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Community invited to attend virtual town halls for policy 61 consultations

Feedback wanted to address the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct
March 19, 2021
Students talking outside with masks on.

The Ryerson community is invited to participate in the upcoming consultations to review Senate Policy 61, the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. Photo by Alyssa K. Faoro

Starting March 25, 2021, the community is invited to participate in the second series of consultations to review Senate Policy 61: the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. The town halls allow students, faculty and staff to provide feedback and ask questions about proposed changes. 

The google docPolicy 61 draft is available online, external link, and feedback can be provided in one of the town hall sessions, in a short survey, external link or by emailing policy61review@ryerson.ca

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the town halls to learn more about the review process and policy changes. 

Virtual Staff and Faculty Consultations
March 24
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register at: https://forms.gle/eCqFYmEe6DozkVwg7, external link

Virtual Student Consultations
March 25
5 - 6 p.m.
Register at: https://forms.gle/eCqFYmEe6DozkVwg7, external link

Virtual Student Consultations
March 30
5 - 6 p.m.
Register at: https://forms.gle/eCqFYmEe6DozkVwg7, external link

Virtual Staff and Faculty Consultations
March 31
2 - 3 p.m.
Register at: https://forms.gle/eCqFYmEe6DozkVwg7, external link

Policy 61 educates students about Ryerson values and expectations, informs them about their rights and responsibilities, outlines processes for complaints and enables fair processes that address challenging student behaviour. Changes to policy include: 

  • The use of student-friendly language to promote transparency and ensure compliance;
  • Inclusion of a support framework to clearly identify resources for community members who experience harmful behaviour;
  • Processes and procedures for disciplinary processes that commit to empathy, dignity and care;
  • Transparency in the university‚Äôs community standards by outlining the rights, responsibilities and university expectations of students, and upholding a safe community defined by equity, civility, inclusivity and respect; and,
  • Substantive changes to increase procedural fairness.

Review of Policy 61 began in December 2018 when the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students established a Policy 61 Review Committee to help guide the implementation of changes to the policy, while providing input, perspective and advice. The committee has representation from students, faculty, and staff from across campus, and has been constituted to ensure an effective, efficient and timely process.

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