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    University of Alberta
  Dec 16, 2017
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Standards

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Students' performance and behavior in the classroom on campus and while student teaching in the schools are subject to the guidelines laid out in the Code of Student Behavior available on the University Governance website at, the Practicum Intervention Policy , and the Alberta Teachers' Association Code of Professional Conduct.

Police Information Check

Students should be aware that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act, all new employees, volunteers and other people engaged for services by designated agencies (hospitals, nursing homes, lodges, group homes, etc.) must complete a Police Information Check (also known as a Criminal Record Check, Security Clearance Check, or Police Clearance), which must include a Vulnerable Sector Check. In addition, certain other agencies, organizations, and educational facilities may require students to present a Police Information Check prior to entering a practicum, work placement term, internship, or field experience placement.

Students who have concerns related to their ability to provide a clear Police Information Check should consult with the Undergraduate Student Services. Students will be informed of the need for a Police Information Check prior to specific internship/practicum/work experience placement. See Requirement for Police Information Checks  for more information on the general requirements concerning Police Information Check and the fees associated with them.

Field Experience Placements and Professional Practice

The Dean, or Designate acting on behalf of the Dean, may immediately deny assignment of a student or withdraw a student from, or vary terms, conditions or site of a field experience placement if the Dean or Designate has reasonable grounds to believe that this is necessary in order to protect the Public Interest. Refer to Practicum Intervention Policy  for additional information.