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Policies & Procedures

Please note this page is being revised and does not contain a complete list of NSCC's policies and procedures. If you have questions about NSCC policies and/or procedures, please email .

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations Policy (PDF 150KB) – updated: 02/07/2019

Academic Accommodations Procedures (PDF 165KB) – updated: 02/07/2019

Academic Achievement and Enrolment

Academic Performance Policy (PDF 127KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Academic Probation Policy (PDF 35KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Academic Probation Procedure (PDF 130KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

College Credentials Policy (PDF 82KB) – updated: 11/20/2018

Course Load Policy (PDF 37KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Evaluation Policy (PDF 57KB) – updated: 01/01/2017

Graduation Requirements & Program Progression Policy (PDF 126KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Graduation Requirements & Program Progression Procedure (PDF 18KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Policy (PDF 48KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Academic Integrity Procedures – Student (PDF 35KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Academic Misconduct Report Form (Fillable* PDF 129KB) – updated: 09/30/2015

Academic Misconduct Decision Form (Fillable* PDF 101KB) – updated: 09/30/2015

*Fillable forms must be downloaded, completed and submitted by email.


Admissions Policy (PDF 65KB) – updated: 09/06/2018

Campus/College Closures

Temporary Campus or College Closure (PDF 205KB) – updated: 12/13/2018


Email Policy (PDF 46KB) – updated: 09/01/2016

Accessing NSCC Internal Email Distribution Lists – Procedures (PDF 164KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Emailing a Large Number of External Recipients – Procedures (PDF 113KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Requesting a Generic NSCC Email Address – Procedures (PDF 113KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Email Best Practices (PDF 213KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Social Media Policy (PDF 161KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Establishing a Social Media Account – Procedures (PDF 137KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Establishing a Social Media Account – Form (Fillable* PDF 110KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

*Fillable forms must be downloaded, completed and submitted by email.

Establishing a Social Media Account for Academic Purposes – Procedures (PDF 32KB) – updated: 09/01/2016

Establishing a Social Media Account for Academic Purposes – Form (PDF 81KB) – updated: 09/01/2016

Social Media Guidelines (PDF 680KB) – updated: 10/02/2015

Web Policy (PDF 203KB) – updated: 02/07/2019


Use of Copyright Materials Policy (PDF 41KB) – updated: 09/15/2017

Fair Dealing Guidelines (PDF 41KB) – updated: 09/15/2017

Diversity and Inclusion

Educational Equity Policy (PDF 212KB) - updated 2/19/2019

Employment Equity Policy (PDF 59.5KB) – updated: 10/25/2017

Drug and Alcohol

Drug and Alcohol Use Policy (PDF 138KB) – 09/06/2018

Smoke Free Policy (PDF 34KB) – new: 09/06/2018

Employee Code of Conduct

Employee Code of Conduct (PDF 63KB) – new: 01/30/2017

Employee Code of Conduct: Appendix A - Examples of Breaches (PDF 53KB) – new: 01/30/2017

Employee Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy (PDF 33KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Conflict of Interest and Commitment Procedures (PDF 21KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Conflict of Interest and Commitment Guidelines (PDF 40KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Conflict of Interest and Commitment – Appendix A – Examples (PDF 25KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Declaration of Potential Conflict of Interest and Commitment – Form (PDF 49KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Employee Success

Employee Success Policy (PDF 32KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Employee Workplace Accommodations

Employee Workplace Accommodations Policy (PDF 49KB) – new: 01/09/2017

Facilities Management

Facilities Use and Rentals Policy (PDF 31KB) - new: 10/01/2016

Facilities Use and Rentals Procedures (PDF 98KB) - new: 10/01/2016

Fair Hiring

Fair Hiring Policy (PDF 31KB) – updated: 01/01/2018


Short Term Investment Policy (PDF 98KB) – updated: 01/16/2019


Fraud Policy (PDF 47KB) – updated: 01/01/2018


Fundraising Policy (PDF 63KB) – new: 09/01/2016

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Policy (PDF 82KB) – updated: 09/01/2016

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Policy (PDF 36KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Payment Card Industry

Payment Card Industry Policy (PDF 45KB) – new: 12/01/2016

Policy Administration

Criteria for Board of Governors Policy Approval – Guidelines (PDF 69KB) – new: 07/04/2018

Privacy and Confidentiality

Confidentiality of Student Information Policy (PDF 32KB) – new: 01/01/2017


Procurement Policy (PDF 47KB) - new: 10/01/2016

Procurement Procedures (PDF 391KB) - new: 04/20/2017

Reimbursement of Expenses and Entertainment

College Purchase Card Policy (PDF 39KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

College Travel Card Policy (PDF 40KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Entertainment and Other Expenses Policy (PDF 49KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Presidential Travel Expenses Policy (PDF 28KB) – new: 10/27/2017

Travel Expense Claim Form (XLS 152KB) – updated: 01/06/2018

Travel and Reimbursement Policy (PDF 119KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Research Ethics

Research Ethics Board Policy (PDF 78KB) – updated: 12/18/2015

Research Integrity Policy (PDF 48KB) - new: 10/01/2016

Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment (Discrimination and Harassment)

Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment Policy (PDF 61.7KB) – updated: 09/04/2015

Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment – Procedures (PDF 144KB) – new: 05/01/2017

Risk Management

Risk Management Policy (PDF 54KB) - updated: 04/20/2018

Safe Disclosure "Whistleblowing"

Safe Disclosure Policy (PDF 42KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Safe Disclosure Procedures (PDF 40KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

NSCC Safe Disclosure Form (PDF 52KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Safe Disclosure FAQs for Employees (PDF 58KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Safe Disclosure FAQs for Managers (PDF 54KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Safe Disclosure FAQs for Subjects of Investigation (PDF 47KB) – updated: 01/19/2016

Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence Policy (PDF 140KB) – new: 05/01/2018

Sexual Violence Procedures (PDF 266KB) – updated: 12/13/2018

Sexual Violence Report Form (PDF 105KB) – new: 05/01/2018

Student Appeals

Student Appeals Policy (PDF 157KB) – updated: 02/07/2019

Student Appeals Procedures (PDF 206KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Student Appeal Application Form (Fillable* PDF 337KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Formal Student Appeal Decision Form (Fillable* PDF 505KB) – updated: 10/06/2017

Student Appeal Advising Meeting Form (Fillable* PDF 191KB) – new: 10/06/2017

*Fillable forms must be downloaded, completed and submitted by email.

Student Awards

Student Awards Policy (PDF 62KB) – new: 09/26/2018

Student Code of Conduct (replaces Great Expectations)

Student Code of Conduct Policy (PDF 61KB) – updated: 09/15/2017

Student Code of Conduct Procedures (PDF 55KB) – updated: 09/15/2017

Student Misconduct Report Form (Fillable* PDF 167KB) – updated: 09/15/2017

Student Misconduct Decision Form (Fillable* PDF 196KB) – updated: 01/16/2019

*Fillable forms must be downloaded, completed and submitted by email.

Student Printing

Student Printing Procedures (PDF 135KB) – updated: 01/25/2019


Sustainability Policy (PDF 47KB) – updated: 01/01/2018

Technology Resources

Technology Resources - Acceptable Use Policy (PDF 169KB) - updated 2/26/2019

Communication Devices – Acceptable Use Policy (PDF 157KB) – updated: 01/28/2019

Portable Technology Equipment Policy (PDF 85KB) – new: 09/26/2018

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning Policy (PDF 79KB) – updated: 02/01/2018

Work Integrated Learning Insurance Guidelines (PDF 152KB) – new: 11/15/2017

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