Student Rights & Responsibilities

♦ Cornerstone Academic College: Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
As a student at Cornerstone, you have the right to:
  • a written student contract stating all important details about your enrolment at Cornerstone, including:
    • he legal name of the institution
    • The name of the program
    • All associated program fees
    • Admission requirements, as applicable
    • The elements of the program and the requirements for successful completion of the credential being pursued
    • Primary method of program delivery
    • The expected duration of the program
    • The expected hours of instruction, lab participation and/or placement expectations required to successfully complete the program
    • All tuition and fees associated with the program, as well as the costs of required textbooks and equipment
    • Payment schedule of fees to be paid
    • Consent by the student to share their enrolment and/or reporting information with CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) as necessary for the purposes of the ISP (International Student Program)
    • Acknowledgement with place for a student’s signature, confirming they have received and read the contract and
    • The tuition refund policy applicable to the student.
  • a receipt for all fees paid
  • a refund in the case of withdrawal, cancellation or expulsion from a program, in accordance with Cornerstone’s refund policy
  • a transcript, issued upon request, after completion of studies at Cornerstone
  • a Cornerstone certificate or diploma, issued upon request, upon successful completion of a Cornerstone program
  • expect to have complaints dealt with seriously, in accordance with Cornerstone’s Dispute Resolution Policy
  • inform school officials immediately if you are injured while attending school or internship placement, as Cornerstone has insurance to cover the costs of such incidents
  • enjoy all rights and freedoms recognized by law
  • a learning environment that is safe, free from harassment and discrimination
  • a learning environment which is characterized by mutual respect and civility
  • a learning environment that, while safeguarding dissent, is free from interference and disruption
  • an environment which ensures that administrative decisions are made, or actions taken, with fair regard for the known and legitimate interests of students
  • an environment where adequate measures are taken to protect the security of students on school property
  • the right to complain without fear of reprisal
  • access facilities as a school community member upon payment of any required fees;
  • receive information at the commencement of each course, including:
    • the instructor’s name
    • instructor’s office location
    • school hours and Cornerstone’s telephone number
    • a course description
    • a marking or evaluation scheme;
    • a statement of the teaching mode(s)
  • have academic work judged solely on its merits
  • appeal grades and/or academic standing
  • confidentiality of your student information, records
  • Protection of your Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property is defined as the intangible value we place on original, creative work: the ideas and concepts, and the physical things that represent that effort. Inventions, songs, paintings, formulas, designs, and the models, recordings, products etc. that result from or represent the creative effort are examples. The Copyright Laws defining ownership reserve the intellectual property rights for a work to the individual author or creator of the work. Than means all the works students create in response to course assignments, projects, or independent study and research are their property. This includes term papers, multimedia products, artworks, reviews, websites, performances, designs, and even contributions to online or recorded discussions. There is an implied consent in the student-faculty contract, that faculty members can copy, distribute or otherwise use the work for the purposes of and within the context of the course; but permission for any further use beyond the course and the course term should be obtained in writing.
♦ As a student at Cornerstone Academic College, you have the responsibility to:
  • have valid health insurance
  • abide by federal, provincial and municipal statutes in addition to school policy
  • treat all members of the community, including faculty, staff and fellow students, with respect
  • refrain from:
    • behaviour, which you know, or ought reasonably to know, obstructs teaching, learning, evaluation, administration and the other usual or authorized activities of the school
    • conduct and activities likely to endanger the health or safety of yourself or another person;
    • assault or the threat of assault to another person; or,
    • behaviour that you know or ought reasonably to know would cause another person to fear bodily harm, or that may endanger personal wellbeing or may obstruct the teaching and/or learning process.
    • unwelcome or persistent behaviour (e.g. personal harassment) that you know, or ought reasonably to know, would cause another person to feel humiliated, demeaned or intimidated or which may obstruct the teaching, learning and/or work process of another person
    • using the school’s computing, telephone, mail and/or other communication systems to convey nuisance or other objectionable messages which may endanger the personal well-being of another person or which may obstruct the teaching, learning and/or work process of another
  • treat school facilities and equipment with respect;
  • familiarize yourself with relevant school policy;
  • respect posted hours and limits on entry where such conditions exist;
  • not destroy, tamper with, unlawfully access or limit the access of others, remove, possess, or knowingly create a condition which endangers or threatens destruction or damage, of property not your own, including, but not limited to, library materials, computing facilities, and telecommunications systems;
  • abide by the school’s policy and guidelines related to all computing and networking facilities;
  • not remove, possess, maliciously engage, or tamper with school fire protection equipment, or security and safety systems.
  • evacuate the buildings during fire alarms or other emergencies.
  • ensure that your guests abide by school policy.
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