CS486/686 - Policies
In order to
maintain a culture of academic integrity, members of the University of
Waterloo community are expected to promote honesty, trust, fairness,
respect and responsibility. [Check www.uwaterloo.ca/academicintegrity/
for more information.]
Grievance: A student who believes that a decision affecting some
aspect of his/her university life has been unfair or unreasonable may
have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70, Student
Petitions and Grievances, Section 4, www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70.htm.
When in doubt please be certain to contact the department’s
administrative assistant who will provide further assistance.
Discipline: A student is expected to know what constitutes
academic integrity [check www.uwaterloo.ca/academicintegrity/]
to avoid committing an academic offence, and to take responsibility for
his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes
an offence, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offences (e.g.,
plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration
should seek guidance from the course instructor, academic advisor, or
the undergraduate Associate Dean. For information on categories of
offences and types of penalties, students should refer to Policy 71,
Student Discipline, www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy71.htm.
For typical penalties check Guidelines for the Assessment of Penalties,
Appeals: A decision made or
penalty imposed under Policy 70 (Student Petitions and Grievances)
(other than a petition) or Policy 71 (Student Discipline) may be
appealed if there is a
ground. A student who believes he/she has a ground for an appeal should
refer to Policy 72 (Student Appeals) www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy72.htm.
Note for Students with Disabilities:
The Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD), located in Needles
Hall, Room 1132, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange
appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without
compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require
academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please
register with the OPD at the beginning of each academic term.