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Niagara College Policies and Procedures ensure consistency in the rules and regulations governing both academic and college life.

Please note that policies and their related documents are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the College or as mandated provincially. This page represents the official and current version of all policy and procedure files, forms and documents.

If there are any improvements that you would like to recommend, or if you have questions about College Policies or Procedures, please contact Pam Skinner by email at [email protected].

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Academic Credentials Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Framework for Programs of Instruction, Niagara College will issue the following credentials for course work that is recorded on the student鈥檚 official transcript.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Freedom Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy defines the rights, obligations and responsibilities related to Academic Freedom when applied to teaching and scholarship conducted by College staff members in the course of their appointment.

Category: Human Resources

Academic Honesty Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To produce high quality graduates, Niagara College must maintain the highest standards of academic honesty.

Last Reviewed: September 23, 2019

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Rights and Responsibilities Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College recognizes the importance of maintaining a positive, supportive and ethical environment that is conducive to learning for individuals and for our college community as a whole. This policy serves to define acceptable behaviour and expectations, to preserve the integrity of the academic community and promote an atmosphere that fosters learning.

Last Reviewed: November 28, 2019

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Admission to Student Residence Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This practice establishes the process to assess and offer residence beds to students at Niagara College.
Under Review

Last Reviewed: March 1, 2015

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Admissions & Pathways – Postsecondary Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The admissions requirements at Niagara College are developed to ensure that all applicants are considered in an equitable and consistent manner, and where there are oversubscribed programs, to evaluate those applicants with a higher likelihood of success. This policy conforms to the principles of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Last Reviewed: February 22, 2022

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

After Hours Access to College Buildings Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College recognizes that in some programs of study, students may require after-hours access to classrooms, shops, labs and studios beyond regular program hours. The College maintains this after-hours access as a privilege in accordance with the academic needs of individual programs.
Under Review

Last Reviewed: February 12, 2013

Category: General Operations

AODA 鈥 Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This practice is intended to set a foundation of expectations while meeting the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11 as set forth under the AODA.

Last Reviewed: July 10, 2023

Category: General Operations

Appeal of Academic Decisions Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy addresses appeals relating to academic decisions which impact the academic standing or progression of Niagara College students.

Last Reviewed: November 8, 2017

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Approval of Contracts, Documents or Instruments in Writing Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This practice identifies senior administrators authorized by the Board to execute 鈥渃ontract, documents and instruments in writing鈥 and outlines various administrative procedures relating to the execution of contracts.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Awards of Excellence Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College believes it is important to honour excellence and acknowledge employees who support college goals and enrich college life. These individuals exemplify outstanding characteristics in the areas of personal qualities, work performance and customer service.

Last Reviewed: April 5, 2010

Category: Human Resources

Class Cancellations Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Occasionally, classes need to be cancelled or rescheduled to accommodate particular circumstances as described within this policy.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Procedures

College Committees Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy identifies the parameters associated with the formation, operation, and responsibilities of College Committees and College Working Groups.

Last Reviewed: May 11, 2022

Category: General Operations

College Role in Political Activities Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy serves as a mechanism to ensure that the personal political interests and activities of Niagara College employees remain separate and distinct from their professional duties, to allow the College to work with all governments. It also provides guidelines for interactions with various political candidates, parties, and elected representatives.

Last Reviewed: May 11, 2022

Category: General Operations

Commercialization Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy provides a framework for the College's role in supporting third party entities and facilitating the commercialization of arising intellectual property by them.

Last Reviewed: December 12, 2022

Category: Applied Research

Committee: Academic Affairs & Strategic Enrolment (AASEC) PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Academic Affairs and Strategic Enrolment Committee (AASEC ) is responsible for leadership in the effective planning and implementation of teaching and learning, student success initiatives, research, enrolment and marketing to achieve the goals identified in the Niagara College Strategic Plan.

Last Reviewed: November 23, 2020

Category: General Operations

Committee: College Policy and Procedure (CPPC) PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College Policy and Procedure Committee (CPPC) is responsible for ensuring all policies and procedures are developed as per the Meta Policy and reviewed as per the established review schedule or as required.

Last Reviewed: May 11, 2022

Category: General Operations

Committee: Executive Team PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Executive Team is responsible for leadership in effective and strategic planning, and oversight of College operations.

Last Reviewed: March 11, 2021

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: General Operations

Committee: Fee Protocol PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Fee Protocol Committee is in place to provide to the Board of Governors their recommendation for the Compulsory Ancillary Fees to take effect in September of the upcoming academic year.

Last Reviewed: March 2, 2017

Category: General Operations

Committee: IT Governance and Priorities PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this committee is to review, recommend and provide direction across the entire IT portfolio.

Last Reviewed: November 29, 2023

Category: Information Technology

Committee: Professional Development Leaves 鈥 Academic PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this committee is to provide support for, and review of the development of professional development leave applications.

Last Reviewed: March 2, 2017

Category: General Operations

Committee: Space Management PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Space Management Committee is a forum to facilitate the efficient and effective use of College space for employees, students and services at all Niagara College locations.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: General Operations

Committee: Sustainability PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Sustainability Committee provides feedback to the Office of Sustainability regarding sustainability projects and initiatives.

Last Reviewed: March 2, 2017

Category: General Operations

Conflict of Interest Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The policy applies to all members of Niagara College and establishes the principles, parameters and guidelines for identification, disclosure and management of conflict of interest situations.

Last Reviewed: June 27, 2023

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Human Resources

Cooperative Human Resources Development Opportunities Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College recognizes that faculty, support and administrative staff may be interested in seeking inter- and intra-institutionally based human resource development activities designed to offer staff an opportunity to explore, plan or pursue expanded career directions within or outside of the College.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Copyright Compliance Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy provides the framework for permissible use of copyrighted resources, whatever the format, by informing Niagara College employees and students, as users and/or creators of copyrighted works.

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2023

Category: General Operations

Course Feedback Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Student feedback on courses contributes to the identification of potential modifications needed for continuous course and curriculum improvement.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Procedures

Course Information Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The policy will provide a standard method of communicating course information and changes to students enrolled in credit courses at the College.

Last Reviewed: December 21, 2023

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Course/Program Fees and Refunds Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College Board of Governors approves tuition and ancillary fees for all programs of instruction and courses offered by the College.

Last Reviewed: August 24, 2016

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Curriculum Committees Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Curriculum Committees are established to provide students, the opportunity to make recommendations regarding curriculum and course objectives for their program of study.

Last Reviewed: May 16, 2019

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Category: Forms and Documents

Development of New Programs Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to ensuring that all its programming meets an identified economic or societal need and is consistent with the College鈥檚 Mission and Values, as well as the Minister鈥檚 Binding Policy Directive on Programs and is generally aligned with the College鈥檚 Strategic Mandate Agreement.

Last Reviewed: August 24, 2019

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Disability Management Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

We are committed to providing a healthy environment, to assist employees in maintaining good health, and to provide support to those living with an illness, injury, or disability.

Last Reviewed: December 11, 2013

Category: Human Resources

Disposal of Surplus or Obsolete Goods Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy will outline the requirements for tracking furniture and equipment that is no longer in use because it is either surplus or obsolete.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Donated Goods & Services Policy

Under Review

Category: Finances and Purchasing

Donor Recognition Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The policy provides guiding principles regarding the naming of college assets and is subject to Board Policy IV-I.

Last Reviewed: February 1, 2022

Category: General Operations

Education/Training for Human Resource Development 鈥 Leave of Absence Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College has identified the educational/training leave of absence as a time release opportunity from regular college duties so that a staff member can pursue educational/training activities.

Category: Human Resources

Employee Code of Conduct Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Employee Code of Conduct is intended to provide clarity for Employees on standards of integrity, and professional conduct.

Last Reviewed: June 27, 2023

Category: Human Resources

Experiential Learning Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To ensure that all Niagara College learners are provided with practical as well as theoretical training.

Last Reviewed: June 16, 2017

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Procedures

Extreme Cold Prevention Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To outline the requirements for appropriate supervisory and employee due diligence and limitations regarding work in extreme cold.

Last Reviewed: August 12, 2012

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Faculty Assessment 鈥 Professors Policy

Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Faculty Credentials and Scholarship for Bachelor鈥檚 Degree Teaching Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Post Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) that assesses and monitors Bachelor鈥檚 degrees in Ontario colleges has mandated the credentials required for all faculty who are assigned to teach into any Bachelor鈥檚 degree program

Last Reviewed: April 23, 2014

Category: Human Resources

Faculty Review 鈥 Counsellors Policy

Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Faculty Review 鈥 Instructors Policy

Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Faculty Review 鈥 Librarians Policy

Under Review

Category: Human Resources

First Aid Rooms and Responders Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and will ensure compliance with the measures and procedures prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations, and other relevant legislation concerning health and safety.
Under Review

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Flags on Campus Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy provides guidelines for the raising, lowering and display of flags at Niagara College.

Last Reviewed: October 3, 2023

Category: General Operations

FOI 鈥 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Freedom of Information) Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy provides an alternative access to information that is not available through the usual channels by allowing an individual to make a formal request (through FIPPA) to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator at the College.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

FOI 鈥 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Protection of Privacy) Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy outlines the College鈥檚 obligations regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of all personal information held in its custody, as well as the regulations surrounding the access of an individual to their own personal records.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Free Speech Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Freedom of expression must be protected as it is essential to discovery, critical assessment and the effective dissemination of knowledge and ideas, and leads to social and economic advancement.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: General Operations

Full-Time and Term Certain Complement Approvals Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The intent of this policy is to ensure that decisions relating to filling full-time complements are made in a consistent, consultative, timely and efficient manner to best meet the human resources and organizational needs of the College.

Last Reviewed: April 3, 2014

Category: Human Resources

Further Formal Education for the Purpose of Additional Progression Steps Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Academic Collective Agreement sets out a Classification Plan for Academic Employees which permits employees to gain further increments (subject to specific limitations) by completing further formal education which has been approved in advance by the College.

Last Reviewed: December 16, 2015

Category: Human Resources

General Education Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

We believe that General Education is an essential and integral element of effective and comprehensive college programming. We ensure that General Education courses remain a significant component of post-secondary programs in keeping with the intention of the Minister鈥檚 Binding Policy Directive Framework for Programs of Instruction, originally issued April 1, 2003.
Under Review

Last Reviewed: December 12, 2008

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Grading and Transcripts Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

All courses and credentials are displayed on the single transcript, including graduate certificate, degree, diploma, apprenticeship and other non-postsecondary courses of study.

Last Reviewed: September 12, 2016

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Harassment and Discrimination (Respectful Environment) Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to ensuring a working and academic environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of all employees and students and in which all individuals are treated with respect.

Last Reviewed: June 27, 2023

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Heat Stress Prevention Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this practice is to develop guidelines for working in hot environments, reduce the potential for heat-related illnesses, and to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario and its regulations.

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Hot Work Policy

Under Review

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Imminent Threat Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

When there is an Imminent Threat, immediate action may be required at any or all campuses/sites including: Evacuation, Lockdown, Hold and Secure, and/or Shelter in Place.

Last Reviewed: December 21, 2023

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Incident or Accident Report Policy

Under Review

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Information Technology Acceptable Use & Security Awareness Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy outlines the acceptable use of computer, network and related electronic equipment at Niagara College.

Last Reviewed: February 2, 2021

Category: Information Technology

Interior Signage Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The asset value of the College鈥檚 facilities is significant and there is a great responsibility on all users of these facilities to take proper care of our buildings and property.

Category: General Operations

International Travel and Safety 鈥 Employees Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken for the safety of faculty and staff who travel abroad, for College-approved international activities or College business, and to effectively manage measures intended to mitigate the risks associated with international travel

Category: Human Resources

IT Governance Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of IT Governance is to further the strategic goals of the College through an accountability and decision framework for the acquisition, implementation and deployment of information technology and related/supportive processes.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Information Technology

Job Evaluations 鈥 Administrative Staff Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The intent of this practice is to formalize the process by which administrative positions are evaluated and the results communicated to individuals.

Last Reviewed: February 14, 2014

Category: Human Resources

Key(s) and Building Security Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

In order to protect Niagara College assets and to ensure authorized access to facilities, it is the policy of the College to maintain a unified access program throughout all College sites, ensuring the highest security standards in the protection of site facilities and to create a safe working environment by restricting access through the issuance and control of key(s) related to the operation of College facilities.
Under Review

Last Reviewed: February 12, 2013

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Latex Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To identify any Niagara College students or employees with known latex allergies, or those at risk of a latex allergy or reaction. To provide a safe environment that minimizes the risk of exposure to latex.

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Leased Facilities Policy

Under Review

Category: General Operations

Libraries and Learning Commons Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The services, resources and facilities of the Libraries and Learning Commons support the achievement of the College vision and strategic directions, with a focus on student success and community development through three core activities.

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2023

Category: General Operations

Lost and Found Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy provides the main principles related to property that has been found, its retention and disposal.

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2019

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Meta Policy 鈥 Policies and Procedures Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this policy is to standardize the process for creating and updating College Policies and College Procedures.

Last Reviewed: May 4, 2016

Category: General Operations

Missed Evaluations Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College has the responsibility to ensure that all students are evaluated in an equitable manner and recognizes that students may face exceptional circumstances which could prevent them from completing academic work or evaluations as scheduled. This policy came into effect January 1, 2020.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Niagara Plan 鈥 Administration and Support Staff Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Alternative work experiences are to be designed to meet a range of human resource development needs and objectives as and when required.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Niagara Plan 鈥 Faculty Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

In an effort to maintain and improve the quality and content of instruction and services given to students at Niagara College, all faculty members may be asked to complete a work experience opportunity in a service/business/industry relevant to their teaching or service areas
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Occupational Health and Safety Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and will ensure that the measures and procedures prescribed by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) and its regulations and other relevant legislation concerning health and safety are complied with.

Last Reviewed: May 11, 2022

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Ownership of Intellectual Property Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy, taken together with the Commercialization policy, governs the ownership and procedures for the protection of intellectual property, and identifies the rights and responsibilities of various stakeholders.

Last Reviewed: December 12, 2022

Category: Applied Research

Parking Procedures and Regulations Policy

Under Review

Category: General Operations

PeopleSoft Portal Access Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Access to the PeopleSoft Portal will be given to all full-time employees and part-time employees. Part-time faculty who work fewer than six (6) hours typically are not given access. Access will be removed when an employee鈥檚 assignment with the college is complete.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Performance Agreement and Evaluation 鈥 Administrative Staff Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The intent of this policy is to provide an effective and uniform method for completing performance assessments agreements for administrative staff in the College excluding the President.

Last Reviewed: April 1, 2003

Category: Human Resources

Prepaid Leave Plan for Administrative Staff Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The intent is to clarify the information provided in Item 3.7.6 of the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Administrative Staff.

Category: Human Resources

Procurement Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy/procedure has been developed to provide clear and consistent guidelines to all Niagara College employees which ensure that goods and services are acquired through a process that is open, fair and transparent that provide the best available price, quality and value to college staff and students.
Revised Approval Authority Schedule effective January 2, 2023

Last Reviewed: October 3, 2023

Category: Finances and Purchasing

Professional Development Leaves 鈥 Academic Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

All PD leaves will be used to pursue suitable activities which will enable staff members to enhance their expertise, to build upon initiatives they have undertaken relative to their work at the College.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Professional Development Leaves 鈥 Administrative and Support Staff Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Clearly outline standards, criteria and method of evaluation for professional development leaves for admin and support staff.

Category: Human Resources

Program Advisory Committees Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy establishes the operational requirements for a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that is required for each Program of Instruction under Board by-law.

Last Reviewed: March 25, 2015

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Program and Curriculum Modification Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to assuring that its programs meet and exceed standards and expectations for quality and relevance. At the core of this commitment is a requirement for continuous review, updating and improvement of the curriculum for each program.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Program Progression and Graduation Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Progression and graduation requirements are intended to clearly describe the expectations of students in order to be eligible to proceed between levels and eventually graduate from a program of instruction.

Last Reviewed: March 13, 2017

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Program Suspension and Cancellation Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To formalize a process for to suspend or cancel programs.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Providing Goods and Services to Persons with Disabilities Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to the inclusion of all individuals who access and utilize College facilities and services.

Last Reviewed: June 16, 2017

Category: General Operations

Quality Assurance and Program Review Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the appropriate mechanisms are in place for the regular review of all Niagara College programs to ensure ongoing quality, relevancy and currency.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Records Retention Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The policy for records retention/destruction sets out the periods of time for which records must be retained before they can be destroyed.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Remembrance Day Protocol Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Niagara College community wants to ensure a thoughtful, timely and respectful observance of the National November Day of Remembrance for fallen Canadian soldiers.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Remote Work Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy defines accepted practices and responsibilities for employees who request a Remote Work Arrangement (RWA) and who Niagara College authorizes to work in a RWA. This policy is intended to ensure consistent application across the College and ensure that employees participating in a RWA continue to provide a level of service equal to a conventional work arrangement.

Last Reviewed: May 13, 2022

Category: Human Resources

Research Involving Human Participants Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The principle behind this policy is to ensure that the rights of human participants in research are respected and protected, as well as to ensure that research is conducted ethically, according to the guidelines and standards of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans or TCPS2.

Last Reviewed: June 8, 2019

Category: Applied Research

Scheduling Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To generate accurate timetables while optimizing the use College resources and to accommodate the requirements of students, administer and schedule timetables as fairly and equitable as possible.

Last Reviewed: December 10, 2020

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Category: Forms and Documents

Procedures

Severe Weather Closures Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The intent of this policy is to identify the main principles and key responsibilities for determining and communicating, whether and when a closure is required due to severe weather, and when operations resume following a closure.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2020

Category: General Operations

Sexual & Gender-Based Violence Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This document sets out the way in which Niagara College addresses sexual and gender-based violence and ensures that those affected by sexual or gender-based violence are believed and appropriately accommodated, and ensures that the College has a process of investigation that protects the rights of individuals and holds accountable, individuals who have committed an act of sexual or gender-based violence.

Last Reviewed: November 29, 2023

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Social Media Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To assist college employees in the appropriate use of Social Media in connecting with other Niagara College administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and College stakeholders.

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2023

Category: Advertising/Marketing and Promotion/Commercial Activities

Procedures

Solicitation Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Solicitation, for the purpose of this practice, shall be interpreted broadly to include fundraising activities by students, staff and outside organizations; sale of goods and services by students, staff and outside organizations; advertising and promotional activities by students, staff and outside organizations.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Space Management Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To ensure the efficient and effective use of all College space for employees, students and services at all Niagara College locations.

Last Reviewed: June 16, 2017

Category: General Operations

Staff Fee Part-Time Studies Courses Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College recognizes the importance of offering Continuing Education course opportunities to full-time College staff.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Standing Committee: College Accessibility PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

There shall be a Standing Committee of the College known as the College Accessibility Committee comprised of the following members and having the following duties and responsibilities.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Standing Committee: Honours and Awards PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

There shall be a Standing Committee of the College known as the Honours and Awards Committee comprised of the following members and having the following duties and responsibilities.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Statement on Evidence of Faculty Credentials Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To ensure that students and clients of the College are provided with classroom and other instruction of the highest quality, this policy has been introduced as a quality assurance measure for faculty teaching at the College.

Category: Human Resources

Statement on Human Resource Development Policy

Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Student Accommodations Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to providing access to an educational environment that fosters a climate of mutual respect, fairness, dignity and equitable treatment, and to extend to students opportunities to exercise their worth and potential.

Last Reviewed: August 24, 2016

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Procedures

Student Code of Conduct Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Student Code of Conduct provides guidelines for appropriate behaviour for all Niagara College students and a framework for addressing non-academic misconduct.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Student Complaints and Issues Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

For certain complaints or concerns, Niagara College has established specific procedures to be followed in those cases
Under Review

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Student Death Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The President and all employees want to assure a thoughtful, timely and caring response to family members and the College community while also respecting individual cultural and spiritual beliefs and rituals.

Last Reviewed: November 29, 2023

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Procedures

Student Evaluation Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy applies to the evaluation of student performance in postsecondary courses approved at Niagara College.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Student Records Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy sets the standards for the confidentiality and access of student information as defined below.

Last Reviewed: May 4, 2016

Category: Student Records, Rights and Responsibilities

Support Staff Performance Appraisal Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Regular performance reviews will be conducted by the support staff鈥檚 immediate supervisor to assess the employee鈥檚 performance, to acknowledge the employee鈥檚 contributions and to identify areas of professional development and growth.
Under Review

Category: Human Resources

Sustainability Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College will continue to develop a culture of sustainability and integrate our knowledge within the college community. The Niagara College Policy Statement will be a driving force and support the growth of sustainable development for Niagara College.

Last Reviewed: January 24, 2017

Category: General Operations

Third Party Access to College Facilities Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

There are occasions when it is appropriate for parties external to the College to have access to its resources. This procedure outlines the conditions under which such access is appropriate.
Under Review

Category: General Operations

Tobacco, Cannabis and Smoking Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To identify restrictions, main principles and responsibilities relating to tobacco, cannabis and smoking.

Last Reviewed: October 4, 2018

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Travel and Expense Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2022

Category: Finances and Purchasing

Tuition Assistance – Employees Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This policy outlines the scope of tuition assistance available for employees wishing to obtain additional credentials.

Last Reviewed: March 13, 2024

Category: Forms and Documents

Category: Human Resources

Tuition Subsidy for Dependent Children Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To provide a uniform framework with respect to the dependent child(ren) of full-time employees enrolled in Niagara College post-secondary programs.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2023

Category: Human Resources

Use of College Logo Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The College name and logo should appear on all printed material such as the career guide, student handbook, newspaper advertisements, brochures, flyers, banners, maps, graduate year books, athletics year books, stationery (letterhead, envelopes and memorandum), facsimile transmissions, name tags, plaques, etc.

Category: Advertising/Marketing and Promotion/Commercial Activities

Video Surveillance and Recording Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To provide guidance in the responsible use of video surveillance and recording on college premises for the purpose of safety and security of the entire Niagara College Community and its visitors.
Under Review

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Weapons and Firearms Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to establishing and maintaining a working and learning environment that is free of violence and intimidation. The College has initiated a Zero Tolerance policy in regard to the presence of weapons and firearms on any College campus.

Category: Health, Safety and Security

Whistleblowing Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

To provide for the safe disclosure of Wrongdoing and prohibit retaliation against any member of the College community who, in good faith, makes a disclosure or raises a concern in accordance with this policy, or discloses information to an external agency/body against the College or any employee of the College on the basis of a reasonable and honest belief that the information is true and in the public interest.

Last Reviewed: February 2, 2021

Category: General Operations

Procedures

Working Group: Academic Operations (AOWG) PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Purpose of the Academic Operations Working Group (AOWG) is to operationalize the College鈥檚 academic strategies and plans, and make recommendations to the Academic Affairs & Strategic Enrolment Committee (AASEC) on related matters.

Last Reviewed: December 5, 2018

Category: General Operations

Working Group: Academic Quality Assurance PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of the Academic Quality Working Group is to support the development of the Niagara College OCQAS self-study document and monitor and enhance the Quality Assurance mechanisms in place at the College.

Last Reviewed: November 2, 2021

Category: Academic Standards and Quality

Working Group: Enterprise Systems PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The purpose of this working group is to provide forum for discussion, input and prioritization on information technology projects and services, as it relates to the College鈥檚 business and student administrative and support systems across the College.

Category: Information Technology

Working Group: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinating Council (EDI) PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Council coordinates EDI work that is done across the College in order to avoid duplication of efforts and increase the profile of EDI initiatives. The overall purpose is to identify, leverage, and coordinate efforts related to EDI across Niagara College.

Last Reviewed: March 8, 2022

Category: General Operations

Working Group: Program Change & Development (PCD) PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

The Purpose of the Program Change & Development Working Group (PCD) is to provide leadership in the process of new program development and program changes.

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2020

Category: General Operations

Working Group: Teaching and Learning Technologies PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

This working group represents the interests of the major users of the College鈥檚 teaching and learning systems and applies to all common and enterprise level teaching and learning systems and technologies developed and managed anywhere at the College.

Category: Information Technology

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy PDF (PDF opens in a new tab)

Niagara College is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment and maintaining a workplace that is violence free as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This document formally establishes this commitment, which we implement through our workplace violence prevention program.

Category: Health, Safety and Security

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