ABM College is committed to adapting learning resources to ensure students have the opportunity to successfully complete their studies. The College maintains a professional setting by assuring a safe, respectable, and fair environment for all students and staff members.
Students/Staff are required to support the academic and ethical standards of ABM College. Violations of the policies and standards may be subjected to suspension and/or expulsion.
Student Attendance Policy
Class Attendance and Absence Notification
- Only students who are officially enrolled are the students who should attend and participate in the classes.
- Officially enrolled students are expected to attend the classes on time, participate and contribute to the classroom works. Specific polices attendance will be set by the classroom instructor especially on punctuality and breaks.
- Students should provide notification by email to the instructor in case the students needs to be absent in advance if possible.
- Students can be excused, (attendance credit, given opportunity to re-write missed quizzes or exam, given opportunity to earn any grades missed) if the students provided valid reasons for absences. Valid reasons are medical conditions (needs medical note from the Doctor), Sickness of the immediate family member (medical note from the Doctor) and others.
- Absence for valid reasons from a major grading event, such as an examination or presentation, require written documentation from a recognised professional. Such documentation will be provided to the instructor and forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.
- A student may not be allowed to attend a given class period or scheduled examination for reasons of lateness, misconduct, or failure to meet the responsibilities of the course. 1.9. If an instructor is absent for a scheduled class, he/she may schedule a make-up class or a make-up assignment. Attendance is recorded based on the make-up class or make-up assignment in lieu of the missed class. In this case, instructors record attendance based on completion of make-up class or assignment.
- Maximum Absences and Required to Withdraw
- Students who miss 20 hours or more of class time without instructor approval may be withdrawn from the course and awarded a grade of “FA”.
- Incomplete Term Due to Extenuating Circumstances
- A student who has been absent for acceptable reasons with appropriate documentation may receive a Deferred grade and enter into an Incomplete Course Contracts with the course Instructor. Incomplete Course Contracts must be approved by the Program Chair.
- Study Leave – Students can file for a study leave with valid reasons and required documents. Students are only allowed to have a maximum of 30 leave days. More than 30 days of leave will cause the students to be withdrawn from the program.
- Academic Failure-Students who fail courses even after repeat exams, or who fail the lab evaluation or their practicum or their second practicum could be expelled from the College.
- Student Expulsion Policy-ABM College has a zero tolerance policy regarding academic dishonesty, the non-payment of tuition fees, harassment and /or discrimination of any form.
- Academic Dishonesty-Cheating, plagiarism, unapproved collaboration, alteration of records, bribery, falsification of information, use of aids that have not been expressly permitted by instructors, theft or solicitation of another student’s assignments, paperwork, tests, or personal belongings, and intentionally attempting to assist another student to commit any act of academic dishonesty, will not be tolerated.
- Outstanding Fees Policy- Failure to pay tuition or other fees due to the College is considered a debt to the college. Students may be expelled if fees are not paid after the College has provided written warning.
- Harassment or Discrimination-Harassment and discrimination is a serious offense, there is a zero tolerance policy at ABM College. Students are required to be respectful to their peers/instructors and office staff. Students participating in harassment or discriminatory activities are subject to suspension under pending investigation. Expulsion is automatic for any student who is deemed, after the result of an investigation, to have engaged in harassment or discriminatory activities.
- Significant Addition /Omission in Admissions Documentation- Students who knowingly misrepresent their personal information on their application forms are subject to immediate expulsion.
- Misuse of College Property-Students who damage, misuse, steal or otherwise use property in a manner prohibited by common sense may be expelled and will be required to make restitution to the College.
Student Withdrawal Policy
For the purpose of Alberta student funding, ABM College must consider a funded student as withdrawn under any of the following circumstances:
- As per section 6 (c) of the Alberta Institution Designation Agreement, when a student has missed five consecutive class days without contacting the institution, before or during the absence, to provide a reasonable excuse. In this case, the effective date of the student’s withdrawal is the first of the five days that the student was absent.
- When a student with a reasonable excuse is absent for more than 30 consecutive days, the effective date of the withdrawal is the first day during this period that the student was absent.
- When a student has excessive absences that will prevent him/her from successfully completing the program within the scheduled study period. In this case the effective date of student’s withdrawal is the last day that the student was in attendance.
ABM College is bound by provincial law by following Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to protect the privacy of the students. The College respects the right to privacy of its students and is committed to safeguarding the personal information of each student and graduate. ABM College will not disclose a student’s personal information without a prior written consent of the student.
At ABM College we protect the personal information collected from students, graduates, staff and other business partners. This includes the training of employees and the establishment of control systems for responsible use of personal information that is accessible to College employees while performing work-related duties. The College directs its employees to exercise caution when disclosing personal information to others. Access to personal information is limited to the following:
- An individual accessing his or her own personal information
- An employee of the College with authorized access based on a legitimate academic or business need
- Any organization or person authorized by the individual to receive the information
- Authorized Legal Agent/Government Body/Representative under the circumstance where the College complies with the release of personal information
- Individuals or entity as permitted by law where deemed to be necessary for reasonable conduct of College business
Student Compliant Procedure
ABM College of Business and Technology is committed to the fair treatment of its students and its employees and to an open and collaborative approach when dealing with student concerns. We try to resolve complaints informally wherever possible; while keeping in mind that mail-in resolution processes may be required to satisfactorily resolve the issue.
- All complaints to the administration must be in writing. Anonymous complaints will not be considered
- Lodging a complaint will have no adverse consequences on the status of the complainant in their course or program of study
- Student complaint policies and procedures apply to individual or group complaints
All Complaints should be addressed to:
Nasreen Siddiqui – Registrar
ABM College of Business and Technology
112 28th Street SE,
Calgary, AB T2A6JA
- Complaints must be initiated within 10 days of the event/s that led to the complaint
- The student should first approach the instructor or other authorized individual to discuss the area of concern. If the concern(s) cannot be resolved verbally, the student is required to submit the complaint in writing to the Registrar of ABM College (see contact information above).
- Within 10 days, a meeting is arranged between the student and the Registrar of ABM College. The student can be accompanied by an advocate of their choice at all stages of the complaint process and this person can take oral submissions on behalf of the student.
- The student has an opportunity to make an oral presentation of the complaint at this meeting and to have another person present or another person make the oral presentation on his/her behalf. The proceedings and outcome are documented.
- Upon review of the complaint and any other relevant information, the Registrar will make a decision. The decision is communicated to the student in writing within 21 business days following the meeting and will contain the reasons for the decision.
- ABM College maintains a record of all students at their campus for a period of three years from the date of the decision. This record includes a copy of the written student complaint, any submissions filed, and the written decision.
- Should the student not be satisfied with the decision rendered by ABM College of Business and Technology, the student may refer the complaint to the Director, Private Vocational Training, 10th Floor Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5