Understanding Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct, as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar, includes cheating, plagiarism, and any other acts by which students attempt to attain grades or academic standing that they don't deserve. In the left-hand menu you will find information that explains the concept of plagiarism, provides guidelines on the  proper means of citing other people's work, and outlines lines the penalties for academic misconduct.

The following guidelines are used by the Associate Dean of Arts in assigning penalties for various degrees of academic misconduct. Penalties for a first offence range from a reduced grade on a particular assignment to a grade of zero on the entire course. A second act of misconduct can lead to indefinite expulsion from the University.