Important University of Guelph-Humber Policies
Academic Integrity / Academic Honesty
At the University of Guelph-Humber, students, faculty and staff are establishing the foundations of a new tradition in education. As individuals within this community, we all benefit when we strive for the highest achievable standards of excellence in our academic and applied work. In reflection, all members of the University have the obligation to maintain the highest standards of academic honesty. It is the responsibility of members of faculty and staff to follow acceptable standards of academic conduct and to foster it in others, and of students to be mindful of and abide by such standards.
The University takes a serious view of academic misconduct and will penalize students, faculty and staff who are found guilty of offences associated with academic dishonesty, misrepresentation of personal performance, restrictions of equal opportunities for access to scholarly resources, and damage to the integrity of scholarly exchanges.
University of Guelph-Humber students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and abiding by the University’s policy on student academic misconduct regardless of their location of study. Faculty, staff and students have the responsibility to create an environment that discourages misconduct. Students are encouraged to review the policy at: http://www.guelphhumber.ca/downloads/GH_Academic_Regulations_2002-2003.pdf
Feedback to students on work completed or in progress is an integral part of teaching and learning in that it allows students to measure their understanding of material and their progress toward achieving learning objectives. Feedback often goes beyond grading and should be an indication of the standard a student has achieved and should to include comments on the particular strengths and weaknesses of a student’s performance. While the nature and frequency of such feedback will vary with the course, the University of Guelph-Humber is committed to providing students with appropriate and timely feedback on their work. Faculty members are urged to provide meaningful feedback (approximately 20% of the total course evaluation is the standard), prior to the 40th class day. This is the last day that students are permitted to drop classes without incurring any academic penalties.
Missed Final Exams / Deferred Privileges
When students do not write a required final examination, complete a final assignment, or complete a work term report prior to the last class date, they must request Academic Consideration to be considered for a deferred privilege. When granted, a deferred privilege allows a student the opportunity to complete the final course requirements after the end of the semester, but during established timelines.
Please note that faculty members do not grant deferred privileges. Faculty can only grant academic consideration for work that is due during the semester and cannot grant extensions beyond their deadline for submission of final grades.
The nature of the deferred privilege may take the form of either a deferred condition or a deferred examination. The Admissions and Academic Review Sub-Committee grants deferred privileges on the basis of medical, psychological or compassionate consideration. Please see your Admission and Program advisor for details.
Students will identify themselves to Services for Students with Disabilities and, where required, provide appropriate documentation of their need. Where appropriate, students will inform individual instructors of their disabilities and academic accommodations required, by distributing the "SSD Memo to Faculty".
When students require test accommodations, they will:
· Remind instructors at least one week in advance of each test or as soon as possible, that they
require test accommodations
· Book the test date and time in the SSD office or make the appropriate arrangements to write in
the Test Centre at least one week in advance of each test, or as soon as possible.
Students with special needs are accommodated through Humber ITAL Services for Students with Disabilities. Students should make themselves familiar with the policies relating to special accommodations by visiting the website at: http://studentservices.humberc.on.ca/ssd/pnp/fac_resp.htm.