The related subcategories were not academic misconduct. As a reminder, these were the related subcategories:
These issues do not represent an intention to deceive and should not be considered cheating; as a result, they should be addressed with an educative approach. If your rubric allows, you may consider deducting grades for not meeting particular assessment outcomes.
As we transition, a new radio button will be offered in addition to the Warning and Offence options. The new option is Citing, Referencing & Paraphrasing Education.
If a faculty selects this option, the student will be directed to enroll in a student workshop offered by our Writing Services team called “Citing and Referencing Your Work.” Successful completion of this workshop appears on the student’s Co-Curricular Record.
This is an educational opportunity. This notification does not constitute an academic integrity violation (warning or offence).
If a student receives a future incident, this educational opportunity is not factored into the progressive and incremental approach to penalties.
Please remember that if a student does not cite their work and attempts to pass off someone else’s work as their own, this is considered plagiarism. Faculty should follow the same process as before by filing an incident using the Academic Offences Tab in the Employee Portal.
See the Plagiarism Decision Tree (also available in the Employee Portal, Academic Offences Tab).
However, in light of the recent removal of the Citing & Referencing Omissions category, we encourage faculty not to consider existing Citing & Referencing Omissions incidents (if a student has one) when deciding on a penalty for a new academic incident.
For more information, please contact Cory Scurr, Manger, Academic Integrity or Carla Mangahis, Academic Integrity Associate.