technician programs (students on field school from September 4-14) Postsecondary students to receive program objectives and course evaluation process from coordinators and course instructors

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September 19 October 8 October 25 October 27 October 29

Last day for refund of fall semester full time fees (refer to refund schedule) College closed: Thanksgiving Day Fourth Annual Entrance Awards Presentation Mid-semester evaluations to be made known to students by Program Coordinators Classes commence for Basic Carpenter, Electrician, Millwright Apprentice and Intermediate Truck and Coach Apprentice. KPI Student Satisfaction Advance Survey Administered Deadline for full-time students to add credit courses from evening or alternate Confederation College delivery as part of their full-time course load for Fall semester Admission equal consideration date for Winter 2007 semester Bursary and Scholarship applications available through the Financial Aid Office Deadline for finalizing transfer credit requests for fall term Last day to withdraw from 16 week courses without academic penalty. All outstanding ‘IN’ grades obtained during the previous semester must be upgraded by this date, otherwise ‘F’ failure grades will be assigned Written notification to ‘Audit’ course(s) must be submitted to the course instructor and submitted to the Registrar’s Office on or before this date Final day for postsecondary students to apply for a tutor for Fall term Second installment Tuition fee payment deadline. A $50.00 late fee will be assessed for payments made after this date
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Web registration opens – all daytime programs Deadline for submitting Bursary and Scholarship apps to the Financial Aid Office Annual Literacy and Basic Skills Recognition Day End of Fall Semester Term – full time postsecondary classes (Exceptions will be notified) FINAL FALL SEMESTER GRADES: All final grade entry for Fall Semester postsecondary credit courses (full-time and part-time students) web entered by 4:30p.m. Literacy and Basic skills last day of classes

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Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 College closed for Christmas break 2008 January 2 January 4 January 7 January 7 Literacy & Basic Skills classes resume Academic Advisement – program continuation issues Classes commence for Post Secondary classes. Classes commence for Intermediate Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Millwright, Electrician Apprentice and Advanced Truck and Coach Technician Apprentice Last day for change of program option or addition of courses Postsecondary students to receive program objectives and course evaluation process from coordinators and course instructors Last day for refund of winter semester full time fees (refer to refund schedule) KPI Student Satisfaction Survey Administered Admission equal consideration date for Fall 2008 semester Earliest admission offer date for Fall 2008 programs

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February 25 Feb. 26 & 27

Mid-semester evaluations to be made known to students by Program Coordinators 38th Annual Awards Presentation – Corporate and College Awards- Memorial, Clubs and Association Awards Deadline for full-time students to add credit courses from evening or alternate Confederation College delivery as part of their full-time course load for Winter semester Classes commence for Advanced Carpenter, Millwright, Heavy Duty Equipment Apprentice and Basic Truck and Coach Apprentice Winter Break – most postsecondary programs (Students to check with their Program Coordinator to confirm) Written notification to “Audit” course(s) must be submitted to the course instructor and submitted to the Registrar’s Office on or before this date Final semester date to upgrade ‘IN’ grades obtained from previous semester. ‘NG’ grades not upgraded will receive an ‘F’ grade at this time Final semester date for withdrawal from postsecondary program courses without academic penalty Final day for postsecondary students to apply for a Tutor for winter term Classes commence for Advanced Electrician and Industrial Electrician Apprentice College Closed: Good Friday 2nd Installment fees due for January intake programs. End of Winter Semester classes for Aviation Flight Management Semester 5

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Applicants must confirm through Ontario College Application Service their acceptance of an Offer of Admission to Fall 2008 programs End of Winter Semester classes for regular postsecondary programs End of Winter Semester classes Dental Hygiene 3rd Semester begins for Dental Assisting, Medical Radiation Technology and Aviation Flight Management Optional Co-op term begins for Electronics Engineering Technology-Control Systems, Electronics Engineering Technician-Computers, Environmental Technician, Instrumentation Engineering Technician and Mechanical Engineering Technician Programs Mandatory Co-op term begins for Forestry Technician FINAL WINTER SEMESTER GRADES: All final grade entry for Winter Semester postsecondary credit courses (full-time and part-time students) processed by 12:00 noon Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance – End of Winter Semester College Closed: Victoria Day End of 2nd semester Motive Power Techniques programs End of 3rd semester of Welding Techniques and Multiskilling programs Thunder Bay Convocation Ceremonies Fort Frances Campus Convocation Ceremony Dryden Campus Convocation Ceremony Sioux Lookout Campus Convocation Ceremony End of 3rd semester of Dental Assisting End of 4th semester of Practical Nursing
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Lake of the Woods (Kenora) Convocation Ceremony Earliest tuition fee payment date for Fall 2008 All outstanding “IN” (incomplete) grades obtained during the previous semester must be upgraded by this date; otherwise “F” (failure) grades will be assigned. Written notification to audit course(s) must be submitted to the course instructor and submitted to Admissions & Registration on or before this date Deadline for full-time students to add credit courses from evening, or alternate Confederation College delivery as part of their full-time course load for Summer semester. Marathon Campus Convocation Ceremony Geraldton Campus Convocation Ceremony Medical Radiation Technology – Semester 3 ends College Closed: Canada Day Medical Radiation Technology – Semester 6 begins Final semester date to withdraw from 16 weeks courses (summer term) College Closed: Civic Holiday End of 3rd semester classes Aviation Flight Management. Medical Radiation Technology – Semester 6 ends

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Grading System and Student Transcripts
Grades will be reported on a student’s academic transcript according to the following letter and equivalent grade-point average (GPA) system. A B C D F IN EX CR NCR AD NA Outstanding achievement Exceeds normal achievement levels Meets normal achievement levels Minimum acceptable level of achievement Failure to meet minimum level of achievement Course requirements have not been met at this time Course requirements met through Transfer Credits. Course requirements met Credit course learning outcomes not met Audit - the student has registered but not taken the course for credit Mark for course has not been submitted to the Registrar’s Dept. 4.0 grade points 3.0 grade points 2.0 grade points 1.0 grade point 0.0 grade point Not included in GPA Not included in GPA Not included in GPA Not included in GPA Not included in GPA Not included in GPA

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When student achievement in courses requires assessment to be based on numeric grade, the standard conversion is: Letter Grade Percentage Attained

A B C D F

80 - 100 70 - 79.9 60 - 69.9 50 - 59.9 Less than 50

All F grades are included on the student’s transcript. In cases where students register more than once in the same course, only the highest grade will be used in calculating the GPA; however, all grades achieved are included on the student transcript.

Certain designated courses are directly related to the assessment of aptitude for a particular type of employment and are considered to be a measure of suitability for the program. These courses, if failed, cannot be repeated and will therefore result in the student being removed from the program. The designated courses referred to in this clause will be identified in the program curriculum and the student will be informed of these courses in the student assessment process. An IN grade is to be assigned, at the discretion of the faculty, only in exceptional cases where a student has been unable to complete the course requirements in the normal semester time. Previous satisfactory achievement must indicate the student can complete the requirements by the extension date, as determined by the faculty and to be given to the student in writing. A student receiving an IN grade in any semester must, on the student’s own initiative, upgrade the IN to a passing mark within the prescribed time and to the satisfaction of the faculty. The faculty will then forward a Change Of Grade form to Admissions and Registration office. Failure to comply will result in an automatic change of the IN to an F grade.

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Maximum time allowance to convert an IN to a passing grade:

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Student Transcript
Definitions & Calculations:

Credit = Quality Points = Grade Point Average (GPA) =

NOTE: Only program related courses, which receive A, B, C, D, or F grade are used in the calculation of the program GPA. Graduation Requirements To be eligible for graduation, a student must successfully complete all program requirements with a GPA of at least 2.0. Co-requisite A course that has co-requisites must be taken concurrently or have been successfully completed previously. Pre-requisite A subject that has pre-requisites may not be taken unless the pre-requisite courses have been successfully completed or carry the IN grade. Exemption Grade If a student is granted credit for a course completed at another educational institution or for work experience, the grade submitted is an EX (exemption). The grade of EX does not affect the student’s GPA at Confederation College.

Credited course hours per semester Course hours (X) Numerical equivalent of alpha grades Total quality points (÷) Total credit hours

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Transfer Credits Transfer credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis to individuals applying to, or enrolled in Confederation College programs and who have academic credits earned outside of Confederation College. Students with academic credits earned outside of Confederation College with grades 60% or higher are eligible for assessment for a Confederation College credit through a transfer credit process. Students can receive transfer credits or prior learning assessment credits for up to 75% of the prescribed Confederation College curriculum. Procedure Requests for assessment of transfer credits should be initiated by May 1st for the following academic year. All requests received by the deadline date will be processed by June 30th . Requests received later than May 1st will be accommodated subject to available resources. Students who are currently enrolled in a course who wish to apply for a transfer credit must do so prior to the semester deadline date for course withdrawals (see Calendar of Events for specific dates). For each transfer credit request, the applicant/student submits to Admissions and Registration:

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A completed Request for Transfer Credit Form; The appropriate fee; A detailed course outline; An official academic transcript

To apply, contact Admissions and Registration or fill out the request form at http://www.confederationc.on.ca/transfercredits/ Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition PLAR is an evaluation of prior leaning acquired through life and work experience. It involves the assessment and evaluation of acquired equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes that match the learning outcomes of a Confederation College course in order to award credit. Assessment is performed using a variety of evaluation techniques designed by a faculty assessor. Learning is assessed on an individual basis. The two forms of assessment are “Challenge Process” and “Portfolio Assessment”.

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Definition of “Challenge Process” A challenge process is a method of assessment other than portfolio, developed and evaluated by content-expert faculty to measure an individual’s knowledge, skill and attitude against course learning outcomes. Examples

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Portfolio Assessment:
A portfolio is a collection of material which identifies, evaluates and verifies an individual’s knowledge, skill and attitude achieved against learning outcomes of a program of study. It can be used to assess learning for a block of credits. Fees for PLAR challenges are set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and are non-refundable. Some courses may have a supply fee in addition to the PLAR registration fee/challenge fee. For more information look for PLAR on the college website at www.confederationc.on.ca/plar Program Continuation & Graduation Requirements Confederation College is committed to providing its students with a learning environment that supports student success in the learner’s chosen program of study. In spite of the college’s best efforts, some students may find their academic achievement is not satisfactory. To assist these students:

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Faculty will identify and address at the earliest opportunity, areas in which a student seems to be having difficulty. Faculty will present and discuss with each student having academic problems a written mid-semester evaluation prior to the end of the 7th week of classes in any semester. Copies are forwarded to Coordinators and Deans for appropriate action. If required, remedial action, workload reduction and program suitability will be discussed. Academic Records will be available to students following each semester. If the student’s GPA falls below 2.0, the student’s program Coordinator or Dean/Manager will arrange an interview with the student. The college’s graduation policy will be explained and in addition, the Coordinator will attempt to provide assistance that will result in improved academic performance. This may result in referrals to college support services such as Counselling and the Learning Centre.

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If, at the end of the student’s past term the GPA is less than 1.25 the student must meet with the program coordinator or Dean/Manager for that program, to discuss program continuation. After receiving written comments & recommendations regarding academic progress and likelihood of success from the program Coordinator or Dean/ Manager, a decision will be rendered on one or more of the following courses of action:
a. The continuation of the student on a probationary basis in his or her own program (as a full time student). The Dean/Manager may establish conditions for continuation Program continuation on probationary basis at a reduced course load Remedial assistance and student success supports Referral to Counselling for consideration of a different program Removal from the program

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In such cases where the interview outcome is (a), (b), or (c), the Dean/Manager will provide documentation to the student and the Admissions and Registrations Office to be placed in the student’s file. If the final decision is to transfer to a different program, the student will be directed to the Admissions and Registration office to review alternate options. Should transferring to another program be decided upon, the student may not register in core courses from the former program in the following semester. Transfer to another program may be subject to academic conditions, and is subject to approval by the Deans/Managers.
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The student must meet the MTCU’s definition of a full time student. A full time student is one who is taking 70 percent of the semester hour load or 66.67% of the semester course load The student has achieved a grade of A, B, C, D, EX or CR in all registered courses The student has a minimum semester GPA of 3.50

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Academic Dispute Resolution
1.0 Rationale and Guiding Principles 1.1 Confederation College is a learning community including students, faculty and staff. Everyone in this community has a shared interest in resolving disputes that may arise in a manner that is fair, effective and timely. 1.2 Students have the right to appeal college academic decisions that affect their academic careers. 1.3 The intent of the academic dispute resolution process is to ensure that in the event of disagreements in academic matters between students and the college or its staff, the college follows effective and fair academic practices in its dealings with students. 1.4 The majority of academic disagreements between students and the college are resolved at the informal stage. It is the college’s expectation that where students believe they have received unfair treatment, all parties will work toward satisfactory resolution. 1.5 At any time during the informal or formal process, the student, faculty or Dean/Manager may request third party advice (e.g. College Counselor, SUCCI Representative or a College identified ombudsman). This support service provides pertinent information, advice and/or mediation support. It is a voluntary opportunity to confirm a fair and timely solution satisfactory to all concerned parties. 1.6 Students have the right to appeal mid term evaluations, final grades, major assignments, and disciplinary action up to and including removal from a course or college program. Grades assigned for coops, clinical placements, practicum, fieldwork and/or related seminar courses are appealable. The student cannot appeal decisions made by a clinical or professional agency.

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2.0 Definition of Terms: Dean/Manager = Dean, Director, Academic Manager, Campus Manager Party = Registered student, college representative, faculty, program coordinator, academic managers Documentation = Academic Records, assignments, communications, policies, procedures, course outlines Remedy = grade changes, awarding a credit, program continuation, probation period, accommodation for student success Presenters = Student requesting appeal, Dean/Manager Participants = Anyone invited to hearing by a presenter to provide information and/or documentation 3.0 Informal Process 3.1 Students who disagree with an academic decision will request a meeting with the decision maker within 10 business days. The student will be prepared in this meeting to set out the basis of the disagreement (referencing the Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the course or program outlines or pertinent college policy), supply supporting documentation and identify the remedy sought. 3.2 If the student is dissatisfied with the decision and wishes to pursue the matter, the student will bring the matter to the Program Coordinator. If the decision maker in 3.1 is the Program Coordinator, the student will move to 3.3. 3.3 If the student cannot resolve the matter with the assistance of a Program Coordinator, the student may choose to meet and review the concern with the Dean/Manager. The Dean/Manager will conduct a thorough review and submit a written decision to the student, Program Coordinator and the original decision maker. 3.4 The informal process will be concluded within 7 business days. Timelines can be amended/waived with the mutual consent of the parties.

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3.5 Students satisfied with the remedy through the informal process will within 5 days, sign their agreement on the Confederation College Academic Dispute Resolution Form. 3.6 Should students not return the signed Academic Dispute Resolution Agreement Form after 5 business days, the college will consider this as student acceptance of the remedy. Note: Students studying through the Centre for Continuing Education or from regional campuses will first address the item with the original decision maker (faculty). The second step involves consultation with the Program Coordinator facilitated by the Continuing Education Director or Campus Manager, whichever is relevant. The third step would include consultation with the Dean as outlined in 3.3 above. 4.0 Formal Process Hearing Request 4.1 A student dissatisfied with the decision in 3.3 will indicate such on the Informal Academic Dispute Resolution Form. 4.2 To initiate a formal panel hearing, the student, within 5 business days of receipt of the decision in 3.3, will submit a written request to the Director of Student Success/Registrar. Included in the request for review will be the rationale for the hearing, the remedy sought and the appropriate fee. The Dean will receive a copy of the student’s request. 4.3 Panel Composition Within 10 business days of receipt of the request, the Director of Student Success/Registrar will convene a formal panel hearing which includes:
• The Director of Student Success/Registrar (a neutral, non-decision making panel member who will manage the formal hearing process and facilitate the hearing) One Representative from the Student Union of Confederation College (SUCCI) One full time faculty from another College school One Dean/Manager from another College school A note taker (not part of decision-making)

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4.4 The Director of Student Success/Registrar is responsible for managing the Formal Academic Dispute Resolution and manages process communications. 4.5 Classroom Privileges Until the hearing results are known, students are expected to attend their classes/field placement/clinical study unless the Dean/Manager has removed these privileges. 4.6 Confidentiality Formal panel hearings are confidential and treated as such by the panel members and involved parties. 4.7 Hearing Attendees The student and the Dean/Manager are present during the formal panel hearing. The student and Dean/Manager may invite participants to contribute. See 4.10 and 4.13. 4.8 The two presenters may be accompanied, advised and supported by a person of choice (see 1.5). Those accompanying cannot actively participate in the formal panel hearing. 4.9 Legal Representation The Academic Dispute Resolution Policy is an internal college process. Legal advisors are prohibited from attending or participating in the hearing. 4.10 Time Lines for Material Submission Both presenters have the opportunity to submit to the Director of Student Success/Registrar relevant information/documentation together with a list of participants minimally 5 business days prior to the hearing. 4.11 The Director of Student Success/Registrar reviews the submitted documentation and participant lists, and rules on the admissibility of the content based on the relevance of the material. 4.12 The Hearing The Student Success Department ensures identical copies of the relevant documentation are distributed to the two presenters and the hearing panel members at least 2 days prior to the hearing.

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4.13 The Director Student Success/Registrar manages the hearing process and facilitates the hearing. 4.14 Once the hearing has begun, the Formal Hearing Panel will determine the outcomes and direct the Director of Student Success/Registrar on decision(s) and implementation. 4.15 Hearing Presentations Presenters have benefit of hearing both presentations. The student presents first, outlining the dispute, presenting documentation, and introducing participants to provide relevant information about the dispute. Participants join the hearing when called to present. Presenters and participants present without interruption. Once the presentation is complete, hearing panel members are invited to ask questions to clarify the documentation and/or given information. Participants leave the hearing once they have presented and answered any questions posed. If the Director of Student Success and Registrar determines additional information is required, it will be requested from the appropriate sources. 4.16 The Dean/Manager presents documentation and introduces any participants to provide relevant information about the dispute. Once the presentation is complete, hearing panel members are invited to ask questions to clarify the documentation and/or given information. Participants leave the hearing once they have presented and answered any questions posed. If the Director of Student Success/ Registrar determines additional information is required, it will be requested from the appropriate sources. 4.17 At the conclusion of each presentation and panel question period, each presenter will have the opportunity to offer a concluding statement. 4.18 In order to ensure a full, flexible, and equitable hearing, the Panel reserves the discretion to invite either or both presenters to make additional comments after the conclusion of the two presentations. 4.19 A neutral note taker will record proceedings for the panel during the hearing.

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4.20 Deliberations Once the presentations have been heard, the panel will excuse both parties and proceed with deliberation and decision-making. 4.21 Panel deliberations are confidential and, as such, will not be recorded. 4.22 Decisions The hearing panel will make its decisions using the consensus model facilitated by the neutral Director of Student Success/Registrar. The panel will have the discretion to mediate and deliver a remedy or remedies other than that proposed by the presenters. 4.23 The Director of Student Success/Registrar will notify the presenters in writing of the panel’s decision within 3 business days. 4.24 The panel’s decision is considered final and is not subject to appeal. 5.0 Release of Information 5.1 The rights of all individuals with regard to confidentiality and release of information will be respected by the panel members as well as those members of the College community present during any part of the process. Refer to www.confederationc.on.ca/academicpolicies/ for the Academic Dispute Resolution Procedure flow chart and Academic Dispute Resolution Agreement form.

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Charter of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
All students registered at Confederation College are members of the college community and as such enjoy certain rights and responsibilities

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Rights - General

1.1 Students have the right to equitable treatment by the college. 1.2 Students have the right to:
1.2.1 Think, speak, write, create, study, learn, pursue social, cultural and other interests, and associate together for all of these purposes, subject to the requirement that they respect the rights of members of the college community to pursue these same freedoms and privileges and that these rights are exercised reasonably. 1.2.2 Use facilities designated by the college as available for student use and to abide by any regulations of the college in regard to such use.

1.3 Students have the right to:
1.3.1 Have published and made available on request the rules and regulations of the college affecting students. The most current version of the Student Handbook is published on the college website at www.confederationc.on.ca/studenthandbook 1.3.2 Inquire into and be informed of the rationale for such rules and regulations. 1.3.3 Make Representations (including reasonable complaints and petitions) to the Director, Student Success /Registrar for changes in such rules and regulations.

1.4 Students have the right to a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning. 1.5 Students have the right to be free from discrimination and harassment.

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1.6 Students have the right to make a reasonable complaint or petition to the appropriate college authority without fear of reprisal. 1.7 Under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Ontario, students have access to their student record information. These records will remain secure and private, subject to limitations on those rights contained in the Act. Records include papers, projects and other work submitted, as well as commentaries made about a student’s performance in practicum situations. Grades are part of a student’s performance in practicum situations. Grades are part of a student’s records. 2. Rights - Academic

2.1 Students have the right to information about learner outcomes, performance standards and any unusual workload time that may be necessary in a program. In addition, admissions requirement standards, program continuation requirements, graduation requirements, and academic regulations will be available. 2.2 Students have the right to receive a course outline (electronic or hard copy) at the beginning of the course, which states the course learning outcomes and the assessment process including information on assignments, tests and examinations. 2.3 Students have the right to know the college’s definitions of cheating and plagiarism and the consequences of academic cheating. 2.4 Students have the right to be notified of class cancellations as soon as possible. 2.5 Students have the right to expect classes will start and end on time. 2.6 Students have the right to receive an assessment of their academic progress at mid-term and course end. 2.7 Students have the right to see and review all of their graded personal work with the professor. Graded work will either be kept by the faculty or returned to the student. Graded work, which is kept by the faculty member, shall be held for a period of one semester beyond the semester in which the grade was achieved.

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2.8 Students own any original work they have produced (e.g. their own work or ideas) unless the materials were supplied by the college and thus belong to the college. The student’s work will be returned in a reasonable period of time. Actual test questions, examinations and quizzes are the property of the college and need not be supplied to a student. 3. Responsibilities - General

3.1 Official course and/or program registration must be completed with appropriate fees paid before an applicant can be considered a student having student rights and responsibilities. 3.2 Students are responsible for becoming familiar with college policies, operating practices, procedures, rules and regulations as described in the Student Handbook and official publications as released by the college. 3.3 Students are responsible for fulfilling financial obligations to the college. The college may withhold grade reports, Academic Records and/or credentials until any financial, equipment, or book debt is cleared. Students financially indebted to the college from a previous semester must clear their debts before registering in a subsequent semester. 3.4 Students are expected to:
3.4.1 Abide by all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws. 3.4.2 Conduct themselves in a manner that does not harm or threaten harm to • • • the proper functioning of college courses, programs and activities the rights, safety and well-being of members and guests of the college the property of the college

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3.4.3 Refrain from • • assault or threat of assault or conspiracy to assault or threaten assault harassment or discrimination in contravention of the principles articulated in the Ontario Human Rights Code, Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the policies and operating practices of the college theft, defacement or destruction of property unauthorized entry or trespassing using abusive language using drugs other than those for medical purposes behaviour or demeanor unsuitable or detrimental to the learning environment being under the influence of alcohol.

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3.4.4 Be familiar with, and abide by, college policies, operating practices, procedures, regulations and rules. 3.4.5 Abide by reasonable instructions, given orally or in writing, by any college official authorized to secure compliance with such policies, operating practices, procedures, regulations and rules. 3.4.6 Abide by all health and safety guidelines, directions and policies. 3.4.7 Refrain from conduct which is a nuisance or which infringes upon the rights of others. 3.4.8 Obtain college approval before soliciting money on college property. 3.4.9 Obtain college approval before extending invitations for external speakers to present on college property.

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Responsibilities - Academic
4.1.1 Follow college procedures for registration, course and/or program registration changes, and course or program withdrawals as outlined in the College Calendar and Student Handbook. 4.1.2 Arrive at class on time, engage in the learning process and remain for the duration of scheduled classes and activities, with reasonable exceptions. Students will allow at least 15 minutes for the professor to arrive for the start of class to provide for extenuating circumstances unless students have been notified otherwise. 4.1.3 Respect the professor’s right to formulate and enforce attendance policies within the guidelines set by the academic school. 4.1.4 Respect the professor’s right to determine subject content, methodology and grade assessment within the course outline set by the academic school. 4.1.5 Respect the professor’s right to set reasonable deadlines for assigned work, and to establish penalties for failure to comply with deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all assignments are given directly to the professor unless it has been specified otherwise in particular instances. 4.1.6 Respect the professor’s right to expect assignments to meet the requirements as stipulated in the course outlines. 4.1.7 Submit work that is their own. It is the student’s obligation to know what plagiarism and other forms of cheating are, and to understand the sanctions applied for plagiarism and cheating.

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4.1.8 Write tests and final examinations at the times scheduled by the professor. Professors are not obliged to provide for missed tests, laboratories or examinations, and students may have to forfeit marks allocated to such work if absent. The professor may provide accommodation under exceptional document circumstances. 4.1.9 Assume responsibility for classes missed. 4.1.10 Respect the professor’s right to expect decorum and appropriate behaviour in classroom labs, shops, field placement, etc

Human Rights
1. Policy Statement 1.1 In keeping with our legal and social responsibilities as an employer and educator, Confederation College does not tolerate harassment and discrimination in its employment, educational or business dealings. Confederation College recognizes its responsibility, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code to deal quickly and effectively with complaints as they arise. 1.2 Each member of the campus community is responsible for helping to create an environment that is harassment and discrimination free as both work and learning can best be accomplished in an environment of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and rights of each individual. In particular:
1.2.1 Managers/Supervisors have a duty to ensure a harassment/ discrimination free environment for all staff and students by ensuring that harassment is not tolerated, ignored or condoned. 1.2.2 Employees/Students have a duty to refrain from harassment/ discrimination and to cooperate fully in the investigation of a complaint.

1.3 Confederation College is committed to an ongoing program of information and education on these issues.

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1.4 Confederation College is responsible for the working and learning environment on all campuses including all office buildings, student residences, work sites, college vehicles and any other location where the business of the college is being conducted. Harassment and discrimination that occurs outside the college but has repercussions in the work and learning environment, and/or adversely affects campus community relationships, is covered by this policy. 1.5 Harassment and discrimination that occur during a work/field placement is covered by this policy. 2. Definition
• • • • • • • • Board of Governors members; Employees; Students; Members of committees established by Confederation College; Volunteers; Independent contractors such as those undertaking construction, provision of service or research; Guests; and/or Visitors.

2.1 This policy applies to:

2.2 Discrimination means any action or behaviour that results in unfavourable or adverse treatment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin (including language, dialect, or accent), citizenship, religion, gender, age (18-65 for employment), marital status, family status, record of provincial offenses or pardoned federal offenses, disability, sexual orientation or receipt of public assistance. 2.3 Discrimination may include, but is not restricted to:
• • • Denial of a promotional opportunity; Denial of an appropriate exam mark; and/or Denial of access to a program or work placement.

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2.4 Harassment means unwelcome vexatious comment or conduct, consisting of words or actions that disparage or cause humiliation, offense or embarrassment to a person because of their race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin (including language, dialect or accent), citizenship, religion, gender, age (18-65 for employment), marital status, family status, record of provincial offenses or pardoned federal offenses, disability, sexual orientation or receipt of public assistance. 2.5 Systemic harassment/discrimination means policies, practices, procedures, actions or inactions, which appear neutral, but have an adverse impact associated with one of the grounds listed above. 2.6 Harassment may include, but is not restricted to:
• Unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendo or taunting about a person’s disability, racial or ethnic background, colour, place of birth, citizenship or ancestry; Displaying racist or derogatory pictures, graffiti or materials which create a negative environment; Isolating a person because of their disability or racial or ethnic background.

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2.7 Sexual harassment includes:
2.7.1 Unwanted, persistent or abusive sexual attention; 2.7.2 A sexual advance or solicitation made by a person in a position to grant or deny a benefit which may affect the employment status of an employee or the academic status of a student. 2.7.3 Sexually oriented remarks or behaviour which create a negative environment for work or study; which may include, but are not restricted to:

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Implied or expressed promises of reward for agreeing to a sexual request or advance; Suggestive remarks, jokes, invitations that cause embarrassment or awkwardness; Suggestive jokes about sex, against men and/or women; Display and/or distribution by any means of sexual pictures, writings and/or other materials which create a negative environment for work and/or learning; Teaching materials that demean a particular group of people; Suggestive staring or gestures; Unwanted questions or comments about one’s private life; Unwanted touching or patting; Sexual assault.

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2.7.4 A reprisal or threat of reprisal for the rejection of a sexual solicitation or advance where the reprisal is made or threatened by a person in a position to affect the employment or academic status of an employee or student.

2.8 Academic Freedom
2.8.1 This policy is not intended to inhibit academic freedom, but all faculty in exercising this freedom will respect the human rights, dignity and integrity of their colleagues and students within our academic and learning environment. 2.8.2 Teaching materials that may contain discriminatory bias and stereotypes and/or pornographic materials should be used exclusively in a critical context in order that students become open-minded, discerning and analytical thinkers, aware of historical and current values, attitudes and behaviours.

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Complaint Process
The following illustrates the process for dealing with varying types of complaints: Student Harassing Student: for student/student harassment, consultation with a counsellor is recommended. Other possible contacts include the Admissions and Registration Office, Program Coordinator, Dean and/or SUCCI. Student Harassing Employee: for student/employee harassment, consultation with employee’s supervisor and student’s Program Coordinator. Other possible contacts include the Dean/Manager, SUCCI, and/or the employee’s union or professional organization. Employee Harassing Student: for employee/student harassment, consultation with the employee’s supervisor and the Program Coordinator is recommended. Other possible contacts include the Dean/Manager, SUCCI or the employee’s union and/or professional organization Employee Harassing Employee: for employee/employee harassment, consultation with the affected employees’ supervisors is recommended. Other possible contacts include the employee’s Dean/Manager, union or professional organization, and/or Human Resources Services. Notwithstanding the above, the Human Resources Services Department and/or Vice President will provide advice when requested. Refer to College Practice 4-2-01 for employment related complaints.

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Plagiarism and Cheating Policy
Plagiarism Definition: The illegitimate “borrowing” from another’s writing. Types:

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Word-for-word plagiarism. The mosaic (or collage): This is a work comprised of a list of phrases and sentences that a student “collects” during their research then cements in the final work. The paraphrase: This occurs when a student reads a work, then juggles the words, phrases and sentences about to make them appear to be their own work. The apt phrase: Here, as in the mosaic, the student collects penetrating groups of words and inserts them at appropriate times in their own work. A writer becomes guilty of plagiarism, then, only when they fail to give credit to their source in each of the above instances.

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Policy A student found guilty of plagiarism will be given a failure grade for the assignment. Faculty may use the option of giving the student permission to resubmit an assignment on a new topic for a reduced grade. Cheating Definition: The smuggling of notes or any illegal material into a test or examination period; looking at another student’s work or talking to another student during a test or examination period. Policy: A student caught cheating on a test or examination will be given a failure grade for that test or examination.

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Student Code of Conduct
1. Purpose Students have the right to a college education within a supportive learning environment that promotes student success. Students have a personal responsibility to ensure their behaviour and conduct is in keeping with the Charter of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities. Confederation College is committed to providing students with a supportive learning environment and to assisting learners in achieving their learning and personal goals including academic achievement, personal development and individual self discipline. The college requires each student to accept and respect behaviour standards that support this environment. The Charter of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities defines in principle the standards of behaviour required of students while on college premises or attending college activity at any location. The Student Code of Conduct defines in principle the nature of the authority and responsibility of college employees and students in upholding these principles. The Student Code of Conduct defines the consequences of breaches by students from the behaviour standards. This operating practice supports the college values of • Respect and courtesy • Honesty and integrity • Respect for law and justice • Respect for democratic rights • Academic and personal excellence

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College Rights & Responsibilities The college retains the authority for academic standards and maintaining college order. College staff will impose consequences in accordance with their responsibilities. Removal from a course or a program may take different forms. Certain conditions may be applied to a student in order to remain in class. Removal and conditions are defined as:

2.1 Temporary Dismissal - The Professor or college representative directs a student to leave the learning environment. Temporary dismissals are for a limited duration and usually result from a student exhibiting disruptive behaviour of a non-serious nature. A temporary dismissal may be supported by a no-trespass order.
2.1.1 Suspension - The Dean advises the student of student removal from the course(s)/program for a period not less than the end of the current semester in which the student is enrolled. Suspension usually results in automatic failing grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees are refunded for that semester. A suspension may be supported by a no-trespass order. 2.1.2 Behaviour Contract - A written agreement between a student and the professor, Program Coordinator or Dean specifying conditions which must be met and adhered to by the student in return for admission to class, placement or a college approved activity. Failure to meet the terms of the contract may result in student suspension or expulsion. A behaviour contract may be used in conjunction with academic probation.

2.2 Cheating/Plagiarism and Failure Grades - Students found cheating or plagiarizing will be assessed zero grades by the professor. Additional consequences may be applied. Refer to the Student Handbook for cheating and plagiarism definitions. Failing grades for cheating and/or plagiarism are applied to the individual student or to a student group where there is evidence of cheating/plagiarizing.

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2.3 Academic Probation - A written agreement between the Program Coordinator or Dean and a student specifying academic performance conditions for the learner to continue in studies. 2.4 Restitution Order - An order to a student, from a college representative, requiring compensation to the college, a member of the college community or any other affected party for willful damage. 2.5 Expulsion - Permanent removal of a student from the college - learning environment by the Dean. An expulsion may be supported by a notrespass order. 2.6 Notification of Authorities - In cases where there are violations of the Criminal Code or other statues, the appropriate authorities may be contacted.
Removal of a student from class, or permanent removal of a student from either a course or program area, is decided using the criteria as described in the table below: Academic Criteria
Not meeting existing course and/or program requirements. Not progressing adequately with the course and/ or program material. Plagiarism and/or cheating.

Possible Consequence(s)
• Academic Probation • Suspension • Academic Probation • Suspension • Academic Probation • Failure grades (zero grades) • Suspension

Behavior Criteria
Using abusive language. Using drugs other then those for medical purposes. Under the influence of alcohol. Physically or verbally harassing college students or staff Excessive/inappropriate talking in class. Other unacceptable behaviours identified in the Charter of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Violating the Information Technology Policy

Possible Consequence(s)
Temporary dismissal Suspension Behaviour contact Restitution order Expulsion Notification of authorities

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In satellite/regional campus learning locations the authority for temporary dismissals lies with professors and the Campus Manager. For course and/or program suspension or expulsion, the Campus Manager recommends the consequence with rationale to the Dean for a decision. Repeat or flagrant violations of behavioural criteria may require referral to the appropriate student support services, e.g. College Counsellors, Health Nurse, Learning Centre, etc. The college reserves the right in exceptional circumstances to require a psychological and/or medical assessment/examination as a condition of continued enrolment. Prior to imposing this requirement, the student will be informed of the reasons for this request and given the opportunity to respond. Students in arrears of payment of any outstanding account with the college may be suspended or expelled from their course(s) or program by the Dean. Procedures

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3.1 The foregoing academic and behavioural criteria require discussion and documentation between the student and college personnel. 3.2 To remain in a full time program of study, students are required, through academic achievement, to meet the prescribed program requirements as published in the course outline(s). Students not meeting academic criteria are required to meet with the Program Coordinator and/or Dean for advisement and academic planning. Consequences of not meeting academic criteria may include academic probation, suspension, or program transfer. 3.3 Where students exhibit inappropriate behaviour, professors, as part of their classroom management responsibilities, may issue a behaviour contract or temporary dismissal. Continued inappropriate behaviour or serious behaviour instances are referred to the Program Coordinator for review, advice and potential referral to the Dean. 3.4 Referrals to the Dean will result in the student meeting with the Dean to review the matter (academic and/or behaviour), student goals, attendance, college expectations and student success strategies.

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3.5 The Dean decides if academic or behavioural consequences will be applied and determines the nature of the consequence(s). 3.6 The Dean provides the student with written notification of the consequence(s) with copies forwarded to the Program Coordinator and Associate Registrar. 3.7 The written notification will outline the consequence(s), the reasons for the consequence(s), the conditions of the consequence(s) and the terms under which the student may be re-admitted at a future date, if applicable. The consequence(s) is in the jurisdiction of the college and not any other sponsoring agency. 3.8 The decision of the Dean is final, subject to the student’s option to initiate a formal hearing under the Academic Dispute Resolution Policy. 3.9 In cases where a consequence involves student suspension or expulsion, and the student cannot be reached within a period of 5 days, the notification will be sent to the student by registered mail. 3.10 The college reserves the right to impose consequences on a student for off-campus actions which negatively reflect on student character, college programs and the college community. 3.11 Students may choose to challenge college consequences through the Academic Dispute Resolution Policy as described in the Student Handbook and found on the College Website.

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Use of Information Technology
Confederation College maintains computing facilities for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. The efficient operation and fair sharing of these facilities is an institutional goal. The hardware in the various computing areas is the property of Confederation College. Third-party software is covered by license agreements executed by the college, which must be respected by all. Computer files are the property of individual users and departments, and applicable copyright and Freedom Of Information and Protection Of Privacy laws govern their use. Access to computing facilities is a privilege that can be withdrawn if users abuse the hardware or software or violate the rights and needs of others. Definition - Information Technology Facilities College information technology facilities include computing devices and associated peripherals, communications infrastructure and related equipment, facsimile machines, scanners, copiers, telephones, video, all forms of software and other multimedia devices.

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Resources and tools are made available to employees in support of their teaching, research and administrative activities and to students in support of their respective academic objectives and requirements. Where devices, such as computers, are the property of the user, the appropriate use expectations still apply when such devices are used to access College information technology facilities. Use is circumscribed by relevant codes and college policies such as the Discrimination and Harassment policy; Student Removal From A Specific Class, Course Or Program And Student Discipline policy; the Ontario Human Rights Code; Confederation College’s Policies and Procedures; and the Criminal Code Of Canada, in concert with various rules and guidelines adopted in specific academic and administrative units.

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Appropriate use of information technology includes the following:
• • • • • • • • Respect for the rights of others; Respect for the property of others; Consideration of other persons using shared systems, equipment and facilities; Confidentiality in use of passwords; A presumption of the right to privacy; Use of tools for the purpose for which they are intended; Adherence to the rules governing use of accounts; Equipment, networks or other facilities, whether the rules are established by Confederation College or by the organizations providing these tools to the College, and adherence to etiquette and culture as defined in systems that are used. Unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, removal or disclosure of data, information, equipment, software or systems; Deliberate over-extension of the resources of a system or interference with the processing of a system; Attempts to access confidential information, passwords; Uses that violate copyright law; Disclosure of confidential passwords or access devices or information for accounts, equipment and telephone voicemail (as available); Use of college facilities and resources for the purposes of personal gain; Issuance of junk mail; Propagation of hate literature; Harassment, including sexual harassment; Viewing, copying, storing and publishing of pornography; Theft of resources; Malicious or unethical use; Use that violates college policy and regulations or provincial or federal laws; Loading of materials unrelated to College courses on College computers.

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Use of Computing Facilities

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Users will employ only those computer accounts for which they are authorized and will take the precautions necessary to prevent others from obtaining access to their computer resources, including file protection. Users must have a valid student card and a valid password. Users will not use, gain access to or copy programs and data belonging to other users or to Confederation College. Users will not destroy or alter the data of other users or obstruct, interrupt or interfere with the authorized use of data or computing equipment. Computing facilities will be used only for the purposes for which they were authorized. Users will not subvert the restrictions associated with their computer accounts. Computing facilities will not be used for personal financial gain without express contractual arrangements with Confederation College. Users will not attempt to interfere with the normal operation of any aspect of the computer systems. Users agree to and will abide by the College’s Acceptable Use Policy.

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Potentially Offensive Material No one should be involuntarily presented with information that the person transmitting it should reasonably know would be viewed by the recipient as offensive or insulting. Where a member of our community is presented, through the network, with offensive information without consent having been either sought or granted, the Information Technology department will investigate the incident and take appropriate action. Such action may include, for example, referring any information about the incident to the appropriate department or officer of the college, or assisting the complainant in bringing action under the appropriate college policies.

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Disciplinary Action
The nature, severity and possible consequences arising from infractions of the use of College information technology resources cover a wide spectrum. The speed, nature and escalation of action will be commensurate with the severity of the infraction. Investigation and appeal of abuse will follow distinct stages. At all stages, computer users are entitled to fairness and due process. The following are the approved stages of action:

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Stage One: Suspicion And Preliminary Investigation When an abuse of this policy is suspected, the director, technical services (or designate) have the right to conduct a preliminary investigation. Normally, such an investigation will involve the examination of accounting information, files, programs, or tapes, and will be confined to the physical parameters of files. Accounts will only be disabled at this stage to protect the integrity of the system or the security of user files.

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Stage Two: After Reasonable Grounds Are Established The director, technical services and staff in the department are responsible for the integrity and security of computing privileges pending further investigation of the suspected abuse. Within five days, the director will, in writing, expeditiously inform individuals whose computing privileges have been temporarily withdrawn, giving precise grounds for the belief that they have committed an abuse. They will also be given notice of any plans for intrusive investigation of their files. No intrusive investigation into the contents of files will proceed without the authorization of the Vice President, Academic and Student Services (or designate). Serious abuse of the computing facilities will be reported to the Vice President, Academic and Student Services. If the activities involve offenses under the Criminal Code, Confederation College will deal with them as such.

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Stage Three: Appeal Procedures The Director, Technical Services has the right to propose penalties if the due process outlined in stages one and two has confirmed abuse. The normal penalty will be withdrawal of access to the computing facilities. The Vice President, Academic and Student Services must authorize the penalties. Students wishing to appeal against a penalty have recourse to the Academic Dispute Resolution Policy procedure. Faculty and staff wishing to appeal can use the grievance procedures outlined in the respective collective agreements.

Authority The Vice President, Academic and Student Services, shall be responsible for the implementation and review of this operating practice, and shall make recommendations in this regard to the President’s Committee.

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Academic Program Information
Acquisition of a Second Certificate or Diploma Students who have previously obtained a certificate or diploma from Confederation College may obtain a second certificate or diploma in some other area of specialization. To obtain a second certificate or diploma, students must complete all the required courses for the second certificate or diploma either through transfer credits, PLAR or course study. Earning a second credential requires students to complete by additional study the minimum equivalent of 25% of the total program hours. Attendance Students are advised to attend all class meetings and seminars. Attendance supports active participation, which may be part of the assessment process. This is particularly true in the case of all scheduled laboratory periods and fieldwork. The compilation and maintenance of attendance records is within the discretionary power of the faculty concerned and their particular requirements will be established during the initial lectures. Administration does not keep attendance records for postsecondary students. Credit by Test Many persons may have acquired competence in a given field through self-study or work experience. In order to recognize such achievement, the college has established comprehensive challenge examinations for credit in certain courses. In special cases where a student has the required practical experience, credit may be given for the lab portion of a course thus allowing the student to concentrate on theory. The comprehensive challenge examination is based on the particular course outline, and is set and administered by the department concerned. Successful completion of such an examination will entitle students to receive an A, B, C, D, or F on their transcripts for the particular course. For further information interested persons should approach the Academic Manager responsible for that course.

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Examinations (Post Secondary) Although comprehensive final examinations are given in certain courses, the major emphasis on a student’s grade is obtained by continuous assessment of academic performance throughout the semester. Definitions Course = An area of study such as business law, mathematics, circuitry Full Time Status = The Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities defines a full time student as a student who is taking 70 percent of the semester hour load or 66.67% of the semester course load. Some courses may have prerequisite grade levels higher than D. These are exceptional cases only, and must have the approval of the Vice President, Academic and Student Services, and must be published in official college documents (i.e. calendar, program booklets). Program = the sum total of all courses required for a certificate or diploma. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they meet prerequisites and corequisites within the program. This information can be obtained from the program coordinator or College Calendar. Program Overload Students considering taking courses above their normal program semester load are encouraged to discuss the implications of this decision with their program coordinator and seek advice and support. Additional fees may be assessed for overload courses depending on the number and length of the additional courses. Admissions and Registration staff can advise of any additional charges.

Withdrawal from Overload Courses and Refunds
The process outlined in this handbook for withdrawals and part time refunds applies equally to overload courses.

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Change of Program, Option or General Education Courses If a student wishes to change programs, options or general education courses, they must consult with the program coordinator and complete, sign and submit the appropriate documentation to the required college departments. If this procedure is not followed, students may not receive credit. A student may change programs, option or general education courses within 10 days of the start of classes. With special permission from the Dean, there may be an extension into the third week. Evaluation The final grade in a given course will be based on a continuing testing and assessment program. There will be a mid-semester assessment and the program coordinator will inform all students accordingly whose progress is unsatisfactory. There is no specific time set aside for formal college-wide examinations; all tests and examinations are coordinated by the department concerned. Within the first 2 weeks of the semester, students will be informed in writing of the assessment process used by the faculty responsible. Field Trips Field trips are an essential part of many programs offered at Confederation College. While on field trips, students are college representatives and are expected to conduct themselves responsibly.

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General Education
The college recognizes the need to provide in its program curricula courses to broaden the students’ appreciation and understanding of themselves and the world. It is with this in mind that our postsecondary programs provide general education courses. General education experience deals with the learning outcomes and corresponding knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable students to exceed minimum expectations in their fields of study by providing context, perspective and meaningfulness to their efforts. General education emphasizes the expansion of students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes beyond their vocational and an essential employability skills education. The following five theme areas provide direction in the development and identification of courses that fulfill the general education requirements. A. B. C. D. F. Arts In Society Civic Life Social and Cultural Understanding Personal Understanding Science And Technology

Students can normally choose the required number of general education courses from pre-selected grouping. General education courses are graded and carry the same importance as other courses in the program and are used in the calculation of the grade point average.

Convocation Ceremonies
Dates for convocation ceremonies are published in the Academic Calendar of Events. Students eligible to graduate will complete and submit a “Request to Graduate” form to the Admissions and Registrar Office. Details on this will be available off the Convocation website, www.confederationc.on.ca/ admission/convocation

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Military Leave
The College recognizes that students who are members of the Reserve Force obtain additional benefits that are of value to their development and learning. The college will ensure that its Academic Policies & Procedures provide a process to consider special dispensations for Student Reservists.

Income Tax Certificates
Information regarding Tuition and Education Certificates (T2202A) for the 2007 taxation year will be available on the student website. Please ensure that addresses are promptly updated in the Student Information system: www.isis-ssb.confederationc.on.ca The following information regarding tuition fees may be of assistance to students when completing their 2007 Income Tax Return:

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Section 118.5 of the Income Tax Act allows students enrolled at the college to claim a deduction in respect to the tuition fees paid by the student or paid on the student’s behalf to the college. Allowable fees include actual tuition and college service fees. Activity fees or student association fees do not form part of the tax deduction. Tuition fees may only be claimed on a calendar year basis. For further information refer to Revenue Canada Income Tax Guide entitled “Students And Income Tax”.

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Note: The cash receipt issued by the college for payment of fees is not acceptable for tax purposes.

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Fees
Nonrefundable Fees Administrative Fee .......................................................................................... $100 Affidavit Fee ....................................................................................................... $10 Book Deferral Fee ............................................................................................... $15 College Service Fee - Thunder Bay .............................................................. $353 College Service Fee - Region........................................................................ $285 College Service Fee - Distance Education ..................................................$263 Co-operative Education ............................................................................... $400 Late Charge ....................................................................................................... $50 Part Time Subject Deferral Fee......................................................................... $15 Residence Deferral Fee .................................................................................... $50 Split Fee ............................................................................................................... $30 Student Activity Fee ........................................................................................ $147 Tuition Deferral Fee ........................................................................................... $50 Fees for Continuing Education/part time courses are nonrefundable after 2nd class. Other Fees Appeal Fee - per request ................................................................................ $25 Transfer credit - 1 course ................................................................................. $25 Transfer Credit - more than 1 course (If applied for at same time) .......................................................................... $50 Continuous Learning Centre testing ..............................................................$10 Duplicate Diploma .......................................................................................... $25 Duplicate Tax Certificate .................................................................................$10 Fax out of transcripts - local calls/per number ......................................... $3.21 Fax out of transcripts - long distance/per number .................................. $6.42 Health Plan Fee ............................................................................................... $175 NSF cheques ..................................................................................................... $50 Part time Graduation Fee ............................................................................... $30 Program Transfer Administrative Fee ............................................................ $30 Transcripts - per copy......................................................................................... $8 Shipping fee - Mail out of transcripts each envelope/per address ..............................................................................$6

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Note: payment of the transcript fee must be received by the Admissions & Registration Office before transcripts will be issued. Transcripts will not be issued unless all outstanding financial obligations to the college have been cleared. Student Activity Fee An overall activity fee of $147 is collected from all full time postsecondary students. This activity fee is used to provide a wide range of student activities and services. Aboriginal Student Activity Fee Aboriginal students pay the Student Activity Fee of $147, of which a portion is payable to either the Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association or the Student Union Of Confederation College Inc. With band-sponsored students that money will be directed to the Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association. With non-sponsored aboriginal students this money will be directed to SUCCI. Aboriginal students wishing their fees to be designated to the other organization can do so by completing and signing an Aboriginal Student Fee Designation form. College Service Fee The College Service Fee is collected to provide a wide variety of student services, such as award services, campus recreation, graduation, health services, tutoring assistance and placement assistance. Student Records It is the student’s responsibility to see that changes affecting their registration status are Reported to Admissions & Registration (See Calendar of Events). Regional and Distance Education students are to identify changes to their regional office. Student information such as grades, registration status, account or tax information will be released to a student after proof of identity (student card) or receipt of a signed request.

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Change of Address and Telephone Number Students are responsible for ensuring their correct information is in the Student Information System. Changes can be made online, follow the links from the Student Homepage.

Timetabling
Evening Classes Learners can accumulate credits toward a college certificate or diploma studying through evening classes. Students in full time programs may be timetabled for day or evening classes. Timetable Changes From time to time, in response to unforeseen or unexpected circumstances student program/course timetables may be changed. In this event, the college will attempt to reschedule classes during the regular 8 am to 6 pm schedule; however, it may be necessary to schedule evening or weekend classes. The college understands the inconvenience changes of this nature causes. Students are advised to contact their Program Coordinator or Dean/ Manager to discuss conflicts that may arise.

Tutorial
An academic tutorial is a special arrangement that may be made to provide for a student to register in a course that normally would not be available. A course being taught as a tutorial qualifies as a legitimate academic offering in the college and is part of the approved curriculum. In order to receive credit a student must be registered in the course being taught as a tutorial. The student must first receive “approval in principle” from the Academic Dean/Manager responsible for the course area. The school must enter the tutorial course on the master schedule. Full time or part time students wishing to enroll in postsecondary courses on a tutorial basis will be subject to the standard college course enrollment requirements and fee schedule.

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Withdrawal from a Course
Procedure If a student wishes to withdraw from a course the student should first consult with the faculty concerned before the deadline dates listed in the Academic Calendar of Events. The student is then referred to the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled. If, after reviewing alternatives with the coordinator, the student still feels that withdrawal from the course is the best course of action, the student will be provided with a drop form. The student is required to bring a copy of the completed and signed drop form to Admissions & Registration for processing. The program coordinator will distribute other copies of the drop form as required. Note: Withdrawal from courses can seriously affect the following

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Student loan eligibility Future semester subject eligibility Full-time program status Fieldwork and co-op work term eligibility Sponsorship status Investigate fully the effects of dropping or auditing courses.

Part Time Student Course Withdrawals - Centre for Continuing Education Refunds are provided up to the second scheduled class provided written notification is received by Admissions & Registration. An administrative fee will be withheld.

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Withdrawal from the College
Unless the formal withdrawal procedure is followed, a student will not be considered as having officially withdrawn from the college. This in turn can affect the amount of eligible refund a student may be entitled to if their fees have been paid or, the amount of fees they are required to pay the college if fees are still owing. Failing to officially withdraw from the college will result in F grades assigned on all courses in which a student is registered. Refer to the Refund Schedule at http://www.confederationc.on.ca/ admissions/. If fees have not been paid, contact Admissions & Registration to find out the amount owing to the college. Students are responsible for all outstanding tuition owed to the college. Procedures Note: Verbal notification of withdrawal is not acceptable. Follow the appropriate procedure as outlined below. If a student lives in Thunder Bay or is at the college at the time of withdrawal, he/she will:

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Obtain an official withdrawal form from the college school or program coordinator and complete the appropriate sections. Personally take the withdrawal form to:
• First: The program coordinator who is also responsible for signing and entering the date on the bottom of the form. This date becomes the effective date of withdrawal used for refund or charge calculations; Second: A Representative in the Financial Aid office.

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Personally sign the withdrawal form and leave it with the Financial Aid Office.

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If the student is registered in a program at any of the college’s regional campuses, they will:

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Obtain an official withdrawal form from the campus office or program coordinator and complete the appropriate sections. Personally take the withdrawal form to the program coordinator or area manager, who is also responsible for signing and entering the withdrawal date on the bottom of the form. This date becomes the effective date of withdrawal used for refund or charge calculations. Personally sign the withdrawal form and leave it or send it to the main office of the campus. If the student is registered as a full-time Distance Education student or is not able to attend the college campus he/ she is registered at, Admissions & Registration must be immediately notified in writing regarding the decision to withdraw, and reason for withdrawal.

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The withdrawal procedure must be initiated and completed by the student. Note: A student’s official date of withdrawal on record will be the date the letter is received in Admissions & Registration. Failing to officially withdraw as outlined above will result in the assignment of F grades which will become part of a student’s permanent academic record.

Refund Policy - Full Time and Part Time
Partial tuition refunds are provided to full time students who officially withdraw from their programs within 10 days of the start of class. Refunds are not issued after that date. Any exceptional requests for special consideration would need to be submitted to the Associate Registrar, in writing, along with appropriate support documentation for consideration. Partial refunds are provided to part time students who officially withdraw on or before the second scheduled class. Refunds are not issued after that date. Any exceptional requests for special consideration would need to be submitted to the Associate Registrar, in writing, along with appropriate support documentation for consideration.

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The Refund Schedule outlines the refund that a student will be eligible for should they officially withdraw from the college during various times within the academic semesters. Students must take note of the dates by which withdrawal can happen without considerable financial or academic penalty.

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If a student owes an outstanding debt to Confederation College, the college reserves the right to retain the amount of a student’s refund necessary to repay that debt. Students in receipt of financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program who withdraw from the college and become eligible for a refund are advised that the refund will be forwarded to the facility with which they negotiated the Ontario Student Loan or Canada Student Loan as a payment against their loan. International students should contact the International office for a copy of the International Refund Schedule.

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Note: The refund schedule is based on rates for the 2007-2008 academic year and is subject to change. There will be no other refunds except those stated on the approved refund schedule. The refund schedule is available at http://www.confederationc. on.ca/admissions/ . Exceptional Course/Program Withdrawals In extraordinary circumstances, the Associate Registrar gives consideration to course/program withdrawals after published deadline dates. Requests for exceptional consideration must be submitted in writing to the Associate Registrar with supporting documentation. Such requests must be submitted to the Associate Registrar in a timely manner for consideration. The decision of the Associate Registrar is final and not subject to appeal.

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Computer Services
The Confederation College Computer Services Department is responsible for all student/academic computer resources (computer labs, help desk services, student network accounts, e-mail addresses, network servers, and other information technology related services, etc.). The Computer Services Help Desk is located on the 3rd floor of the Shuniah Building (Rm. 346). The Help Desk can also be contacted by calling 475-6488, or by email at helpdesk@confederationc.on.ca

Information Technology Fee
All full-time post-secondary students pay an Information Technology Fee of $50 per semester (built into tuition fees). The Information Technology Fee covers services such as: network accounts, e-mail addresses, network/Internet access, 480 pages of printing access ($24 @ .05 cents/page), lab computers, software, wireless network access, and Internet Cafe’ workstations. A minimum of one “unscheduled” computer workstation is available for every 50 students paying the Information Technology Fee. ‘Open booking’ computer lab workstations are available and are distributed across the College according to student population. Standard suite of software on lab workstations includes Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office suite, virus software, Internet Explorer web browser, as well as many other instructional/educational software packages.

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Where Are The Open Booking Stations?
Shuniah Building 56 workstations 24 – 1st Floor Library (open lab) 8 - 2nd Floor Library Lab 24 - Room 344 18 workstations 30 workstations 22 workstations 18 - Room 257 Room 250A Room 209

McIntyre Building Dorion Building ACE Building

Where do I get Help?
Help Desk staff are available in each of the computer-lab areas. Shuniah Building - The main Computer Services Help Desk is located on the third floor in rm. 346. The Help Desk can also be contacted by calling 4756488, or by email at helpdesk@confederationc.on.ca McIntyre Building – Technical support is also available for students working in the McIntyre Building computer labs in Rm. 240A. You can also contact the McIntyre Help Desk by telephone by calling 473-3867.

Your College Network Account
Each student is given a unique College network/computer logon account with a corresponding e-mail address. This account is used to allow students access to computer lab workstations, College e-mail, print balance, Blackboard, the student Banner system, and other network resources. You will need to know your College account before you can access any of these systems. Please see the directions on the next page to determine the student account username and password combination.

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How to Log On with Your College Account
1. First, students will need to determine their username. Students can find out what their username is by using one of the following methods:
a. Confederation College Registration Instructions package – each student should receive this package by mail and within the document it will list your account username. b. Confederation College student photo-ID card – each student will receive an individual ID card on which is listed your College e-mail address. The username can be found by looking at the first part of your e-mail address published on your student card. Example: Student with the name of David Smith: E-mail address: dsmith@confederationc.on.ca Username: dsmith c. If your username isn’t on your student card (or you don’t have a card), you can determine your username by following the steps outlined below: • Your username will be up to 8 characters long and made up of the first letter of your first name followed by up to the first 7 characters in your last name. With some common last names, your username could have a number as the last digit in your username. Example: The student David Smith could have any of the following usernames: dsmith dsmith1 dsmith2 dsmith3 and so on….

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A student’s initial password will be 6 digits and will consist of numbers from their birth date in ‘ddmmyy’ format. Example: A student born on July 1st 1980, will have a password of: 010780

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Once you have successfully determined your College account username and password combination you will be able to access the following College systems or applications: • Student lab or classroom computers • Student network file server and J-drive • Student Information (Banner) system • Student Web Access Outlook E-mail system • Student printing resources • College Blackboard system. If you encounter difficulty determining your College account credentials, or if you are having difficulty logging on with your account on any of the above systems, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk on the 3rd floor of the Shuniah Building or phone 475-6488 for assistance.

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How to Change Your College Student Account Password
For security purposes, it is highly recommended that all students change their initial (default) passwords. When deciding on a password, try to use a combination of numbers and letters (upper and lower case) and make sure it is at least six (6) characters in length. Students shouldn’t use something easily guessable like a phone number, their name or a pet’s name. To change the password, follow these steps:

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After logging into the computer, once the desktop is loaded, press CTRL + ALT + DEL on the keyboard. Click the “Change Password” button. Type in the old password. Type in the new password in both boxes. Click “OK.”

Important! The procedure above will change a student’s password for their general network logon account which includes access to the College email, Blackboard, and Student Banner systems. Account passwords for some other applications (like TLM) are separate from a student’s main college account and will remain unchanged.

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Computer Labs (All Labs Have Internet Access)
Shuniah Building Labs Room 344: 24 workstations for open booking Classrooms: 326, 328, 330, 339, 343, 344, and 345 for a total of approximately 222 workstations (see notes 1 and 2 below) Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM Friday 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 1st Floor Library Open Lab 24 workstations for open booking 2nd Floor Library Lab 8 workstations for open booking Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 9:00 PM Friday 7:45 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday 2:00 – 9:00 PM McIntyre Building Labs Room 257: 18 workstations for open access Classrooms 229, 231, 232, 235, 237, 240, 244, 254, and 257 for a total of approximately 152 workstations. Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Dorion Building Labs Room 250A: 30 workstations – classroom/open access Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday Closed

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ACE Building Labs Room 209: 22 workstations – classroom/open access Room 132: 13 workstations – classroom Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Internet Cafe Internet Cafe workstations have been deployed throughout the College for the enjoyment of students: Shuniah Building Cafeteria area – 16 workstations 2nd floor (near Library entrance) – 8 workstations McIntyre Building ACE Building Hallway area outside of Rm. 257 – 6 workstations 2nd floor Cafeteria area – 2 workstations

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Computer Labs Notes
1. If a class is in progress in one of the rooms and there are available computers, the instructor may, at their discretion, allow students to work quietly in the lab, provided that the student is there at the start of the class and not part way through. In both the Shuniah and McIntyre buildings, if a lab is not being used by a class, the Help Desk attendant, if requested, will open as many labs as are required, provided that the labs can be adequately supervised. Computer workstations may be booked for two one-hour non-consecutive sessions per day in all “open-booking” labs. The Computer Services Help Desk and all computer labs are closed on holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Wireless Network Facilities
Wireless access points (running on the 802.11 A/B/G standards) to the college network/Internet have been installed throughout the college. This means that any college user with a wireless enabled device (laptop, PDA’s, etc.) can connect to the college network. Instructions for setting up wireless networking will vary depending on the type of device being used, operating systems, etc. However, the general ‘connect to’ information is provided below: Network Name/SSID: snap?47 Network Key (WEP): DA FC A1 69 AA For further information or help on connecting your device to the college wireless network, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk or call 475-6488.

Computer Log-off Procedure
Students must properly log off and shut down the computer before leaving a workstation in order to ensure the next person who comes along does not have access to the previous person’s resources and information. If a student fails to log off properly, someone else could resume the last person’s session, read their E-mail, and perform various other undesirable activities including using up the person’s printing allocation. To log off and shut down:

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Click the ‘Start’ at the bottom left of the screen. Select ‘Shut Down’ Then choose the option to ‘Log off’ and then click the ‘OK’ button Wait until the computer completely logs off — when the screen displays the Windows network logon screen again, then it is safe to leave the computer.

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Saving Computer Work
Each student network account is also given network drive space (called the student ‘J-drive’) to save and retrieve their work files from. The student J-drive is a shared hard drive space on the network server that is private for each account (only someone logging in with the particular account or authorized Computer Services staff can access it). Each student account has been allocated 100 MB of space on the J-drive to store their files on. Within the personal J-drive space, a student is free to save, retrieve, and delete files, as well as manage folders. Students are encouraged to use the J-drive to store their work files on as it is much more secure and reliable than using floppy disks (which can be easily damaged and lost). It is also recommended that students DO NOT save to the local hard drive (C-drive) of a computer as there is protective software installed on all student computer workstations in the college that will delete the files the next time the computer is rebooted. A final advantage of using the student J-drive is that the network server is backed up on a regular basis making it possible to retrieve files that may have been accidentally deleted or damaged. Please contact the Help Desk for assistance with this. Please note that the student J-drive is regularly monitored to ensure that students do not exceed their 100MB disk space allocation or use the Jdrive to store inappropriate material on (as per the College’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy). Please visit www.confederationc.on.ca/ it/acceptableuse.htm for more information on this policy.

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To save a file to the J-drive:

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Select “File,” then “Save As...” from within the computer program being used. Navigate through the available drive letters to find the drive letter “J”. Click on the J-drive to select it (this is the student’s personal network space). Enter a file name and click on the “Save” button.

To retrieve a file from the J-drive:

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Select “File” then “Open..” from within the computer program being used. Navigate through the available drive letters to find the drive letter “J” Click on the J-Drive to select it (this is the student’s personal network space). Select the file you wish to retrieve and press the “open” button.

Note: A student’s network account and J-drive space, is kept for up to one year after a student leaves the College. This gives students plenty of time to back up any school materials they may want to keep to a personal storage device.

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Printing and Scanning Services
Confederation College has black & white laser printers available for student use. These printers are located in the Shuniah Building (Help Desk & Library areas), McIntyre Building, Dorion Building, and ACE Building. Printing Allocation Each student is automatically given an allocation of $24 dollars per year for printing purposes. This ‘print balance’ is tied to your College account and will allow you to print to any student network printer in a computer lab area. The cost for printing is $0.05 cents per black & white page and $0.50 cents per page on a colour laser printer. Printing costs are automatically deducted from a students’ available print balance each time a print job is sent. Please note: The print balance money is non-refundable and nontransferable, but is renewed at the start of each new academic year (for returning students). Colour Printing Colour printers are also available in the Shuniah and McIntyre Buildings for general student use. In the Shuniah Building, one colour printer is available at the Computer Services Help Desk and can be accessed by any computer workstation from within the 3rd floor computer lab area. A second printer is also available on the 1st floor Library open computer lab. In the McIntyre building, a colour printer is available in the open booking lab in room 257. The cost to print to any of the colour printers is $0.50 cents per page. How to Print To print a job to a “pay-for-print” laser printer from any computer workstation:

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Print as usual from any Windows program (i.e. select “File” then “Print”). Select the printer from the list provided that you wish to print to.

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Purchasing Additional Print Balance If a student exceeds the $24-per year printing allocation, they can purchase additional allocation (in $5 increments) at the Library Circulation Desk (see page 128 for hours of operation). Checking Print Account Balance To check how much money you have left on your print balance account:

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Ensure you are logged into the computer with your own College account. In the bottom right corner of the Windows desktop, click the black dollar sign symbol. A window will pop-up indicating your remaining print balance.

Colour Scanning Colour scanning service is available in the 1st floor Library open computer lab area in the Shuniah Building as well as in the McIntyre building in room 240.

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Security Software and Station Monitoring
A security software package has been installed on all college lab computers and configured to prevent changes to the operating system, additions of shortcut icons to the desktop, unauthorized software installations, etc. Any of the above changes will cause the Windows image to rebuild itself the next time the computer is rebooted. Warning: This process will delete any files that have been added to the C-drive! Computer Services staff will also, from time to time, use security software to remotely monitor random student computer lab workstations to ensure proper adherence to Confederation College’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Acceptable Use Policy: Appropriate Use of Computing Facilities
Computer and Internet facilities are provided at Confederation College for the betterment of students’ education and shall only be used for educational purposes. The facilities are not to be used for financial gain, harassment, or unauthorized, malicious, unethical, illegal or subversive activities. The facilities shall also not be used to access or distribute pornographic materials. The penalties for the abuse of these privileges are commensurate with the severity of the infraction and could include a student’s removal from their program of study and suspension of computer privileges.

Internet Accessible Databases
Several online databases of full-text and full-image magazines are available through the Confederation College Library webpage at: www. confederationc.on.ca/library, These databases include: Electric Library, Britannica Online, Medline, CINAHL, Applied Science And Technology Plus, CBCA, Proquest Direct, Business Source Plus, Cancerlit, ERIC, and the list is growing! For more information on how to access these sites from within the college or from home, contact the Information Services desk in the Library or call 4756208.

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Banner Online Student Information System
Students Can Use the Banner System to:

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View/maintain personal student contact information Complete on-line course registration & payment View registration status View academic records View class schedule

How to Access the Banner Online Student Information system:

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You can access the Student Banner Information system by using any Internet connected computer with a web-browser. There is a web link to the Banner Information system on the College website: www. confederationc.on.ca/students On this web page, under the section ‘Commonly Used Student Resources’ click on the ‘Banner Self-Service Application’ link. By clicking this link you are brought to the Confederation College Banner Self-Service Application web site. Click the ‘Enter Secure Area’ link to get to the login page. You are then brought to the Banner Self-Service Application login page:

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To login to the Banner Self-Service Application, enter in your LDAP ID and LDAP Password. Your LDAP ID & password are the same username and password to be used with your general College login account. Please refer to page 125 for instructions on how to determine your College account username and password combination. After entering in your LDAP ID and LDAP Password, click on the ‘Login’ button below to enter into your account within the Banner Self-Service Application.

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Note: For further assistance with logging into your college Banner Self-Service Application account, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk at 475-6488 or by e-mail at helpdesk@confederationc.on.ca.

Checking your College Email: How to Log on to Web-Based E-mail
Students can access their college email account from anywhere in the world — all they need is a computer, Internet connection, and web browser program. To access your College Email:

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Go to this Web site: webmail.confederationc.on.ca When prompted with a logon window, enter in your regular college network account username and password. Click the ‘OK’ button to login.

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For Additional Computer Help
If a student requires additional computer help, contact the Computer Services Help Desk on the third floor of the Shuniah Building. Please see page 128 for the Help Desk Department and Computer Lab hours of operation. Phone E-mail 475-6488 helpdesk@confederationc.on.ca

Help Desk staff are also available to provide assistance in the Library and McIntyre Building (Room 240A) computer lab areas.

Getting Started with Blackboard - For Students
1. 2. 3. Connect to the Internet. If you are using a computer at the college, you are automatically connected. Launch Internet Explorer. Click in the Address Bar, and type the following: http://confederation.blackboard.com (note the absence of www) Click Go or press Enter. When the Blackboard login screen appears, click the button labelled ‘User Login.’ In the next screen, type in your username and password in order to login to Blackboard. Note: Your Blackboard username and password combination is the same as your general College network account username and password (Please refer to page 125 for instructions on how to determine your College account username & password). Click the ‘Login’ button. Once logged into Blackboard, you should see a screen similar to the illustration below. Take a moment and look around the ‘My Institution’ page. In the list of ‘Tools,’ choose ‘View Grades.’ Choose a course and you can see any grades entered.

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10. When finished with your Blackboard session, click ‘Logout.’

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Using TLM (The Learning Managers) Communications Courses
The software known as TLM works with an Internet browser so you can practice and get information for your Communications course. TLM lets you work at your own pace and times, including outside the college, as long as you have access to a computer with Internet capabilities. Both CS101 and CS117 use TLM for practice in English mechanics, but these courses are slightly different. SYSTEM Requirements to Access TLM You can use any Confederation College computer with Internet Access. From anywhere else, you must have... • Windows PC: Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher • Mac OS9: Minimum Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 6.1 or higher Logging on the TLM

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Left click on your Internet browser and type into the address bar: http://tlm.confederationc.on.ca When you see the opening TLM page, choose whichever course you are enrolled in - either CS101 or CS117 When you see the TLM logon page, you must type in your logon ID and password: Logon ID: the last 9 digits of your student number (this can be found on your student card). Password: the first three numbers of the last four digits in your student number.

4. Under Select Course, left click your course. (CS101 or CS117)
Note: If you experience any problems accessing or logging into TLM, please consult your instructor first, or visit the Computer Services Help Desk on the 3rd floor of the Shuniah Building.

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