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Student Academic Discipline (Policy #71)
Student offences punishable by disciplinary action are described in Policy 71*. The Ombudsperson (Campus Centre, 150C, ext. 2402) is available to advise students of their rights under this Policy and to advise on the procedures to be followed.
Academic offences shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
- Infringing unreasonably on the work of other members of the University community (e.g. disrupting classes or examinations; harassing, intimidating or threatening others).
- Violation of safety regulations in a laboratory or other academic setting.
- Cheating on examinations, assignments, work term reports, or any other work used to judge student performance.
- Impersonating another student or entering into an arrangement with another person to be impersonated for purposes of taking examinations or tests, or carrying out assignments.
- Plagiarism, which is the act of presenting the ideas, words or other intellectual property of another as one's own.
- Obtaining by improper means examination papers, tests, or similar materials, or using or distributing such materials to others.
- Falsifying academic records, including tests and examinations, or submitting false credentials.
- Oral or written misrepresentations (e.g., fraudulent health claims) which may have an effect on academic evaluations.
- Submitting an essay, report, or assignment when a major portion has been previously submitted or is being submitted for another course without the express permission of all instructors involved.
Disciplinary Penalties. One or more of the following disciplinary penalties may be imposed:
- A reprimand or warning to the student that her/his behaviour has been unacceptable.
- Submission of a failing grade in an examination, test, assignment, or course, or in a term.
- Disciplinary probation for the balance of the period of registration at the University in the degree program in which the student was registered at the time of the offence.
- Restraining orders in the case of threats to individuals or restitution for property or other damages.
- Expunging grades or revoking degrees.
- Suspension of a student from the University, which shall not exceed three years.
- Expulsion, which shall be permanent.
* The full text of Policy 71 is available electronically on UWinf o. Copies can also be obtained from the Ombudsperson (Campus Centre) and the University Secretariat (Needles Hall).
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