1. Administrators must meet their obligations within parameters that are clear yet flexible to allow for a diversity of situations.
  2. Administrative staff are expected to:
    • demonstrate courtesy and respect in all dealings with students, academic employees, and support staff; -
    • be fully conversant with all aspects of the College's policies and procedures and will be prepared to implement them; - demonstrate their respect for the professionalism of faculty and support staff; -
    • ensure that the work assigned to an employee meets the terms of the employee's job description and the collective agreements and that the duties are appropriate to the qualifications and skills of the employee;
    • give faculty and support staff who agree to accept assignments currently outside their qualifications and skills but within their expected potential a commitment to provide the time or training needed to successfully perform these assignments;
    • be clear and specific in communications with faculty and staff so that all concerned will know precisely what behaviour is expected of them;
  3. All staff must apply professional and ethical standards at all times when accessing, using, and distributing information and materials through use of learning technologies. Staff must use computing and communication facilities and services only for the purposes for which they are authorized. Technologies must not be used to access, use or distribute materials that are obscene, vulgar, or pornographic, or that might be perceived by others as harassment or intimidation.
  4. The College also expects that administrative staff will:
    • Familiarize themselves with College policies that are relevant to their responsibilities; - adhere to those policies to the best of their ability;
    • assist and encourage others to adhere to the policies, for example, by directing a student to the appropriate channels for appeal;
  5. Administrative staff will not use the workplace or online environment to:
    • use scurrilous, profane, or obscene language; make remarks or engage in behaviour that could reasonably be considered racist, sexist, or discriminatory according to the Ontario Human Rights Code (see Appendix D) and will intervene if they witness such behaviour;
    • engage in behaviour or make remarks that could reasonably be interpreted as threatening and will intervene if they witness such behaviour;
    • intimidate any employee or student verbally, while they themselves strive actively to prevent others from engaging in such behaviour; or
    • Encourage, by inaction or innuendo, the development of an environment that is fractious, disrespectful of others, or intolerant of order and good manner.
    • promote their personal, religious, political, social, or business agendas
  6. As leaders in the institution, administrators have an obligation to be good stewards of the College’s resources. Examples of good stewardship include (but are not limited to):
    • Observing all policies and procedures for the administration of College resources
    • Seeking to support, through funding, facilities, time, and other resources, work that advances the College’s commitment to student learning and strategic objectives.
  7. In partnership with the faculty and staff, administrators are executors for and guardians of the College’s academic mission. As such administrators’ responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
    • Making every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and protect academic freedom
    • Encouraging the free pursuit of learning, independence of thought, and freedom of discussion 3. Communicating and promoting high standards of academic conduct, e.g., teaching, College.