As a Maniwaki Continuing Education Centre (MCEC) student, I have Rights but responsibilities that accompany those rights. MCEC is a learning community committed to providing a safe and civil environment which is respectful of the rights, responsibilities, well-being, and dignity of all its members. As a member of this community students can expect to be a part of a respectful, engaging, collaborative, creative and innovative environment
MCEC Student Rights
MCEC has established policies and procedures to ensure that all members of the centre community may benefit from the promotion of its core values. The centre upholds and will take reasonable steps to ensure that students, as members of our community, are aware of their rights and responsibilities, as follows:
Every student has a right to pursue their education in an environment that is safe, secure, and conducive to learning. Students have a right not to be subjected to harassment, sexual harassment, bullying or discrimination, indignity, injury or violence.
Students have the right to free inquiry, expression, belief, political association, and assembly, provided they do not interfere with the rights of others, with the effective operation of the MCEC or violate other Centre and school board policies and procedures.
Every student has a right to due process and procedural fairness in any investigation of allegedly improper student conduct or alleged violations of policy.
Every student has a right to a protection of privacy consistent with MCEC policy and existing privacy legislation.
Students have the right to reasonable access to statements of policies, procedures, and guidelines of the MCEC.
Students have the right to form and participate in a Student Council.
MCEC Student Responsibilities
Along with rights come certain responsibilities. Academic and non-academic integrity are inherent in student responsibilities.
Students at MCEC are expected to act consistently with the values of the Centre community and to obey local, provincial, and federal laws.
Every student is responsible for abiding by all MCEC policies.
Students are responsible for exercising their freedoms with honesty, integrity, and respect for the principles of justice, equality, and human rights.
Every student is responsible for contributing to making the MCEC community safe, respectful, and inclusive. Students must refrain from conduct that threatens or endangers the health, safety, well-being, or dignity of any person.
Students are expected to be individually responsible for their actions whether acting individually or in a group. MCEC considers that students have an obligation to make legal and responsible decisions concerning their conduct and to model and convey the centre's expectations of conduct to their peers and staff members.
Every student is responsible to resolve academic and personal issues by communicating with the appropriate MCEC staff members.
Every student is responsible to keep MCEC informed of their current contact information and any change of name.
Every student is responsible to observe and obey all health and safety procedures outlined for classrooms and field trips.
Students are responsible to become familiar with course outlines, content, evaluation methods, timelines, and academic calendar.
Students are responsible for reading emails directed to their MCEC-assigned email and for responsible use of technology.
Students are responsible to be aware that they have signed a consent waver regarding the use of digital images.