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Process for Academic Offences

When a student is suspected of having committed an academic offence, the faculty member will, at the earliest opportunity, investigate the situation and notify the student that an academic offence is pending investigation.

In the event a decision is made that the student has committed an academic offense, the penalty for the offence will be determined based on its severity and whether or not the student has a previous offence of a similar nature on record. In some cases, a warning may be issued rather than a penalty.

Once a warning or penalty has been determined, the student will be notified. In addition to the warning or penalty, the student may be required to complete a learning module and provide proof of completion of the module. 

Student Rights

Students have the right to clear and open communication throughout the process of offence investigations. Students also have the right to appeal a warning or penalty given by an instructor. Review the Academic Dispute Resolution and Appeal Procedure for details on this process.