The College implements a progressive and incremental process for students who have been found responsible for an academic incident.
Students who have been found responsible for an academic incident will receive one of two outcomes: warning or offence.
If a warning is filed to the system, no academic penalty is applied. The student is directed to complete the educational modules in eConestoga, and other educational supports may be recommended. A student may receive more than one warning. For instance, if a student has not had adequate time to complete the educational modules, a faculty may assign another warning.
An offence is filed to the system for a first incident, not within the warning category or has received multiple academic incidents. In addition to completing the educational modules in eConestoga and other educational modules, the faculty will also apply an academic penalty.
An academic incident (warning or offence) is filed to the system but not on their transcript.
Students who are found to have committed an academic incident that resulted in receiving an academic offence may receive an academic penalty and are required to complete two or more educational Academic Integrity Modules, which are designed to reduce repeated incidents.
Penalties will be assigned on a graduated/incremental scale based on the severity of the incident.
Depending on the type of incident, a student may receive the following penalties: