Professional Conduct

The Computer Science Technology Program, in accordance with the Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP), may remove a student from the Program for reasons other than failing courses. In order to remain in the Program, a student must display behaviour appropriate to the Computer Science Profession as described by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Appropriate behaviour must be displayed in all activities associated with the Program, in classrooms, labs, during the internship, in relations with fellow students, staff, faculty, employers and clients. The procedure for removing students from the Program on the basis of Professional Conduct will be applied as per the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP).

Some examples of inappropriate behaviour are:

  • Unauthorized use of software, computing devices and networks;
  • Spreading of computer malware deliberately or through negligence;
  • Deliberate refusal to follow course-related instructions given by staff or faculty;
  • Unethical practices such as theft of another student’s work, theft or destruction of college property, unauthorized copying of software, destruction of another student’s work;
  • Continual rudeness and disruptive behavior;
  • Interference with another student’s learning;
  • Failure to collaborate as required in course activities, including failure to collaborate appropriately as a member of a team;
  • Display of deportment or habits (for example personal hygiene) outside the normally accepted standards in the workplace;
  • Violation of confidentiality or privacy.

Students expelled from the Program under the Professional Conduct portion of the Academic Standing and Advancement policy can appeal to the Academic Dean.

Last Modified: April 30, 2021