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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The English Language Centre (ELC) program at Ontario Tech University (serving Ontario Tech and Durham College) is an intensive full-time academic program that requires a high level of student engagement.

There are basic technological and academic requirements necessary for a student to study in our program. Students are also subject to policies and expectations set forth by Ontario Tech’s Office of Campus Security and the Registrar’s Office.

Technology

Students must have an Internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop) along with a working webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers. Students must be able to hear and see the instructor and other classmates, and the instructor and other classmates must be able to hear and see the student. Students are not permitted to attend virtual classes via mobile phones. This expectation starts on Day 1 of the session.

Issues with technology must be dealt with in a timely manner. 

Academic

English Language Centre students are subject to Ontario Tech's academic integrity policy. This policy covers issues such as plagiarism and other forms of cheating. The ELC student engagement policy states that students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. The Engagement Policy also states that students must complete coursework as outlined by the instructor. Student academic performance is assessed using the English Language Centre rubrics (writing, speaking, engagement). In addition, student progress is guided by the Academic Readiness Skills Rubric and the Student Success Plan (in Week 6).

Behaviour

All students studying at the Ontario Tech campus are subject to policies set forth in Student Conduct Policy. This policy includes but is not limited to disruption of learning, teaching and working; behaviour that is abusive, demeaning, threatening or intimidating; theft, damage, and destruction of property; misuse of facilities, equipment, materials or services; misconduct related to the use of alcohol/drugs; as well as infractions related to the campus COVID-19 policies.

Student registration

ELC students are responsible for meeting deadlines set forth by the Registrar’s Office. This includes dates for paying fees, accepting offers, submitting required documents and changing or deferral program start dates. Information about fees and deadlines are shared with students in the pre-arrival information emails, as well as in Weeks 1 and 2 of the sessions. Payment information can also be found on the English Language Centre fees page.   

Breach of policies

Violation of any of these policies may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and dismissal from the ELC program.