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NOTIFICATION OF RESEARCH STUDY BEING CONDUCTED AT ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE – COLLEGE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PROJECT (CSAP)

In order to support greater student success in mathematics and languages, St. Lawrence College is a participant in the College Student Achievement Project (CSAP).  This project is a province-wide program of research and deliberation into student achievement in college mathematics and languages, being undertaken by a research group, based at Seneca College, and funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

CSAP research analyses mathematics and language achievement of all first-year college students in relation to a variety of variables including their secondary school mathematics and English / French backgrounds.  The research adheres to a strict Data Protection Policy that conforms to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  This ensures (a) that no students can be personally identified from the research and (b) that the data collected for CSAP is covered by the consent provided by students when applying to the college through OCAS and by existing College policies on the collection and use of student information.

For further information about CSAP and to access the CSAP Data Protection Policy, please see: http://csap.senecacollege.ca .  If you have any questions concerning the collection and use of personal information or if you do not wish to participate in this project, please contact Seneca College’s Privacy Protection Office at Markham Campus, 8 The Seneca Way, Markham, Ontario, L3R 5Y1 or 416-491-5050 ext. 77846, or privacyoffice@senecacollege.ca.

This research has been approved by the St. Lawrence College Research Ethics Board (SLC REB #2012-62LS), as well as the Research Ethics Board at Seneca College. If you have any more questions about this research study, you can contact Shannon Claggett, Associate Dean, Applied Science & Computing at St. Lawrence College at sclaggett@sl.on.ca. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you can contact the SLC Research Ethics board at reb@sl.on.ca.