Know Your Rights (Humber) Know Your Rights Humber In addition to Humber College’s student rights, students also have rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Information topicsPlease select:Academic Concerns and AppealsTuition Refunds and Partial Credits for Failed CoursesFaculty EvaluationHow to Report Code of Conduct ViolationsStudents have the right to appeal an academic decision pertaining to grade review, probation, academic withdrawal, expulsion, academic misconduct or special consideration on the basis of medical, psychological or compassionate grounds. Detailed Description: Types of Appeals: In Course piece of work or Final Exam refers to appeals of major assignments worth at least 20% of the final grade and where it is believed there is a discrepancy of at least 10% between the grade earned and the grade believed to have been earned. Grade Review refers to academic decisions related to grading of coursework, assignments, clinical placements, examinations, and final course grades. Academic decisions refer to the following: decisions on grades; decisions arising from the methods and criteria used by a professor on assigning a final mark; decisions based on academic misconduct, including suspension or expulsion; decisions regarding academic probation and withdrawal or special consideration on the basis of medical, psychological, or compassionate grounds; decisions regarding denial of a request for readmission to a program College-Level Academic Appeal refers to the completion of the School-Level Academic Appeal and is the next step if you are not satisfied with the decision made within the above mentioned process. Steps to making an Appeal: Speak with your Professor and/or Program Co-ordinator. Share your concerns and try to reach a resolution that is satisfactory to all members. If you are not satisfied with the results, you may request that the Associate Dean for the program review the concerns. Formal requests must be submitted to the Associate Dean of the School within ten (10) days of the end of term. You must provide the appropriate documentation (for example, medical reports) which may impact the resolution of the appeal. Policy Reference: Academic Regulations, Section 18 – Grade Review and Academic Appeal 1. Students who withdraw from a course have the right to a refund of tuition and ancillary fees. Detailed Description: A course must be dropped prior to Last Day to Drop a Course for a Refund as listed in the Academic Calendar for each term. A full-time student who drops a course may or may not be eligible for a refund depending on their remaining course load. Students who have dropped a number of courses within ten (10) business days, and as a result become part-time in status will qualify for a refund. Changing from full-time to part-time status may impact a student’s eligibility for Financial Assistance/Aid (OSAP). How to drop a course: Domestic Students - A full refund of tuition and ancillary fees, minus a $500 tuition deposit, will be issued. Drop your course online through MyHumber, and the refund will be automatically issued. International Students - A full refund of tuition and ancillary fees, minus a $1,000 administrative fee, will be issued. Drop your course online through MyHumber and the request for a refund will be issued following review by the international office. Please visit the Humber College Academic Calendar to see the drop/withdrawal dates for your particular program. Policy Reference: Academic Regulations, Section 8.0 – Refunds Full-Time and Part-Time Students 2. Students have the right to request to earn credits for a failed course. Detailed Description: A supplemental privilege is the opportunity to earn credits for a course that a student has failed and is granted only when the student has successfully passed all evaluation components awarded throughout the course, but did not achieve a passing grade after completing the final exam or final evaluation. In other words, a supplemental examination can be administered if approved by the Associate Dean. A student who wishes to request a supplemental privilege must apply for supplemental privilege within ten (10) business days from the end of term through the Associate Dean. Please note: Students who apply for and are granted a supplemental privilege forego the right to pursue an academic complaint, grade review, or appeal of their final grade. Policy Reference: Academic Regulations, Section 10.3 – Supplemental Privileges1. Students have a right to participate in evaluating faculty teaching through student feedback questionnaires and focus groups. Detailed Description: Humber is committed to teaching excellence and will measure and evaluate teaching effectiveness by using a variety of tools and methods including (but not limited to) the following: Class visits by academic administrators Student feedback questionnaires Faculty portfolios Student focus groups Policy Reference: Faculty Evaluation and Professional Development Policy and Procedure, Section 2.1 Link to Policy here. The Office of Student Conduct promotes the rights, well-being, and safety of community members at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber. They support campus community development through assistance with conflict resolution, and as needed, the Office of Student Conduct investigates complaints using the Code of Student Conduct. (PDF file. If you require a PDF reader, download Adobe Acrobat.) Humber College’s Code of Student Conduct outlines individual and community expectations regarding student actions and behaviour. The Code defines that students are responsible for acting in a manner that respects others and promotes their well-being and safety. Any member of the Humber community (student, staff, or faculty) can contact the Office of Student Conduct to consult about a matter and without lodging a formal complaint. Concerns can be resolved formally or informally and they can meet with you to discuss concerns and outline available resolution opportunities. Students have the right to make a complaint against any community member who violates their right to a safe and welcoming educational environment. Students have a right to procedural fairness in an investigation and determination of responsibility (as it relates to the Code). These rights include: Right to a fair hearing Right to appeal Right to have an advisor or support person present at hearings or meetings More information can be found on the Know the Code website. You can reach the Office of Student Conduct by phone at (416) 675-6622 ext. 4357 or by email.